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EXCLUSIVE: Crystal Chappell speaks out on Twitter controversy!

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Several days ago an all out war of words between rival fan bases erupted on Twitter, after some tweets by TV Guide Canada journalist, Nelson Branco, regarding Days of our Lives star, Kristian Alfonso (Hope).  As fans became upset surrounding the comments in the tweets, Crystal Chappell (Carly) entered the fray to try to calm down the explosion that was happening on Twitter.  But she was taken to task for what appeared to some that she chose not to defend her castmate, but defended Branco’s honor and right to speak his mind.

Chappell, asked to speak exclusively with On-Air On-Soaps to publicly clear the air on what went down and to address the public attacks on her for just trying to diffuse the situation, and how we all must use social media more wisely and stop attacking one another. And with or without intent, this entire Twitter episode erupted, sad to say, as a form of Cyberbulling… something no group or individual should have to experience.  So, here below is what Crystal wanted to relay to soapers everywhere! It is our hope that this will give everyone some perspective on the subject.

I know you wanted to make a statement about what happened on Twitter.  Where do you want to start?

CRYSTAL: First, I don’t agree with what was said, and when you are walking into something blindly, you just want the madness to stop.  It would not matter who it was.  I would probably find a way to diffuse the situation.  I think that is probably what a lot of people were trying to do, but people were angry, and then all of a sudden fists were flying everywhere at everyone.  It was a melee and over-the-top.  You know I don’t condone hatred of any kind, and I think people have the right to speak their mind.  But, I really do think we have to choose our words more carefully.  If you want to have a discussion, ask questions.  If you just want to hate on somebody, what I have done is I go for the “block”, and then that becomes a weird football game, too.  But there should be no reason for it.  If you want something from me, tell me.  If you want to tell me that you hate me, tell me. Tell me that you hate me and move on.  Fans and fellow actors being attacked for no reason based on what somebody else said, was not right.  My whole aim with this was to say, “Stop fighting.  I don’t know what is going on either.  But this is not O.K.!”  The intensity of the hatred was astounding.  It was not, “I am angry with you or I don’t like you,” it was one of those things where I thought, “Am I going to have to call the F.B.I.?” I think these people want to kill me.  They were not threatening bodily harm, but it was a violent attack of words.  And, I don’t understand that coming from anybody.  I don’t understand that with members of the press.  I don’t condone that!

Let’s clear the air also, about your feelings on Kristian Alfonso and how this negative turn with this whole Twitter debacle affected you, your castmates and other fans.

CRYSTAL: I never said an unkind word about Kristian Alfonso and I do not have bad feelings about her.  I brushed by her today at work and we said, “Hello. How are you?” There is no problem between her and me.  And this is what is so sadly wrong about all of this.  I just wanted to make a point of let’s not hurt each other.  But, the intensity of this hatred said something to me.  So I thought, “I will take it” because I am used to it after over 20 years in this business.  But to do this to others fans, and to have four people tweeting me going, “Why are they being so mean to me?  They don’t even know me.”  And these are DAYS fans!  These are people that are supporting the show!  I thought, “Dear God. This is so sad and unnecessary.”  You really don’t know what anyone knows, or don’t know.  There is just this rage.  I don’t blame people for being upset about what was said about Kristian.  I was upset when I read it the next day and I did something about it.  My people made a phone call to Nelson.  I have to ask people; what would you do if you were walking down the street and you saw two people fighting?   Would you just walk by?   Would you stand there and cheer them on?   Would you say, “Before I try to help you, I am gonna ask which one of you threw the first stone?”  Or, would you just try to break the fight up?   Now, I go for break the fight up and then figure out what is going on.  But to sit there and judge anything and anyone for what I think was a sane decision, and to spin that to be something else is a little maddening, and unacceptable.  I spoke with Molly Burnett (Melanie, DAYS) today and thanked her for being a decent person.  She was just trying to diffuse the situation.  She should not be hated because of that.  But this is about polarizing and winning something.  What are you going to win?   I am not even on DAYS anymore.  Where is the win here?  You get to be the bigger hater?  I just don’t get it and I don’t want that for the fans.  Like I said, I understand their rage completely.  But I don’t understand the win.  You don’t have all the facts and you are attacking people who are absolutely innocent based on what one person said.   I don’t get it.

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Had you known the whole back-story about what was unfolding on twitter, and what had preceded you coming in to it, would you perhaps not chosen to post your original tweet, but something else?

CRYSTAL: What I would have done would have been to go in to Twitter and say something different, which would have been, “Stop the hate!   I don’t care which camp it is coming from… stop!“  We all have the right to speak our minds.  I think back to what happened last week with Tracy Morgan.  But, there are boundaries and lines, and things you need to be aware of that effect people.  That is true for everyone: press, an actor, or a fan.  The only reason I bring this whole issue up is for a couple of reasons.  One is to be respectful of each other as human beings, and we deserve to go to bed knowing not that we won a hate war, but we have calmly and civilly spoken to each other respectfully.  And, I am not pointing the finger at any one fan base.  I am saying that for everybody.  Also, that if we don’t pull together as fans of daytime television, you are going to see it go away.  This is the last thing, trust me.  I am on the inside of this, and the last thing daytime TV needs is fractured fan bases.  It is totally unacceptable what is going on.  There is too much going on out there in the world right now.  We don’t need to be going off on each other.  Just say what you have to say, but be willing to listen to somebody.  Have a dialog.  That is what I wanted to have, a dialog.

In a perfect world, how would you have preferred people to let you know their feelings about you in this scenario?

CRYSTAL: In a perfect world, tell me you are pissed off about what Nelson said.  Tell me you are pissed off at me, because I defended him.  Let me have an opportunity – and as I said- I don’t condone hatred.  But nobody said, “Crystal, do you agree that Nelson said that Kristian got you fired?”  And I would have said, “No, I don’t agree with that.”  There was no dialog.  There was lot of name-calling 101, and nothing I haven’t heard before.  I am a little disappointed in that.  If you are going to call me names, come up with something more interesting or new.  Give me something to entertain me! (Laughs)  It was schoolyard bullying and antics.  Just tell me what you want me to hear, because I am receptive.  But I have to be honest, and I have to own this.  By the end of the night, I had the attitude of “screw this”.  I did.  I am not going to lie.  I apologize for that.  But at the end of the night that is where my head was at.  But I want to start over.  I believe that love is louder and that is where we are moving.  There is the impersonality of social media, and that is why I wanted to speak to you about this, and again I think this is important.   And I am not judging anybody.  I am just saying that we all, including me, really need to be careful.   Let’s just have a good time, which is the point of it.

What do you think, in the bigger picture, this all really says about social networking and communication in 2012?

CRYSTAL: I will tell you a story.  Last year, I had friend who was having a tough time communicating with her co-workers, as she mainly communicated with them through email.  She is a wonderful, funny, smart and kind person, and none of that translated.  So what ended up on the other end was a lot of bad feelings.  And it made me stop and think that this is such an impersonal way to communicate with people.  I do think that Twitter is a little bit better, but if you miss an LOL or “wink”, you’re screwed. (Laughs)  I am conscious of that, but I have certainly sent out tweets, where people go, “Oh, my God. She does not like me.”  And you can’t read a tone in a tweet, and it made me think it’s so important to pick up the phone and have that one-on-one time and to take the time to cultivate relationships.  People feel too comfortable behind the wheel, or in this case, behind the keyboard.  It is so easy just to hit “send” or to send something out, because you don’t have to be held accountable.  I also think there is no way to fully communicate what is going on via Twitter.  It really comes down to how you treat people.  And at the end of the day, whether you are standing in front of people or on Twitter, it’s about how you treat people, and unfortunately that is so out of hand.

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I’m constantly stunned by the level of bile people will spew anonymously. I’ve seen it in comments on pages for my favorite sports teams, comments on TV shows, news articles about Joe or Jill Average, and soap fandoms.

And it’s so easy to generalize or perpetuate myths by retweeting or forwarding outrage (and creating a bigger firestorm) without checking to see if there’s any basis.

So, thank you, Crystal, for taking a stand. Really well said. Brava!

Brava, Michael, for a job well done. What’s sad is the amount of bashing done by message boards over this whole situation. The message board I was on for three years made me so sick over how they were bashing the actors involved in this that I quit posting there. Thank you, Crystal, for taking a stand. And to all those of you still bashing the actors because of their behavior and their innocent tweets and saying that isn’t bullying? Look in the mirror and repeat after me. YES. IT. IS.

Love is louder. Shout it from the rooftop.

It hurts when your favorites eff up, doesn’t it? But what happened to Crystal, Molly, and even Kristian is nothing like real bullying. Shame on Crystal for exploiting a real problem and playing the victim to cover her own mistakes.

That could say that I do not know, Crystal one more time proves to be the great woman who is full of good feelings, worried the smallest detail, Crystal is transparent, sincere, with a patience and tolerance that anyone would have. Crystal is a great woman … I admire and adore CRYTAL CHAPPELL

Crystal, I applaud you for speaking out about this. And I agree with lovelure’s post that people who are anonymous will take the opportunity to spew bile just because they can.

That is one of the main reasons why I rarely use Twitter anymore. There is a limitation as to how much you can Twitter. It forces you to omit words and expressions (smiley faces/winks) which change the whole tone of the post.

I’ve reverted back to my Facebook page which allows me to fully express my thoughts and enables me to add 😉 🙂 🙁 :-O which can accurately describe the tone of your message and change it from offensive to acceptable verbalization of feelings and thoughts.

In reference to the subject of the Tweeter war – I can’t imagine Kristian Alfonso being able to have someone fired from DOOL. Considering the situation of soaps in general, I don’t think any actor has that much clout on DOOL or any other soap, even Kristian Alfonso.

I find it hard to believe that Crystal did not know what Nelson was tweeting about when she was on Twitter for hours and replied to his tweets. Crystal had a chance to stand up against a cyber bully who has been bullying for years, and she chose instead to support him and not the victim. I’m not surprised that her propping of Nelson going on for years now bit her on the butt. He’s a jerk, but she doesn’t care along as he gives her press. And it’s obvious that she’s his source for a lot of his stories about Days. Supporting a bully is as bad as being one. I am not buying the spin she is selling. Glad she’s off DOOL.

Agree 100% !

Nota she is not the source for the storys Nelson was saying about day’s.Journalist have other way’s to get to their story, and she didn’t support the bully. So how long are we gonna keep this going on, she was clear in this interview why don’t you heck the people that was attacking he was also wrong but no and here you go blaming her. I will say shake it off and move on leave the past behind it’s a new day and we all learn everyday. don’t assume somethin you don’t know about.

Perla- she did retweet several of his tweets. Why, if she was facing so much “vile venom” regarding this, would she retweet them? If I had not personally been on Twitter during Nelson’s attacks, maybe I could believe she knew nothing about this. HOWEVER, Nelson has been a HUGE supporter of Crystal for years and this is not his first time attacking other actors, fans and fan bases. She had to have known that this is his personal style of “journalism!” And I did Tweet her personally asking why she was supporting Nelson, when he was obviously a bully and had been for years. She didn’t respond until the outraged fans blew up NBC, the soap magazines and Nelson’s own magazine with tweets, emails and letters.
Until then, CC chose to support Nelson!

