Over the weekend, it was announced that Tiffany Haddish made the decision to cancel her upcoming show in Atlanta due to Georgia’s “heartbeat” abortion law that the governor signed off on last month.
According to 11 Alive, Tiffany said in a statement, “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.”
TMZ caught up with Tiffany last night in Los Angeles where she talked more about her decision to postpone her show.
She told the site, “I read that bill and it looks like new slavery to me.”
Tiffany became emotional as she continued, “I don’t want nobody telling me how I could control my body. I was state property, I was a foster youth, I was state property, I belonged to the government of California. The government of California determines what I get to do with my body. Now I’m a grown woman, I get to determine what I do with my body.”
As we previously reported, Georgia’s governor signed the “heartbeat” bill, which stops an abortion from being performed after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Many big names in Hollywood have talked about pulling their business out of the state if the bill goes into effect. Netflix and Disney are two of the first major companies to publicly announce stopping the shooting of their projects in the state if the bill goes into effect.
Check out everything Tiffany Haddish had to say below: