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Former GH and B&B Star, Antonio Sabato Jr. Claims He's Blacklisted By Hollywood Directors Since RNC Speech!

Photo: Twitter/RNC

Photo: Twitter/RNC

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr., the once adored Jagger Cates of General Hospital, spoke with Variety about his recent appearance as as a speaker at the Republic National Convention in support of their presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

Following his speech at the RNC, Sabato claims that he’s been bullied endlessly in the days following. Not only online, but by Hollywood directors who have blacklisted him.

In a statement Antonio related:  “I think this country allows you freedom of speech. Anybody should be allowed to say whatever they want. When you’re in my business, you can’t talk about (conservative)politics. You just can’t. You’re attacked viciously in a way that I’ve never been attacked before. On Twitter, there’s been name calling, and celebrities attacking me. That’s fine. I see it, but I don’t read it. I block them and delete them and move on. There’s so much negativity you can be taken into that. But I’ve also heard from celebrities:  ‘If he can do it, I want to speak my mind too.’ They are fed up with the way this country has been running and by all these lies.”

Sabato, who is known also for his role as Dante on B&B, Dancing with the Stars, his own reality series, and more added: “I’ve had fantastic directors who have said officially to my agents and managers they will never hire me again. They will never even see me for projects. That’s unfair. It’s just like Communism.”

What do you think about the Hollywood backlash, according to Sabato, since he publicly shared his political views? Share your thoughts on his comments below!

 

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blake
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blake

Stay strong Antonio, don’t let anyone silence you. I started supporting Antonio and follow him on Twitter since he spoke his mind. I support Trump also.

Justin
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Justin

I agree with you, Antonio is a washed up ex soap star. I used to love Antonio, but now he is cray cray lol.

Linda
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Linda

Donald Trump is a racist pig, he will not be President of The United States. Hillary will win, she deserves to win. Antonio your 15 minutes of fame, is over my dear.

blake
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blake

What has Trump said or done that is is racist? You call him racist but never say how.

blake
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blake

Hillary couldn’t beat Obama in 2008. Trump beat 16 opponents. Trump will win.

Timmm
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Timmm

And your 15 minutes of fame hasn’t even started!

Angie
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Angie

Mr Trump is a hot head and a big fat liar. Antonio Sabato JR acting career is over. Antonio can move back to Italy, as far as I am concerned.

blake
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blake

Hillary supporters are lemmings. She said she would raise taxes for the middle class and they all clapped lol.

Deb
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Deb

Sure, everyone is allowed to speak their mind. But when you speak it in public, in front of millions, you better own it, and be ready for the consequences. He was probably hoping to generate some new offers, but it backfired.

Gary
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Gary

Trump is a bully and a fraud. He is not fit, too be in the White House. Go Hillary and kick Donald Trumps ass. Antonio your speech was terrible, and putting down Mr. Obama was not right. You and Kimberlin Brown are nuts.

blake
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blake

Hillary keeps killing all that oppose her. They just found someone from the DNC who was set to speak against her dead with his throat crushed. It’s why she’s called Killary. 30+ of her enemies are dead.

Joel
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Joel

Obama, who released terrorists to wreak more havoc in the world and caused race wars. Of course you’d support the candidate who’s campaign is funded by countries that deny women equal rights and throw gays off rooftops.

Bob
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Bob

Gary you rock my friend, lmao. I love your comments. I agree with you, Kimberlin Brown and Antonio Sabato are full of crap and really really crazy people.

