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Ryan Reynolds, Mandy Moore mock SAG-AFTRA over ‘strike-friendly’ Halloween costume rules: ‘Is this a joke?’

Ryan Reynolds, Mandy Moore and Melissa Gilbert called out the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) after the union issued new Halloween costume rules for striking actors.

On Wednesday, SAG-AFTRA posted a flyer with guidelines for observing the holiday without undermining the ongoing strike, which hit its 100th day Friday. The union instructed members to avoid dressing up as characters from struck content and instead opt for “generalized characters and figures (ghost, zombie, spider.)”

SAG-AFTRA also demanded its members refrain from posting “costumes from struck content on social media.” The guidelines prohibit members from choosing some of the year’s most popular costume choices, including Barbie, Wednesday Addams and Spider-Man.

The backlash to SAG-AFTRA’s “strike-friendly” costume rules was swift with celebrities taking to social media to vent their frustration.

“For the love of God, people are suffering mightily and this is what you have to say…c’mon guys….@officialfrandrescher @duncanci,” Gilbert added, tagging the Instagram accounts of current SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher and chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.

The “Dancing WIth The Stars” alum also reposted a caption from an Instagram update by Canadian actor Kevin Zegers that said, “This is the kind of silly bulls— that keeps us on strike.”

“‘Let’s enact a policy that makes us look petty and incompetent at the same time’ @officialfrandrescher.”

Ashley Hume is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @ashleyhume


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