Tracy Morgan is taking a stand against a new law in Mississippi by canceling a show he had scheduled there. He was billed to play his show, “Picking Up the Pieces,” on April 29th in Robinsonville.
“Tracy did not make this decision lightly,” says a press release. “He very much looks forward to rescheduling his tour dates in the area after the ‘Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act’ is either repealed or heavily amended.”
It’s a different look for Tracy, as he was once chastised for making homophobic jokes in a 2011 stand-up show. Then, he said he’d stab his son to death if his son “was gay or talked in a gay voice.” He later apologized for the joke.
Tracy is just the latest celebrity to take issue with Mississippi’s law. Bryan Adamsreleased a statement not too long before Tracy’s decision. Bryan he found it “incomprehensible that LGBT citizens are being discriminated against in the state of Mississippi.”
“I cannot in good conscience perform in a State where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation. Therefore I’m cancelling my 14 April show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Using my voice I stand in solidarity with all my LGBT friends to repeal this extremely discriminatory bill. Hopefully Mississippi will right itself and I can come back and perform for all of my many fans. I look forward to that day. — Bryan Adams #stop1523”