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Will Smith Movie Moving Out of Georgia, Will Lose $15 Million

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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.”

Nope, wrong.

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?

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.

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    • Yep, that’s what these fuckers want. To portray white men as evil monsters. This allows them to erase white history by indicating that everything whites did was racially tinged. Fuck em. Hope all these woke movies fail.

  1. I’ve never been a big Will Smith guy outside of Fresh Prince and the first MiB really, so honestly don’t care what he does with his movie as it’s most likely garbage anyways. Antoine Fuqua though I’ve been a big fan of, though, in particular his collaborations with Denzel Washington. For him to go down this path of utter stupidity is truly disappointing.

  2. What’s sad is that none of these folks have actually read the bill. There is a reason it past so easily, with support from both sides of the aisle. I’m so tired of false narratives being passed off as fact. This has to stop. I hope the movie flops and the morons that paid to move the shoot are held accountable, which in their world $ talks. BTW, my family is living in Louisiana and similar voting bills are being debated now.

  3. Maybe we need a “Good HouseKeeping Seal of Approval”. … kind of thing for the non-woke crowd. Don’t see the seal?….then don’t see the movie, don’t buy the product.
    So far, it looks like Coke products, Kohls, Target, NIke, and this movie need to be boycotted….and MLB…..and NFL……and NBA.
    Looks like Pepsi and the UFC for me.

    • NFL is woke af, didn’t watch a minute of last season but my old friends are guilting me back into our fantasy league this year. My vanity of being the reigning two time champ(whole season was cancelled last year as half the league followed my lead) will most likely lead to me following the nfl, but I’ll be streaming any content for free

      • For what it’s worth, you can do fantasy without watching any games. It may help you, in fact. I don’t watch much hockey at all, but I won 3 leagues, even with some diehards, because I was able to focus more on the stats.

        Good luck on the 3-peat!

  4. Apparently its in vogue now to act on something you obviously know nothing about. He`s willing to give up 15 million over something he`s too ignorant to read / understand just to appease the mob / Hollywood. Who cares? Go ahead and move. The movie is already doomed and lose money anyway.

  5. All the hubbub over Georgia Voting Law is just a practice round for The Big Battle over HB-1. …. HB1 is the #1 Priority for Pelosi Schumer Biden . It legalizes massive voter fraud.

    This Georgia Mess is simply to identify the major corporations that are terrified of Radical Left Protests and Lib Media Slander. … that can be counted on to support whatever the Radical Left orders them to when HB1 comes up …

  6. A purely PR / bu$ine$$ decision.
    Surely all the TWTR support will head straight to the box office in support the movie too?

    Emancipate your brain from CNN, gentlemen, the modern day slave plantation.
    May I suggest 15 minutes of Candace Owens on any topic?

  7. Another extortionist. “If you don’t vote the way we want you to, we will destroy you!” Let’s stop this stupid dance and go ahead and split up the country between leftists and conservatives.

    • Exactly. it is a stupid dance. we all know what’s going on and it is extortion like you said. they keep repeating jim crow, jim crow 2.0, jim eagle, jim whatever, without saying what exactly is racist about the bill and we all know why because there is NOTHING racist about the bill. the liberals are out to destroy the country but they will meet resistance eventually and it already seems resistance is building. they are taking these lies too far and even some of the dimmest sheeple I know have noticed.

      • Dems and lies are nothing new, but since TDS set in a few years ago the amount and the severity of the lies are out of control. The left talks about unity, but that’s another lie. Submission is the goal.

  8. The next election cycle is going to be nothing but talking heads on the news, Op/Ed pieces in print and online and campaign ads stating how the backward GOP policies not only make it hard for minorities to vote but look at the devastating economic impact poor Georgians have suffered from the All Star game and film productions fleeing the State.

  9. No one else is leaving, They are filming a Netflix series across the street. Who does this hurt lots of young black men and women who live here work on these films. He is such a phony. They have no movie infrastructure in La. He will have to bring them in from Georgia and he doesnt get the taxcredit. Jerk

  10. oh, we didnt account for how much money it would lose because sleazebag will smith is in it…he sucks…ever since his daughters, and his open marriage crap, and he’s a shitty actor, and he smacked that guy on the red carpet…been out on this guy for 15 years…

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