Over the weekend, Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, mocked the “C-list celebrities” vowing to boycott the Peach State after he signed into law a bill banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which usually occurs about six weeks into pregnancy.
The Republican made the comments during a speech Saturday at the Georgia Republican Convention, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“I understand that some folks don’t like this new law. I’m fine with that,” Kemp said. “We’re elected to do what’s right — and standing up for precious life is always the right thing to do.”
The governor went on to say the GOP “ value[s] and protect[s] innocent life, even though that makes C-list celebrities squawk.”
At the behest of actor and activist Alyssa Milano, a handful of Hollywood production companies vowed to boycott Georgia over the anti-abortion bill. A number of individual celebrities have promised to do the same.
In a letter to Kemp, Milano described the pro-life law as “dangerous and deeply flawed.”
One company, though, decided to continue filming in Georgia. In an interview with Faithwire, Pure Flix CEO Greg Gudorf described the souther state as “a great place to film.”
“Our Pure Flix vision is, quite frankly, to influence culture for Christ through media,” Gudorf said. “We state that, we share that with our investors, our employees. It’s in our marketing material. For us to not be there — or to withdraw from being there — certainly is not in line with our company vision.”
The faith-based production house is currently filming season two of its show “The Encounter.”