AceShowbiz - %cSelena Gomez% refuses to disappoint her fans in North Carolina. While the state's controversial "bathroom bill" has prompted a handful of performers to cancel their scheduled concerts there, the singer will show support for LGBT community by sticking to her plan to bring her "Revival" tour to Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena next week.
When announcing the decision in a statement issued Friday, June 3, Selena said she "went back and forth on whether I should cancel my concert in North Carolina." In the end, she chose to "move forward with my show" and "donate a portion of the proceeds to Equality North Carolina and their effort to defeat this act of discrimination."
"I am very fortunate to have grown up in a home where I learned from an early age that everyone should be treated equally," she explained. "I've been reassured the venue I will be performing in has gender neutral bathrooms as I want everyone coming to my show to be welcomed. I feel like my generation is the most progressive one yet and believe there will be a day soon when laws like HB2 won't even be a consideration."
Selena is slated to perform in North Carolina on Tuesday, June 7. She follows in the footsteps of %cCyndi Lauper% and %cMumford & Sons% who protested the legislation, also known as HB2, but still decided to perform in the state. LGBT supporters like %cBruce Springsteen%, %cMaroon 5%, %cDemi Lovato% and %cNick Jonas%, meanwhile, have canceled their respective gigs there.