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Mississippi: We're Even Worse Than North Carolina, Says Funny or Die 

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You can march to the beat of your own drum in Mississippi, as long as that beat harkens back to 1888, says a satirical tourism ad created by Funny or Die.

The video is a response to a bill that the Missisippi governor signed into law on Tuesday making it legal for businesses, individuals and religiously affiliated organizations to deny service to LGBT people, single mothers or others who may somehow offend an individual's "sincerely held religious belief."

Shortly after the law passed, Funny or Die posted a video lampooning the state. The tourism ad encourages tourists to go to Mississippi, where you can eat soul food and "swallow your sense of humanity." "Come dance your heart out without the fear of gay man or lesbian showing you up," says the video. 

The law passed shortly after North Carolina enacted its own pro-discrimination legislation, which voids every local anti-discrimination ordinance in the state and requires transgender people to use restrooms that do not match their gender identity.

The narrator in the video compares Mississippi to North Carolina, calling it worse when it comes to LGBT rights. "Soak up the fun in our national chain restaurants and stores before they pack up and leave ...Visit Mississippi: we're even worse than North Carolina."

Watch Funny or Die's satirical tourism ad for Mississippi below.

 

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