After Democrat Stacey Abrams finally admitted she lost Georgia's gubernatorial race to Republican Brian Kemp — as well as announcing a lawsuit over “gross mismanagement” of the election — Alyssa Milano and other well-known actors said Hollywood should boycott the state. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Politicon)
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After Democrat Stacey Abrams finally admitted she lost Georgia's gubernatorial race to Republican Brian Kemp — as well as announcing a lawsuit over “gross mismanagement” of the election — some well-known actors said Hollywood should boycott the state.
The usual suspects
"Is the entertainment industry willing to support the economy of a totally corrupt state that suppresses democracy; where the winner isn’t the best choice for the people but the best schemer or crook?" Milano asked.
Other vocally leftist actors Ron Perlman ("Sons of Anarchy") and Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") joined the fray as well:
They both piggybacked on a tweet calling for a boycott from writer Frank Rich, the executive producer of "Veep" and "Succession"
Whitford made an even more forceful declaration Nov. 8, calling Kemp a "corrupt, homophobic, unapologetic disenfranchiser of African-American voters. If he seizes power, Hollywood needs to use it’s [sic] leverage and pull out of Georgia. Studios need to put their money where their mouth is and stand up to hate."
Hang on there, Hollywood
But wouldn't you know that while #boycottgeorgia gained viral steam over the weekend, another hashtag — #WeAreGeorgia — was getting some attention for standing against boycott chatter, Yahoo Finance said:
Abrams speaks out
Abrams told the boycott-happy actors to respectfully stand down:
"I appreciate the calls to action, but I ask all of our entertainment industry friends to support #FairFightGA — but please do not #boycottgeorgia," she tweeted Saturday. "The hard-working Georgians who serve on crews & make a living here are not to blame. I promise: We will fight — and we will win."
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Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News.