Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein Wrote a Special Kinky Boots Song in Response to North Carolina Bathroom Bill

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Before their performance in Raleigh, North Carolina, the cast of Kinky Boots took the opposite approach of many artists who pulled out of performing in the state because of its law that restricts transgender people from using the bathroom that consistent with their gender identity: They sang in response to the bogus law. Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper wrote a song titled “Just Pee,” which is likely the simplest response to the bill.

Fierstein released the following statement:

“So, you don’t like transgender people? Have the balls to honestly say it. Today’s bathroom controversy is fueled by the same bigots that sought to ban gay and lesbian teachers forty years ago. All these years later they’re still hiding behind the claim that they’re only protecting their children. These discussions are great opportunities to educate and strengthen the bonds that make us all one human family. But when I see discussions on social media proposing a men’s room for adult males, a ladies’ room for adult females, a little girls’ room for little girls, a little boy’s room for little boys and then another pair of bathrooms for little boys with a parent and little girls with a parent… Well, it’s time to take a step back and laugh at our own absurdity. This video is a reminder that sometimes we go to the bathroom just to pee.”

And sing. Pee and sing.