Spyglass Media Group initially declined remark when Selection broke the information that the corporate had dropped Melissa Barrera from the forged of “Scream 7.” However now the manufacturing banner behind the hit horror franchise’s revival is pushing again on a story that has shortly coalesced across the choice: that Barrera was fired for displaying assist for the Palestinian trigger. As an alternative, a spokesperson clarifies that Barrera’s posts have been interpreted as antisemitic.
“Spyglass’ stance is unequivocally clear: Now we have zero tolerance for antisemitism or the incitement of hate in any kind, together with false references to genocide, ethnic cleaning, Holocaust distortion or something that flagrantly crosses the road into hate speech,” a Spyglass spokesperson tells Selection.
Within the wake of the Oct. 7 Hamas terror assaults and Israel’s subsequent assaults on Gaza, Barrera has been posting on her Instagram concerning the battle, sharing posts that accuse Israel of “genocide and ethnic cleaning” and distorting “the Holocaust to spice up the Israeli arms business.” Spyglass shortly minimize ties with the “Within the Heights” actor following the posts. Barrera was slated to star within the subsequent “Scream” outing after main the fifth and sixth entries over the previous two years.
Barrera is now not working with a publicist, although it’s unclear who dropped whom or when the connection was ended. Selection has reached out to a consultant for Barrera for a response.
Filmmaker Christopher Landon, who’s slated to take over directing duties on “Scream VII” after Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett stepped away after steering the franchise revival, supplied an announcement on Barrera’s exit on Tuesday afternoon.
“The whole lot sucks. Cease yelling. This was not my choice to make,” Landon wrote.