IP- Widespread support poured in for actress Melissa Barrera after she was fired from the Scream sequel following her pro-Palestinian social media posts.

An Irish member of the European Parliament, Mick Wallace, backed Barrera on X with a post that said: “Actress Melissa Barrera is fired from the next Scream film sequel for daring to speak for the persecuted #Palestinians.”

Among those who showed support for Barrera was film critic Zoe Rose Bryant who wrote on X: “Melissa Barrera will not be silenced and neither will we,” as she shared a Palestinian flag emoji.

Also, the US television series Stranger Things star Grace Van Dien showed support for Barrera.

Last month, Barrera, 33, shared an open letter urging world leaders to call for a cease-fire in the Israeli onslaught against Gaza. She was among Hollywood stars, including Joaquin Phoenix and Cate Blanchett, who signed the letter.

Barrera was removed from the sequel because of her social media posts, including referring to Israel as a “colonized” land and saying Israel controls the media, according to the US entertainment magazine Variety.

"I too come from a colonized country. Palestine will be free," she wrote in an Instagram post which was viewed as "antisemitic."


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