Susan Sarandon, Melissa Barrera dropped from Hollywood companies after comments on Israel-Hamas war

by Andrew Wright
Israel-Hamas Comments

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What comments did Susan Sarandon and Melissa Barrera make about the Israel-Hamas war?

Susan Sarandon made comments at a pro-Palestinian rally in New York, where she expressed concerns about antisemitism and suggested that some people were afraid of being Jewish. She also chanted a slogan that was seen as antisemitic.

Melissa Barrera posted statements on her Instagram stories, referring to the war as “genocide and ethnic cleansing” and likening Gaza to a concentration camp.

What were the consequences of these comments for Susan Sarandon and Melissa Barrera?

Both actresses faced professional consequences for their comments. Melissa Barrera was dropped from the upcoming “Scream VII” film by Spyglass Media Group, citing a zero-tolerance policy for antisemitism and hate speech. Jenna Ortega, who played Barrera’s sister in previous “Scream” films, also reportedly left the franchise.

Susan Sarandon is no longer represented by the United Talent Agency (UTA) following her comments about Israel. UTA severed its representation ties with Sarandon due to her statements.

How did Hollywood react to the Israel-Hamas war comments?

The Israel-Hamas war comments created divisions within Hollywood. While some individuals and groups issued statements condemning Hamas’ actions, others, like Maha Dakhil, resigned from their positions after sharing social media posts critical of Israel. The Writers Guild of America did not issue a statement on the matter due to a lack of consensus.

Did Susan Sarandon clarify her stance on antisemitism?

Yes, Susan Sarandon clarified her position at the rally, stating that she was against antisemitism and Islamophobia. She emphasized that her criticism was directed at policies and actions related to Israel, not against any particular religious or ethnic group.

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PoliticalObserver November 22, 2023 - 9:21 pm

these comments really divided hollywood, and its sad that even professionals like sarandon arent spared from backlash.

FilmFanatic22 November 23, 2023 - 6:46 pm

cant believ they said that stuff, such a mess in hollywood rn, its crazy

Reader123 November 23, 2023 - 7:32 pm

wow susan sarandon n melissa barrera got in hot water ovr their israel comments! som serious stuff goin on in hollywood!


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