Uncover the heated controversy behind actress Melissa Barrera’s exit from ‘Scream VII’ due to alleged antisemitic posts. Delve into the drama surrounding Spyglass Media’s decision and the aftermath of this Hollywood shake-up.
Actress Melissa Barrera’s departure from Spyglass Media’s Scream VII stems from contentious reposts in her Instagram stories, which have been perceived as antisemitic. Spyglass Media emphasized a zero-tolerance policy for hate speech, leading to Barrera’s removal.
Director Christopher Landon expressed regret over Barrera’s firing, stating it wasn’t his decision. However, his related tweet has been removed from X platform. Barrera’s IG story, featuring a message about a colonized country and support for Palestine, seems to have triggered the controversy.
Spyglass Media declined to comment on Barrera’s termination. Speculation about castings after an actors’ strike remains, with Christopher Landon helming the next installment. Melissa Barrera‘s role as Sam Carpenter was anticipated, linked to Jenna Ortega’s character.
Paramount’s distribution of the recent Scream movies saw immense success, with the last installment grossing over $108M domestically and totaling $169M globally. Barrera gained prominence through Vida on Starz, followed by notable roles in In the Heights and the Scream series.
In a separate incident, Oscar winner Susan Sarandon faced consequences for controversial remarks made at a pro-Palestine rally in New York. Sarandon’s agency UTA dropped her following her comments about fear among Jewish individuals, drawing parallels to the experiences of Muslims in the country.