Megan Fox faces backlash from fans over controversial Halloween costume
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Megan Fox has been facing heavy backlash after she wore a Halloween costume which has caused some controversy.
The 37-year-old actor took to Instagram this week to share snaps of her costume inspired by Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill: Vol 1 while her boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly transformed himself into Uma Thurman's character the Bride.
While the costumes may look harmless, the union for actors, SAG-AFTRA, established guidelines amid the ongoing strike ahead of Halloween.
Actors were prohibited from promoting their work, along with other strict rules, including not being allowed to dress up as popular characters from struck work, including popular movies and shows and posting on social media.
However, the Jennifer’s Body star flouted the rules and clearly didn’t read the room as fans have been left outraged about her not only disregarding the guidelines but also by tagging SAG-AFTRA in her post.
The actors and film industry staff represented by SAG-AFTRA - the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists - went on strike earlier this year because of a dispute over pay, working conditions, and use of AI technology.
Back in July when the strike started, SAG-AFTRA executive director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland said that it was a ‘last resort’ after four weeks of talks failed to yield a solution.
A number of Fox's followers took to the comments to call her out for going against the rules since the strike is meant to benefit her and other actors.
One Instagram user wrote: “Yes girl give it to your union trying to get better wages and benefits for lesser known people than u!”
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.”
A third disappointed follower mentioned how odd it is for Fox to fire shots at the group trying to protect her and other actors, commenting: “You look amazing but I wish you didn’t post this. I totally understand if you disagree with SAG and want to voice that privately / to your inner circle, but using your massive platform to undermine the union and sow seeds of division in an incredibly public way does nothing but hurt our leverage with the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers)."
The SAG-AFTRA strike is ongoing, however talks are set to continue later this week in the hopes of finding a resolution.