North Carolina congressman calls Springsteen a bully

Springsteen Walker

A Republican congressman representing North Carolina has criticised Bruce Springsteen’s decision to cancel a concert on the weekend.

Springsteen announced he would not play in North Carolina following the state’s adoption of laws that force transgender people to use a bathroom of their biological birth gender and also make it legal to fire LGBTI people from their jobs because of their sexuality.

Republican Congressman Mark Walker labeled Springsteen a bully, and encouraged his fans to support Justin Bieber who is scheduled to play the same venue later this year.

“It’s disappointing he’s not following through on his commitments. We’ve got other artists coming soon — Def Leppard, Justin Bieber. I’ve never been a Bieber fan, but I might have to go.” the congressman told The Hollywood Reporter.

“Maybe artists who weren’t ‘born to run’ deserve a little bit more support. Bruce is known to be on the radical left, and he’s got every right to be so, but I consider this a bully tactic. It’s like when a kid gets upset and says he’s going to take his ball and go home.”

Walker said the controversial bill did not target the LGBT community but rather people pretending to be of a different gender who want to enter bathrooms of a different gender to commit sexual offences.

“I choose to stand with our sheriffs, who support this bill, which doesn’t target the LGBTQ community; it targets impostors. It’s a little crazy to think sexual predators wouldn’t be devious enough to pull something off if they were free to go into any bathroom they want…I would just like to intellectually explain to Bruce Springsteen the safety aspect of this bill, which is about four pages long. Sometimes people only hear one side of the story.” Congressman Walker said.

OIP Staff


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