Irony of ironies, Disney has gone over to the Dark Side and joined the forces of the abortion industry. The Daily Telegraph reported yesterday (May 30) that the corporation’s chief executive has warned the US state of Georgia that its film and TV productions are likely to abandon the state if its controversial abortion bill becomes law.
Bob Iger said it would be “very difficult” for the entertainment giant to continue working in the state if the so-called “heartbeat bill”, which outlaws terminations from as early as six weeks, comes into force.
The Walt Disney Company has shot some of its biggest films in the US state, including Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame.
Speaking to Reuters, Iger said: “If it becomes law, it’ll be very difficult.
“I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard.
“Right now we are watching it very carefully.”
Is that Big Brother, Mr. Iger? It appears that corporate America is becoming more and more daring daring every day in the way that it is playing fast and loose with democratic institutions.
Surely there is a glaring misuse of power here – when a multi-billion industrial baron can step in on an issue like this and decree “Thou shalt not do this” – or we will make you pay dearly? It is probably not personal on Iger’s part – and I am giving him the benefit of the doubt here. He knows that the ideological forces that have captivated the minds and hearts of his prima-dona workforce will make life and business difficult for him if he does not subvert the democratic institutions which they despise.
Ordinary people have a right to ask why a powerful empire like Hollywood has a right to force them to do what they think is wrong. Why should their conscientious defence of the right to life of a human being be sacrificed to a big business which deems that terminating a beating human heart it is morally justifiable?