Former Superman actor Dean Cain appeared on Fox News, where he addressed Alyssa Milano and over 100 other Hollywood celebrities’ call to boycott the state of Georgia over a pro-life heartbeat bill.
“The hubris of Alyssa Milano and other people from Hollywood to tell them and sort of try to bully them into aligning with their perspective is shocking. I mean it’s not so shocking it’s coming from Hollywood. But it’s dead wrong to do that.”
He would add:
“Whether or not you agree with the bill or not, to come in and try to bully somebody, a state into your position is just absolutely wrong.”
Cain’s comments begin at the 1:05 mark below.
Milano along with a number of other high profile celebrities including Avengers: Endgame actors Don Cheadle, Mark Ruffalo, and Tessa Thompson called for Hollywood to boycott the state of Georgia over HB 481. The bill reads in part:
“It shall be the policy of the State of Georgia to recognize the presence of a fetal heartbeat as the point of “fetal viability,” creating a compelling state interest to protect “the independent essence of the second life” as an “object of state protection” from abortion; and
It shall be the policy of the State of Georgia to recognize unborn children as natural persons.”
Milano’s letter which was addressed to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp read:
“We cannot in good conscience continue to recommend our industry remain in Georgia if H.B. 481 becomes law.”
“We can’t imagine being elected officials who had to say to their constituents ‘I enacted law that was so evil, it chased billions of dollars out of our state’s economy.’ It’s not the most effective campaign slogan, but rest assured we’ll make it yours should it come to pass.”
The letter concludes:
“We want to stay in Georgia. We want to continue to support the wonderful people, businesses, and communities we have come to love in the Peach State. But we will not do so silently, and we will do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women if H.B. 481 becomes law.”
The Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2017 indicated that Gerogia was the “No. 1 filming location in the world.” They report that “film and television productions generated $9.5 billion in economic impact in fiscal 2017. This includes $2.7 billion in direct spending.”
In Fiscal Year 2018 there were 455 productions that did “$2.7 billion in direct spending.” according to Atlanta-based AJC.
The state is home to several Marvel movies, Netflix’s Stranger Things, AMC’s The Walking Dead, Ozark, and more. The state is also home to major studios including Pinewood Atlanta Studios, EUE/Screen Gems Studios, Atlanta Metro Studios, Tyler Perry Studios, and Blackhall Studios.
Georgia attracts these major productions with up to a 30 percent tax credit if they spend at least $500,000 in the state.
What do you make of Dean Cain’s response to Alyssa Milano and his fellow Hollywood celebrities? Do you agree with him that she is “dead wrong” to bully the state of Georgia?