Lord Have Mercy: Cirque du Soleil Has Just Announced It's Canceling All Shows In North Carolina.
Reader, Cirque du Soleil has just announced it is canceling all shows in North Carolina for the rest of the year. The Canadian-based company which employs 5000 people and has been called "the largest theatrical producer in the world," denounced the Tar Heel State's anti-LGBT law HB2 as regressive. "Cirque du Soleil strongly believes in diversity and equality for every individual and is opposed to discrimination in any form," the company said in a statement posted to social media.
"The new HB2 legislation passed in North Carolina is an important regression to ensuring human rights for all." "We therefore choose to cancel our scheduled performances of OVO in Greensboro (April 20-24) and our scheduled performances in Charlotte (July 6-10) and our scheduled performances of TORUK – Avatar in Raleigh (June 22-26)."