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Jenna Ortega, the rising star who made history with 2022’s ‘Scream’ has reportedly ended her contract with the ‘Scream’ franchise. This news comes on the heels of the controversial firing of Melissa Barrera, Ortega’s co-star in the franchise, for her support of Palestine.

A Scream Queen’s Exit
Ortega’s departure from the franchise is a significant development. She had been a part of the ‘Scream’ franchise since its revival with the fifth installment in 2022. Fans quickly made her character, Tara Carpenter, a favorite, eagerly anticipating her return for ‘Scream 7’.

The Controversy Behind the Scenes
The controversy began with the firing of Melissa Barrera, who had developed a strong bond with Ortega while playing sisters for two movies. Reports indicate that Barrera’s expressing support for Palestine led to her firing, igniting widespread debate and criticism.

Moreover this has raised concerns about freedom of speech and the potential for political bias in the entertainment industry.

A Stand for Solidarity
Ortega’s decision to leave the ‘Scream’ franchise can be seen as a stand in solidarity with her co-star, Barrera. While the exact reasons have not been officially confirmed, the timing suggests so.

Ortega’s departure is a significant loss for the ‘Scream’ franchise. But it also sends a powerful message about the importance of standing up for one’s beliefs and supporting colleagues in the face of controversy.

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With a key cast member gone and controversy swirling, the franchise will need to navigate these challenges carefully to maintain its fan base and reputation. Despite the controversy, her stand for solidarity will undoubtedly earn her respect in many quarters.


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