Will Smith Pulls Out Of Georgia Over New Laws

Georgia's new voting law has caused the Baseball to move the All-Star game out of Atlanta, and companies are being urged to speak against the new laws or remove themselves from the state.

Now Will Smith and Antoine Fuqua have yanked their thriller Emancipation from filming in Georgia.

“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," a statement reads. "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.”

Emancipation will reportedly move and begin filming in Louisiana and will set back production $15 million.

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