Comedian Tracy Morgan announced that he's canceling his upcoming appearance at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica due to Mississippi's new law allowing for discrimination against LGBT people.
Morgan was supposed to perform on Friday, April 29th. He released the following statement on Tuesday afternoon:
"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his tour dates in the area after the ‘Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act,’ is either repealed or heavily amended."
Horseshoe Casino said refunds will be made available for those who'd already purchased tickets.
Earlier this month, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed the law that allows churches, religious charities, and privately held businesses to decline services to LGBT people if doing so would violate their religious beliefs.