Adam Levine speaks out about North Carolina cancellations

Maroon 5's Adam Levine talks about Maroon 5's NC cancellations for the first time since the announcement

On the red carpet behind the scenes at NBC's The Voice first-night finale episode, coach Adam Levine was asked about Maroon 5's announcement about canceling their two headlining concerts in North Carolina this year, with Entertainment Tonight Canada (ET Canada).

Maroon 5 made an announcement on Friday, May 20, revealing that they had canceled their Charlotte and Releigh concerts in North Carolina this September due to the House Bill 2 law, a law that legislates that in government buildings, individuals may only use restrooms and changing facilities that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates, which has been criticized because it prevents transgender people who do not or cannot alter their birth certificates from using the restroom consistent with their gender identity. The law has been described as "most anti-LGBT legislation in the United States."

Adam Levine's statement can be read below:

"I mean we don't like to make statements, but we do like to support everybody being treated equally. And if they're not being treated equally in certain states, then we have to make certain changes. So hopefully they will, and hopefully we'll go back [to North Carolina] soon."

Watch the clip below.

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