Have we learned no lessons? People should stop making assumptions. You weren’t there and neither was I and we aren’t in their shoes. Nor do we know who is the “source” of stories. Believe what you want, NotaBopefan, but you ….aren’t helping yourself by the way you come across.
Or better yet, #Onward

ITA with you! Nelson Branco isn’t a journalist, he is a one man publicity wagon for Crystal Chappell. She could be laying on screen for months in a coma and he would still call her the “Merle Streep” of daytime! I feel that this was orchestrated to help her gain sympathy in the press for her being “attacked” by Bope fans. Don’t support a jerk then! I am so sick of everyone saying she was going to “save” Days. Haha! After following her on twitter, I lost ALL respect for her.

If she would have been given a decent storyline who knows what would have happen! Nothing has saved Days in the ratings so far, & I doubt anything will! I don’t believe for one second she orchestrated anything, this was all one mans doing! CC will survive this, it will blow over, she gains followers on Twitter she hasn’t lost many! This too shall pass!

None of you, including me knows Crystal personally. But, I will say this, she has my respect and admiration. Its so easy to sit there and judge and make assumptions. Her work on Days, Venice the Series, and even the way she has spoken out publicly about love and respect for people, as human beings, speaks volumes to the kind of person she is. She has used her celebrity to give the gay community an even bigger voice. Now thats love! People are hating on Crystal for what someone else said to defend her…Does not make sense! Wow! How can you lose respect for someone based on what someone else has said. Rock on Miss Chappell! Your an inspiration because you spread love, not hate! I thank you!

thank you Michael for giving Crystal the opportunity to talk about this…it’s so true that Twitter gets out of hand and that’s when we need to step back…we preach NOH8 to everyone else, we need to be the example or it means nothing!

thank you Crystal for your ability to communicate to your fans, it may seem like we aren’t listening at times, but we are…our respect for you shines thru in the end and our love will always prevail….call me! ☮♡☺xo♥♀♀✩ツ♫

I’m not a Bope fan or a Crystal fan, but I watched the drama unfold last week in real-time and I’m pretty baffled by Crystal’s comments.

She never defended Kristian after Nelson’s nasty comments, which did not just say Kristian got Crystal fired, but included some nasty personal slurs. I did not see the attacks on Crystal on Twitter, but while Nelson was ranting about Kristian, Crystal told people to send him “love.” She also retweeted one comment about how Bope only has five fans and another that called Bope fans a “vile fanbase.” (Crystal also later claimed she did not know what Nelson was tweeting, but at one point during the entire exchange, she actually retweeted one of this tweets.)

Given that history, her statements here smack of revisionism and deflection. Whatever her intentions or her actual knowledge of what Nelson said, it is hard not to look at what she said without reading it as Crystal supporting Nelson. If she wanted to diffuse the situation and stop the fight, there were far better ways of doing it. Hopefully, she and other actors can take away from this an important lesson about how their actions via social media come across and how, if they are truly unaware of what is causing a conflict, they should investigate before getting involved.

This is what bothers me. People say they didn’t see the attacks on Crystal; they didn’t read the comment that was tweeted prior to NB about having his head stuck up CC a** but make assumptions about CC behavior. CC NEVER said a bad thing about KA. CC has two boys not three. She has one hubby not two and she is not responsible for NB. CC has been attacked by Bope fans repeatedly concerning bo and hope and hope. She took and put up with their crap for two years now. This mess is over and its time for Bope fans to deal with it and let it go. Not once have I heard KA come to CC rescue when her fans talk about CC. I do not expect the same from CC. Where is it in CC contract that she has to defend KA.? KA is a grown woman and she can speak for herself. The end.

And CC did not retweet any of Nelson’s tweets that night, I know I was there! KA isn’t upset at CC, she believes her just like we do, CC did not see NB’s tweets, therefore she did not retweet any of them! If KA isn’t upset, then this whole thing should stop, KA has made comments regarding all of this, how much she enjoyed working with CC. Time to move on & let it go!

This is why I support Crystal in her projects. She is kind to her fans, and a very talented actor. I hope the bullying on both sides comes to an end now. This should be about keeping soaps on the air. Not about who said what about who.

Thanks Michael for letting Crystal speak. I’m curious what Kristian feels but we haven’t heard from her. It does astound me how much energy people put on hate and the time and effort. Really, would be great to spend it on things for good – go buy some more jewelry if you’ve got time on your hands. And yet, there still is this little thing called free speech in this world that allows all of us to have our opinions. Might just behoove some to use their speech a little more wisely and friendlier. #Love

We are all so quick to judge people we don’t even know, and we think we have “inside information” into their daily life.

Crystal probably didn’t know what was going on at first that’s not her fault she’s human she’s not some evil person that hates KA and spews bad things from behind the scenes she’s been on soaps for 20 years she knows not to do that plus if she did people would know by now since she’s been on quite a few soaps. So many people want to jump to quick conclusions because they are upset or angry but common sense needs to be used to…do we really think KA and CC hate each other, and CC is spewing hatred to NB about her blah blah blah…no, thats just some little soap opera behind a soap opera that NB made up so people would read his blog, case in point, he dropped twitter right afterward to let CC take the heat, he also might of been mad at her for not telling him about her leaving Days we never really know.

I agree with Crystal about what happened. She tried her best to break up the fight but she doesn’t control what comes out of people’s mouths and in this case tweet mouths and fingers :). All she could do is try as she did but she ended up being blamed anyways even though she tried to call a cease fire on the situation. I was appalled when I read the other article where the media person who is some psychologist actually put the blame on Crystal solely for what fans both hers and Kristian were writing, that was definitely ridiculous. Sad.


Crystal, I’m so glad you took a stand! I know about cyber bullying first hand. I can’t believe how cruel people can be, even when you don’t even know them. That’s all I wanted to say. Thanks again Crystal. #LoveIsLouder

Took a stand? At supporting the man who was bullying KA? Yes, cyber bullying is awful, It’s too bad KA had to experience it…

So did CC with all the bogus twitter accounts that attacked her, instead of asking her what she meant! CC & KA were cyber bullied, 2 wrongs do not make a right!

I don’t hate her I have enjoyed her work on days. Like someone has said though I find myself losing more and more respect for her each time she opens her mouth. Like someone else said she has supported a cyber bully for months and months cause he supported Venice and gave her press coverage. So now that it blew up she’s taking a stand? Why not before when Nelson was trashing other members of daytime? The “I had no idea” excuse after the fact I find insulting. Yes there is freedom of press but there is also the ability to not support a reporter that constantly takes jabs at a shrugging genre for readers and his own mentions. If I could I would ask her about that.

ITA with you Lina! First of all, freedom of the press would actually imply that Nelson was a real journalist! I have seen NOTHING that shows him as a mature, impartial member of the press. Crystal has supported Nelson for YEARS, due to his ALWAYS favorable “love” he sends her. She didn’t care when Nelson attacked Kristian, she said to keep sending Nelson LOVE as a matter of fact. Had she TRULY wanted to defuse the situation, her tweet should have said, “I do not support Nelson in his KA hate, I have nothing but respect for her. Please stop the hate!
Then I would believe her. Now, I have no doubt that she was behind this mess and is happy of the free press it has gotten her.

I didn’t follow the twitter thing, but from what I understand, it looks like Nelson B. was bordering on libel with his comments about Kristian Alfonso. I can’t understand why Crystal Chappell defended him. This interview is total gobbledygook. I don’t understand how standing up for “freedom of speech,” condoning NB’s statements about KA, was in any way diffusing things or standing up to bullying. Oh well, I hope CC is happy and does well with whatever she moves onto next. She is a fine actress, but in this situation, I think she’d be better off just apologizing and not trying to look like she was standing up to bullying or whatever.

Crystal, while Im glad you spoke out on this issue, and all the drama. I truly did not see u taking responsibilty.. Not for others action that you “supported” and even had the gall to ask other to lend him ther support, but you own,
Your Interview was sweet aapologetic and classy.. But is was also VERY evasive.

Yes you defended Nelson Branco’s “right” to speak.. what you should have said to diffuse it is
**”Nelson,U Aere so sweet and I Lov and Thank you .. BUT K.A did NOT get me fired, or have any part in my leaving Days, So Please dont spread this”** … inTruth.. It will only cause anger, and trouble between FanBases’s .. some of who also are your fans, Like myself who felt you had a bad story and Raw deal at Fats but atr an anazubt=fvs you none of us need.”

Insed him, Asked for his support,, And then worse things got so heated it just spead, and you had the bad tatset to retweet, the terrible and cruel remarks about Kristian and
even continud the dialog with cop-workers.. And worst of all retweeted trhe post calling Bope “Fans Vile Then we saw Judi Evans and Molly Burnett chime in.. and it took Peter Reckell to Finally sign on and post that he does now condone ANY of this.. An eccellent way of saying something buy saying nothing And trying to nip things in the bud.

In My opinion.. You should scold Nelson for ven putting you in this position

And you need to apologize **ON TWITTER** If you unknowingly and without Malice posted, or retweewted anything that may have insulted the fans of Bo and Hope, or the actors.. Or if you,,, let down any of your own fans, That while you strongly believe in free speech with rthat privlegedhe comes reposibility. and just because you can say something , it does not mean you shoud ever lose controli and do so,

Just to give a bit of context here. I follow about 500 people give or take (friends, acquaintances, actors, musicians). Crystal only follows 130. For the most part while I’m at work for an 8hr (usually nights) shift (nursing), I’m not online for much of it, plus I’m sleeping 6-9hrs daytime (thus not online). If I’m not online at the time something happens on Twitter (like during a show or game where there’s a lot of chatter amongst friends, then I miss conversations and have to rely on my Tweetdeck which I have set up to catch up to a day’s worth of tweets (give or take how busy it is.

Now, Crystal has nowhere near the number of people she follows that I do, however, there are over 26,000 people who follow her and sending tweets on a regular basis. If she’s not online at a time a particular comment was made, either because of work, or family time, especially if it doesn’t have her @crystalchappell in the tweet, she may well miss reading a tweet.

I saw Nelson’s original tweet last week that started everything that night as I was home and online at the time. I was on for another hour or so afterwards then went to bed. When I woke up and headed into work I did log on for a while to read some of the back tweets in *my* friends feed and saw the clusterfuck that brewed up. I was appalled reading the hate and vitriol being spewed. As Crystal said, I don’t care which side was doing the cyberbulling, I hate negative conflict and bullying, I just want it to stop. I don’t blame her for saying ‘screw it’ that night. After a while of reading the negative comments (most of which I didn’t see), I was in the same frame of mind.

And subsequently to be bashing not only Crystal, I saw folks bashing Molly Burnett and Judi Evans who sought to intervene.

