Previously, Bruce Springsteen announced he wouldn’t be performing in North Carolina due to the state’s HB2, or “bathroom” law. Bryan Adams, who performed in Egypt just last month (which is not exactly a bastion of gay rights), has made a similar announcement regarding Mississippi:

Adams won applause from Springsteen’s guitarist, Richard Marx and others:

Will an absence of Adams and Springsteen concerts prompt states to reconsider their laws? Confidence is low:

Tweeters noticed that some acts boycott certain U.S. states but don’t take issue with the laws of other countries in which they perform:

Just a few years ago, Bryan Adams performed in Dubai.

Adams last month posted Instagram photos from his tour, which included a stop in Egypt.