Melissa Barrera Fired From Upcoming ‘Scream’ Sequel After Making A Post About Israel-Hamas Conflict
The most controversial subject of the year? Obviously it’s the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. We’re not CNN, so we won’t even attempt to try to explain what’s going on over there, but we can say both Israel and Palestine have humans who deserve to be treated like humans.
But it feels like in Hollywood right now, you can only acknowledge that Israel has humans worth caring about.
On Tuesday, ‘Scream‘ actress Melissa Barrera was dropped from the upcoming sequel after she made a post in support of Palestine on her social media accounts.
She also called the war “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing,” which was apparently too much for the producers of ‘Scream’ because they dropped her hours later.
A spokesperson for Spyglass Media Group told USA Today the following…
Our 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.
It’s strange they noted they have a “zero tolerance for antisemitism,” as if she said anything against the people of Israel, which she did not. She just simply showed some empathy for the people of Palestine.
In any event, she was dropped, and fans of the franchise are not happy. They are talking about boycotting the new film once it’s released. The director of the movie, Christopher Landon, was also facing heat from fans, but he went on his social media account to make it very clear this was not his decision.
“Everything sucks. Stop yelling. This was not my decision to make,” he wrote on Twitter, although that tweet has since been deleted.