Cirque Du Soleil Cancels Shows In North Carolina, But Not In LGBT Hating Dubai

Yet another company playing the “oh, look at us, we’re so progressive and aware”

(WRAL) Renowned acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil said Friday that it is canceling all of its shows in North Carolina because of the state’s new law setting discrimination policy.

“Cirque du Soleil strongly believes in diversity and equality for every individual and is opposed to discrimination in any form,” the troupe said in a statement, calling the North Carolina law “an important regression to ensuring human rights for all.”

It’s “regression” to restrict the gender confused from using whatever bathroom they want to? To keep fake men out of the bathrooms, locker rooms, and shower rooms of real women? This only applies on state, county, and local government property, mind you, and doesn’t apply to private property and federal government buildings. Nor are there any penalties embedded as part of HB2, because it is about stopping government from forcing people to comply, not about penalizing the gender confused.

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“Cirque du Soleil believes in equality for all. It is a principle that guides us with both our employees and our customers. We behave as change agents to reach our ultimate goal of making a better world with our actions and our productions,” the troupe said. “We sincerely hope that the customers that have purchased tickets for our performances in North Carolina will understand our motivation and we look forward to performing in North Carolina when this issue is addressed.”

Se, I’m seeing a lot of equality and making the world a better place and diversity and equality. Like all the other big companies and organizations taking Brave Stances, Cirque has a wee bit of a problem

(Breitbart) The world-famous circus, however, has not canceled its upcoming performances in the United Arab Emirates of Dubai.

Indeed, Cirque du Solei has a planned production, Varekai, scheduled to run from September 16 to 24 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The United Arab Emirates of Dubai has outlawed same-sex marriage, sex or gender reassignment surgery, adoption by same-sex couples, openly gay and lesbian military service, with the aforementioned being punishable by death, fines, or imprisonment.

In fact, Cirque du Solei has performed for years in the anti-LBGT United Arab Emirates, including Michael Jackson: The Immortal Tour in 2014, Dralion in 2013, Alegria in 2009, and Quidam in 2006.

Will Cirque cancel these performances? How about those in Russia, not exactly a hotbed of support for LGBT. Will the media note that Cirque has these performances planned? And that they have had no problem with them in the past?

The NBA did not cancel their 2017 All Star game, but did say they were super concerned and disappointed. Yet, they have not forced all their stadiums to adopt official policies allowing the gender confused access to the bathrooms of their choice. Furthermore, they do business with Nike, which uses child labor and sweatshops to produce their merchandise, has serious pay practice issues, and produces merchandise in nations that have poor human rights issues, along with how LGBT are treated in those nations. Oh, and they haven’t pulled out of Houston, what with their TG bathroom law.

It’s great that these companies and city councils (such as LA, SF, and others) and entities want to take Brave Stances, because that’s all they are, mostly a way to make themselves look good while quietly being hypocrites. Of course, this can all backfire when many people decide they do not like the politics and refuse to patronize any of these businesses and cities.

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