I am a Y&R fan and I heard what was going on with the twitter mess. However, it seems most of the responses seem to be from her fans, so I am sure some won’t be happy with this outsiders view! LOL I have to ask “what is the point of bringing this up AGAIN! My friends are Days fans and this was over I thought. So what is her point in doing this interview and bringing it up again? Once again putting this Kristian woman out front and caught back up in the mess? Sometimes, it’s just best to be quiet!Something she should have done in the first place, sounds like!

As a Y&R fan we all hate Nelson and wish he would just go away! He’s a jerk and shows favoritism all the time, which is why lots of people can’t understand why TV Guide Canada still employs him! What he did was slander! And if I were the actress, I would seriously look at legal actions. However, Crystal put herself in the middle and that’s her fault. It’s nice that she owns up to her part, but I think she would have done herself much better by just being quiet. Maybe she needs or wants the publicity since apparently she isn’t on Days anymore. And if that is why she did this, in some ways to me, that just as bad as what she apparently did in the first place! Sometimes, the less said it the best. JMO

Nelson Branco needs to stop this he can have his opinions of people but I find it hard to beleive a fellow actor can get another one fired! Is he a child or what stop the kindergarten stuff I have not watched Days in years, you are always going to have your favorites he also slams Hunter Tylo all the time. Leave it alone!

You may want to ask RKK why he was let go while on vacation.

RKK was let go due to MANY of the female cast members asking he be removed. As a matter of fact, that same thing occured on AW as well. Fine actor, nice man, but MANY in the industry had issues with him!

The ONLY bullying that went on was that of Nelson Branco against Kristian Alfonso. The things he said were cruel and disgusting. And to top it all of, a few Days castmastes (not just CC), brushed of Branco’s words and continued to share laughs with him and support him that night and the day after. KA was the victim in all of this, no one else IMO

MF and Crystal Chappell this is an awesome interview. ITA with everything she says. I have watched Nelson Bronco spew vile accusations at one of my favorite actresses Christel Kahlil for years. He has influenced his readers with his hatred for certain actors and actresses. You can see some of the result on the message boards. I actually see posters quote what he says to validate their own point against a actor or actress they dislike/hate spreading his hatred even further. When all soaps are gone from the airwaves, there will be many things that we can blame. But there will be a finger squarely pointed at some of these bloggers that spewed out poison, against a star because of their own personal bias, time and time again and helped to bring down the soap genre.

Glad she had a chance to clarify its a shame that some people will always believe what they want of her because it justifies their actions. Can’t really imagine what she could have done to them personaly to cuase such hate for her, surely its not because she played someone they disliked in a soap opera .

For many of us, this isn’t about hate. This is about disagreeing with her handling of the situation that night. Some of us feel she acted like a hypocrite, telling us to fight the hate while not fighting it herself by telling Nelson to stop attacking Kristian. She had the opportunity. She chose not to use it. And yes, she knew what was going on. She just pretended she didn’t the next day when she saw a lot of negative reaction around the net.

She calls one group of fans on “bullying” but exempts her own fans, as though they are innocent of all wrongdoing, which is again hypocritical, because they’ve acted poorly lots of times.

She doesn’t have to be perfect and isn’t expected to be. But she could have handled the situation differently, and she could have been more honest in this interview than she was.

She chose not to. Her choice, of course.

But a lot of people saw it all unfold, word by word, tweet by tweet, so the “I wasn’t aware” defense is hard to swallow.

That’s not about hate. That’s just common sense. Anyone who wants to go back and really see what was said can. It’s out there.

I was on line when the ‘incident’ happened and I had a hard time following what was happening and piecing things together when it was happening!
Twitter is hard to follow when you are reading a tweet with several RT with 3/4 names in it. Who is saying what to whom.

Nelson Branco of tv guide Canada started the ugly cyber bullying by personally attacking KA under his SudsReport professional twitter. He said a lot worse things than she got CC fired. He DELETED that tweet in the middle of the fray. If Crystal said she did not see it I believe her. But I can’t say a ‘soap journalist’ that goes over the top for his personal friends, then trashes who he thinks is her rival is ok either. Sorry but that just high school stuff, not fair soap reporting.

When Crystal said she was getting hate tweets I went into her timeline to see and I could not find any in that moment. Is that because they were blocked? A mystery. I’m not saying she didn’t get any, but it can’t be in the thousands. How many can she block, 10? 15?

I don’t understand people attacking actors on twitter either. If you don’t like the actor don’t follow or tweet hate to them. Twitter should be fun.

I think this was just a lot of MISCOMMUNICATION that snowballed out of hand. This behind the scenes stuff and twitter clusterf*** is more entertaining than Days right now! LOL!

Bope/KA’s fans initial issue was with Nelson insulting Kristian. It’s no secret he’s a Crystal fan, so when he “broke news” about Kristian’s contract & went on a rampage insulting her, is when Crystal was asked if she supported & backed him up. Her comments were displeasing..

If Crystal wasn’t aware of what Nelson said, a light bulb should have gone off in her head to stop and think. Question why she was receiving all the tweets by Bope/KA’s fans with very similar questions about Nelson. Question what has Nelson said because he can be controversial and opinionated.

I for one hate bullies & will defend even those I don’t get along with. With that said, I don’t support the name calling Crystal received and I tried on my end to stop Bope fans but it was difficult to do when Crystal would make comments, such as, “show Nelson love”, “onward”, “don’t support hate”, “freedom of speech” or “I’ll take a burger”. All comments were in reference and supported Nelson’s insults towards Kristian! So, Crystal was/is very much involved in adding fuel to fire.

What I find interesting besides Crystal blaming Bope fans is when Nelson made his comments, Crystal commented almost instantaneously. This isn’t just mere coincidence, folks; not by a long-shot! Both Nelson & Crystal were egging each other on.
What were their motives? What was the purpose of Nelson’s comments, accusation and insults? And who is Nelson’s source?

Nelson used “the contract” as a free pass to insult, accuse and hurt Kristian and he did it with fury. But all those comments have been deleted.
Really defeats the purpose of standing on that one leg of freedom speech that Nelson & Crystal hide behind.

And for the record, Kristian received her share of tweets from Crystal’s fans, she just chose not to respond. Surprisingly, a lot those tweets were also deleted.
Common trend among Crystal’s fan base

Crystal can back peddle all she wants or twist this thing around, but she’s very much responsible for having a hand in the mess & isn’t the victim. Her comments continued days after, re-opening wounds!!

For anyone that thinks Kristian Alfonso doesn’t have a case to file suit, think again! There’s plenty of evidence of how all this came about, who said what and who played what part. And innuendos are also a form of bullying!

Brush up on the legalities!!!

Nelson and Crystal have placed themselves at the mercy of Kristian Alfonso’s hands….
And that’s the bottom line!!!

At Kristian mercy hands what is that now,Nelson is the on to blame here not Crystal. Nelson is the one that supposed to apologize he was the one who started all this. if he is man enough to do so. Listen and nobody is better than anybody look first at yourself before pointing and accusing oneanother we all have failed big time nobody is without sin if you or someother people here that continued to be negative towards CC that wont help anyway she clarify everything so move on. We all need to learn to forgive oneanother instead of concentrating on the negative and the hate, we don’t gain nothing by doing so. We all make mistake and God forgive us why can’t we do the same with our fellow man? or do you or anybody else never do something wrong?

This interview is a load of crap! I was on Twitter when this whole thing happened and CC is lying her ass off! She encouraged Nelson Branco’s remarks and then tried to say she didn’t see what he had said about Kristian Alfonso. Why would you get into the middle of an argument without knowing what is going on…So I say CC is either a liar or completely clueless. Whatever she planned to accomplish with the interview I can promise you didn’t work. What little respect I had for the actress is completely gone out the window. The attacks on her co-star were vile and disgusting and she made several comments that she failed to mention in this article. About the Bope fanbase is vile and how she was being attacked. no one attacked her..of course the tweets she posted have been deleted. But all I can say is good riddance to bad rubbish!

ICAM!!! For those of of us who witnessed all this live, we know what the truth is. Crystal can come out and try and spin it anyway she wants. It’s not the reality. I know that and many others out there who saw this go down know that and she knows that. I have no respect for her any longer. She is still trying to blame others without owning her share of the blame. If she didn’t know what Nelson had tweeted, why respond? If she honestly didn’t see it (which I don’t really personally buy but maybe that is what happened) then why did she not refrain from saying anything until she knew what the context was? Jumping into a conversation blindly and ignorantly is not a defense anything. That’s just irresponsible. So either she was irresponsible and responded without knowing the facts or she knew exactly what he said and was agreeing with it wholeheartedly and only now is trying to save face and do damage control. I happen to believe with every fiber of my being it’s the latter. She is spinning this unbelievable web of lies and peddling such nonsense for many of us who saw it happen live and if others want to buy this crap she is selling, then I have some ocean front property for sale in Indiana you can also have.

If anyone wants an example of nastiness on twitter, I present Exhibit A.

I wish CC and KA the best of luck in all of their future endeavors. First and foremost, I’m a soap fan and I hope that instead of infighting, individuals can focus their attention on what is important — saving the soaps on network TV and encouraging the growth of web soaps. I appreciate that so many of the soaps stars have taken to Twitter to engage more closely with their fans. I hope they don’t regret it!

Thanks for all that you do Michael in supporting the soaps. I enjoy your site.


Very well said.

Crystal Chappell has zero credibility left. Her reputation is in tatters thanks to Nelson Branco, her fans and herself.

Kristian Alfonso is smelling like roses. She doesn’t need to say a word.


Just to clarify, when I was noting the nastiness on twitter and referencing Exhbiit A, I was talking about vraggs, not CC. Then again, vraggs is utilizing her freedom of speech, isn’t she?

By the way, I wish to congratulate all of the Emmy winners from last night, including CC. Job well done. Web soaps are the future of the genre and I look forward to seeing where Venice and other web soaps go.

Crystal will be just fine, “this too shall pass” she is very loved by co-workers, family, friends & the thousands of fans in soap world. She won an Emmy for Venice she is devoted & loyal in making her fans happy she is about peace & love! She is human & she makes mistakes, just like all of us…..
“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

Vraggs, you never liked her anyway. I’ve seen you on the sony board and you (and your bope minions) had no respect for her then either. So drop the victims act yourself because you’d say anything against CC anyway. You have no proof whatsoever that CC knew what NB tweeted, unless you were in her house. And I seriously doubt that. You wanted CC to take up for KA and still talk sh*t about her afterwards. Its not CC job to protect KA. Its KA job to protect herself. CC has 26,855 followers and she is suppose to keep up with NB, KA, and the bope brigade. So you all can go back and talk about her behind her back … as you are probably doing now. Whoopsy, I just made an assumption about bope fans talking about CC. Its probaly true anyways. CC said and did the right thing. More like shame on you. Grow up for christ sake.

I’m curious as to why Crystal keep flogging this horse long after it has died. She’s the one keeping this in the public spotlight, despite her repeated calls of “let’s move on”.

