Violinist Itzhak Perlman Slams ‘Discriminatory’ HB 2, Cancels North Carolina Concert

Itzhak Perlman

Grammy award-winning violinist, composer and Presidential Medal of Freedom holder Itzhak Perlman has canceled a planned concert in North Carolina in response to the state’s anti-LGBT HB2.

Writes Perlman on Facebook:

As my fans know, I have spent a lifetime advocating against discrimination towards those with physical disabilities and have been a vocal advocate for treating all people equally. As such, after great consideration, I have decided to cancel my May 18th concert in North Carolina with the North Carolina Symphony as a stand against House Bill 2. As Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently stated, HB2 “is about a great deal more than just bathrooms. [It] is about the dignity and respect we accord our fellow citizens.” I couldn’t agree more and will look forward to returning to North Carolina when this discriminatory law is repealed.

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