Todd
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Todd

Does anybody on here have a brain? Everybody has conveiently forgotten about the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandel, her screwed up views on abortion, and the fact that that people around her keep dying. I don’t have anything to substantiate this, but I bet Bernie Sanders only gave Hillary Clinton his endorsement because he was afraid that she was going to have him killed. Does anybody find it remotely suspicious how people around Hillary have died recently or is everybody just burying their heads in the sand to support their “democratic” candidate? Give me a break. It makes me want to… Read more »

Dylan
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Dylan

It is SO nice to hear some real truth talk about this finally!! It would be nice also if people would finally wake up and realize that these people are ALL criminals. There is no Left and there is no Right. They are working towards a common goal. It is a smoke screen to keep the public divided and oppressed. Just ask Joan Rivers what happens when you speak truth about those in power. And seriously folks…in what universe could Donald Trump be considered conservative in ANY way?? He lives a lavish, outlandish lifestyle and he got there not by… Read more »

Nicole
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Nicole

Todd you need to take your meds lol Your comments are full of bs. Hillary is a honest working women. she cares about people, Donald is a clown and a bigot.

Vicki
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Vicki

Poor poor celebrity Antonio……sticks and stones…..I like him as an actor but he has no clue what it’s like to me working class in America……All celebrities need to use their fame for charity causes since WE made them famous in the first place.

Shay
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Shay

Yes, Blake, excellent question! What exactly has Mr. Trump done that makes him racist??? Prior to his candidacy, I never heard one word said against him on this matter despite his long-standing status as a public figure. Even though he created and ran many brick-and-mortar businesses through the years, no allegations of this sort were ever implied in his employment of others. What about all those performers who were featured at his casinos and resorts…plus all the celebs who enjoyed his hospitality and generosity for decades on end? There were most certainly quite a few non-caucasians in that mix! Additionally,… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

Your so right Shay but some even want her because she’s the first woman to run. If she does win you know they’ll want Trump in 4 years but the damage she’ll do in that time is horrible. Look at the people who died going to court to testify against her.

Mr. X
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Mr. X

Mr. Sabato Jr. has once again proved that most liberals in Hollywood, like the rest of America, are tolerant of your political views but only the ones that agree with theirs.

jb44
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jb44

So not true. It goes both ways. My brother and sister and their children and spouses are all conservative Tea Party people. They are horrible to me and my family because we are not. Ever since President Obama was elected, they have come out of the woodwork to become evil people to those who don’t think like them. As far as Antonio Sabato is concerned, he said some pretty awful and untrue things in an interview at the convention. It is one thing to express your views, but quite different when you tell lies. IF he is being blackballed, it… Read more »

DropOut
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DropOut

Antonio was barely on the D list before the RNC.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

So true…lol

DropOut
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DropOut

You can say what you want but free speech ain’t free. There are consequences for your words, especially when you align yourself with a candidate who’s said some awful things himself. To think he wouldn’t be or shouldn’t be met with resistance is naive and silly.

Harry
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Harry

Well said. Karen would be disappointed in her man. I know, I know, she’s fictional. But still….

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, Harry, I agree–SO disappointed!

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Agreed. Sabato doesn’t get that he did exercise his right to “free speech.” No one stopped him. He got up & said what he wanted to say. But, that doesn’t entitle him to a job or a meeting, especially in a business where there are hundreds of handsome, talented actors of all ages just begging to be employed for one acting job. How ironic that he is complaining about being treated the very way he wanted to treat others of a different faith. I might add that directors saying they don’t want to work with Sabato is a far cry… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Great points–and why doesn’t Sabato “name names” instead of talking in generalities? UMMMMM!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Thank you, Kansas Guest. At last a voice of reason and sanity!

Dr Helen Ruth
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Dr Helen Ruth

I applaud Antonio for having the courage of his convictions.

Leftist Hollywood is intolerant in the extreme.

blake
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blake

So are a lot of commenters on this site.

Vicki
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Vicki

I also applaud his freedom to speak but he is NO victim. HE HAS wealth and means.

Kristen
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Kristen

It’s a shame Mr. Sabato Jr. has been bullied for supporting a man who runs his campaign on a platform of bullying.

