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Ringo Starr cancels North Carolina concert in protest over anti-LGBT bill

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band perform at

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band perform at Kings Theatre on October 31, 2015 in Brooklyn. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Noam Galai

Ringo Starr has canceled a North Carolina concert, in protest of a new state law forbidding anti-discrimination statutes that protect LGBT people.

“How sad that they feel that this group of people cannot be defended,” the music legend, 75, said on his Facebook page Wednesday.

The former Beatles drummer added that he was “sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love.”

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band was scheduled to play Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park in Cary, North Carolina, on June 18. Bruce Springsteen last week similarly canceled a North Carolina show.

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