Hayden Panettiere breaks silence on Melissa Barrera ‘Scream’ firing: ‘Very inappropriate and disturbing’ (Exclusive)

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Hayden Panettiere showing support for him the Scream Co-star Melissa Barrera after the actress was written out of the horror franchise.

In November, news broke that Barrera had been fired. the Scream 7 In light of his social media comments surrounding the Israel-Hamas war. By sharing a post, the actress has described the violence taking place in Gaza as ‘genocide’ and ‘ethnic cleansing’.

Spyglass, the company behind it the Scream The franchise released a statement condemning Barrera’s comments, saying they have “zero tolerance for anti-Semitism or inciting hatred in any form.”

Speaking to The Messenger in a recent interview, Panettiere called Barrera’s firing “very unfair and disturbing.” He further said, “After that [spoke out], then a whole bunch of other actors and people in the industry started doing the same thing, right? It was almost as if he had already done it before everyone else.”

Melissa Barrera and her former work colleague on March 10, 2023 in Doral, Florida.
Melissa Barrera and her former work colleague, March 10, 2023 in Doral, Florida.Manny Hernandez/WireImage

Panettiere said she reached out to Barrera when she learned the news and the actress thanked her for checking in. “You know, a lot of people didn’t really ask her how she felt,” heroes the star said, noting that he is “not worried” about his former co-star.

He said, “Melissa is terrible as a human being and as an actress.” “…She was hurt by it, but I think she took it in stride and was very gracious about it.”

However, Panettiere has remained tight-lipped on whether she will reprise her role in the seventh installment. the ScreamHe opened up about a new endeavor that’s taking him far away from Woodsboro.

The actress is set to host a three-city personal event A conversation with Hayden Panettiereon February 22 at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA, on February 23 at Sony Hall in New York City, and on February 24 at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC.

“I [have] It’s a time to sit down and talk to people about my journey, any advice they want to hear from me, the ups and downs in my life, things I’ve learned the hard way,” she explained. “To be honest, I’m personally curious to see what people are interested in hearing from me.”