Actress Melissa Barrera was fired from the film Scream VII because of a post on social media about the Israel-Hamas conflict

Mexican actress Melissa Barrera was reportedly fired from Scream VII because of a series of posts on social media following the Israel-Hamas War.

In a social media post, the 33-year-old Mexican actress, who joined the iconic horror franchise in 2022, wrote: “Gaza is currently being treated like a concentration camp.

“Tracking everyone in, with nowhere to go, no electricity, no water… People haven’t learned anything from our history. And just like our stories, people still silently watch it all happen. THIS IS GENOCIDE AND ETHNIC CLEANING.”

In another post, Barrera said: “As we all wake up to what is (and has been) happening in Gaza and see what it is, it is very important to also understand: Just as all Palestinians are NOT Hamas, all Jews are people are NOT the Israeli government.

“Don’t blame or hate an entire group of people because of what a few are doing,” the actor added. “I stand with all those who were caught in the crossfire. I pray for freedom and peace for you and your families.”

Sources confirmed to Deadline on Tuesday, November 21, that Barrera was dropped from Spyglass Media’s upcoming sequel over the posts, which were deemed anti-Semitic.

The source suggests that Barrera was fired because of one post in particular that “floated an anti-Semitic trope that Jews control the media.” She wrote in an Instagram story: “Western media only shows the (Israeli) side. Why they do this, I will let you deduce for yourself.”

When approached for comment, a Spyglass spokesperson said: “Spyglass’ position is unequivocally clear: we have zero tolerance for anti-Semitism or hate speech in any form, including false references to genocide, ethnic cleansing, distortion of the Holocaust or anything that blatantly crosses the line into hate speech.”

The news comes as it was reported that Susan Sarandon was dropped by her talent agency UTA for comments she made at a pro-Palestine rally in New York City on November 17.

“There are many people who are afraid, who are afraid of being Jewish right now, and are experiencing what it is like to be Muslim in this country, which is so often subject to violence,” said Thelma and Louise. actor, 77, reportedly said.

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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