Behind-the-scenes drama? “Euphoria” followers have their say on the “cancellation” of Hunter Schafer, Barbie Ferreira and Sydney Sweeney following current backlash
We used to have a Sunday night time!
It’s been seven months and yes, we still miss the Sunday nights we all tuned in to “Euphoria” together. Season 2 was a lit emotional roller coaster that left us wanting more. As fans wait for more series drama, rumors are swirling around the web that Season 3 has been cancelled.
show cancelled? Who said that?!
Well, fans needn’t worry just yet, because back in April, HBO confirmed that “Euphoria” had been renewed for a third season. The show may not be cancelled, but fans have taken matters into their own hands by canceling cast members one by one. ‘Euphoria’ stars Hunter Schafer, Barbie Ferreira and Sydney Sweeney were recently thrown into the ‘cancelled’ ring of fire.
Hunter Schafer’s comment took a deduction
This broken domino effect began early last week when Hunter, who plays Jules, reportedly agreed to a post calling for non-binary people. THe’s now deleted, but a lengthy post apparently accused non-binary people of having a negative impact on the trans movement, which continues to fight for medical transition.
“You’re not helping… You’re not expanding the minds of cis people. You make them hate us. For the last time, I ask non-binary people to take a seat and let binary trans people, and black trans women in particular, be the voice of this community because they are the ones who are vulnerable.
Jules causes a flurry of reactions
Fans noticed that Hunter had put five exclamation marks in the comments section. Being an iconic trans actress, many were immediately taken back when she endorsed this post. As the failed train began to roll into the station, fans went back and forth as to whether or not it should fail.
Huntress Schafer when she finds out that transphobia is responsible for transphobic laws and not non-binary people pic.twitter.com/wqqCfAyqwG
— Jupiter (@hometheyz) August 23, 2022
I have to say everyone gets mad at Jägerschafer for literally just commenting “!!!!”. on someone else’s post. I like silly posts all the time. Stinks of transmisogyny to me. Much like non-binary people aren’t the problem, Jägerschafer isn’t the problem.
— Laurel🗡️🌿 (@fewredthings) August 25, 2022
Hunter Schafer hating non-binary people wasn’t on my bingo card but is SO rich white woman of hers but also rooted in the idea that non-binary people are just ‘trans-lite’ and therefore deserve less care , and this is a very harmful mentality we need to disable <3
— max (@abattoirbluues) August 23, 2022
Honestly, not mad at Hunter Schafer, like many non-binary people, you see opportunities compared to trans women, especially black trans women. Our visibility plays a big role in how we make changes and actually take care of our lives and unfortunately tend not to
— |Chris Li | Paper Bag Agency | 🌞 (@sunnychrisse) August 25, 2022
Hunter has yet to respond to the criticism and in less than 24 hours, the “breakdown” torch was passed to her castmate Barbie Ferreira.
Rumors have been swirling for a while that Barbie Ferreira and “Euphoria” creator Sam Levison had a bit of insults on set. It was rumored that Ferreira allegedly walked off the set after a falling out with Levison. In March, the actress shut down the rumors during her interview with Insider.
I’ve seen so many different things and a lot of it is untrue and some of it is like mundane little things
Despite her limited scenes in Season 2, fans were super shocked Barbie announced she was leaving the cast after two seasons. Many didn’t expect her to be leaving so soon, especially with Season 3 just around the corner. She captioned her Instagram stories with a sweet goodbye.
“After four years of portraying the special and enigmatic character Kat, I have to say goodbye with tears in my eyes. I hope many of you were able to see yourself in her as I did, and that she brought you joy to see her journey to the character she is today. I put all my care and love into them and I hope you can feel it. I love you Katherine Hernandez.” She wrote.
Kat fans are hurt
It’s safe to say that Kat fans were saddened by her announcement, which made for a sad goodbye across the internet.
“Can’t anyone play her part like her I’m pisseddddddddd,” wrote one fan.
The reappearance of an old alleged Tumblr account
While fans were saddened, other commenters made it loud and clear that they didn’t share the same sentiments while bringing up Barbie’s alleged Tumblr racist past. There isn’t much solid evidence to back up these claims, but many people have shared screenshots claiming that she said the N-word on Tumblr in her teenage days.
