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Why Tracy Morgan Canceled a Live Appearance in Mississippi

Apr 19, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Former “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan, who has been on the road doing live comedy concerts as he continues his recovery from a brutal 2014 traffic collision, announced today that he has canceled a performance in Tunica, Miss.

Billboard reports that Morgan made the move as a protest against the state’s anti-LGBT legislation. The law, known as the Religious Accommodations Act, allows businesses to refuse services to LGBT customers.

The statement says: “Tracy did not make this decision lightly. 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his tour dates in the area after the ‘Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act’ is either repealed or heavily amended.”

Morgan joins artists including Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Bryan Adams and Pearl Jam, who have canceled shows in North Carolina and Mississippi over similar legislation.

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