Joe
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Joe

Exactly Kristen! He doesn’t seem upset when Trump moans about a fixed election 3 months before it happens, or for throwing a woman and her baby out of one his speeches. That, Antonio is ok with. But when people opt not to hire him because he’s nuts, Antonio doesn’t get it. I lauged when someone at work asked who Antonio Sabato is, and they responded, ” I think he’s an underwear model.”

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I wasn’t hot on the idea of Antonio or Kimberlin speaking at the RNC because I do enjoy seeing the stuff they put out but like Antonio said, there is freedom of speech. If he went back to play Jagger or if Kimberlin went back to play Sheila, I would tune in. What they had to say has nothing to do with the characters they played and I am also not big on politics either.

Debbie
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Debbie

Are they any Hollywood producers who even know who he is. Sorry Antonio, you’re a D-list actor. I doubt he’s being blacklisted and it’s simply a matter of they don’t now him or if they don’t wouldn’t hire him before his speech.

Debbie
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Debbie

sorry for the misspellings – geesh. Are there….and they don’t know…

Debbie
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Debbie

LOL I give up — not enough coffee today. Let’s try this again before the grammar police arrest me 🙂

Are there any Hollywood producers who even know who he is. Sorry Antonio, you’re a D-list actor. I doubt he’s being blacklisted. They probably never heard of him and if they did, they wouldn’t have hired him BEFORE his speech.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I definitely got your meaning Debbie and have to agree. Antonio was popular on GH in the 90s because he was a hot young guy who looked good without a shirt. He was cute; but, I was not blown away with his acting. Time does march on for all of us.

Curaçaoman
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Curaçaoman

They were probably looking for an excuse and he wemt and gave them one

elm1951
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elm1951

he stated that he was not concerned about vocally supporting trump in liberal-leaning hollywood and didn’t care if that caused people to judge him – “so be it” he said ………
so why is he whining about being blacklisted by hollywood directors??????

Joe
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Joe

because his five minutes of fame are over

Kathy sharp
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Kathy sharp

I am extremely proud of Antonio and God will bless him for standing up this is so wrong on every level

GemmaG
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GemmaG

He is correct – we have freedom of speech and should be able to say what we think and endorse who we believe in. It is interesting that after endorsing Trump, he has felt a backlash. Trump is not my candidate because I don’t find him qualified to be President of the United States. I’m glad there are smart people in Hollywood who are not influenced by money. I like this actor, just hope he doesn’t start talking to chairs.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

He may have “heard” from his critics…other soap actors and fans who disagree with him but I seriously doubt an actor who hasn’t appeared in anything but Dancing a with The Stars and his home improvement show has suddenly been blacklisted by Hollywood. he wasn’t on the list to begin with.

tony vosh
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tony vosh

NO! you are blacklisted because you have no talent! get over yourself

Claudio
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Claudio

I agree with you Tony, Amen my friend. Antonio is crazy, just like Donald Trump.

Mateo
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Mateo

This is not said to be mean at all but seriously, no one has hired Mr Sabato Jr. because he isn’t that good of an actor. It has nothing to do with his politics. He made a poor choice to speak at the RNC in support of this candidate (who will remain nameless) but I seriously doubt he is being blacklisted because of that alone. How about he just admits that his time in Hollywood is over not because he is a Republican but because his talent is overrated. Mr Sabato Jr made a living on his looks. He can’t… Read more »

Trudy
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Trudy

Well said.

Vicki
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Vicki

Amen

Michael
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Michael

How exactly, is him not getting hired “Just like Communism”? It’s a great buzz word that makes people react, but it really should apply in some way.

I mean, I can’t recall anything he had been acting in before his speech, so it isn’t exactly like anything is different after his speech. But I guess now he has a ‘reason’ (other than his acting ability) to blame his lack of work on and try and get people riled up.

