Melissa Barrera became candid about her Israel-Hamas comments for which she got dropped from the upcoming ‘Scream’ film. On January 24, the actress released a statement in her Instagram Story about this issue. Barrera said despite being against antisemitism and hate in all forms, she will not stop from taking against injustice in the world. Let’s check out the details.
Melissa said she condemns Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia
The 33-year-old said in the statement, “First and foremost I condemn Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. I condemn hate and prejudice of any kind against any group of people.
The actress has been dropped from the film’s upcoming season 6 earlier this week by Spyglass, the production company of the franchise.
“As a Latina, a proud Mexicana, I feel the responsibility of having a platform that allows me the privilege of being heard, and therefore I have tried to use it to raise awareness about issues I care about and to lend my voice to those in need”, the actress continues her massage.
“Every person on this earth- regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or socio-economic status- deserves equal human rights, dignity and, of course, freedom. I believe a group of people are NOT their leadership, and that no governing body should be above criticism,” Barrera explained.
“I pray day and night for no more deaths, for no more violence, and for peaceful co-existence. I will continue to speak out for those that need it most and continue to advocate for peace and safety, for human rights and freedom,” she noted. “Silence is not an option for me.”
The actress bashed the Israeli government last month saying, “I too come from a colonized country: alongside the Mexican flag logo. “Palestine WILL be free. They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.”
“Western media only shows the [Israeli] side. Why do they do that, I will let you deduce for yourself,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, a Spyglass spokesperson said to Entertainment Tonight about the actress’s replacement, “ 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.”
Needless to say, this Israeli-Palestinian issue has been a hot topic for showbiz.