Tiffany Haddish explains why she won't perform in Georgia

Tiffany Haddish presents the trailblazer award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Tiffany Haddish arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES — Tiffany Haddish says she chose to join a boycott of Georgia after she read the state's new anti-abortion legislation.

Haddish announced this week that she had cancelled a show in the state and explained her reasoning Tuesday.

"The reason that I cancelled the show, is because I read that bill," she says. "And I feel like everyone should just take the time to read it."

The new law bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant. It was signed into law on May 7.

Haddish had been scheduled to perform June 22 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Major Hollywood studios have said they may reevaluate filming in Georgia.

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