Yesterday, Netflix took a stand against Georgia’s abortion law, saying that it would reconsider filming in the state if the law goes into effect.
“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.”
However, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings may feel differently about that issue. Records show that he donated to GOP lawmakers in Missouri who supported a similar anti-abortion bill.
Hastings donated $124,300 to sixty-one Republican state representatives, $2,600 to MO Gov. Mike Parsons and all of them support the bill that bans abortions after eight weeks.
Netflix has not commented on the matter.