Ringo Starr cancels North Carolina show in protest of LGBT law

Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:24pm EDT
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Musician Ringo Starr said on Wednesday he was canceling a performance planned for June in Cary, North Carolina, in protest of a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

"I'm sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred," the former drummer for The Beatles said in a statement. "Spread peace and love."

(Reporting by Colleen Jenkins and Letitia Stein; Editing by Alan Crosby)

Ringo Starr performs during the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk