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Melissa Barrera fired Scream 7 over pro-Palestine stance

10:50 AM | 24 Nov, 2023
Melissa Barrera fired Scream 7 over pro-Palestine stance
Source: Instagram

Melissa Barrera, originally cast in Scream 7, has been ousted from the film by Spyglass Entertainment following her social media posts critical of Israel's actions in the Gaza conflict.

Spyglass, the production company, deemed the posts antisemitic and expressed a zero-tolerance policy for hate speech or false references to genocide, ethnic cleansing, or Holocaust distortion.

Barrera, renowned for her roles in recent Scream films, called out Israel for 'genocide and ethnic cleansing' in her posts. Responding to her termination, she issued a statement condemning antisemitism and Islamophobia, stressing that criticism should be directed at governing bodies, not entire groups.

Scream 7, directed by Christopher Landon, is currently in production, and Barrera's removal has stirred controversy. Landon, in a deleted post, expressed dissatisfaction, stating, 'This was not my decision to make.' The movie's release date is yet to be announced.

Barrera's response came through an Instagram story, condemning hate and prejudice while asserting her right to use her platform to raise awareness. Spyglass clarified that her termination was not due to support for the Palestinian cause but the interpretation of her posts as antisemitic.

Spyglass' stance, as stated by their spokesperson, is clear: zero tolerance for antisemitism or hate speech in any form, including false references to genocide or ethnic cleansing. The controversy surrounding Barrera's exit continues, with Jenna Ortega, her co-star in the fifth and sixth Scream films, also confirmed to leave the franchise. Ortega's departure is reportedly due to a scheduling conflict with the production of "Wednesday."

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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