I find it rather hypocritical for her to be calling Bo and Hope fans out for bullying, when she was retweeting how vile the Bope fanbase was, was tweeting hate herself and seems to gloss over all the venom, hate and cyberbullying her own fanbase partakes in. You can’t cry “freedom of speech” in one breath, then lash out at others because they they voiced their disapproval at Nelson Branco’s comments and her apparent condoning of them. I witnessed the whole Twitter drama unfold. People only started tweeting Crystal when she started talking about Nelson’s right to freedom of speech, and asking her followers to show him love, while he was spewing hate about Kristian. Many of the tweets to her from Bo and Hope fans weren’t hateful, but were defending Kristian. However it appears that any tweet that doesn’t agree with her POV is labelled as “hate” or “bullying” and, in the process, a whole fanbase is given the one “vile” label.

I am amazed she says she didn’t see what Nelson said about Kristian, when he tweeted about it incessantly for a good hour, also attacked Kristian in his Suds Report and when she was retweeting and replying to some of his tweets while it all unfolded. People also retweeted Nelson’s comments to her so she could see them. Ignorance is not a defence. If she truly didn’t know what he said, then before becoming involved in the debate, she should have found out WHY people were so upset. Instead of spending a whole day tweeting about it and engaging with people about it. Her actions then, and since, have done nohing to diffuse the situation. She just keeps fanning the flames. Yes, Nelson was at fault and so were the people who tweeted nasty stuff to her. But so was Crystal and she needs to own it. Even some of her own fans have said she shouldn’t have become involved.

Kristian often gets nasty or snarky tweets from Crystal fans and especially so in the past few weeks. They even conspire on their tweets and egg each other on to do it. But you don’t see Kristian running to the media crying “bullying” or calling other fanbases nasty names. Instead, by staying out of it and only commenting with positivity, Kristian yet again shows herself to be the classy, professional person that she is.

Let’s hope that this time when Crystal says “let’s move on”, she follows her own advice.

In all honesty and without taking sides, I read the very first tweet sent to NB bashing him for his support of CC. Afterwards, all hell broke loose. I saw vicious attacks from both fan bases, neither one is innocent. However, I believe CC is not a hateful woman, on the contrary. Unfortunately, her actions and comments were misunderstood. It happens. NB was wrong period.

Let’s give it a rest and hopefully all of us can learn from this.

I agree with you Jaime, you summed it up perfect, time to let it go & move on! Crystal was misunderstood, she is human, & no one can know or see everything that was tweeted to her. I know myself I get lost in the tweets & have to go from tweet to tweet to see what is going on. And still you don’t know for sure what is exactly going on for certain, everyone is saying so much, you guess most of the time!

It was not his support of CC, although his CONSTANT pimping of her smacks of prejudice. It was where he was stated KA had gotten CC, RKK and others fired. He also said she was a Bitch, anorexic and stupid. How is that journalism? Its not, it smells of sour grapes because KA still has her job and CC does not. And personally, I believe if KA had the sway NB flat out said she did, WHY would CC have been asked to come back? The fact that CC actually Retweeted that Bope only has 5 fans, signifies to me that she knew all hell had broken lose. Instead, she tweeted, “the book is coming” send him love, we don’t know the whole truth, etc.
You can’t say she didn’t know ANYTHING was going on, since she had in fact retweeted his comments. And as for me, I stand by what I said, and I didn’t erase mine to hide the truth!

Everyone just stop. I don’t care which side your on. Stop. This is past. No need to keep bringing it up anymore. There’s no sense in throwing blame at each other. Focus on what we love about the genre, not tearing each other down. It’s done and over. Move on.

Thanks so much Michael F. and Crystal C. for continuing to keep this war of words going! I agree with Vraggs! If you were there when this was happening, you know that Crystal should NEVER have put herself in the middle of Nelson’s mess! A REAL FRIEND tells that friend when he/she is wrong and they need to shut up! CC didn’t do that! She got involved and made it worse! And now here she is giving an interview that is continuing to drag this horrible fan war on! Is this her publicity model she is using to promote Venice and her new show The Grove or maybe get some additonal interviews for the upcoming Daytime Emmys! I actually liked Crystal on Guiding Light. However, now I have lost all respect for her. The term “Silence is Golden” can be a wonderful thing! How about everyone using it from this point so the fans, Days, Crystal and especially Kristian can do so!

Nelson Branco started this. It wasn’t about a war between fanbases, it was about a man hiding under “protecting my source” and then spewing hate at an actress he does not know. Like so many others, I too find it hard to believe that CC did not know what Nelson had said. She responded to several tweets that actually told her he was bashing her costar. So that doesn’t wash with me.
I appreciate that she is now coming out and saying she does not support Nelson’s comments or hate. But I’m disappointed that she has pointed blame at the Bope fanbase and that she ridiculously claimed she was worried for her life. I read every single tweet in her timeline that night and not one was threatening. No one called her names either, people were just calling her out for supporting Nelson that was all.
I also am surprised she brought up that her own fans were attacked, because if she thinks her fans are innocent bystanders, she is clearly wrong. I have been verbally absued and called names by several regular twitter fans of CC’s, they have most certainly sent vile messages to Kristian and at times included CC in their attacking tweets.
I just find this all so unnecessary. CC should realize that a war needs two parties and there are members of her own fanbase who are vile bullies.
If she really wants to support NO8 then stop bringing this up.

WOW! I now understand why twitter was going crazy that night. I had no idea what was really going on. CC is an awesome person with a great huge heart, and very passionate. I agree that it’s so very easy to hit “send” and you can’t delete what you say but can only be sorrier (if you didn’t mean to say it). I’ve been there and done that. There is always two sides of any story and always get your facts before you start accusing and/or agreeing. It’s good to vent but I don’t think it’s always good to do it on twitter. Ya think? CC – you go girl cuz you have a good heart and have such huge love for everybody. xoxo

Wow! I cant believe the hate that is being spewed in the comments section here. Pot meet Kettle! Is it really all that important in the grand scheme of things? I do not know either of these actresses personally but I watched GL for 20 yrs. Have watched Days off and on for about the same. Some of you act like these actressses are your best friends or something. They are both probably embarrassed by your actions. I wouldn’t want to be associated with these type of fans. Crystal apologized. End of Story. She can’t win anyway. Who cares ? Maybe they get along or maybe they hate eachother. Is it really our business? We all know Hope and Carly. Not Kristian and Crystal. Many Days fans are taking this way too far. How many of you here have called someone a name? I sure have. The funny thing is Crystal didn’t say it. Nelson Branco did. Then we get the excuse that it is okay for fans to say whatever they want but not him because he is a journalist. Not Crystal because she is a public figure. Well, guess what people? He is human too. As is Crystal. I saw people on twitter being foul and mean to Molly Burnett and Judi Evans because heaven forbid they were being nice to Crystal and Nelson. Its absolutely ridiculous. its like kindergarten. You better not be friends with so and so or we will badmouth you and have you fired from Days. I think Crystal is a class act and so is Kristian. The only people I have changed my opinion on is many of the fans. Rude, Rude, Rude. I have never seen fans be so hateful. Its shameful. I think Days has been a complete bore since faux Rafe appeared and after getting a view of how some of the DAYS fans behave, I think I will check out of Salem. The only thing this has achieved for me is make me feel bad for Crystal and Kristian. I wish Crystal much success in her new ventures. I will surely check them out.

I saw the beginnings of this whole thing. I saw Nelson’s original tweets regarding KA (her weight, how she got CC fired etc) and then responses from angry readers. I didn’t see the CC side of things or the big hub bub that I guess unfolded. But having seen Nelson’s first tweets, I was truly disgusted. I was proud of those who were fighting him back. Even though his would follow up with tweets sarcastic in nature, or the ever popular “then don’t follow me”, people still took a stand against him…at long last.

The ass kissing that goes on in the soap world to him is outstanding. He is soap’s answer to Perez Hilton, minus the epiphany on the self awareness of his bullying tendencies. Why soap stars continue to support him and kiss up to him is really pathetic. I think most do it out of fear of being on the receiving end of his vitriol, but like any bully, if everyone just ignored him and wouldn’t feed into his garbage, he’d have no one left to entertain. All of them- Muhney, Burnett, Dedrick, Bjorlin, Beemer, Martsolf, Chappell etc. He doesn’t just insult soap actors, he insults their co-workers, friends and places of employment. Worse yet for DAYS, he’s barely even a fan! Read his column! Hell even this week he called Debbie Morgan “smart” for opting for YR over DAYS should the offers arise.

Regarding CC, it’s absolutely despicable the lengths some people go. Attacking her was not the answer! It’s shameful that the thought of contacting police even entered her mind. Though I never saw the tweets (or retweets) on her end, going by what other people have said here I am very disappointed that CC chose not to stand up for KA. I read somewhere that she “chose” to stay quiet on her defense of KA and that that in it of itself was defending her. HUH??? Didn’t she say in her interview above about getting in the middle to stop an argument rather than being on the sidelines. For someone as outspoken as she is, and as much as she preaches love and tolerance, it was absolutely the wrong call on her part and sadly makes her look incredibly hypocritical. It was also a poor decision to retweet Nelson’s tweets. All around, CC handled this entire matter very poorly, by my understanding of the events. I like CC, and have even liked her work on DAYS the past 2 years contrary to popular opinion. But what transpired should not have happened. Nelson lit the match, and CC fueled the fire.

What I really hope comes from all this is the actors reconsidering their buddy friendship with Branco. WAKE UP!!!! Stop being scared of him!!!!

Just want to add, that more journalists should be like Michael Fairman. His name says it all- fair man. He is honest yet kind, and goes for the answers rather than the salacious.

Branco….I don’t know what he is.

Taking a stand might’ve been more effective if she’d done it last week when the real bullying took place but was sanctioned because of “freedom of the press.”

You have only to look around to see the tweets and the responses as they happened. Those of you who choose to believe the “spin” will do so. There are those of us who do not. Crystal supported Nelson’s comments that night, declaring to know things we don’t, and telling us to send him “love” AS he was ripping Kristian to shreds.

The remarks she made today didn’t help. She says she wants to take a stand against bullying. She says fight the hate. But when she had an opportunity to do just that, she turned a blind eye to it and then claimed ignorance. It’s only now, a week later, that she’s saying some things we waited to hear last week.

I agree with your comments. However, I think Crystal is doing alittle clean up public relations now. She lost some of her own Carly/Crystal fans on that night who also felt she overstepped the mess Nelson created with his hateful message! I have a few friends that were fans of Venice that heard about what she did and have changed their opinion of her! She created her own mess and I don’t think this interview did anything hugely substantial to clean it up! Maybe she should truly move on and keep her mouth shut regarding this from this point on!

Kathy, ITA with you and Kat! If you weren’t there to see the almost INSTANT retweets she did of his insults to Bope fans, “all 5 of you out there” and “send NB love!” you would believe what she is spinning now. The fact was, I lost A LOT of respect for several stars that night. They retweeted, lol’d, sent love to the instigator of the cyber bullying. She seriously feared for her life? WTF? No one was tweeting her death threats, as I was checking her tweets as well. I believe she was told that she shouldn’t support hate, shouldn’t support slander and many were glad she was let go, however NO DEATH threats! More spinning at work is all I can see with this article.

