Percy Jackson author called Texas bathroom bill a nonesense

NEW YORK - MAY 03: Author Rick Riordan attends the launch party of Rick Riordan's The Kane Chronicles, Book 1: The Red Pyramid at Brooklyn Museum on May 3, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Disney)

The writer who was born in Texas could not remain indifferent to the anti-LGBT bill recently introduced in his native state. Rick Riordan announced he would snub a writers’ event held by the state legislature. He gave an explanation that he could not attend the state events because he strictly objects the new law. “Just turned down an invite to be honored by TX state legislature as a Texas author. If they want to honor me, they could stop this nonsense,” the writer tweeted.Jason Villalba, the Republican lawmaker who organised the event, told the Texas Tribune: “I saw his tweet and was, like, darn, this is a bummer. I don’t want to challenge [Riordan’s] belief system. I appreciate that this is his way of making his statement about what has occurred. My only disappointment is we can’t show him how much we appreciate his great work.”


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