SAG-AFTRA clarifies Halloween strike rules after celeb backlash

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earlier this week, SAG-AFTRA Issued guidelines for members who wish to celebrate Halloween this year while maintaining solidarity with the strike. The actors were advised to avoid costumes inspired by popular material – Barbie, Wednesday Addams, Marvel superheroes, etc. – and instead choose generic characters such as ghosts or zombies.

The reaction from guild members was intense, with many criticizing the restrictions. In response, SAG-AFTRA issued a clarification late Friday, saying they had issued the Halloween guidance “in response to questions from content creators and members about how to support the strike during this holiday season. ” “This doesn’t apply to anyone’s children,” Guild said. We are on strike for important reasons and have been on strike for almost 100 days. Our number one priority is to get studios back to the negotiating table so we can get a fair deal for our members, and ultimately get our industry back to work.

This clarification comes after some celebrities reacted to the rules. on Thursday, Ryan Reynolds mocked the suggested guidelines and Tweeted, “I’ve been waiting all night to yell ‘Scab’ at my 8 year old. He is not in the union but he needs to learn.”

elsewhere, Mandy Moore Posted on his Instagram Stories: “Is this a joke? Come on @sagaftra. Is this important? We ask that you negotiate in good faith on our behalf. So many people in every aspect of this industry have been making tremendous sacrifices for months. Get back to the table and get a fair deal so everyone can get back to work.


As actors approach 100 days of SAG-AFTRA strike, past membersthis told Rolling stone This is the longest strike ever conducted by the union over a TV and theater agreement, and the second longest strike in the union’s history (the longest being the 2000 strike). sag strike Which lasted for six months).

Paramount strike captain Brendan Bradley called the moment “historic”, adding, “This is an existential moment. We’re not leaving without fighting for some kind of victory for every category of worker.”

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