North Carolina governor: NBA decision 'total P.C. BS'

Steve Harrison
Charlotte Observer
Pat McCrory

Charlotte, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said the NBA's decision to move its 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte is "total P.C. BS."

"I'm disappointed," McCrory said while speaking on WFAE's Charlotte Talks radio program Friday morning. "I strongly disagree with their decision. To put it bluntly it's total P.C. BS. It's an insult to our city and an insult to our state."

The NBA said it was moving the game because of House Bill 2. HB2 nullified Charlotte's expanded nondiscrimination ordinance that extended legal protection for gay, lesbian and transgender individuals. It also requires transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds with the gender on their birth certificate in government buildings.

McCrory said he believes the NBA is practicing "selective outrage" over the issue. He also said he disagreed with the criticism of HB2 by the state's leading college basketball coaches, including Mike Krzyzewski, who said the legislation is "embarrassing."

"I disagree with those three coaches," McCrory said. "I doubt they have read HB2. I haven't (read) their playbooks either. I do think there is a politically correct elite that is having selective outrage."