August 01, 2023

Celebrity

Stephen Amell doesn't support SAG-AFTRA, promoting STARZ show

Stephen Amell accused of violating SAG-AFTRA, deletes all social media posts

By George Johnson August 01, 2023
Stephen Amell faces backlash for alleged breach of SAG-AFTRA strike regulations.
 Stephen Amell faces backlash for alleged breach of SAG-AFTRA strike regulations.

Stephen Amell, known for his role in the series Arrow, has come under scrutiny for allegedly violating SAG-AFTRA strike rules by promoting his STARZ show on social media. 

In an apparent attempt to conceal his actions, the actor reportedly deleted all related posts from his various platforms. This move has not gone unnoticed by his fans, who have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment and disapproval.

One fan expressed their disillusionment, stating that they had admired Amell for a considerable time due to his involvement in charitable efforts like the "fuck cancer" campaigns. However, they now perceive him as displaying traits of arrogance and hatred, leading to a shift in their perception of the actor.

Despite the overwhelming support for the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike among the guild's performers, there are actors like Stephen Amell who don't share the same sentiment. 

Amell, 42, recently attended GalaxyCon in Raleigh, North Carolina, following the debut of the second season of his new series, Heels, during the strike that commenced on July 14, which saw the WGA also taking part in a strike since early May.

During the event, when asked about the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, he expressed his sense of insulation in Hollywood, where he resides, mentioning that many people in the room might not be fully aware of the strike and its implications.

"I support my union, I do, and I stand with them," Amell said. "I do not support striking. I don’t," Amell answered a question about the strike.

"I think that it is a reductive negotiating tactic, and I find the entire thing incredibly frustrating," he continued. "And I think that the thinking as it pertains to shows like the show that I’m on that premiered last night, I think it’s myopic."