Much attention has been drawn to the hypocrisy of liberal celebrities boycotting North Carolina for its so-called “bathroom” law. Whatever your opinion of the law, these celebrities have been anything but consistent on what generates outrage from them.
Let’s look at a few of them.
Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen canceled a tour stop he had planned in the state on April 10th. Springsteen hasn’t canceled his gig in Italy, which doesn’t allow same sex marriage, set for July 16th. Springsteen also operates under Sony’s label, which has operations in and does business with countries that jail and even kill homosexuals.
Will he be dropping them? Unlikely.
Bryan Adams. Adams joined the boycott, stating on his website “I cannot in good conscience perform in a state where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation.In the past, Adams has performed in Syria, Lebanon, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Do I even need to tell you how gays are treated in those countries?
Michael Moore. This is my favorite of the hypocrites. Look at what he tweeted out, and the response to it which points out a whole other level of hypocrisy…
Michael Moore can do business with whoever he wants. Why can’t a few bakers?
[Note: This article was written by The Analytical Economist]