As Twitchy reported back in March, about 50 Hollywood celebrities signed a letter written by Alyssa Milano stating that if the state were to pass its heartbeat bill into law, they couldn’t in good conscience work in Georgia.
The state did pass the law, and Gov. Brian Kemp signed it. It’s a done deal.
But as Twitchy also reported, heavy hitters like J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele said they were going to shoot the upcoming HBO series “Lovecraft Country” in Georgia, but they’d donate funds to fight the legislation. So, they can in good conscience work in Georgia after all.
Then we were hit with the big news: Jason Bateman, who works on two shows currently filming in Georgia, said he will not work in a state “that is so disgracefully at odds with women’s rights” … if the new six-week abortion ban survives court challenges. But until then, he’s just going to keep shooting.
Jason Bateman, who works on two shows currently filming in Georgia, said he will not work in a state "that is so disgracefully at odds with women's rights" if the new six-week abortion ban survives court challenges. https://t.co/sO7wsCmO8Y
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 17, 2019
So is anyone actually pulling up stakes and moving production to another state? None of you could in good conscience work in a state with a heartbeat law.
The narcissism here is incredible. They think celebrity status is more important than the lives of unborn babies? Think about that. That’s also the same mindset that leads to abortion. Not to mention the idiocy of getting local crew (mostly Democrats) fired. Ridiculous. https://t.co/Nv95RfYy4m
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 20, 2019
— Chris (@TheRealChrisCCI) May 20, 2019
He's waiting for court challenges to finish before he abandons wrong-headed Georgia. Quite a stand!
— Marilyn Osborn Coon (@MarilynCoon5) May 20, 2019
Utter selfishness. All of it is rooted in selfishness.
— Chris Bodnar (@realChrisBodnar) May 20, 2019
Who thinks the contracts Jason Bateman signed for those 2 shows has a "I'm going to Pitch-A-Fit with a has-been clause" built in?
— #Dangerous Bic Yea (@BicYea50) May 20, 2019
I prefer saving the lives of innocent babies to watching shows with overpaid actors anyway. No big loss.
— Connie (@spoiledlass) May 20, 2019
The moral bankruptcy of America is complete. There are always sinners~we all are; but embracing, championing, lighting up tall buildings to celebrate the sin of taking an unborn human life is an evil in a category all of its own.
— Pamela Sund (@SundPamela) May 20, 2019
@Alyssa_Milano never talks about taking steps to prevent pregnancy. Said in interview having her children “awakened her sexuality”. So it’s really atrocious how hard she advocates for abortion. It’s almost like her children ruined her sex life and she wants revenge.
— LegSKI (@Legski0301) May 20, 2019
We can do without either of them.
I like Jason Bateman as an actor, but I love life more.
— TC3 #KAG #PatriotsNotPoliticians *** (@TimCote77) May 20, 2019
Hey look, Ron Howard is going to go ahead and shoot his movie in Georgia as planned, at least until the courts overturn Georgia’s law:
.@RealRonHoward has decided to proceed with his plans to shoot 'Hillbilly Elegy' in Georgia, despite the growing abortion law boycott. However, he’ll move production out of Georgia if the state’s newly enacted abortion ban goes into effect in January. https://t.co/q2VyvsImld
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) May 19, 2019
Sure he will.
They're going to shoot most of the "Hillbilly Elegy" movie in Georgia, not Ohio because Georgia has tax credits for production. The only way this could be more on-brand for Vance would be if he cited the lack of Ohio tax credits as poor people's fault. https://t.co/vh5KAUZQ83
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) April 25, 2019
“Much of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ would be shot in Georgia, ‘where there are still film credits available,’ [Middletown City Council member Ami] Vitori said.
Funny, we didn’t see this “while it works its way through the courts” escape clause in Milano’s boycott letter.
So … J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele are NOT boycotting Georgia over heartbeat bill? https://t.co/v3edVGqWyq
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 12, 2019