In the words of Hall and Oates, “I Can’t Go for That.”
Will Smith is pulling the production of a new movie out of Georgia due to the new voting law. The slave drama called “Emancipation” is now shifting gears from the Peach State to Louisiana. Smith is co-producing the movie and said the new voting laws are reminiscent of voting impediments passed at the end of Reconstruction. The news was announced in a statement saying “At this moment in time, the Nation is coming to terms with its history and is attempting to eliminate vestiges of institutional racism to achieve true racial justice,” Fuqua and Smith said in a joint statement. “We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access. The new Georgia voting laws are reminiscent of voting impediments that were passed at the end of Reconstruction to prevent many Americans from voting. Regrettably, we feel compelled to move our film production work from Georgia to another state.”
Major League Baseball has already pulled its All-Star game out of Atlanta in favor of Denver.
Source | Variety