Nick Offerman Cancels Performance, Blasts Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

Much like his onscreen libertarian counterpart Ron Swanson, “Parks and Recreation” alum Nick Offerman is unhappy with the Indiana government.

The actor tweeted Tuesday that he and wife Megan Mullally would be canceling the scheduled Indiana stop of their “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe” comedy tour in response to the state’s recent Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The much-hyped law was signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence last week. Critics argue it would allow for discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Offerman’s tweet did confirm that his solo performance Wednesday night at Indiana University will go on as expected. He plans to donate his earnings from that appearance to the Human Rights Campaign, which lobbies for LGBT rights.

Mullally and Offerman aren’t the only public figures to cancel appearances in response to Indiana’s new legislation. Rock band Wilco announced Monday that its scheduled tour date in Indianapolis was canceled in response to the law, which Wilco said “feels like thinly disguised legal discrimination.”

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