Hollywood Officially Loses Its Mind Over Latest GOP Win
No matter how you slice it, losing 36 seats in the House constitutes a shellacking.
However, good news for Republicans over the weekend in Georgia and Florida has caused the all-too-often misogynistic Hollywood elite to lose their minds. (The Daily Caller)
Several Hollywood actors have called for a boycott of Georgia’s film industry after Republican Brian Kemp officially won the state’s gubernatorial contest.
There are over 20 productions shooting in Georgia.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 17, 2018
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?
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
The hashtag #boycottgeorgia began to trend after Stacey Abrams, a former Democratic state representative and romance novelist, announced Friday that she would no longer challenge the Georgia Secretary of State’s election results. While Abrams acknowledged Kemp would be the winner of the election, she refused to call her speech a “concession” because a “concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper.”
Before Kemp was certified as the official victor, actors were already threatening to boycott working in Georgia, a state with a large film industry that’s been dubbed the Hollywood of the South.
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
The backlash from Tinseltown comes despite Abrams' failure to provide evidence that Kemp suppressed the African American vote as Georgia's Secretary of State.
Never mind that if she had proof, she'd waste no time taking the governor-elect to court.
In an interview yesterday with CNN's Jake Tapper, Abrams refused to call Kemp the "legitimate" governor of Georgia, proving once again Democrats can't admit that sometimes they lose close races.