Megan Fox sparked controversy by defying SAG-AFTRA's costume guidelines on social media. Despite backlash, the actress remains unapologetic about her bold choices.
Megan Fox recently found herself in the midst of controversy after she and her partner, Machine Gun Kelly, decided to don costumes that didn't align with the guidelines set by SAG-AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. The couple, known for their bold choices, harked back to 2003 by dressing as Gogo Yubari and Beatrix Kiddo from Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill: Volume 1." What added fuel to the fire was Fox's decision to openly challenge the union's stance on actors not promoting content related to the ongoing strike by tagging SAG-AFTRA in her social media post.
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This move raised eyebrows, resulting in backlash not only from the union but also from specific members of the industry. Actress Paige McGarvin commented on Fox's post, acknowledging Fox's right to disagree with the union's costume rules but expressing the view that posting such an image could harm the cause.
On October 18, SAG-AFTRA issued guidelines for its members who had been on strike since July. The union's leadership suggested that Halloween costumes could be inspired by "characters from non-struck content, like an animated TV show." However, they advised against sharing photos of costumes based on content related to the strike on social media.
It's important to note that SAG-AFTRA wasn't prohibiting actors like Megan Fox from dressing up as film characters. Instead, they were urging them not to showcase these costumes on their social media platforms.
Megan Fox's Instagram post received criticism from followers and fellow professionals. However, SAG-AFTRA itself faced backlash from its own members when it announced the ban on sharing costume photos on social media. Notable figures such as Mandy Moore from "This Is Us" and Melissa Gilbert from "Little House on the Prairie" criticized the union for its costume rules.
As for Megan Fox, the actress, best known for her role in "Jennifer's Body," recently appeared alongside action stars like Jason Statham and Sylvester Stallone in the movie "Expend4bles," which didn't perform well at the box office. Earlier in the year, she starred in a modern adaptation of the Bonnie and Clyde story in Tom DeNucci's "Johnny & Clyde," a production that received mixed reviews from critics.
Looking ahead, Megan Fox is set to join a star-studded vocal cast for the animated feature "Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin," alongside Gerard Butler, Kate Winslet, Whoopi Goldberg, James Franco, Owen Wilson, and more. Additionally, she has been cast in S.K. Dale's upcoming sci-fi thriller, "Subservience."
Despite facing criticism from colleagues and fans, Megan Fox has never been one to shy away from expressing her thoughts, no matter the potential consequences. She and Machine Gun Kelly have a history of sharing attention-grabbing content on their social media, and this latest Halloween post is in keeping with their style. It remains to be seen whether the union will take any action against her for what is seen as crossing the picket lines with her Instagram Halloween post.