Stephen Amell, star of the television series “Arrow,” has clarified his comments about the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.
In a recent interview, Amell said that he “does not support striking” and that he believes it is a “reductive negotiating tactic.”
However, Amell has since backtracked on those comments, saying that he “absolutely supports his union” and that he was “speaking extemporaneously” when he made the original remarks.
“I emote, but I certainly don’t think these issues are simple,” Amell said in a statement. “I support my union, and I stand with them. I just don’t like striking.”
Amell’s comments have drawn mixed reactions from fans and industry insiders. Some have praised him for speaking his mind, while others have criticized him for not supporting his fellow actors.
The SAG-AFTRA strike began on July 14th, and it is currently unclear when it will end. The union is seeking better pay, benefits, and working conditions for its members.
It remains to be seen whether Amell’s clarification will have any impact on the strike. However, his comments have certainly sparked a conversation about the issue.
In his statement, Amell said that he hopes “the strike ends soon so that we can all get back to work.”
“I miss my job,” he said. “I miss my cast and crew. And I miss the fans.”
It remains to be seen when the strike will end, but Amell’s comments suggest that he is hopeful that it will be resolved soon.