Melissa Gilbert thinks SAG-AFTRA’s Halloween guidelines are filled with more manure than prairie home pasture.
the Little house on the meadow The star, who served as president of the Actors Union from 2001 to 2005, criticized the union and its leadership on Thursday for their “childish” stance on Halloween costumes amid the actors’ strike.
“Is this what you guys came up with?” Gilbert, 59, he wrote on Instagram Next to the picture of A Hollywood Reporter A story about the guild’s Halloween rules. “Literally, no one cares what anyone wears on Halloween. I mean, do you really think this kind of childish stuff is going to end the strike?”
She continued: “We look like a joke. Please tell me you will abolish this rule… and go negotiate! For the love of God, people are suffering so much and this is what you should say… C.” Guys… ”
Gilbert’s post was in response to a post on the SAG-AFTRA website on Wednesday “Halloween Instructions” From the union. An infographic advises actors on the “do’s and don’ts” of spooky season, and encourages guild members to dress up as “generic characters and characters (ghost, zombie, spider, etc.)” rather than wearing costumes inspired by spooky content like Barbie film, OppenheimerAnd franchises like Marvel and star Wars.
The page also encourages members to avoid posting photos of themselves in costumes inspired by strike action on social media, and instead advises them to choose a costume from non-strike action, such as an animated TV show.
“Let’s use our collective power to send a loud and clear message to our striking employees that we will not enhance their communications without a fair contract,” the notice concludes.
It’s unclear whether violating SAG-AFTRA’s guidelines will result in any official consequences, and the union did not immediately respond to EW’s request for clarification on the matter on Friday.
Either way, Gilbert flagged down SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher and chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, rebuking them for what fellow actor Kevin Zegers called a “frivolous and incompetent” move.
Gilbert and Zegers aren’t the only members of SAG-AFTRA who seemed to find the guidelines ridiculous. Ryan Reynolds quipped on Thursday On social media“I’m looking forward to yelling at my 8 year old all night long. She’s not in the union but she needs to learn.”
Meanwhile, the actors’ strike is approaching its 100th day, and negotiations with Hollywood studios broke down again last week. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers withdrew from the table and said in a statement: “After meaningful conversations, it is clear that the gap between AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA is too great, and the conversations can no longer move us in the production direction.”
SAG-AFTRA called on the studios to return to the negotiating table. The organization said in a statement: “Let us be clear: our call is simple.” Posted on social media. “AMPTP, it’s time to negotiate honestly, value our contributions and embed an industry that supports everyone within it. We’ve supported the growth of the streaming model with discounted rates and low to non-existent residuals. It’s time to share in the success we’ve helped build.”
This statement did not address the backlash to the Halloween directive, and it remains to be seen whether the guild will back down in any way. But hey, if you can’t wear it Barbie The outfit you spent a lot of money on, the good news is that Laura Ingalls Wilder is a real person, so she’s fair game.
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