Why Disney Is Threatening to Boycott the State of Georgia

Mar 23, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Disney, whose upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” was filmed in Georgia, issued a stern warning to the state, which has anti-gay legislation in the works. Deadline.com reports that Disney, which opposes the legislation, is threatening to cease filming in the state.

The Georgia Legislature has reportedly passed House Bill 757, which “would permit faith-based groups and organizations in the state to discriminate based on sexuality,” Deadline notes. In response, a Disney spokesman said today: “Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law.”

Deadline adds: “Following the lead of the NFL, warnings from the MPAA and cries for action from the Human Rights Campaign Fund, Disney is the first Hollywood studio to tell the Peach State it will take its business elsewhere if Gov. Nathan Deal signs the bill now on his desk. Right now, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ is filming at Pinewood Studios just outside Atlanta.”

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  1. Great news! The entire entertainment industry should stand with Disney and the MPAA on this issue. While I hate the idea of corporations setting social policy, in this case they’re far ahead of the elected politicians.

  2. Hmmmm, maybe Georgia should boycott Disney for hiring foreign workers and having the American workers train in their replacements. This could get interesting…

  3. Maybe BRAVO will stop shooting Real Housewives of Atlanta. I imagine that Andy Cohen can’t support this legislation either.
    A lot of production is happening in Atlanta right now. Georgia could be biting themselves on the ass … and not in a good way!

  4. So if a devout Muslim chef declines to serve pork, that’s OK, but if a devout Mormon cake baker won’t do a gay wedding cake, that’s not OK. Got it!

  5. The Walt Disney Company should stop trying to impose it’s sexual issues on on every body else. You’ve turned ABC into the stupid sex channel (including the news department). You’ve forgotten how to just entertain. You are pushing sexual issues on children at to young of an age (These kids are not yours to abuse). You promote Bruce Jenner like he’s a sexual hero, he’s not, he is probably mentally ill.

    • Says the guy who still can’t differentiate between “it’s” and “its”. Maybe the bible can help you with your grammar, friend…?

  6. Yeah! What’s wrong with them gays? All they need is a good woman to turn them around.

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