Julianna Margulies is apologizing for her comments accusing Black and queer people of being antisemitic for their support of Palestine amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
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Melissa Barrera is no longer starring in Scream VII.
The 33-year-old actress, who played Samantha Carpenter in the series, was dropped from the film after a series of social media posts about the Israel-Palestine conflict, according to THR.
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“Gaza is currently being treated like a concentration camp,” she wrote in one post. “Cornering everyone together, with no where to go, no electricity no water … People have learnt nothing from our histories. And just like our histories, people are still silently watching it all happen. THIS IS GENOCIDE & ETHNIC CLEANSING.”
Variety also reported the news, adding that the firing was “due to her social media posts that referred to Israel as a ‘colonized’ land and floated an antisemitic trope that Jews control the media.”
“Western media only shows the [Israeli] side. Why do they do that, I will let you deduce for yourself,” she wrote in one post.
TheWrap also reports that it was “not due to the actress’s vocal online support for Palestine or for calling for a ceasefire (a position supported by 68% of Americans) amid the ongoing Gaza conflict but due to Berrera posting social media content that allegedly crossed the line into antisemitism.”
Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon is taking over as director of the new film, after Scream 5 and Scream 6 were shot by filmmakers Radio Silence.
Filming has not begun, and development has been slow amid the Hollywood strikes. Now, production company Spyglass is “expected to recalibrate plans following Barrera,” the report notes.
Find out which other stars have spoken out about the conflict in the Middle East.
Gigi Hadid is issuing a statement.
talent agency dropped her for making an anti-Jewish speech during a rally in New York City.But Robbins had one major request. “Ok I’m really grateful to see people on Twitter defending my mom amidst a new era of McCarthyist blacklisting but can you PLEASE stop using the clip of her getting her hair done with her honkers out,” the “Mozart in the Jungle” actor asked, referring to a viral video of Sarandon in sexy black lingerie with tousled hair.
fired from Scream VII for sharing pro-Palestine posts on social media.On Wednesday (November 22), the Mexican actress shared a post on her Instagram Stories condemning anti-Semitism, stressing that “silence is not an option for me”.“I condemn Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. I condemn hate and prejudice of any kind against any group of people,” she began the post.
Scream” franchise lost two stars this week, putting the seventh film in the series in a creative conundrum, according to sources familiar with the project. Variety broke the news that Melissa Barrera was fired by Spyglass, the film’s producer, in recent days over social media messages that it deemed to be antisemitic (specifically, posts regarding the Israel-Hamas war). That decision was made after the company was notified that Jenna Ortega, whose star has risen considerably since she joined the beloved Wes Craven horror series, would not return due to a scheduling conflict with the second season of her smash Netflix hit “Wednesday.” Barrera and Ortega play sisters in the films.
fired from “Scream VII” amid her controversial comments on social media about the Israel-Hamas war.“First and foremost I condemn Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. I condemn hate and prejudice of any kind against any group of people,” Barrera, 33, wrote in a statement posted to her Instagram Story on Wednesday night.
Well, never f**k with the daughter of a serial killer, we guess.
Scream VII suffered two big losses in rapid succession, and now a report is revealing what this means for the future of the franchise.
Melissa Barrera is speaking out for the first time since it was revealed she was fired from the upcoming Scream 7.
Melissa Barrera is breaking her silence after being fired from Scream VII.
scream.Jenna Ortega has reportedly dropped out of “Scream VII,” according to Deadline. The star’s decision to exit the horror film is due to scheduling conflicts with Netflix’s “Wednesday” — and not related to the firing of Melissa Barrera, who played Ortega’s older sister in the franchise. The outlet claimed that Ortega, 21, decided to bow out prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike, which prohibited actors from promoting their upcoming films or discussing any future projects.
Jordan Moreau Jenna Ortega has dropped out of “Scream 7” due to her “Wednesday” Season 2 shooting schedule, Variety has confirmed. The news of her exit comes one day after her co-star Melissa Barrera was fired from the horror movie due to Barrera’s social media posts about Israel and Palestine.
If you went to sleep early last night, you missed one of the most ridiculously volatile evenings in film news in quite some time. And believe it or not, it all revolves around the rebooted “Scream” franchise, which is now without a leading lady.
concerning the Israel-Hamas war. “This is my statement,” Landon, 48, tweeted alongside a broken-heart emoji. “Everything sucks.
Scream fans have called for people to boycott the franchise after Melissa Barrera was fired from Scream VII due to posts about the Israel-Hamas conflict.Barrera, who played Sam Carpenter in 2022’s Scream and sequel Scream VI, was dropped from the upcoming seventh instalment after writing an Instagram post in support of Palestine.In a post on her Instagram Stories, the Mexican-born actor wrote: “I too come from a colonized country. Palestine WILL be free.
UPDATE 6:12 P.M. PST: The director of the film, Christopher Landon, has responded to the news in a since deleted tweet:
Tatiana Siegel Spyglass Media Group initially declined comment when Variety broke the news that the company had dropped Melissa Barrera from the cast of “Scream 7.” But now the production banner behind the hit horror franchise’s revival is pushing back on a narrative that has quickly coalesced around the decision: that Barrera was fired for showing support for the Palestinian cause. Instead, a spokesperson clarifies that Barrera’s posts were interpreted as antisemitic. “Spyglass’ stance is unequivocally clear: We have zero tolerance for antisemitism or the incitement of hate in any form, including false references to genocide, ethnic cleansing, Holocaust distortion or anything that flagrantly crosses the line into hate speech,” a Spyglass spokesperson tells Variety.
Scream VII filmmaker Christopher Landon has responded to the news of Melissa Barrera‘s firing by Spyglass Media over her social media repostings over the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Spyglass Media Group, the studio behind the Scream movies, has just shared a statement regarding the firing of Melissa Barrera, one of the leads of the upcoming Scream 7.
Israel-Hamas war. Sources reportedly told Deadline that Barrera, 33, was let go from the Spyglass Media production due to “her Instagram stories which have been perceived as anti-Semitic.”The actress started posting about the conflict last month, writing in one Instagram story, “I too come from a colonized country” beside a Mexican flag logo.