Marvel and Disney Pledge to Boycott Georgia if Discriminatory Bill Passed

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(Photo: James Gunn)

Georgia currently has a "religious liberty bill" pending before Governor Nathan Deal, passed by Georgia legislators last week. The bill allows faith-based organizations to deny services or employment to "those who violate their sincerely held religious belief," which covers homosexuals, and could also discriminate against those of other religions.

The MPAA spoke against the legislation on Monday, saying "We are confident that Governor Deal will not allow a discriminatory bill to become law in Georgia," according to MPAA senior vice president of state government affairs Vans Stevenson.

Disney put out a statement saying that if the bill is passed, they'll be leaving Georgia, currently a hub for Marvel Studios.

"Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law," Disney told Variety

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is currently filming at Pinewood Studios Atlanta, and Captain America: Civil War was filmed there in 2015. 

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    • WGrayson
    • 93 Posts in 9 Months

    "Inclusive" companies. Sure.

    • wheelwork
    • 2254 Posts in 20 Months

    Stop being the morality police Disney/Marvel.

    Just keep making quality entertainment & stay out of politics.

    • DarkWater
    • 908 Posts in 16 Months

    Unless I'm mistaken this is America and you have your right to be a racist if you want to be. You also have your right to Not support the people you think are racist. So I know I'll get hate for this, but I'd love to see it pass, just to see all the sh*tstorm that comes out of it. I know some might think that is backwards thinking, but when stuff like this gets passed you find out who is or isn't racist.

  1. Good job Disney. People who still believe crap like that have no place in modern society. Someone needs to pass an anti bigot/racist bill.

  2. wheelwork said ... (original post)

    Stop being the morality police Disney/Marvel.

    Just keep making quality entertainment & stay out of politics.

    I would argue that Georgia is the one policing morality by literally legislating it.

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