The bigwigs in Hollywood have continued to harass and assault the state of Georgia over its new voter integrity laws.
In an open letter entitled “We Stand For Democracy,” the powerhouses of the industry like Netflix, ViacomCBS, Apple, Amazon, George Clooney, George Lucas, and David Geffen have all criticized the voter integrity laws as a complete restriction of Democracy. The document did not directly mention the state of Georgia by name, but it was lead by former American Express CEO Ken Chennault and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, who have both released an ad in The New York Times that calls on corporate America to go against the law.
The Hollywood Reporter reported:
“Among the companies attaching their names to the letter were Netflix, ViacomCBS, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Live Nation Entertainment.
Individuals signing the letter included notable entertainment figures JJ Abrams, George Clooney, Channing Dungey, Lee Daniels, Larry David, David Geffen, Demi Lovato, Peter Chernin, George Lucas, Samuel L. Jackson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Shonda Rhimes, Shari Redstone and David Zaslav, as well as corporate leaders like Warren Buffett, Mike Bloomberg and Kenneth Cole.
The letter, which was organized by former American Express CEO Ken Chennault and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, was published as a two-page advertising spread in Wednesday’s New York Times and Washington Post. While not calling out Georgia by name, it called out efforts to restrict voting access (Georgia passed a restrictive voting bill a few weeks ago, with dozens of other states weighing similar bills).”
“For American democracy to work for any of us, we must ensure the right to vote for all of us,” the document reads. “We all should feel a responsibility to defend the right to vote, and oppose any discriminatory legislation or measures that restrict or prevent any eligible voter from having an equal or fair opportunity to cast a ballot.”
With how boycotts in the state of Georgia, or in any of the other states looking to push voter integrity laws, could lead to massive anti-Democrat repercussions, the document refrains from mentioning or calling for any boycotts. This past week, actor Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua made an announcement that they would be pulling out of Georgia and moving production of the upcoming “Emancipation,” an upcoming slave thriller, to the state of Louisiana, costing an estimated $15 million in tax revenue.
“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,” director Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith commented in a joint statement made to Deadline. “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.”
In spite of the far Left’s insistence that Georgia’s new election integrity law discriminates against minorities. the facts show the complete opposite. Also, many black voters support some of the proposed regulations in the Georgia election integrity laws such as the voter ID mandate.