Melissa Barrera Ousted from Scream VII: Melissa Barrera will not be returning for the next installment of the Scream franchise. The 33-year-old actress has been removed from the cast of Scream VII due to her social media posts related to the Israel-Hamas war. Reports from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter indicate that Barrera’s comments were perceived as antisemitic.
Spyglass, the studio behind Scream VII, expressed a clear stance on the matter, stating, “We have zero tolerance for antisemitism or the incitement of hate in any form.” This includes false references to genocide, ethnic cleansing, Holocaust distortion, or any content that crosses into hate speech.
In one Instagram Story post quoted in the reports, Barrera mentioned actively seeking information about the Palestinian side, criticizing Western media for allegedly showing only one perspective.
Barrera, known for her role as Sam Carpenter in the 2022 Scream and Scream VI, was set to continue as the new lead in the franchise. Her character, introduced as the daughter of Scream villain Billy Loomis (Skeet Ulrich), was expected to follow in the footsteps of Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott.
The cast of Scream VI included actors such as Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Courteney Cox, and Hayden Panettiere. The seventh installment is slated to be directed by Christopher Landon, taking over from Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, who co-directed the previous films in the series.
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Why isn t Melissa in Scream 7?
Is the Scream series in trouble? Melissa Barrera was axed from Scream 7 due to her backing of Palestine.
Who was dropped from Scream 7?
Spyglass Media Group, the production company behind the upcoming “Scream 7” film, has confirmed that Melissa Barrera, known for her role in the rebooted “Scream” franchise, will not be in the movie. This decision comes after Barrera’s controversial social media posts regarding the Israel-Hamas war.
Will there be a Scream 7?
The upcoming seventh film in the series is facing a setback, as it has been confirmed that some of the actors will not be reprising their roles for the new installment. Stay tuned for all the details on the latest Scream sequel.
Is Jenna Ortega in Scream 7?
Jenna Ortega has departed from the Scream 7 cast. The 21-year-old’s departure follows the dismissal of her co-star Melissa Barrera, who was let go from the horror movie due to her social media commentary on the Israel and Palestine conflict.