Thursday, April 21, 2016

More cancellations in the wake of anti-lgbt laws

Tracy Morgan is the latest celebrity to cancel a performance in response to a state's anti-lgbt legislation.
Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan has scrapped a scheduled April 29 performance in Mississippi, citing its contested religious-objections bill for his decision. [...] In a statement, Tracy Morgan said he didn’t make the decision lightly. He says he looks forward to rescheduling in the region should the measure be “either repealed or heavily amended.”
His right, but I have a hard time seeing any of these cancellations-boycotts as amounting to anything but a lot of heavy signaling. Wasn't it only five years ago Morgan himself came under fire for saying he'd "stab his son to death" if he were gay?