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We’re beginning to see the impact that President Joe Biden and his lie that Georgia’s voting bill is Jim Crow 2.0/Jim Eagle/Jim Crow on steroids is having on our country.
Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua announced Monday that their upcoming film Emancipation will relocate shooting from Georgia, claiming that the state’s new voting bill is too racist.
“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,” Smith and Fuqua’s statement read. “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.”
Not sure which publicist wrote that, but he clearly was not a history kind of guy. “The new Georgia voting laws are reminiscent of voting impediments that were passed at the end of Reconstruction to prevent many Americans from voting.”
Here’s where it gets even more interesting.
According to Deadline, the film will likely shoot in Louisiana, which will cost the production around $15 million because of “loss of the lucrative tax rebates that have made Georgia such a busy U.S. production hub.”
$15 million gone, but nice comments on Twitter await. Worth it?