Actress brags about turning down film shooting in Texas to protest abortion ban
Celebrity activist Rosanna Arquette has become one of many to voice opposition to Texas’ new abortion law, though she has taken her protest a step further by actually quitting a movie filming in the state.
“I’ve turned down a film I love [because] it shoots in Texas,” Arquette tweeted this week.
Ive just turned down a film i love cause it shoots in Texas .— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) September 3, 2021
Arquette, a vocal liberal, would go on to refer to Republicans as “Taliban terrorists,” a comparison that has become popular among liberal celebrities. She called for a boycott on all Texas companies “that do not speak out” about Texas’ abortion law.
The Taliban terrorists are in America and have been for some time they just call themselves republicans.— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) September 4, 2021
Boycott all companies based in texas that do not speak out against the despicable draconian evil that is happening there Boycott them all .their tax dollars fuel this shit so Boycott them Now not one cent to support them no matter what.— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) September 3, 2021
“All of it from shoving in unfit Supreme court judges and the way the pandemic started and how it was intentionally mishandled by the Trump administration,” she added after revealing she turned down the job, “to stoking the fires of white supremacy and whittling away women’s already fragile rights all of it strategically Evil.”
All of it from shoving in unfit Supreme court judges and the way the pandemic started and how it was intentionally mishandled by the Trump administration To stoking the fires of white supremacy and whittling away women’s already fragile rights all of it strategically Evil— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) September 3, 2021
The ‘Pulp Fiction’ actress opened herself up to immediate scorn with her chosen form of protest, with many taking the opportunity to not only blast the actress’ views, but also her career.
“That’s OK,” former Donald Trump administration official Sebastian Gorka tweeted. “Most people didn’t even know you were still around.”
“The new Texas law has unexpected benefits. It even improves the quality of entertainment,” ‘Justified’ actor Nick Searcy added.
I’m sure that was gonna be a real blockbuster too. https://t.co/i5hsVpT6GR— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) September 3, 2021
Texas wins! Direct to video loses. No, they actually win too. https://t.co/DfKAHSlFDZ— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) September 3, 2021
Others were more supportive of Arquette’s efforts, however, and encouraged other actors to follow suit.
Thank you, @RoArquette.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 3, 2021
If more actors, movie producers, and major companies follow your lead, it will make a big difference.
Numerous filmmakers produce their work in Texas, including Robert Rodriguez who owns Troublemaker Studios and El Rey Network, and Dallas Sonnier, who owns Bonfire Legends and recently produced Daily Wire’s ‘Run Hide Fight’ earlier this year.
Please don’t do that. I am in the film industry in Texas. The Republicans don’t represent our industry and we need work.— Kevin Howard (@kevcastLA) September 3, 2021
Arquette’s protest is not the only unusual response to Texas’ controversial law, which prohibits abortion after six weeks. Actress and singer Bette Midler suggested earlier this week that the way to battle the law is for women to refrain from sex with men.
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