Kat and Kathy, CC will be alright. She still has a large fan base and she will prevail over this online drama.

Some of you are hilarious. Has anyone ever done a study on the rate of histrionic personality disorder among the soap watching population? I bet we could get a grant to conduct one,

I don’t give a damn about Chappell, but I watched the whole “thing” last week from just after it started because it was instantly evident that the rapidly escalating mess promised a boat load of entertainment. I saw what Branco tweeted, what he deleted, what Chappell tweeted, and what the crazies tweeted them, fans, and other actors. Then I started reading supposedly fair, fact-filled summaries of the action. , , , Hahahahahaha. Excuse me while I pull myself together.

The game of telephone – where everything gets twisted beyond all recognition – has entered the 21st century with a bang.

Nelson Branco acts like an idiot who shoots his mouth off. His brand of “journalism” has always been beneath contempt. If this idea is new for you, you might ask yourself why you only just figured it out. Or maybe it was only now that you began to care?

Though I’m not a fan of Chappell, I can absolutely accept that she didn’t in any way shape or form encourage Branco to insult KA. Those of you who persist in believing that she HAD to know, she DID encourage him, she is a LIAR (all things I’ve read – caps included) need to come clean with yourselves about your own bias.

I’ve been reading a lot during and after this event. Some people start out claiming they WERE Chappell fans until this unforgivable, beastly behavior when their eyes were opened to her truly evil nature!*(*&^T! Hahahahahaha Give me a break.

We all have a choice: We can admit that there is no possible way to know what CC knew at the time of her tweets, no possible way to know that her “Send love to Nelson” tweet wasn’t, in fact, simply in response to someone saying “Nelson’s getting creamed for his opinion,” no possible way to know whether her tweet that “Everyone has the right to say what they want” wasn’t directly in response to dozens upon dozens of tweets to CC demanding that she “shut Nelson up” and calling for him to be muzzled . . . and then after admitting that the “clear facts” are anything but clear or facts, we can choose to give the benefit of the doubt to Chappell and the other actors who were pulled into this mess.

Or you can choose to hold fast to your special knowledge that must have been divinely gifted unto you so that you may see, perceive, know and speak with admirable authority and continue to promulgate the Absolute Truth of CC’s culpability in an egregious episode of cyberbullying. Don’t feel like you have to stop short of calling for her head. I mean, you’ve got the Truth – go all the way. I don’t think anyone will even demand you do a dance first before being presented with CC’s head on a silver platter. You hold fast to your righteous fury and clear-eyed navel-gazing. Right on, people! Righteous!

As for me, I’m very simple. The only thing I know for sure is:. Nelson’s a pernicious little twerp and has flown the PLT colors a very long time. Occam’s razor also requires that I give the benefit of the doubt, because no – even though I spent hours watching the entire thing unfold – I’m sure as hell not going to claim that I KNOW CC did/thought/said all these things . . . that she most assuredly didn’t.

I’m not a fan of hers, I despise Venice, and I probably won’t even give The Grove a single watch, but . . . the way some people have dug in and gone after CC for her action/inaction/breathing – all the while spinning elaborate scenarios and stories that depend for a foundation almost entirely on conjecture far beyond the scant knowable facts actually available – irks me. Frankly, the most strident “Truth” spewers come off as a little crazy, a lot biased, and utterly blinded by what must be a horribly painful beam in the eye.

Everyone would be better off, in my opinion, to keep focused on what is the true heart of the matter: Nelson Branco’s unacceptable behavior and words. But maybe people don’t want to stick to subject . . .

She sent personal replies to people, myself included. Those replies indicated she knew exactly what was going on as it happened.

That’s where she loses credibility in her quest to say she knew nothing.

She knew. She pretends ignorance now because she’s not sure how to get out of this mess she’s embroiled in.

But that’s okay. Those of you who want to believe her will, despite evidence to the contrary. And really, if you choose to support her, that’s fine. She messed up. She made a mistake. It’s hardly the crime of the century.

I just don’t agree with the way she handled things. I don’t respect the way she acted that night or her “stand against bullies” because her stand seems hollow in light of the way she supported a bully last week.

“But that’s okay. Those of you who want to believe her will, despite evidence to the contrary. And really, if you choose to support her, that’s fine. She messed up. She made a mistake. It’s hardly the crime of the century.”

Please tell me you’ve never served on a jury. Your definition of evidence makes me quake for any defendant upon whom you might sit in judgment.

What I support is rational thinking and resisting the apparently very widespread impulse to jump to conclusions and put the worst possible spin on events. Not that you are hearing a word those of us you characterize as “CC supporters” are saying. Heaven forfend you would even entertain the notion you might possibly be in error. But, hey, that’s hardly the crime of the century.

*world’s smallest violin*

Uh huh. I watched it happen. I saw Crystal’s replies. They don’t make sense unless she saw what was being said about Kristian. Not only that, but she replied to me, and in her reply, she indicated knowledge of what Nelson said.

Given that, her assertion the next day that she didn’t know what was going on is what doesn’t make sense.

You can get upset. You can blame me for daring to have my opinion, which is that Crystal didn’t handle it well at all.

It’s not like I really care.

I am a fan of Crystal’s and I’ve made my points above. That said, You make some valid points as to what she could have or could not have known, and about motivations of fans on either side in terms of allowing this to blow over.

I know you said you’re not a fan of hers and despise Venice (from your stated admission above). This is not a sarcastic response, merely a curiousity. I’ll understand your response either way. Why do you despise the series (other than not being a fan of Crystal’s)? How much of it have you seen? Just the first ep of each season which aired on YouTube or did you have a subscription? Is it the subject matter that bothers you? (which is fair – for some people same sex storylines aren’t everyone’s cup of tea – it is mine, btw).

Why do I despise Venice and not count myself a fan of Crystal Chappell? There isn’t enough room to fully respond nor much of an inclination to do so on my part. I’ve shaken the dust from my sandals – though I do pop into message boards when particularly amusing goings-on are reported.

I loved Otalia – until it was ruined utterly. It wasn’t the lack of a kiss that ruined it. It was the chauvinism and outright misogyny of the whole show. Of course a man had to be at the center of Otalia. Of course the baby, the accidental product of a one night stand – would be named after him. It makes perfect damn sense. When there were early and clear red flags sprouting up all over the place, the uberfans said “trust the writers!” and told anyone with misgivings to shut up. BPD billed itself as a place of love and rainbows – but only if you agreed with them. EW and JLH got a pass on what they did to the story. THEY did it. THEY chose to have all the women pining for babies, and then dangling babies on their knees and sitting on the bleachers while the menfolk played ball. Remember when Bill Lewis said if the baby was a boy, it would take over the family business? GL was riddled with that kind of thing – particularly and purposefully towards the end. Mr. Fairman, who earned himself the nickname Uncle Fairman among my group of acquaintances, said the Queer community must not complain – because OH NO – there might be a backlash. JLH herself told a friend of mine that it made perfect sense that Olivia & Natalia would take months and months to become physically involved because, don’t you know, it’s so traumatic and such a sea change when you – (oh the terrifying ickiness) – find yourself in love with another woman.

Then CC tells everyone that Venice will be a gift to Otalia fans. Of course you’ll have to pay for the gift. Fine. But after you pay, you won’t be able to get online to see the episodes. There will be whole weeks where the system goes down. Paypal will be a huge problem. They’ll finance part of the venture with panty pictures – and then complain in a BtS how uncomfortable it made them. Poor things. There was pandering of the most obvious sort on twitter and twitpics. There were twitter campaigns organized by uberfans to harass anyone who expressed the least criticism of the project. (Nasty, threatening tweets that KT and MC retweeted. Har! Funny stuff.) We were told, many of us who have been working for LGBT rights for decades, that if we didn’t support Venice 100 percent, we were bad little queers indeed.

And I’ve saved the best part for last: Venice was the worst piece of writing I have ever encountered. Considering how many undergraduate creative writing courses I’ve led, that is saying a whole heck of a lot, believe me. There was no respect given to the genre as its own entity – no, a big script was just chopped up into bite sized chunks. There was no depth to any of the characters. The misuse of the two token AA characters was acutely discomfiting. The sparkling dialogue was littered with such wretched gems as “fucktard.” Venice was originally going to come out 4 or more times a year? There would be closed-captioning for the hearing impaired? (Despite being asked to provide it by several people several times in a very polite manner that pointed out how simple English CC would be to add and offering volunteers to do/advise the effort, there is resounding silence (ha!) and zero prospect of it being done.) I hear the second season of Venice improved very slightly: it’s gone from causing one’s ears to bleed to being just mildly nauseating and scattershot. Great. Oh, and look! We get an abusive alcoholic lesbian as one leg in the chosen triangle. Well, that’s brilliantly conceived and subtle. I can easily see how that is a gift to those who loved early Otalia.

Let’s not forget the fantastically offensive “Straight Girls Guide to Gay Bars.” Also, we get pictures of CC and Nadia kissing women – that’s supposed to make me happy, right? I was particularly happy when Hillary gave a quote about partying with the “Lesbos.” Very happy. Happy, happy, joy, joy.

Look, I think CC is a good actor and a decent person. I don’t think she has educated herself nearly enough on LGBT issues – not enough for a regular, everyday US citizen, much less someone who has had thrust upon her and then willingly taken up the mantle of ally and advocate. I also just don’t think she is very capable of producing any shows effectively. She retains a little group who worships her Godhood, who thinks she’s as good as Meryl Streep, can walk on Goose, and heal with a tweet, but I and many people I know have jumped ship.

Okay, they’re perfectly valid points. I also had issues with first season’s writing. It certainly had many faults, being uneven and the dialogue was off at times. And I did write Kimmy and Crystal through email and told them what I thought of the writing and what I thought what worked and what didn’t.

I had no problems with paying for the webseries. And have done so for season 2 as well, and will for season 3. There were also technical issues that came with growing pains. Though somewhat frustrating at times, I was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Season 2 improved greatly over season 1, both in format (story arcs and separate scripts, rather than 1 script for the whole season), and in writing, longer episodes.

As someone who has read and watched a fair number of lesbian shows (webseries, tv shows w/ lesbian storylines, movies) – quite a few I liked and some I would toss in the bin. Personally, I liked season 2 of Venice and I’m looking forward to the third season (I like Crystal, but I like Jessica Leccia more). I’m also looking forward to seeing what the new writers are doing with season 3.

Have a good day.

