Jenna Ortega Leaves ‘Scream VII’ After Studio Fires Co-Star Melissa Barrera For Accusing Israel Of “Genocide”
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Over the last few weeks, left-wing activists have been in a state of civil war over the recent conflict between Hamas and Israel. As many in the Jewish community are backing Israel in its war efforts against the Palestinian terror group, many progressives in Hollywood are siding with Palestine.
Last week actress Melissa Barrera was fired from the woke revival of the Scream franchise after taking to Instagram to condemn the actions of Israel. Barrera also posted several Instagram stories urging the US Government to call on Israel to stop their assault on the Gaza Strip while reposting the deaths of those in the region at the hands of Israel.
“Gaza is currently being treated like a concentration camp,” she wrote in one post on Instagram stories. “Cornering everyone together, with nowhere to go, no electricity no water … People have learned nothing from our histories.”
She continued, “And just like our histories, people are still silently watching it happen,” before accusing, “THIS IS GENOCIDE & ETHNIC CLEANSING.”
In another post Barrera wrote, “I have been actively looking for videos and information about the Palestinian side for the last two weeks or so, Why? Because Western media only shows the other [Israeli] side.
“Why do they do that, I will let you deduce for yourself,” she concluded.
More recently, Wednesday star Jenna Ortega has been revealed to also be leaving the franchise. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Ortega — who plays Barrera’s on-screen sister in the last two entries in the popular slasher franchise — will not be returning for Scream 7 due to scheduling conflicts, as the reportedly conflicts with the shooting of Wednesday.
THR sources claim that Ortega’s departure had nothing to do with Melissa’s firing. However, shortly after announcing that she had left the project, TMZ reported that Ortega had liked one of Barrera’s posts backing up her pro-Palestine stance amid the armed conflict between Israel and Hamas.
The Wednesday star has stepped away from social media following her departure from Scream and has since deactivated her Twitter account in what seems to be a move to avoid potential backlash for presumably backing Palestine and Hamas.
Per an official statement released by Spyglass Media Group, the company behind the production of the Scream franchise, Barrera was fired for promoting antisemitism.
Addressing Barrera’s firing, a spokesperson declared, “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.”
Over the last few years, Paramount Pictures has turned the Scream franchise into a shining example of woke reimagining ± taking an already established franchise and recasting characters to meet modern Hollywood diversity and inclusion requirements.
Scream VI, the most recent film, also suffers the cardinal sin of predictability by making the killers of both films the only remaining white characters in the film while giving minorities plot armor that not even Sauron could pierce.
As a result, Paramount lowballed Neve Campbell out of the franchise last summer when the actress announced she would not be returning for the sixth installment — noting that it was ultimately a financial disagreement that prompted her decision to part ways with the studio.
“Sadly, I won’t be making the next Scream film,” Campbell told Variety at the time. “As a woman, I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to Scream. I felt the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise.”
The proposal Paramount Pictures gave the actress did not equate to the value she has brought to the Scream franchise.
Now with their top two Hispanic stars out of the picture Paramount is currently in hot water, as the studio may be forced to bring Campbell to save the franchise.