Michael Moore Urges Boycott of Georgia Over Troy Davis Execution

Michael Moore Urges Boycott of Georgia Over Troy Davis Execution

“I encourage everyone I know to never travel to Georgia,” the filmmaker wrote on his blog.

Published September 24, 2011

No more Real Housewives of Atlanta marathons for Michael Moore. In the wake of the controversial execution of Troy Davis, the activist filmmaker is looking to exact revenge on the state of Georgia, where Davis was put to death by lethal injection on Sept. 21. The Bowling for Columbine director is calling for an economic boycott of the state:

 

"I encourage everyone I know to never travel to Georgia, never buy anything made in Georgia, to never do business in Georgia," Moore wrote on his website, in a blog item posted a few hours after Davis' death.

 

"I will ask my publisher to pull my book from every Georgia bookstore and, if they won't do that, I will donate every dime of every royalty my book makes in Georgia to help defeat the racists and killers who run that state. I ask all Americans with a conscience to shun anything and everything to do with the murderous state of Georgia."

 

Moore’s beef with the state is understandable and noble, if a little misguided.

 

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

(Photo: Kiyoshi Ota/GettyImages)

Written by Smriti Mundhra

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