I’m coming at this from a unique perspective, as a #CarJenn and #Blis fan. I’ve also had the “rabids” come after me when they think I’ve posted something against Crystal without being rational about it, which was entirely aggravating because I do love Crystal’s work (although not for Otalia) and while I agree, Crystal does need some education on the politics of the LGBT side of things, I believe most of the good outweighs the bad.
I give Crystal props because while I was very young during Carly 1.0, she gave us beautiful subtext that wasn’t anywhere in her job description. I have a picture of Crystal & Melissa Reeves (Jenn) kissing from the early 90s, which tells me that while there is Otalia pandering, her love for the community is genuine.
I agree that the writing of S1 Venice was not up to par in the slightest (although still worlds above the current writing regime of DAYS–I know, not a high bar, but a bar nonetheless). The writing of S2 was leaps and bounds above that of S1. Yes, one of the lesbian characters was an alcoholic, one had weight issues, and one was a ‘player’, but those are flaws that win Emmys, and I was more impressed by the lesbian cliches I did not see in Venice. I did not see dead lesbians, evil/crazy lesbians, or lesbians that slept with men (a la “The Kids are Alright”). I’m hopeful that eventually she will work on the ‘closed captioning’ now that she has the time to do so.
While Crystal was at DAYS, both times, she received a constant battery of nasty comments from DAYS fans that went way beyond the comments when people thought she was an obstacle for Josh/Reva on Guiding Light. The Sony boards had a huge bias that was anti-Carly, no matter who she was paired with. Carly/Melanie & Carly/Jenn threads were closed without reason. I followed the whole twitter argument, which seemed like a whole lot of people trying to stick their noses where they didn’t belong: at least at first. Then, I read the forums that went along with the twitter bullying, and wow, there was an obvious agenda.
I don’t expect that Crystal will acknowledge either one of the fanbases I belong to (#CarJenn or #Blis) the way she has acknowledged her Otalia fanbase or her Carbo fanbase, and I am by no means a hardcore fan who does not see her faults (I tend to be too much like Doris, and call things how I see them), but I do respect her as an actress and as someone who has done an “It Gets Better” video, a “NoH8” pic, and raised thousands of dollars for Hetrick Martin, an LGBT friendly school, even if I don’t agree with everything she does or some of her rabid fans. 🙂

Like him love him or hate him Nelson has the right to say what he pleases and his comments where crude disrespectful and completely his opinion and there was some truth in what he said too, if you don’t like what someone says don’t follow them.
CC is a class act anyone who has ever met her can attest to that. She is a huge force when it comes to her fans her family and her friends. And her loyalty breeds loyalty in her fans.
Crystal has always preached acceptance, tolerance and love, but that doesn’t always mean you should roll over and as a mom if someone said about my kids and my parenting what was said about hers I would have flipped a gasket.

But all this is a moot point its over let it go, move on and watch the EMMY winning Venice, or watch Days what ever makes you happy

To get the full understanding of what really went on you would have to be following 1000s of tweeters. I don’t think any one person here follows all those people so it is not fair to say what was or wasn’t said or in this case tweeted. If we are really interested in saving the few daytime dramas that are left all fans need to presented a united front. Hatred is easy love is harder. I see so many comments here about stopping the hate but in the same post hatred is evident. I don’t hate anyone and I do believe that everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion.

The thing I find the saddest of all is that hatred is being spewed towards real people based on pretend characters they play. I love KA and I love CC. They are both great actresses.

I highly doubt that any of us (myself included) can honestly say that we haven’t at one point or another said something or become entangled in something that we didn’t later regret or wish we could change. CC is human and as such she, like all of us, makes mistakes. I find a lot of what I see on twitter to be in vile and in poor taste but I have never and will never attack anyone for expressing themselves. Each of us is entitled to our own opinion… if you don’t like what someone has to say/tweet then by all means let them know, but do so respectfully and then block or unfollow and move on.


Crystal stated in an recent interview she wanted to return to Days because when had her first go around with the show, she was (paraphrasing) ‘a young messed up actress’ and she had left on bad terms with several other cast members. Unfortunately, now as a middle age actress, she is leaving on the same terms.
And just to add, I had a lot more respect for crystal before she started her twitter account. Just as some people don’t know when to keep their mouth shut when they are polluting nonsense, the same is true for tweeting.

I thought this whole situation was ridiculous. Nelson made comments about an actress and somehow that’s Crystal’s fault? No. NO ONE came to the defense of KA other than her fans that night. Several Days actors followed Nelson and none of them said a word. Why was it on Crystal’s head to do so? If KA’s fans had a problem with the things Nelson said, then they should have tweeted HIM and ONLY him about it. There was absolutely no reason for them to attack CC for Nelson’s words. He didn’t even mention her.

Those fans, not Crystal or even Nelson, but those fans were the ones displaying the most disgusting behavior that night. They got upset that their fave actress was being attacked so they decided to attack another actress in response. That was just so wrong. They did tweet other actors (and even Peter Reckell’s wife) about it, but the attack was all on CC. And, really, how did you expect Crystal to react? She has over 26,000 followers & follows 100+ ppl. Do you really think she sees everything? There’s no way, especially not when she was tweeting from her phone. So on that night when her mentions just suddenly started blowing up, all she saw was an attack on her and she didn’t know why. That’s so unfair. The attack on Crystal was 10 times worse than Nelson’s attack on KA that night, but yet KA is the victim. So CC responding to her attackers makes her the bad guy? Absolutely not. I do not agree with that at all. I saw the tweets being sent to her. They were VILE and she did not deserve it. And anyone who decided they are no longer her fans after that night weren’t really fans to begin with. Her real fans are standing by her right now. She can focus on our love and forget the haters!

#SpreadLove #LoveIsLouder

There was no real attack on CC at all. KA is the victim here, not CC. Maybe CC shouldn’t have defended the man that was attacking KA. Then there wouldn’t have been such an outcry.

#onward #forward #GOBOPE!

CC to was a victim I saw tweets coming at her from all over, nasty ugly tweets! No way we could know what all was said to her, we all were tweeting her to block & ignore it! People had to make up bogus accounts instead of confronting her on their real Twitter names! Yes, KA was a victim & it was wrong! Both of them are owed an apology! I agree with………….

#onward #forward

There was no attack on CC? Please. Did you see the things ppl said to her BEFORE she defended Nelson’s right to free speech? Not once did she defend what he was saying, just his right to speak. She wouldn’t have said anything at all if she had not been attacked. The outcry started BEFORE she even started tweeting. That was why she came on in the first place. Nelson made a few comments about KA. KA fans TONS of nasty comments to and about her. KA got picked on a little by one person. CC got BULLIED by a bunch disgruntled fans. It was not a fair fight and she WAS a victim. She just chose to fight back. I don’t fault her for that. She even apologized at the end of the night if she had offended anyone. She usually ignores the things ppl say about her so I was actually pretty proud of her for standing up for herself for once. Some people may have liked her less after that night, but I LOVE her more for it!

PS. #GoBope? What do they have to do with this? Get over it!

To JustMe: CC fans are just as nasty and hateful to KA all the time. I was on twitter that night and kept on trying to find the tweets that were mean towards CC before she started defending that nasty Branco.. There were none. She was agreeing with him and being cryptic after each of his nasty tweets about KA. Thats when it got out of hand against CC. But lets get something straight, CC was not the real victim in all of this, it was KA. I’m not blaming CC ofr starting anything, but I am sick of this getting twisted around to make her look like the victim. If CC’s buddy Nelson hadn’t been his regular insulting self and hadn’t attacked KA, none of this would have happened.

And I put #gobope because I find the whole #onward #forward #speadlove thing to be a bit overdone around here and on twitter. Just thought I’d add a little something to it 🙂 Get over what exactly? lol you take care now! #godspeed #loveislouder

People are peeved that Crystal Chappell didn’t defend KA. Do you think for one minute that KA would have defended CC if the situation was in reverse. You also have to remember, when KA wasn’t on Days and CC came in, she had fantastic chemistry with Peter Reckell and Robert Kelker Kelly and to be able to come into a Soap under those circumstances is very trying. Also, keep in mind that although KA has been a Superstar on Days, with the exception of Falcon Crest, she’s never done any other shows. CC is smarter since she’s done Soaps on all Three Networks and unlike KA CC has been nominated multiple times so who has the more Star Power. CC meant well, but sometimes in life especially in this Industry, it’s best to keep one’s nose out of it.

I could give a flying fig about CC or KA and their resumes. Bottom line, CC acted like a jerk and she’s backpedaling now….all the experience in the world didn’t stop her from acting a fool on twitter.

What have the actors’ resumes got to do with any of this? Or when and how Crystal first appeared on Days and who she had chemistry with? Please go check Kristian’s resume on IMDB before saying she hasn’t done any other shows than Falcon Crest. She also starred in Melrose Place, has done guest appearances on Who’s The Boss, Murder She Wrote, MacGyver, Baywatch, Fullhouse and has starred in numerous TV movies. So she’s only appeared on one daytime soap. Who cares? She’s done the one role on TV for more than 20 years and that, in my book, is pretty darn impressive.

The thing is, Kristian wouldn’t have inserted herself into a twitter war to begin with. The reason, as I understand it, that people got upset with Crystal (and not other actors) was because she did just that, telling people to “show Nelson love” and talking about freedom of speech, journalism degrees and so on while he was being downright hafetul to Kristian. One tweeter did ask Crystal if she agreed with what Nelson said and she replied “not everything”. Tweets were deleted by Nelson and Crystal. I don’t have a problem with that. My problem is that Crystal didn’t own up to her mistakes, but instead has tried to turn it all around on herself by playing the victim and lashing out at other Days fans. I’ve never had a lot of respect for Nelson Branco or his brand of so-called journalism, so his hateful words at both Kristian and Melody Thomas Scott were vile, but not surprising. But I thought a lot more of Crystal and I’m sorry to say I’ve lost a lot of respect for her with how she has handled this. She could learn a lot about class from Kristian.

BTW, some of my comments are in response to other commenters, not just “Tamla””.

Hey you taught me something new about KA. I didn’t know she did a lot of guest appearances. Anyway, it sounds like another penis swinging contest. Whose bigger? Stop the nonsense. If you didn’t start it, then learn to overlook it. Sorry MF about the “D” comment. MUCH LOVE to MF for conducting this interview and putting up with us fans. Good Bless you

Seriously? You say CC is “smarter because she has been on 3 shows?” How ridiculous are you? I could say that because the last show CC was on got cancelled, that proves she is a bad actress, sport and person! How stupid is that??
However, I didn’t feel that CC had chemistry with ANYONE on Days, but that is my personal opinion. I would feel pretty foolish claiming someone is “smarter” just because they have worked more places. Actually most employers frown on multiple jobs, taking that as a sign of issues with getting along!

I have no problems with CC fans, however, I take offense to those that have to bash another actress to pimp her! If you can’t support your favorite without dogging another, there is either a problem with your favorite or you!

I taken offense to some KA fans that have bashed her on message boards since day 1……….. they made bogus accounts on Twitter to harass her after another mans comment! Everything isn’t always as it seems! The correct way & respectful way would have been to ask CC what she meant by her tweets, not to go on the attack & harass her! I have no problem with KA or her fans as long as they are respectful & I would say most are! But you have that in every fan group!

Just so you know, Beth, Crystal WAS retweeting direct comments from NB, so I find it hard to believe she didn’t know what was going on. As a matter of fact, she begged her followers to send him love.

