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Ryan Reynolds mocks SAG-AFTRA Halloween costume guidelines; check out how did the union respond

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has prohibited certain costumes for Halloween this year

Ryan Reynolds mocks SAG-AFTRA Halloween costume guidelines; check out how did the union respond

Ryan Reynolds, SAG-AFTRA

Last Updated: 04.18 AM, Oct 25, 2023


Ryan Reynolds, who is famous for his on point and innovative sarcasms and his lovely relationship with his wife, Blake Lively, is again making headlines. This time, the actor poked fun at SAG-AFTRA directly.

This year SAG-AFTRA has prohibited certain costumes for Halloween for celebrities. The union has issued a statement, providing rules for striking actors, who were expected to wear generic costumes this Halloween.

What is SAG-AFTRA's guideline?

 For the unversed, SAG-AFTRA provided the rules to avoid wearing costumes resembling specific characters while on strike on October 20, leaving the actors with no choice and settle for vanilla-flavour costume ideas like ghost, zombie and spider.

The union explained that the rules are made to prevent actors from unintentionally promoting any protest against them.

How did Ryan mock?

Although the announcement has been criticised by many other actors, Ryan Reynolds' criticism gets highlighted the most. He wrote on Twitter on the same day, “I look forward to screaming 'scab' at my 8 year old all night. She's not in the union but she needs to learn.”

The post went viral within a few seconds and fans flooded supporting him as usual. A few even jokingly asked him to try on the Deadpool mask for Halloween.

SAG-AFTRA's explanation

After spotting instant backlashes, the union quickly made another announcement, which reads, “SAG-AFTRA issued Halloween guidance in response to questions from content creators and members about how to support the strike during this festive season. This was meant to help them avoid promoting struck work, and it is the latest in a series of guidelines we have issued. It does not apply to anyone’s kids. We are on strike for important reasons, and have been for nearly 100 days. Our number one priority remains getting the studios back to the negotiating table so we can get a fair deal for our members, and finally put our industry back to work."

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