After streaming giant Netflix’s vow to fight Georgia’s new “Heartbeat” bill went viral across mainstream media outlets in May, those same outlets were silent on the issue's effect as they reported on the company’s historic subscriber loss and the resulting drop in its shares when announced last week. This, despite a massive drive by various pro-life groups to boycott the company in the same quarter that it experienced the loss.
Our friends at Twitchy are having fun with the latest episode of Dubious “Hate” News – or #HateHoax – on Twitter. Georgia state Rep. Erica Thomas went viral over the weekend when she claimed a white man told her to “go home” when she had too many items in the Express Late at the Publix supermarket in Cobb County.
Fans should say, “No Thank U, Next” to pop singer Ariana Grande and stop buying her tickets now that we know the proceeds go directly to America’s biggest abortion business. This week it was announced that about $250,000 of the proceeds from Grande’s June 8 concert in Atlanta will go to Planned Parenthood, presumably in response to the state’s new pro-life heartbeat bill.
Hollywood has shown its true colors in the past few days, and is threatening to pull all film and television production out of the state of Georgia due to the anti-abortion heartbeat bill that was passed. Netflix was the first major corporation to threaten to pull out of the state, and now others are talking about joining in that effort, including The Walt Disney Company and NBCUniversal. Both companies operate theme parks and resorts, and their respective operations in Orlando, Florida are among the most visited every summer. It could be very bad for, not only the movie studio, but the theme parks as well with new themed areas based on the Star Wars franchise opening at Disneyland and Disney World this summer.
This past May, NPR released a guideline for the terminology that should be used in regards to the abortion debate. The guideline stated, “Babies are not babies until they are born” and abortion clinics are “health clinics.” And war is peace and freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength -- just like Orwell said. This morning, following NPR’s lead, The Guardian announced that it will no longer call the Georgia abortion bill “the heartbeat bill” because it is “not medically accurate.” It will now be called “ the six week abortion ban.”
A combination of summer heat and abortion legislation has brewed a liberal meltdown as the University of Alabama now risks losing its largest donor. According to a report by Florida Politics, University of Alabama donor Hugh Culverhouse Jr. wants everyone to boycott Alabama’s state institutions, including the University of Alabama, in response to the abortion bill signed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.
The Hollywood bandwagon against pro-life initiatives piles on more bodies as Netflix throws itself into the mix. Cluelessly shouting, “Wait, me too!” Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos threatened to pull productions out of Georgia in a statement made to Variety, following the oh-so-stunning and brave examples of David Simon, Kristin Wiig, and Busy Phillips.
Appearing on NBC’s Third Hour Today show on Tuesday, director Ron Howard talked about threats from himself and other Hollywood power brokers to boycott filming in the state of Georgia over proposed pro-life legislation being considered by the Republican governor. Howard saw no problem with the entertainment industry trying to bully the state into submission.
In a desperate attempt to revive her relevancy following the cancelation of her E! late-night show, actress Busy Phillips joins the Hollywood bandwagon to protest recent pro-life bills. According to an announcement by the ACLU, Phillips and the ACLU have teamed up “to fight against the passage of restrictive abortion bans in states around the country.” This comes two weeks after Phillips used her own abortion story to condemn the Georgia “heartbeat” law.
Hollywood’s hot new trend is to boycott the entire state of Georgia because Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill making it harder to kill unborn babies. Following her threatened boycott in March, one-time actress and full-time shrew Alyssa Milano had already convinced David Simon, creator of The Wire, to join the fad. Now there are few other big celebs getting in on the action.
ABC senior national correspondent Terry Moran was feeling sassy about the pro-lifers on Twitter on Saturday. Inspired by political analysis from the men's fashion magazine GQ, which argued "The 'pro-life' states are not pro-life states," Moran slammed Alabama, Georgia, and Missouri.
Twilight Zone executive producer Jordan Peele, and Star Wars Episode IX director J. J. Abrams announced that they will donating money from their new joint project to fight Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s “heartbeat bill,” legislation they called “unconstitutional” and an “attack" on women.