Selena Gomez Won’t Cancel North Carolina Gig, Will Donate Part of Proceeds to Equality NC – VIDEO

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Selena Gomez plans to donate part of the proceeds of an upcoming North Carolina gig to Equality North Carolina rather than cancel the performance.

Artists including Maroon 5, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have all recently cancelled performances in North Carolina in protest of the state’s heinous anti-trans HB2 law.

In a statement, Gomez said:

“I am very fortunate to have grown up in a home where I learned from an early age that everyone should be treated equally. I went back and forth on whether I should cancel my concert in North Carolina and ultimately I think what is right for me is to move forward with my show and donate a portion of the proceeds to Equality North Carolina and their effort to defeat this act of discrimination.

“I’ve been reassured the venue I will be performing in has gender neutral bathrooms as I want everyone coming to my show to be welcomed.  I feel like my generation is the most progressive one yet and believe there will be a day soon when laws like HB2 won’t even be a consideration.”

RELATED: Crowd at NC Edward Sharpe Concert Goes Wild as Gay Couple Renews Vows: WATCH

In April, Cyndi Lauper said she planned to donate the profits from a June 4th North Carolina concert to Equality North Carolina.

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You can watch Gomez’s new video “Kill Em With Kindness”, below.

(Image via Wikipedia)

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