The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed Scream franchise star Melissa Barrera has been removed from Scream VII after social media posts referencing the Israel-Hamas war. Barrera played Sam Carpenter, the Scream series’ reboot lead in Scream V and Scream VI.
Additionally, Deadline was cited to share her being let go of the franchise as “due to the reposts in her Instagram stories which have been perceived as anti-Semitic.” Scream VII is now left without the franchise’s currently established final girl, whose story would have been continued in the upcoming film from Chris Landon (Freaky). io9 has reached out to Spyglass for comment and will update if we receive a response.
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