Hollywood Actors Threaten Boycott of Georgia After Kemp Victory

by Ethan Barton


Several Hollywood actors have called for a boycott of Georgia’s film industry after Republican Brian Kemp officially won the state’s gubernatorial contest.

The hashtag #boycottgeorgia began to trend after Stacey Abrams, a former Democratic state representative and romance novelist, announced Friday that she would no longer challenge the Georgia Secretary of State’s election results. While Abrams acknowledged Kemp would be the winner of the election, she refused to call her speech a “concession” because a “concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true, or proper.”

Before Kemp was certified as the official victor, actors were already threatening to boycott working in Georgia, a state with a large film industry that’s been dubbed the Hollywood of the South.

The reaction from Hollywood comes after Abrams has continued to argue, without evidence, that Kemp purposely suppressed black voters while he led the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. Abrams mounted several lawsuits over the election results and repeatedly declared she wouldn’t admit defeat until every vote was counted.

Abrams has since responded to the calls for a boycott, saying that while she appreciates Hollywood’s calls for action, she does not want them to hurt people who make a living in the state’s film industry. Instead, the Democratic politician wants them to get involved in a new voting rights organization she is launching called “Fair Fight Georgia.”

In a Sunday morning interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Abrams refused to call Kemp a “legitimate” governor and claimed there was “a deliberate and intentional disinvestment and I think destruction of the administration of elections in the state of Georgia.”

Abrams said during the interview that she plans on running for office again.

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42 Thoughts to “Hollywood Actors Threaten Boycott of Georgia After Kemp Victory”

  1. Rush

    The funny thing about freedom is the freedom to not. The freedom to not go, to not participate, not let something affect you too much and move on with life.

  2. Beverly A Cottle

    Ron Pearlman says “don’t bother to call me”, pretty easy to stand behind those words when no one is calling you anyway. These guys are a joke. These are the same people who have ruined CA. They have no investment in GA like I do as a GA girl. I will decide what is good for me and my family and vote that way, I don’t need you telling me what to do. I will however listen to you in one aspect, I will boycott, but it will be any tv shows or movies that you fools happen to be in even if it nothing more than a walk on role. Worry about your own state and leave mine alone in other words mind your own damn business.

    1. Yaa! Go boycott your fine governor and ex President Clinton and the Sierra Club for the fire and death and destruction! Help rebuild California…..THAT’S WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING! Georgia doesn’t want you there!

  3. Lady4lifeluvn

    Do these Yahoos even realise there is no spot on the voter registration that asks your race? How the hell would anyone know if its black or white or latina names? Goofballs. They are mad that Illegals were not allowed to vote… And they only want to use those illegal votes to force their agenda…..while Obama tells us how uneducated the illegals in carivan are….. Using both sides of the coin much? Idiots. They are the racists. Patriits come in all skin colors. And we rejected people who are teying to destroy the constitution. Period. Whose idea was it to make Atlanta a sanctuary city mere months before elections? Whomever that was. Needs to be prosecuted for intwnt to committ voter fraud.

    1. David

      I agree and these so called actors need to realize they need the approval of the public or they will make nothing.

  4. Sarah Ston

    Have all of these people lost their minds?? For real, boycott Georgia?! Omg are you serious?! These people are brainwashing Americans! I am glad Kemp won. If I had still been a Georgia resident I would have voted for him. Abrams is so wrong for Georgia by a long shot, besides cutting funding to farmer’s which is a big part of the state & her views were/are not the same of most of the constituents of the state! Geez! Get it together already!!

  5. James Dudley

    There you have it. Stacy Abrams calling for people to put more money in her pockets. As a US citizen, I’d appreciate it if somebody would just pay her UNPAID tax obligation.

  6. Randall

    I’m boycotting Hollywood

  7. Linda Petty

    These actors forget that they work for ‘us’, their fan base. I will no longer go see a movie if they are part of the cast. So, they’re only hurting themselves, which they obviously deserve.

  8. Brian

    Alyssa Milano has to be one of the dumbest white women on the planet. Does she not know that the main reason they are in GA is because of the enormous tax breaks they are getting from the Republican led State Govt??

  9. Jon

    Who cares what Hollywood thinks I know there’s alot out there that don’t care what they think I just want to keep my freedom for one and democrats are trying to take it away

  10. Hollywood comes to GA for one major reason – labor and other overhead costs are much lower, so the production company can afford to pay the clowns who call themselves “stars” the money they demand. Maybe if Milano et al would accept having their pay cut, then the producers could afford to film in a more acceptable progressive state such as California, New York or Illinois.

  11. Traditional Thinker

    The difference between hollywood and reality is a movie script. The actors/actresses tend to become so absorbed into their fictional lives that the screen actually fools them into believing it’s real life and truth. The tragedy of their reality is that there is nothing concrete or real about it for the fact that it’s merely meant for entertainment. That being said, reality is constantly compromised for the audience’s pleasure. What’s not entertaining is when these fictional characters of hollywood come down with the Pinocchio syndrome of thinking they’re a real boy/girl with a sensible idealology or truth.

  12. Jesse

    Ron Perlman looks so much better when wearing his beauty and beast costume, without it on he looks like a beast.

    1. Angie

      Very good. Tell them to move thier assets back to CA. Nobody wants them in the south.

  13. Mike

    Where can I sign up to keep them out of my state as well???!!!

