Broadway star Audra McDonald opens a can of whoopass on Indiana — and it’s perfect
6-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald (Shutterstock)

Broadway star Audra McDonald ripped Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for signing a bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers.


McDonald, who tweets under the name @AudraEqualityMc, attacked the governor directly, comparing the law to Jim Crow laws that banned traveling African-American musicians from staying in hotels or eating in whites only restaurants.

The six-time Tony award winning actress asked the governor if  gay members of her band would be able to find accommodations, before suggesting that she might "stick to singing in states that don't legislate hate."

According to the governor, the bill -- which has been roundly condemned by corporations and human rights groups-- would protect "people of faith" from having to compromise their religious values by providing goods and services to gays.

The popular singer, who recently finished a sold-out run playing Billie Holiday on Broadway, told the governor, "I donate the money I make in your state while I'm there to organizations that will combat your hateful legislation."

McDonald has two shows scheduled in Indiana in April, with the second show scheduled for Indianapolis before returning to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall.

McDonald's tweets below: