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Due to North Carolina’s wholly rational and scientific law stipulating that men and women can only use restrooms corresponding to their biological sex, the streaming platform Netflix has opted to boycott the state.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming platform’s upcoming coming-of-age drama “OBX” will now be filmed in South Carolina instead of North Carolina (where the story is set) because of House Bill 2, which required transgenders to use bathrooms according to their sex assigned at birth. Hollywood celebrities have been wailing and gnashing their teeth at the law since it passed in 2016. Some studios have already pulled projects out of the state.

Though parts of HB2 have been repealed, LGBTQ activists take issue with certain provisions within the replacement law.

“Despite the fact that North Carolina repealed a section of the law in 2017 following a year of backlash, it didn’t completely overturn HB2,” reports THR. “One problematic piece of the replacement bill, per insiders, is a clause that forbids municipalities from enacting non-discrimination ordinances for any group not included in state law — including LGBTQ people — until 2020.”

Inside sources told THR that other factors were at play in Netflix’s decision to essentially boycott North Carolina, though they remain unknown. Guy Gaster, director of North Carolina’s film office, did not elaborate further when asked by reporters.

“This is an economic development project and therefore we don’t discuss pending projects,” said Gaster.

“OBX” creator Jonas Pate, a native to North Carolina, lamented to local newspaper The Fayetteville Observer how HB2 is preventing the local economy from getting good jobs.

“This tiny law is costing this town 70 good, clean, pension-paying jobs and also sending a message to those people who can bring these jobs and more that North Carolina still doesn’t get it,” he said.

The 10-episode series will cost a reported $60 million to make.

Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin praised Netflix for their decision. “Good on @netflix for taking seriously the impact of this disgraceful law on their LGBTQ talent & employees,” he tweeted. “It’s been nearly 3 years since NC passed #HB2, and it’s long past time for this hateful bill to be fully repealed.”

North Carolina is not the only state to endure this type of boycott from the enlightened betters of Tinseltown. Last year, Hollywood threatened to boycott Georgia when the State Senate “passed a bill that would have made it legal for adoption agencies to not work with same-sex couples.” Facing immense bully pressure, the state amended the bill to allow same-sex couples to adopt children.

“With the institutionalized homophobia that’s coming out of Georgia right now, we have a responsibility to not feed our money into their system,” said “Grey’s Anatomy” showrunner Krista Vernoff at the time. “Showrunners and actors have more power in this than they may be aware.”

What’s most hypocritical about Netflix boycotting North Carolina is that the streaming platform recently caved to the government of Saudi Arabia by removing an episode of “Patriot Act” with Hasan Minhaj from streaming within the country in response to the kingdom’s complaints that the episode showed it in a negative light.

Netflix removed the episode from streaming after the Saudi government cited a local statute it allegedly violated. Article 6 of that law says that “production, preparation, transmission, or storage of material impinging on public order, religious values, public morals, and privacy, through the information network or computers” is a crime.

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Shawn Dollar

    January 14, 2019 at 1:49 am

    Who gives two shits about Netflix and the freak abominations they support fuck Netflix and the LGBTQ why is this country playing in to low life’s that already know their headed to hell or the people that follow them GOD don’t make mistakes dipshits

    • daz

      January 14, 2019 at 2:20 am

      Well said Shawn my thoughts exactly

    • Paul Clark

      January 14, 2019 at 2:56 am

      Amen!

  2. Francis Dryden

    January 14, 2019 at 2:27 am

    The first sign I see of a mixed bathroom facilities anywhere will be last time I use that business. That goes with the ridiculous rules with straws for drinks too. I don’t kick up any fuss… I just leave and don’t come back.

    One restaurant my wife and I went to every Sunday evening told me they don’t use straws anymore… I have not been back in about 6 months. I am in Mexico where it is “untidy” anyway as though not disposing of a few straws would make any difference at all… this has cost this restaurant about 500 Pesos a week for at least 25 weeks or about 12,500 Pesos! I am also a 20% tipper… so the wait staff has been shorted as well.

    I ran into one of the waiters in another restaurant yesterday and told him about this… he had wondered why we stopped coming every Sunday… that stupidity by his boss cost him 2,500 Pesos he can ill afford.

    They have biodegradable straws but refuse to buy them because they are more expensive than regular straws… this jerk could have bought a life time supply for 12,500 Pesos AND that’s just from me… how many others are there not going?

    And this straw stupidity was dreamed up by a 10 year old kid! Brilliant!

  3. Joe

    January 14, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Fuck Netflix and the loser that believe in what they complain about

  4. Joe

    January 14, 2019 at 3:23 am

    Netflix probably wants a dildo up their ass also.

  5. coachpan

    January 14, 2019 at 4:07 am

    Let Netflix sell subscriptions to trans only!

  6. MarcusDecat

    January 14, 2019 at 5:17 am

    What is Netflix going to do to North Carolina take away Netflix from their paying customers? Come get it I have a Fire Stick and can watch a lot more movies for free.

  7. Crash

    January 14, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Let them go, North Carolina! 70 temporary jobs isn’t enough to lower your ethical and moral standards. Not to mention the insanity of mentally problematic people going to the bathroom with defenseless children. They should NOT be subjected to that. It is NOT normal. It is Not moral. These people deserve compassion for the mental problems they have but give them psychiatric care instead of a bathroom. Please.

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