Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally Cancel Indiana Comedy Show Over Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Victoria Will/AP
Victoria Will/AP

Parks and Recreation co-star Nick Offerman joined a growing list of celebrities to boycott Indiana venues over the state’s newly signed religious freedom law this week, when he cancelled an upcoming show with his wife Megan Mullally.

On Monday, Offerman tweeted that he and Mullally have canceled the Indiana stop of their “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe” comedy tour, and blamed Governor Mike Pence:

He also tweeted: “It’s ok to b ignorant. It’s human. I’m certainly ignorant. If you think IN RFRA is the same as 19 other states, you’re quite ignorant.”

Offerman takes issue with Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which he and other critics argue allows business owners to discriminate against the LGBT community through religious objections.

The mustached actor says he will still perform solo at Indiana University on Wednesday night, but will donate the money he earns to the Human Rights Campaign, which lobbies for LGBT rights.

He and Mullally join a group of boycotters and critics that includes the band Wilco, who have canceled a show in Indianapolis, and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Cook recently referred to religious freedom laws as: “A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew a national outcry and one passed in Arkansas, say individuals can cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer or resist a state nondiscrimination law.”

Despite Cook’s objections to religious freedom legislature, which he finds dangerous to the gay community, his company still does business with countries around the globe where homosexuality is illegal.

Apple currently conducts business in Uganda, Nigeria, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, where being gay is punishable by death.


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