Ringo Starr has canceled a North Carolina concert, in protest of a new state law forbidding anti-discrimination statutes that protect LGBT people.

“How sad that they feel that this group of people cannot be defended,” the music legend, 75, said on his Facebook page Wednesday.

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The former Beatles drummer added that he was “sorry to disappoint my fans in the area, but we need to take a stand against this hatred. Spread peace and love.”

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Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band was scheduled to play Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park in Cary, North Carolina, on June 18. Bruce Springsteen last week similarly canceled a North Carolina show.