With “religious liberty” bills popping up in states throughout the South, people are starting to get angry.
In today’s digital age, it’s become easier to put forth a uniformed approach to voice your disapproval of practically anything. In the past, protests really only made national waves if they were extremely massive. But now, when even one person, or one company, speaks out against something — it’s instant news.
Canadian Rock singer Bryan Adams, who most people know for his nostalgia of the summer of 1969, announced on Monday that he’s canceling his Mississippi tour date after the state passed a law that allows religious groups and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples.
OK, that’s fairly significant. He’s a noteworthy musician who was set to play before a 11,500-capacity crowd at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. And if you were going to see Bryan Adams, still, 25 years after he’s really been relevant, then you are a true fan.
And if you’re a true Bryan Adams fan, then you’re pissed at whatever it was that prevented you from seeing him. That’s 11,500 people that now hate their local government.
But that’s still doesn’t even compare to what happened two days earlier, when “The Boss” himself, Bruce Springsteen, canceled a North Carolina show in response to that state’s discriminatory law towards the LGBT community.
Now that’s making a statement. That is “The Boss” acting like a … well, a boss.
And this is someone whose proud of his country. “Born in the U.S.A.,” anybody? This guy wears American flag bandannas on stage when he performs. So what better person to speak out against a law that is so inherently un-American?
Still, though, not everyone is crazy about him. Most people like his music, but not everyone has the urge to see him live. So again, it’s just a small population of people that are truly being affected by this.
So how do you really offer a punishment that stings? That hits people where it hurts? What does everyone in North Carolina do?
Xhamster, a popular porn site (… so I hear), banned North Carolina users from accessing its website as of 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday.
This is hilarious. And I strongly encourage all other pornographic websites to follow suit.
All you have to do is take away their alcohol next and you’re going to have a lot of frustrated North Carolinians at about 6:30 p.m. every day, right after they come home from work. Also at right about midnight before they go to sleep.
And first thing in the morning. OK, you get the point.
The entertaining part of this will be seeing how North Carolinians actually discuss their unhappiness with this. This will piss a lot of people off, and yet, I imagine they won’t exactly be going into their office tomorrow and complain to their coworkers and boss about the porn site they’re restricted from.
It’s going to be a long, unstimulating road ahead for North Carolina residents.
That is, until their elected representatives get the memo and overturn their idiotic decision.
Until then, residents in the 49 other states can enjoy better bandwidth on Xhamster!
Hell yeah! Take that, North Carolina!