Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Brad Paisley parodies antiTrans HB2 bathroom bill

The NFL, 160 companies, and dozens of celebrities have spoken out against HB2. Many entertainers, like Bruce Sprinsteen, Ringo Star and Jimmy Buffet will no longer perform in North Carolina. (Despite his ridicule of HB2 Paisley has not cancelled an upcoming performance in the Tar Heel State.
     Country stars, as a group, have been comparatively reluctant to mock antagonists of their gay fans.
     Exhibit A: Dolly Parton, an icon in some gay quarters, has not once publicly opposed any of the various bills in the legislature of her state targeting LGBTs.
     The Dollywood mogul, who kicks off her current tour in Greensboro, NC, had this to say about antigay legislation (via Queerty):
     When pressed for her reaction to the current wave of anti-LGBT legislation in states like North Carolina and Mississippi, Parton repeated her intention to play all the shows on her 2016 tour. “Through the years everybody has known that I have an open, generous heart and I believe that all people should be treated with respect,” she reiterated. “I really don’t like to get caught up into controversial issues, and I certainly don’t think it’s fair to the public. I can address whatever my thoughts are, if need be, from the stage.”

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