On Tuesday, Netflix, the streaming giant which sold its future to Susan Rice and The Obama surprised nobody by announcing that they will boycott the state of Georgia if the state’s pro-life heartbeat bill officially goes into law. The bill which has already been signed by Governor Brian Kemp is set to go into effect in January of 2020 pending legal challenges by the left.
The company told Variety in a statement:
“We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, told Variety. “It’s why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court. Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there, while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to. Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”
More production companies and studios are beginning to announce their plans to leave the state if Georgia’s bill becomes official. Hollywood has taken advantage of Georgia’s tax laws and now believe they have the right to dictate what the people and the government of Georgia can do in their state. Hollywood’s objective is to turn Georgia from a low tax haven into the high tax burden of California, the state they fled in the first place.
In October 2018, Netflix announced it would raise another $2 billion in debt to help fund new content. Netflix had over 148 million paid subscriptions worldwide, including 60 million in the United States.