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Susan Sarandon and Melissa Barrera among Hollywood figures facing blowback for stances on Israel and Jews

(JTA) — The star of a blockbuster horror franchise and an Oscar-winning veteran actress saw their careers take a hit this week over their public comments on Jews and Israel in some of the most high-profile examples yet of how the ongoing Israel-Hamas war has impacted Hollywood.

Variety reported Tuesday that Melissa Barrera was recently fired from the upcoming seventh installment of the “Scream” series over pro-Palestinian social media posts that the film’s producers implied had crossed the line into antisemitism.

The “In The Heights” star had reportedly posted that “Western media only shows” t...


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