As for the people who made up fake accounts, thats stupid. I said exactly how I felt with my real name and twitter handle. I did not erase my tweets to cover my ass as she did either!
As for the message boards, that is everyone’s right to say what they want. I have seen my favorites (not just KA) bashed, such as calling Laura Wright from GH Seabiscuit! Is this bullshit? Yep, Is this stupid? Yes, but they do not have a journalist degree and a job with a supposedly real magazine.

And the bashing goes both ways. I have seen where KA is a b—-, anorexic, etc. Bash Hope all you want, I may disagree, but she is fictional, she can take it. But bashing the real woman ticks me off for ANY character.

I read all of CC’s twitter RT”s & I didn’t see her retweet any of NB’s attacks on KA! It’s not anyone’s right on any message board to spread hate I don’t care who it is. All it does is cause this kind of nasty stuff going on right now! I don’t agree with any name calling it’s childish!

Beth, She has since deleted ALL the tweets in question! She retweeted several of his tweets. I don’t care if you agree or not. As I stated, I don’t feel the need to call names. However, I also don’t believe that CC is all sweetness and light. I was on twitter during this whole mess and I did lose my temper with him and CC telling everyone to send him “love.” If she had truly wanted to stop the hate, she would have said, THAT NIGHT NOT A WEEK LATER, that she didn’t agree with his bullying of KA, MTS and BOPE fans.

I at least have the courage to leave my tweets up for everyone to see. I also highly doubt that she was “In fear of her life!” Sounds like she is worried about the backlash of her bad choices.

I have seen the tweets that night & after, & she did not RT any of the hateful Tweets NB said about KA. Like I said I understand why you are upset about the NB insults about KA, I was myself, but it’s time to move on KA & CC both have! Peace out!

Not a fan of either couple or actresses, but I saw the entire thing unfold as well. Tweets were deleted. CC is now playing the role of the victim and trying to perform damage control. Things deleted: She mentioned knowing “s**t that nobody else does”, “the book is coming”, “show Nelson love”, “the vile fanbase”. She knew EXACTLY what was going down. Unless she was drunk, I don’t know how she forgot the evening’s tweets? I also remember the 90’s scuffle with CC and Deidre Hall. Funny how things repeat themselves, we just didn’t have TWITTER or social networking in those days. As far as I’m concerned, the only one who acted with class in this situation, was KA. I respect her for not carrying on in such a childish fashion. Not sorry to see CC leave after this hot mess.

Tracy! Thanks so much! ITA with you! How do you retweet many tweets directing mean things said by someone and then claim, I knew nothing! She had to have been inundated by tweets asking her to look at what he was saying.

As for the KA fans getting pissed, what did NB and CC believe was gonna happen. Oh thats right, according to them, Bope only has 5 fans. Yes, CC actually retweeted that exact comment. “Trying to stop the hate,” huh?
She is doing damage control and I don’t buy it.

She did not retweet any of NB’s nasty insults!

Beth, obviously you were not on twitter. She did in fact retweet and reply to him. She said lol to his tweet of all 5 Bope fans being mad, and then retweeted it. She also tweeted that we don’t know the shit she does about days.

Funny, none of these tweets were left up.
Crystal Chappell
And just so u know…while ppl have different perspectives….I LOVE @SudsReport! Send him love please!

That and more were sent during the mess. Go to Diva of Dool FB page to see the actual transcripts!

Angela I read those the same night. She defended NB, but I believe she didn’t read the tweets first, that was her mistake! I choose to believe her! Some times everything isn’t always as it seems! I understand completely how upset you are that NB was so hurtful about KA, I was upset when I saw them myself! We all have the right to believe what we want. KA is not upset with CC, so it’s time for all of us just to go back to our neutral corners! Peace!

The underlying problem with all of this is the simple fact that society has become uncivilized. Just because someone has a right to say something doesn’t necessarily mean that he/she should. We’ve become a society of tweeters and bloggers and talking heads who complain about and insult practically everything and everyone, and it’s so often done under the veil of cyber-anonymity. Nothing constructive is being built from all this “discussion”; and in fact, much of what I read online, when I stomach the curiosity to read stuff online, I consider outright cyber-bullying. So often these days, I wonder if our beloved One LIfe to Live would still have life to live if not for all the negative poison being endlessly spewed online for the last decade. People spent way too much time tearing down the soaps they watch that more and more people tuned out, and eventually our shows got cancelled. Well done, Internet Society. Well, people, I’m turning off the internet, and I’m tuning into my favorite shows, while they are still on, and I’m going to be thankful for the talented writers, directors and actors who bring my favorite stories to life every day. AND I’m going to take a page from Kristian Alfonso’s book and continue to treat people with the kindness and respect and dignity that I expect and deserve in return. For those of you who can’t be respectful, enjoy tearing each other down on your tweets and message boards. Signing off……..

Beautiful post, Jared.

Wow-reading these comments is hilarious.

“I know blah” “Blah tweeted me, but obviously it’s deleted now” etc.

Hopefully some were left by overindulging people who have slept it off by now. If not, my advice is start taking anger management classes-you really need them.

I’ve watched soaps for 30 years and part of the enjoyment is making fun of the stupidity of the stories and, yes, goofing on the actors. With all due respect the people who are wringing their hands with pious condemnation of Crystal might want to consider getting a new perspective here. CC is an actor, not your pastor. Nelson Branco may not be your cup of tea, but I liked that he was the cranky dude in the balcony. These judgmental labels are oddly priggish for people who watch a genre that requires a low moral code.

The hypocrisy I see in some of the posts here is astounding. For those of you that are familiar with the Sony boards, the nastiest and cruelest verbal attacks have been directed CC’s way by fans on a particular thread there, just because she plays a character they don’t like. I haven’t seen anyone step forward and ask them to stop. Why the double standards? Hate shouldn’t be condoned anywhere.

I’ve seen those same posts, the moderators should do away with the hate threads, hate breeds hate!

Hate breeds Hate, but Love breeds Love!

To CRYSTAL or to Carly?

Some folks don’t like Carly, but I haven’t seen them attack Crystal, the actress, there, just the character of Carly. And Hope gets just as much venom from another fanbase in other threads at times.

I was on sony thread and there is a anti Carly thread there and it is directed more towards the actress. They think we don’t know who they are referring to but I do. And if we say the slightest thing against bope or say something they turn it around and report you to get you banned. That’s Bope fans mo. They want no obstacle towards bope and that keeps Bope hum drum and boring. Yes, there is a double standard at sony board.

I have noticed that too Faith, you go on the anti Carly thread the hateful comments are directed more towards CC, then they are Carly………but you go on the anti Bope thread, and everything gets deleted & the Carbo fans get ban, exactly double standards!

Maybe it can all end in a scene reminiscent of Scarface where Carly is sniffing this huge pile of coke and Hope comes in and shoots her repeatedly. The best would be if Carly got to call Hope “a effing little monkey”. Who cares about all this? Where’s Alfonso’s Emmy? Ooops, she doesn’t have one.

Where to begin? I was on twitter when Nelson began spewing his hateful remarks towards Kristian Alfonso. What he did was completely unprofessional, immature and downright inappropriate. What is also shocking is how Crystal Chappell was the one to bear the grunt of the situation. Yes, Crystal follows Nelson. Yes, she seems to like Nelson. Arguably, Crystal’s only mistake was maybe not telling Nelson to ‘shut the hell up’. But how could she if she didn’t see the tweets in question? It is extremely plausible she didn’t considering she has over 25, 000 followers. The attack on Crystal by certain KA supporters (I’m stressing CERTAIN, not all) was also inappropriate and immature, in my opinion. You don’t lash out at a person who is only ‘guilty by association’. The tweets Crystal was receiving were hateful bordering on THREATENING. That was NOT the way to handle the situation. Not by a long shot! Even if you believe Crystal’s handling of the situation while it was playing out was not up to par with your ideas, Crystal is not the ENEMY in this situation. Nelson is. I think Nelson OWES a huge apology to Kristian and he also owes an apology to Crystal for inadvertently throwing her into the middle of this mess. Crystal has tried to diffuse the situation multiple times on Twitter and again here with this interview. And you know what? She shouldn’t be the one doing this. NELSON should be doing it. It’s not Crystal’s job to clean up this mess. But Crystal is doing it anyway. I don’t understand why these angry fans persist on centering this mess on her. Why on earth Crystal is the focal point of this anger is beyond me. What more can she do to appease the angry? Let it go. I think people should accept what Crystal is trying to do and move on from it. Focus on Nelson and tell HIM OFF. He’s the one who deserves it, imo.

Beautiful post Grace! I think you are right that Nelson owes both Kristian & Crystal an apology for this whole mess! I saw some of the hate tweets being fired at Crystal from both real & fake Twitter accounts a few nights I bounced around from tweet to tweet, & it truly made me ill from all the hate & ugliness! I can just image all the stuff spewed at Crystal, I didn’t see, as I saw it coming at her from everywhere! If believe it’s okay to take a stand if you think you are wronged in some way, but hate isn’t the answer, asking questions is, did you mean something this way or did I take it wrong? Everything isn’t always as it seems! And have the courage to ask, not hide behind a bogus account, that just proves you are wrong in the first place!

that’s easy to answer … CC will succeed and no one wants her too. Have you been to DR? They have a wooden figure of CC and is preparing to burn it for all to see. They can’t crusify NB so the next best thing is CC. It’s nothing more than to tear her down emotionally. I believe that CC didn’t see the entire tweets. And it is damn near impossible to go backwards thru all the tweets to find one imparticular tweet. She was constantly being tweeted and attacked from every direction and they expect her to know verbatum what was said by NB? GMAFB.

But what about her replies to people? She replied to some of them, and those replies indicated knowledge of what Nelson was saying.

That’s where I have difficulty in believing Crystal’s later claim of lack of knowledge. She WAS replying, and the replies she made only make sense if she knew what was being said.

Look, if you’re set to believe her, you will, and that’s fine. Why not? But I have a tough time with it because of her replies…They don’t indicate she didn’t know what was going on. They indicate she did know. Otherwise, why were some of them deleted?

What bout the nasty comment s directed at her for agreeing to someones rights? I’m not condoning what nb said about ka, but people are vile and she was referring to those who were truong to bully her. Bopefans are known for it as well as Carbo fans. No one is innocent here. People were attacking her, her views and her character, and I’m not talking about Carly either. Those that are against her are not being rational one bit and are taking advantage of tearing at her two bring her down. They are trying to get her fans to stop supporting her and if that’s the case then they weren’t fans of CC to begin with. If you are a fan of CC then you know her and how she is with her fans along with others. Each time I met her she showed forth love and spoke to everyone with respect.

Well, I’m sure she did get some angry replies. I’m not saying she didn’t. But those replies were so angry in the first place because Crystal seemed to be supporting Nelson’s accusations and angry insults of Kristian. Maybe some fans did cross a line, I don’t know. But I do know that the Bo and Hope fans had a reason to BE angry.

