Jimmy Buffett calls North Carolina law ‘stupid,’ won’t cancel shows

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — In the wake of Bruce Springsteen canceling his concert in Greensboro, North Carolina because of the passing of House Bill 2, one musician is saying he won't be following suit.

Jimmy Buffett has shows scheduled in Raleigh and in Charlotte this month and says he will still be performing, although the normally chill singer strongly denounced the new law.

He took to his Margaritaville blog to explain saying “North Carolina was there for me as a performer in the early days and I have always felt a loyalty to fans there that goes deep. Rightly so, a lot of people are reacting to the stupid law. I happen to believe that the majority of our fans in North Carolina feel the way I do about that law,”

“These shows were booked and sold out long before the governor signed that stupid law. I am not going to let stupidity or bigotry trump fun for my loyal fans this year."The musician said future shows in North Carolina will “definitely depend on whether that quote stupid law is repealed.”

He then quoted a line from Forrest Gump saying "stupid is as stupid does."