Delicate Disney and Other Hollywood Snowflakes Threaten to Not Work in Georgia Due to Abortion Law

  • Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, said that it will be “difficult” for the entertainment giant to continue to film in Georgia due to the state’s passage of one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation.
  • Many movies are filmed in Georgia due to its massive tax breaks to produce films like “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Panther.”
  • Georgia is right behind California with the most movie productions in the U.S.
  • Iger said “many people who work for us will not want to work there” and stated Disney will have to “heed their wishes.”
  • Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp signed the law that bans abortions as soon as a heartbeat is detected, which can be early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
  • The passage of the law has caused fury in Hollywood with many people calling for a boycott of working in Georgia.
  • Netflix’s chief content officer said: “We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law.”

Reference Links

  • BBC: Disney could pull productions from Georgia over abortion law READ
  • NPR: Media Companies May Stop Productions In Georgia Over New Abortion Law READ
  • USA TODAY: Disney CEO: Filming in Georgia will be ‘very difficult’ if abortion law takes effect READ

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