Two pro-Palestinian voices in Hollywood had to pay the price for speaking up for the cause. Hollywood legend Susan Sarandon, a vocal supporter of the Palestinian people, was dropped by her talent agency UTA.
X (formerly Twitter) users were horrified, given Susan’s impressive career as a Hollywood leading lady.
if someone of susan sarandon’s calibre isn’t safe then what chance do others have? this is actually horrifying https://t.co/hUTLbTrgQu— 💭 (@grilslikeus) November 21, 2023
so one of the most famous actresses can be dropped by an agency for supporting palestine but z lister noah schnapp with one semi good role to his name gets to be islamophobic, giggle and wave around zionism is sexy stickers in an “israeli” restaurant serving arabic food oh okay https://t.co/U4Qs1zIddp— lala 🤍 (@joshieocrown) November 21, 2023
‘Scream’ franchise lead actor Mellisa Barerra was fired from the series after she took to Instagram to voice criticism against the genocide of Gaza. The actress had written:
“I too come from a colonized country. Palestine will be free.”
witter users pointed out how genocide supporters like Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer continue to have careers in Hollywood but it takes one pro-Palestine post that gets actors fired from their jobs.
Reminder that Amy Schumer admitted that she raped someone and then went ahead and called Gazan men rapists and no one dropped her. Yet every time someone talks out in solidarity with people in Palestine they get death threats or either get their opportunities / jobs revoked https://t.co/lCcqR8vsIP— ًً (@bIairsm) November 21, 2023
after weeks of sharing violently racist and islamophobic posts on instagram, amy schumer is currently happily promoting her role in the trolls, a children’s film. meanwhile, https://t.co/4uagMjbbru— nadira 🌾 (@nadirawrites) November 21, 2023