Ryan Reynolds, Mandy Moore And Melissa Gilbert called out the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) after the union issued new Halloween costume rules for striking actors.
On Wednesday, SAG-AFTRA posted a flyer with guidelines for celebrating the holiday without debilitating the ongoing strike, which reached its 100th day on Friday. The union instructed members to avoid dressing up as characters from the affected content and instead choose “generalized characters and figures (ghost, zombie, spider)”.
SAG-AFTRA also called on its members to refrain from posting “costumes made from affected materials on social media.” The guidelines prevent members from choosing some of the most popular costumes of the year, including Barbie, Wednesday Addams and Spider-Man.
Backlash over SAG-AFTRA’s “strike-friendly” attire rules was swift and celebrities expressed their disappointment on social media.
“Is this a joke? Come on @sagaftra. This is what’s important? We’re asking you to negotiate in good faith on our behalf,” Moore, 39, wrote on her Instagram Story.
“This Is Us” Alum Adding, “So many people in every aspect of this industry have been making tremendous sacrifices for months. Let’s get back to the table and get a fair deal so everyone can get back to work.”
Reynolds, 46, mocked Union on the exes, previously on Twitter, joking about scolding their daughter James for her Halloween costume.
“I’ve been waiting all night to yell ‘Scab’ at my 8 year old,” “Deadpool” actor Written Thursday, it refers to a derogatory term for a union member who breaks strike rules or crosses the picket line.
“He is not in the union but he needs to learn,” he said.
Following Reynolds’ tweet, SAG-AFTRA issued a statement clarifying that the rules do not apply to members’ children.
“SAG-AFTRA released Halloween guidance in response to questions from content creators and members about how to support the strike during this holiday season. It was intended to help them avoid promoting striking work, and it The latest in a series of guidelines we have has been issued. “This doesn’t apply to anyone’s kids,” Union wrote, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“We are on strike for important reasons, and have been on strike for almost 100 days. Our number one priority is to get the studios back to the negotiating table so we can get a fair deal for our members, and ultimately get our industry back to work. Can bring back.”
Gilbert, who served as president of SAG-AFTRA from 2001 to 2005, criticized the union in a scathing Instagram post on Thursday.
The 59-year-old man asked, “This is what you guys brought?” “Little House on the Prairie” actress wrote.
“Literally no one cares what anyone wears for Halloween. I mean, do you really think this kind of childish stuff will end up striking? We look like a joke. Please me. Explain that you’re going to repeal this rule… and negotiate!”
“For the love of God, people are suffering so much and this is all you have to say…come on guys…@officialfrandrescher @duncanci,” Gilbert said, tagging the current SAG-AFTRA president’s Instagram account. fran drescher and chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.
The “Dancing with the Stars” alum also reposted a caption of Canadian actor Kevin Zegers’ Instagram update, saying, “It’s those kind of stupid bulls— that put us on strike.”
“‘Let’s create a policy that makes us look petty and incompetent at the same time’ @officialfrandrescher.”