Holly Marie Combs, an original cast member of the WB drama “Charmed,” appears to clap back at reboot actress Sarah Jeffery.
In what seems like a response to Jeffery — who slammed Combs and co-star Rose McGowan as “sad” and “pathetic” for “putting down [a show featuring] WOC” — Holly wrote Tuesday on Twitter, “That’s some --------.”
“And a lot of it. Clearly. People speaking, excuse me typing, derogatory accusations of a person’s character despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary because of a difference in opinions about a tv show is just plain wrong. And also personal gain honey,” Combs wrote, without naming names or tagging accounts.
When one fan wrote to Combs — saying she and McGowan were “going hard against the show that finally gives your fans of color a chance to see ‘Charmed’ ones that look like them” — Combs replied:
“Did you watch the video of the moment making the media clickbait rounds? That’s not me going hard. I laughed. Trust. I’m well aware of the inequities in casting and what are still erroneously deemed as success making formulas.”
Did you watch the video of the moment making the media clickbait rounds? That’s not me going hard. I laughed. Trust. I’m well aware of the inequities in casting and what are still erroneously deemed as success making formulas.— Holly Marie Combs Ryan (@H_Combs) October 14, 2020
Combs later tweeted:
There’s more important things happening in the world. Carry on.— Holly Marie Combs Ryan (@H_Combs) October 13, 2020
In a video that circulated around social media this week, Combs and McGowan commented on Netflix’s decision to remove their show from the streaming service.
That’s when McGowan said the reboot “sucks” before admitting that she has never seen it.
While Combs was seen laughing, she did not say anything against the reboot — which premiered 2018 and co-starred Madeleine Mantock, who is Afro-Caribbean and white, and Melonie Diaz, who is of Puerto Rican descent.
In response, Jeffery — who is of African-American, Indigenous Canadian, and English descent — wrote, “I find it sad and quite frankly pathetic to see grown women behaving this way.”
“I truly hope they find happiness elsewhere, and not in the form of putting down other WOC. I would be embarrassed to behave this way.”
The original “Charmed” premiered in 1998 and starred Combs, Alyssa Milano, and Shannen Doherty as a trio of sister witches.
After Doherty left before Season 4, McGowan joined the cast as half-sister Paige Matthews.
The show ran for eight seasons until May 2006.