Abrams: “Please do not #boycottGeorgia.”
Hollywood actors took to Twitter over the weekend to encourage others within the entertainment industry to boycott Georgia after Republican Brian Kemp defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams in the governor race.
However, Abrams has pushed back and asked Hollywood not to boycott the state.
The decision came after Abrams announced on Friday that she will not continue to challenge the results of the governor’s race. She said Kemp won the race, but refused to call her speech a concession speech since a “concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper.”
According to Fox News, these shows shoot in Georgia along with the movie Avengers 4: Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” “Raising Don,” “Sextuplets,” CW’s “Legacies,” “Black Lightning,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Fox’s “The Gifted,” “The Passage,” “The Resident,” “Star” and CBS’ “MacGyver,” Dynasty, Showtime’s “Queen Fur.”
There are over 20 productions shooting in Georgia.
Is the entertainment industry willing to support the economy of a totally corrupt state that suppresses democracy; where the winner isn’t the best choice for the people but the best schemer or crook?
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 17, 2018
To all my friends who are studio and network executives, if you choose to shoot movies and tv in Georgia, don’t bother to call me. https://t.co/gtIKNJBhNF
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) November 17, 2018
— Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) November 17, 2018
— Betsy Sullenger (@betsysullenger) November 16, 2018
Brian Kemp is a corrupt, homophobic, unapologetic disenfranchiser of African American voters. If he seizes power, Hollywood needs to use it’s leverage and pull out of Georgia. Studios need to put their money where their mouth is and stand up to hate. #boycottgeorgia
— Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) November 8, 2018
Hundred percent agreed.
— steven pasquale (@StevePasquale) November 8, 2018
I appreciate the calls to action, but I ask all of our entertainment industry friends to support #FairFightGA – but please do not #boycottgeorgia. The hard-working Georgians who serve on crews & make a living here are not to blame. I promise: We will fight – and we will win.
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) November 18, 2018
Georgia is a staple for Hollywood. Variety reported that the state gave “out about $800 million in tax credits in fiscal year 2017.”
Deadline Hollywood wrote “that Black Panther generated $83.9 Million to the state’s economy.”
Some of Hollywood sided with Abrams:
Bradley, tens of thousands of us work in the industry here. Don’t make us suffer because of Kemp. You are throwing your brothers and sisters under the bus.
— Steve Coulter (@coulter28) November 18, 2018
@perlmutations… I’d very much like to know your stance on being a guest at conventions in GA & FL.
If celebs don’t attend, would that be punishing the local economy or the fans who want to meet said celebs?
P.S. Thank you for making this stance publicly.
— (((Neil Kaplan))) (@NeKap) November 18, 2018
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