Megan Fox has been facing heavy backlash from her fans as the actress dressed up in a Kill Bill inspired costume and tagged the SAG-AFTRA official page amid the ongoing strike.
The 37-year-old model is being bashed by fans as she took to Instagram this week to show off her movie-inspired Halloween costume alongside her boyfriend, rapper Machine Gun Kelly. Last week, the performers union SAG-AFTRA set up guidelines for ongoing strike actors ahead of the Halloweekend prohibiting them from dressing up as popular characters from struck work, including popular movies and shows, and posting photos on social media.
But the former Jennifer’s Body star made it clear that she wasn’t going to stick to those guidelines as she dressed up as the classic Gogo Yubari from Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” and gave a big middle figure to SAG-AFTRA by tagging them in the post.
Despite looking jaw-droppingly gorgeous in her costume, followers of the actress took to her Instagram comments bashing her controversial decision to call out SAG-AFTRA. One user wrote: “Yes girl give it to your union trying to get better wages and benefits for lesser known people than u!” And another added: “Not a good look to publicly defy the union that is fighting to protect you, at an imperative time when they are actively calling on members to share messages of support and strength on socials.” And a third agreed: “Why is she being defiant to a group that’s literally fighting for her to make a fair wage.”
But Megan fox isn’t the only celebrity challenging the Halloween guidelines set by SAG-AFTRA. Comedian Sarah Sherman openly mocked the rules limiting costumes on a recent episode of Saturday Night Live joking about how kids can switch up their costumes to be acceptable according to SAG-AFTRA rules.
In the special, she jokingly called kids dressed up like Barbie and Spider-Man as “a bunch of adorable scabs,” and re-introduced new costumes for children that would be acceptable. She joked: “Harry Potter as described only in the books,” “minor characters from the Bible who have not appeared in any movie or TV adaptations” and daytime and reality personalities.
The new rule that many openly opposed was issued amid the ongoing actors strikes that have been taking place since July 14. The strikes have began over an ongoing labor dispute with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Those in support of the strike are calling for actors to be paid livable wages, long-term pay, consistency of employment, control over the use of artificial intelligence, among other concerns in the entertainment industry.