‘Scream’ Star Melissa Barrera Fired From ‘Scream 7’ Due To Social Media Posts

November 22, 2023

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

Horror fans have begun flooding social media with posts demanding justice for Scream star Melissa Barrera after she was fired from the upcoming Scream sequel.


The actress who starred in Scream and Scream VI has been fired due to a ridiculous reason: her social media posts supporting the Palestinians. Fans are angry, and who could blame them? Being famous shouldn’t prevent someone from voicing their opinions, especially when it comes to something like this. Last time I checked, free speech was still a thing.


So what horrible, controversial thing did she say to get fired?


“Gaza is currently being treated like a concentration camp,” she said in one post on Instagram stories. “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.”


Variety reports that a  spokesperson for Spyglass Media Group says that the studio fired Melissa Barrera from the cast of “Scream 7” because her social media posts were interpreted as antisemitic.” Seriously?


“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.”


I find it ridiculous that she was fired, and the fact that Barrera didn’t learn the news from SpyGlass is even more insane. She had to hear it from her Scream co-star, Jenna Ortega.





Barrera’s character was key in Scream VI. She played the role of Sam Carpenter, the daughter of one of the original Scream killers, Billy Loomis. Sam is one of the four survivors from the most recent Woodsboro Ghostface killings who have moved to New York City for a fresh start. Just as they begin to feel a sense of normalcy, they receive that infamous call. Ghostface is more brutal and relentless than ever and will stop at nothing to hunt them down. She was set to reprise her role in Scream VII, coming sometime in 2024.


We’ll keep you posted as we learn more, but I will say this: Barrera has our full support. To show your support, take to social media and use the hashtag #JusticeForMelissaBarrera. But that’s not the only hashtag being posted. People are calling for a boycott of the movie, tweeting #BoycottScream7.


Here’s what people are saying.




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