Ringo Starr cancels North Carolina gig over transgender law

He is the third artist to cancel gigs in the area in recent weeks

Ringo Starr cancels North Carolina gig over transgender law

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Ringo Starr has cancelled an upcoming performance in North Carolina over the state’s controversial transgender bathroom law.

The former Beatles drummer is the latest entertainer to cancel a US gig over controversial state legislation involving the LGBT community.

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

Starr had been scheduled to perform at the Koka Booth Ampitheatre in Cary, west of Raleigh, on 18 June.

Earlier this week, both Bryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen cancelled gigs for the same reasons.