Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally cancel Indiana show in response to Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Parks and Recreation‘s Ron Swanson loved Indiana so much he couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. But at the moment his real life counterpart, Nick Offerman, doesn’t even want to set foot in the state.
On Tuesday, Offerman tweeted that he and wife Megan Mullally have canceled the Indiana stop on their Summer of 69: No Apostrophe comedy tour. His announcement is a response to Indiana’s recent Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which could potentially allow businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community by citing a “religious objection.”
According to Offerman’s tweet, he will still do his solo performance at Indiana University on Wednesday night, but he will donate the money he earns from the gig to the Human Rights Campaign, a lobbyist for LGBT rights.
Offerman and Mullally join a group of boycotters that also includes the band Wilco—who have canceled a show in Indianapolis— Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Washington via Gov. Jay Inslee, who banned state-funded travel to Indiana.