Scoma60
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Scoma60

GMAB! He lying just like Trump. What directors have blacklisted him? He’s been a has been for years & his politics had nothing to do with it. Being a Republican hasn’t stopped Patricia Heaton from working.
Antonio’s last gigs were emcee at Chippendales & trying to find “love” on a VH1 reality show.
More to the point—I have no sympathy for anyone supporting a xenophobic,racist,bigoted,misogynistic homophobe. Crawl back under your rock,Antonio.

mollie
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mollie

You are correct. Antonio was not on any director’s list to hire BEFORE his speech. Now he has found a “excuse” to blame. The “liberal directors” are to blame that he doesn’t get hired. GMAB, too.
Peace to him but, he needs to find work in another field other than acting. His time is passed.

Mackenzie Grey
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Mackenzie Grey

Cry me a river. Make me believe. Wind me up and wind me down. Make your little head spin ’round and round!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Hahaha…

Joe
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Joe

Yes, we have Freedom of Speech. We also have the freedom to not hire anybody who we don’t want to, especially when that person gets involved in extremely controversial issues. I, for one, will never watch anything he does again. Or that Kimberlin Brown.

Mr. X
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Mr. X

“We also have the freedom to not hire anybody who we don’t want to”

Oh please. If it ever got out that a conservative in Hollywood refused to hire a gay actor, my guess is you wouldn’t hesitate to call them a bigot or a homophobe.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Blacklisted? Really? Talk about melodramatic. Using that term is insulting to the hundreds of Americans who were denied work and/or credit for their work (including Oscars), were hassled for YEARS (not two weeks), and had their lives permanently upended due to Senator McCarthy and his cohorts. Mr. Sabato needs to watch TRUMBO or read actress Lee Grant’s fine autobiography on the subject. Better yet, read Lillian Hellman’s SCOUNDREL TIME for a true picture of blacklisting. As an adult American we are free to express our opinions. But the adult part means accepting the consequences of statements that were clearly meant… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Way to go, Sopahound! 🙂

irene
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irene

His career was only so/so before. It is not the first time an actor has blamed politics on a flailing career. Actors who succeed are going to succeed no matter what. This has been debated before. There are a lot of activists who still have great careers. That includes actors who are openly R’s. True there are more D’s in that world. He was never that big any way. Now he will say his politics are the reason. I don’t think so.

boes
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boes

I doubt there were many knocking down his doors to hire him to begin with.

And he didn’t just express conservative opinions – he veered off into dangerous nutcase conspiracy stuff.

Sabato might want to remember that as he is free to say what he wants, employers are free to hire who they wish, and avoid people like him.

That’s also the American way.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

He can work in Kimberlin Brown’s avocado fields!

Tyler
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Tyler

Lol good one. Kimberlin Brown is Crazy, like Sheila Carter. Antonio and Kimberlin Brown should just go away.

Joel
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Joel

Are Trump supporters crazy too for not getting behind the candidate who’s campaign is funded by countries that deny women equal rights and throw gays off roofs?

SS
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SS

Yep, I had a feeling this was going to happen. Not that Hollywood has blacklisted him, no, but that he would CLAIM to have been blacklisted. He’s not exactly lighting up the screen with appearances (television appearances here and there and random ‘no name movies’). Conservative and somewhat mainstream actors such has Patricia Heaton for example, are doing just fine. Whenever a second-rate actor such as Sabato comes out as Conservative they tend to claim they’ve been blacklisted in Hollywood. If he was burning up the job market with popular roles he wouldn’t be saying he was now blacklisted. It’s… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

Good luck with speaking your mind. It may very well be called freedom of speech but you can’t use it, unless your talking very liberal and for whatever party they may want. The way I see it you do have two choices 1- get some celebrities talking along side of you. 2- wait till November, hope for the best and if it happens you’ll be back acting again and if the election goes the other way, it will be more of the same ole s- – -, and when we turn out like France you can say told ya so!