  14. Theresa Godfrey

    Shut up hollywood. If you not from Georgia and can’t vote that means you don’t have a dog in the hunt. If you look at the last couple of years what your movies have took in that might tell you something. Your cutting your own wallets. Your paid entertainers nothing more.

  15. Theresa Godfrey

    Shut up Hollywood we don’t want or need you if you can’t vote in Georgia. #MAGA #TRUMP2020 ❤🇺🇸 #lovegeorgia

  16. Jerry

    Business is business, actors are a commodity. They know it, they promote themselves as such. The bottom line is commerce, free from taxes, costs are low and workers are there to earn. Some actors need to be thankful them have income.

  17. Tammy

    Hey Bradley Whitford…I guess he’s so racist that he just shook hands with the African merican woman who will take his place for Sec. of State. LOL

  18. Edward

    Maybe what we should do is boycott Hollywood. Most of the programming (verb and noun context) is toxic and comes under the radar of our moral filters. Time to end the relationship. http://yvancross.blogspot.se/2018/05/the-propganda-machine-you-invited-into.html

    1. Neta

      Good one, let’s do it!

  19. Greg Gambrell

    Hollywood is always talking shit and never delivering. How many said they were leaving when Bush was elected? None left. How many said they were leaving when Trump was elected? None did. Wish they were more like Trump and delivered on their promises!

  20. Paul

    These self important entertainment people show how ignorant they are to average working people’s lives. They want what they want at any cost, including holding their breath.

    Let them go. They are old has beens with big attitudes.
    Let the new blood shine. Start auditions for new talent today.

  21. SNC

    That’s fine, let them boycott whatever they’d like… Let’s see how much it stings when “WE THE PEOPLE” boycott their crappy movies all together and they tank at the box office!!! Two can play THAT game!!!! Keep in mind Hollywood, you are simply here for OUR ENTERTAINMENT, and nothing more, so as fast as the American people made you, we will certainly break you!!!! You are nothing more than a common day Court Jester here for OUR amusement and don’t ever forget it!!!!!!

  22. David Guzzardi

    My Fellow Georgians, We don’t need them they need us, our money and our local industries.

    Move back to Bollywood!!!!!

    1. Paul

      These self important people with big attitudes would be doing Georgia a favor by staying home in their flames and ashes.

      Open up for auditions and let’s see the new blood on screen. Forget those big ego’s. They only serve themselves.

  23. Frank Ross

    These Hollywood crazies really think American Patriots listen to their political commentaries!

    1. Allison

      Hey Hollywood….I’m a white Southern Christian conservative Republican female who supports guns and the death penalty, hates abortion, believes in traditional marriage, says yes ma’am and no sir, stands for the National Anthem, and still watches and loves The Dukes of Hazzard.

      How else can I make your head explode today? 🙂

      1. Olivia Jayne

        I love it! I too am a white, republican, Christian, pro-life, pro Trump and love my guns. I think the justice system is so screwed and I have been boycotting Hollywood for the last few years. How dare they try to bully us into doing what they want us to do? They need to shut up.

  24. Austin

    It doesn’t matter how the “Little People” vote. Hollywood knows what’s best for Georgia ——

  25. Dee

    These has been actors more than likely wouldn’t be called to act again, anyway. Keep your butts out of Georgia. We really don’t care who or what you boycott! We haven’t nor will we ever depend on You four has beens to make Georgia the great state that it has always been. Instead of worrying about politics, in Georgia, concentrate on getting California straightened out. Get out and help the people who are hurting from the fires in California. Help the animals! Help yourselves!

  26. Nota Snowflake

    Oh yea. Alyssa Milano the epitome of Morality…

    as seen on pornhub

  27. Rebec

    These so called actors are losers!!! We do NOT give a sh!t what they say or do! Milano is a has been! Get a life, stay home and take care of your family! You kids probably don’t even know you!!!!

    1. Diana Shepherd

      I agree we don’t care what they say are do. They think they are more important than they are. Kemp was elected by more than 50000 votes by the people of Georgia. So mobs do not rule

      1. Mary

        Why would you want to show your ignorance by making statements with out taking time to make the effort or research the truth. If you believe gossip and inunedo you
        Really should keep your mouths shut keep your opinions out of our state politics. Apparently you only listened to the fake news and racist organizations trying to to cause trouble where there is none..
        Why can you not just accept the results of Georgia voters, rather than the black loser that can not accept the results, even after her attempt to use the counts to change the confirmed results. Maybe you are hurting yourself more than Georgia voters. You probably do not have the influnce you think you do in Geogia or Hollywood. Frankly, thinking people here do not care what you think.
        If you want political power you should start efforts to save California, you have too many problems out there to make derogatory comments about Georgia.

  28. Jaime

    But these four Hollywood socialist cats, will they really believe that they have the truth of the truth? They already want to win the good or the bad, as they tried to do in Florida, or as they did in Nevada and Arizona, which they stole by fraud. Know it well, get used to it, because you have 20 years left of the Republican Party. US does not want Socialism.



  30. Shannon Kimbrell

    Oh please! They are selling a load of crap called Communism! Because the election did not go their way they think they can strong arm Georgians into submission to their lawless pursuits. Go suck your pacifiers and cuddle your security blankets while coloring in your coloring books. This is America not China!

  31. Lee

    Alyssa Milano? WHO is she?

    1. Donna

      She a actor that thinks she is important!! The faster she comes to term with not Being IMPORTANT AT ALL!! She is here for you entertaining only! We don’t need to hear her thoughts! They mean NOTHING!!!!