Correction: LGBT Rights-Cancellations story

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Posted: Apr 27, 2016 5:35 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story April 25 about Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato canceling their shows in North Carolina in protest of the state's new law addressing LGBT rights, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mumford and Sons had also canceled their performance. The band performed in Charlotte and donated a portion of the proceeds from the show to a local LGBT organization.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Singers Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato cancel NC shows

Singers Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato are the latest artists to cancel shows in North Carolina in protest of the state's new law addressing bathroom use by transgender people

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Singers Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato are the latest artists to cancel shows in North Carolina in protest of the state's new law addressing LGBT rights and bathroom use by transgender people.

Jonas and Lovato issued a statement on Twitter on Monday saying they are canceling the shows in Raleigh and Charlotte this summer because the goal of their concerts are to allow every person to feel equal, included and accepted.

The statement says the North Carolina law that limits government protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens is hateful.

Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil have all canceled performances in North Carolina since the law was passed last month.