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Tiffany Haddish Cancels Atlanta Comedy Show Over Georgia’s New Abortion Law: ‘I Cannot In Good Faith Perform There’

In an effort to “stand” up against Georgia’s controversial abortion law, Tiffany Haddish has canceled her upcoming comedy show at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

According to WSBTV, the actress and comedian is the “first major celebrity to publicly cite the law as a reason she was postponing a live concert in the state.” The law was signed by Gov. Brian Kemp last month, banning abortions in Georgia around six weeks, once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Haddish wrote in an official statement that she would not be performing in the state until lawmakers “withdraw” the restrictive abortion bill.

“After much deliberation, I am postponing my upcoming show in Atlanta.  I love the state of Georgia, but I need to stand with women and until they withdraw Measure HB481, I cannot in good faith perform there.”

The Fox Theatre said that tickets would be refunded for the show, which was scheduled for June 22.

If the “heartbeat law” is passed, the abortion ban will become effective January 1.

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About Retonjah Burdette

Retonjah Burdette is a publicist and published content curator from Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University in 2017, Burdette then went on to get field experience with one of the top entertainment PR firms in Atlanta. Since the start of her career, Burdette has worked with a number of actors, authors, entrepreneurs and independent artists. She has secured placements on media outlets such as TV One’s Sister Circle, Good Day Atlanta on FOX, V-103, CBS 46, Kontrol Magazine, KISS 104.1 and Rolling Out to name a few. In addition to her growth in PR, she is currently a writer for Baller Alert, a top platform for news and entertainment. In hopes of bringing the visions of others to life, she launched Girl Avant-Garde in 2019, a creative agency specializing in innovative content, branding and PR in entertainment. Her overall goal is to have autonomy over her creative thought process and to teach branding to new entrepreneurs and others pursuing a career in the public eye.

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