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Joel McHale Donates “Every Single Dime” Of North Carolina Show To LGBT Group

The comedian used the opportunity to voice his disapproval of the state's discriminatory new law.

You can add Joel McHale to the long list of celebrities and businesses who are speaking out against North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law.

While Bruce Springsteen recently cancelled his upcoming North Carolina show in protest of HB 2, McHale went the opposite route by deciding to perform — and to donate “every single dime” he made from his Durham show to the city’s local LGBT organization.

The comedian performed his set in a homemade LGBTQ T-shirt and took the opportunity to criticize the law, which he called “f*cking crazy.”

“Joel is vehemently opposed to HB2 and knows there are many in Durham (which recently passed a measure condemning the law) that share the feeling,” McHale’s rep said in a statement to PEOPLE Magazine. “He felt this was a good way to raise awareness and much needed funds for a local center that is on the front line of this important cause.”


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