Harry
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Harry

Nikki, this is not about liberals vs conservatives. All bets are off when it comes to Mr Trump. If this were McCain, Romney or Paul Ryan, you would not see this type of collective acrimony. This compels one to look at the source of all this acrimony and what you have is a man who has made racist, horrible statements. He has mocked and mimicked a disabled man. He has made misogynistic and ignorant and bigoted statements. I don’t feel he represents the Republican party and I certainly don’t feel he represents America.

Nikki
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Nikki

I do see your point Harry but I also read as well as researched a lot of things H.C. has lied about to different news outlets. A lot of people are voting for a lesser of two evils & some are voting for a woman in a pant suit. I’m more interested in who can run the country! D.T. was highly put down for the way he handled Khizr Khan story. If you go on his twitter he is a supporter of H.C. Donald has already said his son was a hero but this father will not light up &… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Right on!

JK
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JK

HARRY.YOU ARE 100% CORRECT…….DONALD TRUMP DOES NOT REPRESENT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY…. COULD SAY SOOOO MUCH MORE BUT WILL LEAV E IT AT THAT.

Shay
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Shay

@Harry….Whilst you may have a point about the “collective acrimony” directed toward DJT…he is essentially having to run against not just his direct opponent, but the current occupant of the office, the mainstream media and half of his own party who are piling up the venom against him, what needs to be remembered is that this man handily won his own primary the old-fashioned way….he earned the most votes of any GOP primary winner not just in this cycle, but in history, and he did so with very little ground game or any of the traditional political machinations common to… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Lol, Harry. The point that was made to you regarding Mitt Romney? Even HE won’t endorse Trump! (Called him a racist, etc….).

su0000
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su0000

LOL !
;;;;;In a statement Antonio related: “I think this country allows you freedom of speech. Anybody should be allowed to say whatever they want.;;;;;;;;;;

Yes, you can say anything you want to say… but that doesn’t give you respect for saying it..
you have freedom to speak it and people have the right to hate you and disrespect for saying it .. LOL
((it was a dangerous decision to run your mouth, yup.. silicene can be golden lol

JK
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JK

ANTONIO………I DONT KNOW YOU PERSONALLY….BUT WHAT DID YOU THINK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN YOU SPOKE OUT??????? NO SHOCK HERE…

Mr. X
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Mr. X

So freedom of speech for me but not for thee. You’re only tolerant of speech you agree with. Hypocrite.

Harry
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Harry

Bah ha ha ha! I am roaring with ribald laughter here. Let me get this straight–this ass clown has not had any work in film or TV for a long long time. Two minutes ago he makes an endorsement speech for Donald Trump ( I am going to refrain from lambasting this man because it’s just too easy) and suddenly this is the reason why he’s not getting any work? I mean, maybe, just maybe, he’s not getting any work because this former Calvin Klein model cannot act his way out of a hat. Nice try there, Antonio, but no… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

Wonder what’s happening to Kimberly Brown.

Timmm
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Timmm

I hope her avocado farm is making a mint!

Dan
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Dan

Well said, Harry!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Good on you, Harry! Another good one! 🙂

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Amen – Harry!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Maybe he also has some swampland in Fla! 🙂

Gloria
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Gloria

He is entitled to his opinion and to support whoever he wants. Hire him or don’t based on his talents and abilities; not who he is backing for President. He’s the same man he was the day before his speech at the RNC. I feel sorry for him and hope he can weather this storm. Grow up people!! Hollywood sucks.

Harry
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Harry

“He’s the same man he was before his speech at the RNC.”
Yes he is, Gloria and here lies the problem–the man has no talent and it’s easier to blame outside sources or come up with some wild conspiracy theory then take a good solid look at one’s self in the mirror.

