Melissa Barrera Fired From ‘Scream 7’ – Hollywood Life

Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega in a scene from Scream VI
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Melissa Barrera has reportedly been fired from the upcoming Scream franchise installment, Scream VII, after sharing several social media posts about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. The 33-year-old actress was dropped from the project on November 21, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The outlet reported that one of Barrera’s Instagram Stories included a message that read, “Gaza is currently being treated like a concentration camp. Cornering everyone together, with no where to go, no electricity no water … People have learnt nothing from our histories. And just like our histories, people are still silently watching it all happen. THIS IS GENOCIDE & ETHNIC CLEANSING.”

Barrera starred in 2022’s Scream and 2023’s Scream VI as the lead character, Samantha Carpenter, alongside co-star and Wednesday actress, Jenna Ortega. The two portrayed sisters and had to fend off Ghostface in the two films.

Original franchise heroine Neve Campbell left Scream VI due to a salary dispute with the studio, and Barrera and Ortega’s characters took the lead alongside Courteney Cox.

Barrera has not publicly responded to the news of her apparent firing. The main company behind the horror franchise, Spyglass, has also not released a statement regarding the matter.

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Melissa Barrera in a scene of Scream VI
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