I do think Crystal messed up, and I do think she could have handled the entire incident a lot better than she did.

Does disagreeing with her handling of the situation make me a terrible person? I hope not…any more than your support of her in the wake of what happened makes you a terrible person.

Kat, I don’t twitter all the time and I didn’t see the twitter debacle. And for you to say that the Bo and Hope fans have the right to BE angry just pissed me off that much more. Bo and Hope fans will get angry if anyone sneezed on KA and she fell over and skinned her knee. They would swear up and down that a Carbo fan sneezed on her. Crystal didn’t mess up because she didn’t see the tweet from NB. Unless you were a fly on her wall in the living room or the bedroom even the kitchen you have NO proof whatsoever to say she messed up. She never said, Nelson, I agree with you that KA is a bony ass bitch; or anorexic hair model. What happened is that people took every word that CC said out of context and twisted it. Bope fans have never liked CC. You can read that shit over there at Sony thread. The comments are directed towards the actress and not the character. On SOC, there is a Bope fan on their trying to start some shit about CC/Carly. CC has been malicously attacked by Bope fans since she set foot on the set and was thrown in Bo and Hopes orbit. Now you tell me who has the right to BE ANGRY? They have Bo and Hope together and they STILL talk shit. Furthermore, maybe some fans crossed the line, you don’t know? I hope you are talking from both sides of the fanbases here. Your quick to defend Bo and Hope fans anger but we’re not allowed to be angry? That right there makes you a terrible person.

It is clear from *some* of the comments here that a small minority of people just enjoy being nasty and purposely misunderstanding so they can carry on a senseless battle. To the rest of you who obviously have a perspective of life outside of the internet…kudos and God bless.
Peace out.

I stand corrected about KA. I didn’t know anything about her Work History. The bottom line is everyone is on edge right now. Nelson Branco created a storm of chaos and instead of him taking responsibility, he’s trying to shuffle the blame on CC. I also feel that everyone is just on such an edge where they don’t know if they are coming or going. Think about it, there’s a Bloodbath at Days. CC, Nadia Bjorlin, Louise Sorel, and Tamara Braun have all been let go without any warning. On Y & R, MTS says she’s “Out”, and her Contract wasn’t renewed and Farah Fath (Gigi) on One Life To Live got let go as well. Daytime is truly going down the drain, and I think that now everyone knows that nobody’s safe. It’s kind of sad but there have been Soap Actors who did worse. Look at Michael Nader, he played Dimitri Marick on All My Children and lost his entire career to Cocaine addiction. I think that when the smoke clears, people aren’t going to go on about this. They’ll find something else to vent about

The problem I have with Crystal in this situation, is that SHE KNEW what was going on. That was completely evident through her own tweets. I’d like to know exactly what “s**t she knows, and why she felt the need to even tweet that? She has now blatantly LIED in this interview..claiming total ignorance to what was occurring on twitter. She preaches LOVE and TOLERANCE, yet she doesn’t practice it. Whatever, I happened to find the twitter mess intriguing while it unfolded. Now, I think CC should either STFU about it or tell the truth. There is a lack of integrity here…and tossing the old “Bullying” theory into her own mess is a cop out. Her fans have blinders on. I’m happy she’s out and awaiting her departure. Looking forward to the return of Deidre, Drake and Matthew.

How do you know that she knew about nb tweets about ka? Were you at her house while this mess was unfolding or are you speculating from what others have told you? I have a total of a thousand tweets. Not per day but a thousand. I have four hundred followers maybe less. My point is out of all my tweets I’d say I’ve tweeted Crystal six times and only received two responses from her. You tell me, did she get my tweets and ignore me or was she being tweeted consecutively by fans other than myself? Twitter is like a phone call. There are people on hold all the time waiting for you to respond back to them. If she said she didn’t see it, I believe her. No one can prove she did our didnt see nb tweet about ka. Everyone is being motivated by anger and hatred for a woman that didn’t stick up for ka. I have a question for you, why hasn’t ka, this woman that angels like a rose, told her fans to back off CC? To leave it and her alone. I’m pretty sure she knows about it. I noticed that some one created a twitter account so they could go and tell CC how they felt about it and her. She told that individual that it was fair enuf.

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Steve Kent Reportedly OUT as Sony Pictures Television VP in Charge of DAYS and Y&R

On Friday, reports surfaced that Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President of Programming at Sony Pictures Television, is no longer with the company and overseeing the Sony soap operas, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless.

According to Soap Opera Digest, a set side source reported that Kent’s last day was last Friday, April 12th, which was one day after what would have been his final appearance in his Sony VP role at the Days of our Lives 15,000th episode on set celebration.

During that ceremony, Kent gave a brief speech giving kudos to DAYS for its incredible milestone. Days is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television and Corday Productions, while Y&R is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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Kent started his soap opera career as a producer for CBS’ defunct Capitol and then as the supervising producer of NBC’s Santa Barbara from1984 to 1993.

Photo: JPI

At Sony, before his role overseeing the soaps, Kent was Senior Executive Vice President of International Productions for Sony Pictures Television International department.

If reports are true, the question becomes who has taken over his position, and would oversee DAYS and Y&R from the Sony side? Share your thoughts on this developing story via the comment section below.

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(WATCH) 2024 Daytime Emmy Nominations Special Live!

After exciting morning for your favorite daytime stars when they were revealed to be nominees for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards comes tonight 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special.

Beginning at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, several of the nominees will talk with Michael Fairman on their reactions to the news they have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy, share what scenes they submitted that landed in the top five or six in their respective performer acting categories and much more.

Scheduled to appear are: Days of our Lives nominees, Tamara Braun (Ava), Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), The Young and the Restless nominees: Allison Lanier (Summer), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Courtney Hope (Sally), Bryton James (Devon), The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric), General Hospital nominees, Finola Hughes (Anna) and Alley Mills (Heather), and The Bay’s Mike Manning (Caleb).

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th and emanating, once again this year from the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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For a full list of this year’s nominations click here.

Now, watch below as the stars chat it up as we celebrate their Daytime Emmy Nominations. If you have a potential question you might want posed to any of our guests, drop it in the comment section below and we just might ask it on air.

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51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations: CBS Soaps Score Most, Eric Braeden, Dick Van Dyke, Guy Pearce Receive Nods

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) have officially announced on Friday, the full list of nominees for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

While Thursday brought with it four reveals of the nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama, Talk Show Host, Lead Actor and Actress categories (as presented by various entertainment news programs), today’s nominations include all the other categories not previously announced.

The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast is set to be presented live on Friday night, June 7, at 8 PM EDT /delayed PT, on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. This will mark the 18th time that CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmys.

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In addition, The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 8 at t9 PM ET/6 PM PT and streamed on The Emmys apps and at The ceremonies will take place at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles.

Television icon, Dick Van Dyke has received his first-ever Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Performer category for his touching portrayal of Timothy Robicheaux on Peacock’s Days of our Lives. The nomination makes Van Dyke the oldest Daytime Emmy nominee in history at 98-years-old.  In addition, motion picture and TV star, Guy Pearce, is also nominated as Guest Performer for his longtime role as Mike Young in the reboot of Neighbours.

Speaking of Neighbours, the Australian soap opera also received its first ever Daytime Emmy nomination for Daytime Drama Series now that its a revival can be streamed on Amazon Freevee. In addition, The Young and the Restless iconic, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) received his first Daytime Emmy nomination in more than 20 years in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.

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In the Daytime Drama series categories, CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless each scored 12 nominations more than any other show. Leading the acting nominations was B&B, who landed 7 performers in the various categories, a first in its 37-year history.

In a statement, Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS expressed, “We are happy to once again honor the creative talent both in front of and behind the camera of America’s favorite Daytime programs. We look forward to celebrating the icons who enliven the days of audiences across the country.”

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Brent Stanton, Head of Daytime, NATAS added, “Producing the Daytime Emmys is a labor of love for all of us at NATAS. The huge popularity of these shows continues to be must-see viewing for their fans.” NATAS also revealed that Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Hosts, Presenters, and Silver and Gold Circle honorees will be revealed at a later date.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in television programming honoring work in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting, culinary, and legal/courtroom programs. In 2021, NATAS and the Television Academy jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards to be organized by content genre, as opposed to program airtime.

The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced once again by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI). Adam Sharp and Lisa Armstrong are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie executive produces from ATI.

Congratulations to all the men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes for their recognition as we take a look at who will be going for gold come June. Here are the nominees below starting with the Daytime Drama Categories.

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital


The Young and the Restless


Tamara Braun, Days of our Lives

Finola Hughes, General Hospital

Katherine Kelly Lang, The Bold and the Beautiful

Annika Noelle, The Bold and the Beautiful

Michelle Stafford,  The Young and the Restless

Cynthia Watros, General Hospital

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Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless

Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Thorsten Kaye, The Bold and the Beautiful

Eric Martsolf, Days of our Lives

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

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Jennifer Gareis, The Bold and the Beautiful

Linsey Godfrey, Days of our Lives

Courtney Hope, The Young and the Restless

Allison Lanier, The Young and the Restless

Emily O’Brien, Days of our Lives

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Robert Gossett, General Hospital

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Wally Kurth, Days of our Lives

A Martinez, The Bay

Mike Manning, The Bay

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Linden Ashby, The Young and the Restless

Ashley Jones, The Bold and the Beautiful

Alley Mills, General Hospital

Guy Pearce, Neighbours

Dick Van Dyke, Days of our Lives


The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless


General Hospital

The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

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The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

The Kelly Clarkson Show


African Queens: Njinga

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Start Up

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show

General Hospital

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Bold and the Beautiful

The Jennifer Hudson Show


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African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show


The View

The Young and the Restless


“Shine” General Hospital

“Unexpected Truth”Unexpected

“We’re Home” Reconnecting Roots


The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Tamron Hall

Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts

The View

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Access Hollywood

Entertainment Tonight



Be My Guest with Ina Garten

Family Dinner

Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays

Valerie’s Home Cooking

What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel


Hot Bench

Judy Justice

Justice For The People with Judge Milian

The People’s Court

We The People with Judge Lauren Lake

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Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Mark

Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall


Lidia Bastianich, 25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee

Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie’s Home Cooking

Eduardo Garcia, Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia

Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Cooks

Sophia Roe, Counter Space

Buddy Valastro, Legends of the Fork


Frank Caprio, Caught in Providence

Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner , Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, Entertainment Tonight

Deborah Norville, Steven Fabian, Lisa Guerrero, Ann Mercogliano, Jim Moret, Les Trent. Inside Edition

Robert Hernandez, Star Jones, Divorce Court

Judge Judy Sheindlin, Whitney Kumar, Kevin Rasco, Sarah Rose, Judy Justice

What do you think about the nominations for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Who do you think deserved to get in that did? Who do you think got snubbed? Who are you happiest to see receive a nomination? Let us know via the comment section below.

Make sure to be with us live starting tonight Friday, April 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th anniversary edition of its Daytime Emmy Nomination Special 2024, featuring some of the just announced daytime drama nominees. 







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