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Michael Moore Asks Publisher to Stop Selling His Book in ‘Murderous State of Georgia’

Following the execution of Troy Davis last week, filmmaker and author Michael Moore issued a blunt statement–calling for a boycott of Georgia over the controversial execution.

Moore wrote: “I encourage everyone I know to never travel to Georgia, never buy anything made in Georgia, to never do business in Georgia. 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.”

UPDATE: Moore was unable to pull his book in Georgia, but will donate to the Innocence Project instead. A spokesperson for Georgia governor Nathan Deal responded with an equally blunt statement: “We think it’s cute that he thinks anyone in Georgia would buy his book.” (Via Publishers Weekly)

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