HBO responds to Euphoria Season 2 controversy

One show that has managed to create a monstrous buzz across the globe is Euphoria, which stars Zendaya and recently aired its season 2. The popularity has spread so wide that it has become the second most consumed show on HBO after Game Of Thrones. Debuting in 2019, it soon became a rage, and the conflicts and aesthetics of the show were the talks of the town.

But, it turns out everything around the show is not as happening as it seems. Just when the wide wave of appreciation still continues to hit the makers, they have also found their feet deep in controversy. Some accusations of toxic work culture have now been made against the makers of the HBO show. Season 2 of the show was put on hold after the pandemic hit shores. The show finally premiered in 2021. The latest allegations claim that the set was a toxic work ground and the background actors were mistreated there. the allegations also say that Sam Levinson’s sets lacked preparations to fight the pandemic as per guidelines. The filmmaker was careless about the Covid-19 safety guidelines.

The Daily Beast distributed a report in which foundation entertainers on the series guaranteed there were “various grievances made to SAG-AFTRA over the creation neglecting to give them dinners on schedule and declining to allow individuals to utilize the washroom.” Sources additionally let the distribution know that the set “didn’t have an appropriate holding region for the additional items” and that “there were such countless objections called into SAG-AFTRA that an association rep went up to set.”

A source near the series let Variety know that no conventional grumblings were at any point documented to SAG-AFTRA. The list wouldn’t remark on regardless of whether protests were documented, yet it sent the accompanying proclamation: “Advocating for proficient entertainer work classifications like foundation entertainers and upholding authoritative arrangements is one of SAG-AFTRA’s center capacities. This incorporates the normal authorization of agreements at the worksite through our National Field Services Department which is accused of settling any on-set infringement by working with the organization’s creation staff individuals to promptly address the issue(s) regarding entertainers’ business. All entertainers should profit from the securities our individuals appreciate, and creation organizations consented to our arrangements need to follow our wellbeing conventions, compensation and hour rules, and different assurances no matter what an entertainer’s association status.”

As “Happiness” Season 2 broadcasted on HBO, reports about the show’s poisonous creation coursed via online media. Maker Sam Levinson and series standard Barbie Ferreira purportedly had a run-in over the story course of Ferreira’s personality, Kat, which prompted Ferreira supposedly stomping offset and Levinson scaling back Kat’s job in the season. HBO has denied Ferreira stomped offset.

Levinson’s choice not to film with a shot rundown likewise supposedly caused set strain, as it prompted extended periods for the cast and group. As HBO noted in its articulation, “It’s normal for show series to have complex shoots.”

Turns out HBO has now rolled out a statement regarding the accusations made against Euphoria 2 makers. It read, “The well-being of cast and crew on our productions is always a top priority. The production was in full compliance with all safety guidelines and guild protocols. It’s not uncommon for drama series to have complex shoots, and COVID protocols add an additional layer. We maintain an open line of communication with all the guilds, including SAG-AFTRA. There were never any formal inquiries raised.”

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