‘Parks And Rec’ Actor Nick Offerman Cancels Indiana Show Over Anti-Gay Law

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March 31, 2015 10:08 a.m.

“Parks and Recreation” star Nick Offerman announced Monday night that he would canceling an upcoming show in Indiana because of the state’s newly enacted anti-gay “religious freedom” law.

Offerman said on Twitter that he and his wife, Megan Mullally, no longer planned to stop in Indianapolis in May for their “Summer of 69” comedy tour. He added that a stand-up show he was scheduled to perform Wednesday at Indiana University would go on, although he planned to donate the proceeds to the Human Rights Campaign.

The state has dealt with backlash from various businesses and entertainment acts since Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law last Thursday. The alternative rock band Wilco also announced Monday that it decided to cancel an upcoming show in Indiana over the new law, which the band believed to be “thinly disguised legal discrimination.”

This post has been updated.

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