Tiffany Haddish has cancelled her upcoming comedy show in Atlanta over her disagreeing with the passing of Georgia’s restrictive abortion law.
“After much deliberation, I am postponing my upcoming show in Atlanta. I love the state of Georgia, but I need to stand with women and until they withdraw Measure HB481, I cannot in good faith perform there,” the 39-year-old said in a statement.
Governor Brian Kemp signed the law last month, which bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. A fetus can have a heart beat as early as six weeks into the pregnancy. Most women do not know they are pregnant at that point. This law is set to go into effect in 2020.
Jennifer Walker of Brave Public Relations confirmed that ticket refunds have already begun being issued for the June 22nd show at the Fox Theatre.
The Last O.G star isn’t the only one rethinking their decision to do business in Georgia. Streaming giant Netflix is re-evaluating whether they want to sever ties and stop filming their shows there.
“We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” said chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. “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.”