- June 14, 2016
-- Actress Sara Barrett (Hell's Kitty, Criminal Minds), has recently come under fire by a right-wing Christian group over pictures that appeared in Femme Fatales Magazine, promoting horror flick, 'The Dead Hate the Living.' which was released in 2000.
The shown image is of Sara in a graveyard with actor Matthew McGrory. The group claims the image is pornographic, even though Mr. McGory is wearing prosthetic gloves, not even making contact with Sara's skin and there is nothing showing in the picture that would violate any social media guidelines. This picture is being circulated online with messages such as, 'death to you, whore and death to all whores.'
The other image being criticized is of Barrett posing in black lingerie, with nipples slightly showing through sheer material. This image was posted on her boyfriend's facebook wall with the message 'How can you possibly stay with somebody who has exposed herself like this,' and has joined the zombie picture in the groups' online shame fest.
The group has systematically targeted women who have worked in areas that they see as 'the devil's work.' That would include most actresses in the horror community and performers involved with mythological-
themed work (Dungeons and Dragons, World of Warcraft, ect both of which Sara has modeled for). Barrett, along with the hate-filled, slut-shaming has also seen an outpouring of tremendous support from people in the horror community. Two other actresses and a stunt woman have reached out to her, claiming to have been victimized by this same group, each with a similar story 'These woman wrote to me and said, what's happening to you is exactly what happened to me. They wanted me to talk about it and not be intimidated by their shaming tactics.'
'Horror is an extremely misunderstood genere. There are people who can't believe my manager, Matt Chassin is a pacifist. In reality, I have never met nicer people in the industry than the ones involved in horror.'
'I'm not afraid to speak out for women and I'm not afraid to fight for the horror community.'
'There's a lot important things happening in our country right now. Innocent people are being shot. We're about to elect a new president. A lot of important things are going on. The fact that nipple-gate is a thing is really mind-blowing. But apparently it is so let's talk about it.'