Eddie Vedder attacked Tennessee’s proposed “bathroom bill” during a concert in the state.
During his show over the weekend, the 51-year-old singer used the Pearl Jam concert in Bonnaroo to slam Tennessee state representative Susan Lynn, who has proposed a law that says in schools K-12 students must use the bathroom that identifies with the gender they were born with, according to Rolling Stone. (RELATED: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Weighs In On Bathroom Bill With Proposal)
“Dear Susan: Susan there’s a timeline right,” he said. “This is the present. You’re all in the present.”
“You don’t want to preclude us from getting into the future,” he added. “I want you to be on the right side of the future. Because this generation, this generation, and the ones to come they’re more tolerant, they’re more understanding, they’re more empathetic of others.”
“And Susan you can either be part of history or you can be history,” he continued. “These people want you to make the right decision, am I correct? Susan’s made a promise to do this, we want to tell Susan: Susan, look, it’s OK in this case to break your promise. You’d be very proud, I believe.”(RELATED: Dolly Parton Weighs In On ‘Bathroom Bill’)
The Tennessee bill is similar to the one passed in North Carolina that says transgender people must use the restroom that identifies with the gender they were born with when using government buildings.
Pearl Jam was one of many musicians who canceled concerts in the state after the law passed.