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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Spike Lee is calling for Hollywood production companies to leave Georgia over a law that would ban abortions as early as six weeks, upon detection of a fetal heartbeat.

Most studios that have commented have said they’re waiting to see if the so-called “heartbeat” law actually takes effect next year, or if the courts will block it. But at the arrivals line for Denzel Washington’s AFI Lifetime Achievement tribute Thursday, Lee said now is the time for Georgia-based productions to “shut it down” and boycott the state’s booming film industry to drive change.

Lee acknowledged that a mass exodus could dent livelihoods, but cited black bus drivers affected by the Civil Rights Movement-era boycott in Montgomery.

Georgia’s economy currently gets a $9.5 billion annual boost from the industry.

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3 thoughts on “Spike Lee Calls For Hollywood To ‘Shut It Down’ In Georgia

  1. Christianforreal on said:

    One thing though, Arabia’s laws do not affect the United States. Georgia law affects us! Also the problem is, we are NOT allowed to think for ourselves. All of those who claim to be GODLY people. remember that the Maker and Creator of THIS gives us the right to choose and our government is attempting to take that away, little by little.

  2. Butter Pecan on said:

    Hypocrisy. Yet they still film in Arabic countries when abortion is completely illegal and you can be put to death for homosexuality. People you are being lied to and told how to think. Think for yourselves, don’t be an Uncle Ted

  3. jhuf on said:

    It’s a dbl edged sword Hollywood make movies in GA because production costs are much lower
    and considering some of the box office stinkers coming out of Holly-weird I’d say they need all the profit margin they can get

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