Perhaps I’m missing a gene, but I honestly don’t understand why entertainers are boycotting Georgia.
What I mean is, I don’t understand what they expect to accomplish.
If Tom Cruise announced today that he’ll never go to Oklahoma, I don’t believe the state and its legislators would come together in fear, asking themselves, “How can we change our laws, moral disposition, and culture in order to have him back?”
Yet, many entertainers have threatened — and, in some cases, made good on their threats — to not work in Georgia.
It’s true that the state benefits from movies being made there, but it’s just as true that productions benefit from the state. Furthermore, actors and musicians keeping out doesn’t hurt the people of Georgia enough to control its General Assembly.
Nevertheless, add another talented actress to the list of those failing to give props to the place Ray Charles just couldn’t stop thinking about.
Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish has haddit with the fetal heartbeat law, and so she’s puttin’ the kibosh — for now — on her standup appearance:
“After much deliberation, I am postponing my upcoming show in Atlanta.”
The 39-year-old expressed her southern affection but told ticketholders — as reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution — she’s gotta show solidarity:
“I love the state of Georgia, but I need to stand with women and until they withdraw Measure HB481, I cannot in good faith perform there.”
The inexplicable part of her statement is, of course, that it suggests women are pro-abortion.
Is this just one more example of the Hollywood bubble?
How about if I said, “I now have to stand with people with dimples in their support of women in combat”?
The immutable trait of being female can be found amid every possible position toward abortion. And for many of those females, that position is pro-life.
Has no one told this to Tiffany?
If I didn’t live here, I might sometimes be inclined to believe there’s a bubble over all of Hollywood like the plastic dome on the Pop-O-Matic Trouble game:
From Fox News, here’s a rundown of a few more pull-outs and stick-ins over the law — which is set to go into effect in 2020:
Kristen Wiig and Reed Morano previously pulled projects from filming in the state due to the restrictive abortion law, while stars including Alyssa Milano have called for an outright boycott of filming in Georgia.
AMC reportedly is reconsidering shooting “The Walking Dead” in Georgia in protest of the bill.
Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams will continue filming their upcoming project, “Lovecraft Country,” in Georgia, but will donate proceeds from the series to the Georgia ACLU and Fair Fight Georgia.
And on we go.
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