I’m sorry but Kat is one of Euphoria’s best characters…Barbie Ferreira deserves better pic.twitter.com/LKbiPXxZ8l
— julian🏽 (@jul13an) August 24, 2022
Y’all out here crying about Barbie Ferreira I might not care another racist actor in the cast pic.twitter.com/IO1593bIvo
— Kota☆ (@Honeymoononika) August 25, 2022
To learn in the same fucking minute that barbie ferreira won’t be returning for euphoria s3 AND that she’s racist is like being machine gunned
— Pizza Hut (@mikepropagand) August 25, 2022
Ferriera also ignored critics while in the hot seat, and the heat quickly seared her castmate, Sydney Sweeney.
Sydney Sweeney’s Jubilee Year
The past two months have been one of celebration for Sydney Sweeney. In July, upon receipt, she was filled with joy not one, but two Emmy nominations for her roles in “Euphoria” and “The White Lotus.” Despite the actress’ busy schedule, she was able to take some time off to surprise her mother with a Hoedown 60 themed birthday party full of loved ones.
Sydney arrived at the party in a white dress paired with a matching hat and boots. While she kept it simple with no political statements, fans weren’t there for her family members, who apparently did.
While scrolling through the films, fans immediately spotted a person wearing a Blue Lives Matter shirt. Sweeney’s family members all smiled too, as they wore their Make Sixties Great Again version of Donald Trump’s red Make America Great Again hats.
Cassie says it’s not like that!! B-day party or political party… fans say no to Issa!
Sweeney fans, who loved seeing Sydney as Cassie Howard, were left with mixed reviews in the comments. Some shocked but not surprised, a few supportive, or a bunch ready to unfollow all together.
Yes, it’s a no from me. never unfollowed so quickly
Sydney with a quick clapback
Amid all the backlash, Sydney was quick to take to Twitter to clear the air surrounding her mum’s birthday celebration.
“Guys, this is wild. An innocent celebration of my mother’s 60th birthday turned into an absurd political statement, which was not the intention. Please stop making assumptions. Lots of love to everyone ♥️ and Happy Birthday Mom!” She wrote.
Not only did this tweet create more uproar, but the commenters went straight to Sydney’s thread to get a few more things out of the way
assumptions? Don’t shed light on your fans (many are probably young progressive people based on the content of the show that got you fame). Her family is obviously far right based on the Blue Lives Matter shirts and MAGA babies. pic.twitter.com/Gwcm4YZduz
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) August 28, 2022
The Sydney Sweeney family has MAGA-inspired merch, and she says she doesn’t know why everything has to be political.
– SLIM. (@_slimarella_) August 27, 2022
If you post a photo of yourself wearing a swastika, is it wrong to assume you are a Nazi?
You’re not responsible for your family’s bigoted beliefs, but it’s ridiculous to suggest that people are “making assumptions” when the shirt is literally a political statement.
— Chris Evans (@notcapnamerica) August 28, 2022
sydney sweeney hop on ig live so soon pic.twitter.com/n4X0hWaOSL
— ᱬ S in his Targaryen era ᱬ (@theescarletgrey) August 27, 2022
Except that there is nothing “innocent” about condoning racism and political figures who slander minorities and marginalized groups. Welcome to the real world where we choose to see color and hold fanatics accountable Sydney 🌈✨
— honey girl (@KayKaytheSag) August 28, 2022
Twitter Responds to Back-to-Back Cast “Cancellations”
After all the social “cancellations,” fans are scared to see which “Euphoria” castmate might be next.
Euphoria Cast antm America next top model disappears pic.twitter.com/nDyDLeKKeH
— Tham Saves (@TyjaeSaves) August 28, 2022
all the euphoria is just pouring down the drain pic.twitter.com/f9234pRefk
— KY ♕⭒ (@manistoe) August 27, 2022
Sam Levinson sees Euphoria and the cast downhill pic.twitter.com/Ted55JqlVJ
— Miscellaneous (@Snokes7) August 27, 2022
Euphoria performers are being called out all week pic.twitter.com/0bqboK2GPS
— mara (@PARKERSFILMZ) August 27, 2022
So far, Ferreira is the only confirmed star to have left the show, and Sweeney is the only one dealing with backlash, leaving fans with more and more questions.
#Roomates, is the euphoria for the series over or are you ready for season 3?!