The state of Georgia is facing an economic boycott following the controversial election of Brian Kemp as governor.
Kemp, who oversaw the election as sitting Secretary of State, has been accused of massive voter suppression leading up to the election.
Ari Berman, the author of the 2016 book Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America broke down the scale of the alleged voter suppression by Kemp.
1.5 million purged by Brian Kemp 53k registrations on hold 4.5 hour lines 214 polling places closed Dems falsel… https://t.co/5Ufox0tsxg— Ari Berman (@Ari Berman) 1542407928.0
Now, some of the biggest stars in Hollywood are calling for a boycott of the state, which is known as "the Hollywood of the South."
Emmy and Peabody awards winner Frank Rich, the executive producer of HBC's "Veep," lead the charge on election day.
"If Kemp wins in Georgia, Hollywood should put its money where its mouth is and pull all production out of the state," Rich tweeted.
Other stars and producers quickly took up the cause.
No question. #boycottgeorgia https://t.co/fkGFuGq3lL— Bradley Whitford (@Bradley Whitford) 1542427450.0
There are over 20 productions shooting in Georgia. Is the entertainment industry willing to support the economy o… https://t.co/UWRXMiqhjX— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano) 1542428358.0
Hundred percent agreed. Billions of Hollywood dollars spent and created in GA. We can do something about this.… https://t.co/7l3nhuXN8v— steven pasquale (@steven pasquale) 1541704201.0
So much hatred of Hollywood from @BrianKempGA & his supporters. Time to take the BILLIONS we sink into Georgia’s ec… https://t.co/IQ251ZkhdW— Betsy Sullenger (@Betsy Sullenger) 1542410344.0
I agree with this. https://t.co/YsElEIVFoE— Thorne_Identity (@Thorne_Identity) 1541562720.0
I hate the idea of it, but if he goes after LGBTQ rights (he already has), production here is gone. He’s a cheat,… https://t.co/mL8FwwpK3p— Josh Mikel (@Josh Mikel) 1541626452.0
Totally agree. https://t.co/do5IncikzF— Steven DeKnight (@Steven DeKnight) 1541556973.0
I want to say this right now, before the election. If Brian Kemp uses his position and obvious fraud to steal the G… https://t.co/UPge2DQFPe— Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter (@Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter) 1541368777.0
As the No. 1 state for film production, Georgia was home to a record 455 film and television productions in FY 18 t… https://t.co/j7GyMkj8pW— Former Gov. Nathan Deal (@Former Gov. Nathan Deal) 1534438654.0