Gloria
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Gloria

I’m not defending his talent, just his right to state his opinion. It’s possible he is fabricating this backlash he’s getting, but I read yesterday that Bradley Cooper (who has plenty of talent) is expressing the same sort of negativity for being seen at the DNC during Obama’s speech. I maintain what I said that Hollywood sucks. I don’t like how they use their exposure at events like award ceremonies to turn an acceptance speech into a political rant.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Unfortunately Gloria celebrities feed into the public’s demand or approval. Celebrities ask for money to fund their creative projects and fans donate. Celebrities endorse products and fans buy them. Celebrities get behind causes and fans become more passionate. Celebrities endorse a politician and fans cheer them. Speeches at awards shows? Same stuff… And now Anthony is trying to get fan support so he can get back on the A list of which he couldn’t have been taken off because he was never on.

Linda Jones
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Linda Jones

Love him, loved his speech.

Eric Kane
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Eric Kane

Oh please, even if it were true that’d be the only list he”s been on in the last 20 years!

Harry
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Harry

HA! GOOD one!

Rachel
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Rachel

I didn’t hear what Antonio Sabato said during the RNC but I plan to find it online. Everybody has a right to their own opinion. That’s freedom of speech. As long as it isn’t hate speech, I believe each person has a constitutional right to state it. That aside, I’m not a Trump supporter, am a far left Democratqinabbs and am terrified about what will happen to this country if by some slim chance he wina

CLH
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CLH

Oh please, where exactly was he working before the speech? That’s what I thought. Trying to pull a Victoria Rowell. Calling BS on this one.

Rachel
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Rachel

I haven’t heard yet what Antonio Sabato said during the RNC but I plan to find it online. Given the Denocrat’s response and hearing the statements most Trump supporters have said in favor of electing Trump for President, I’m pretty certain I will disagree and be amazed by some/most of his comments. However, everybody has a right to their own opinion. That’s freedom of speech, our first amendment.?As long as it isn’t hate speech, I believe each person has a constitutional right to state it. That aside, I’m not a Trump supporter, I am a far left Democrat and am… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Sigh–Rachel there is no blacklist. Antonio has not been hired for anything in well over ten years because he lacks talent. He made this speech 2 minutes ago.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

🙂

Nikki
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Nikki

Harry I believe there is a black list. I don’t know about this guy if he’s on it or not but look at Michael Muhney. I loved this guy’s acting on Y&R and ever since whatever went on I haven’t seen him on a single show.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Nikki, according to IMDB (the international movie database) Michael Muhney has been working on films since leaving “Young and the Restless.” It’s very likely that he has decided to concentrate on going after movie roles, which means you wouldn’t be seeing him on television.

Nikki
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Nikki

Thank You for letting me know. He’s on twitter but from the little I’ve read I thought he only had a Christmas movie by Halmart last year. I thought for sure another soap would have picked him up. I thought he was an amazing actor. As for Antonio I don’t remember seeing him in B & B or G.H.

K. Ross
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K. Ross

I think you were very brave, and I have much respect for you.
I am amazed everyday the bias of the liberals.
Sorry that it would effect your career that is just wrong.

toscanti
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toscanti

This is typical of those in power that misuse their platforms and positions to manipulate agendas. They are equally a part of the establishment. I may not agree with Mr Sabato politically, but he still has the right to his opinion. This political season has made me look at how unable Americans are to “Agree to Disagree”. I’m truly disappointed at the levels of disrespect being shown to one another for a difference of opinion. I look forward to the end of this election and pray for a third party candidate.

hayley cropper
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hayley cropper

So much for freedom of speech…

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Um, he used his freedom of speech when he spoke up for Trump and made disparaging remarks about the current president. And Hollywood folks are using their freedom of speech when they tell him he’s not right for the role they are casting. See, the thing about freedom of speech is A) it doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences for what you say; and B) everyone gets to have freedom of speech — even the people who disagree with what you say.

Matthew Place
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Matthew Place

Wow! I wish he understood how freedom of speech really works. You CAN say anything you like, but SO can everyone else. Otherwise, it wouldn’t truly be freedom of speech. And you are responsible for what you say and can be judged for it. Just the way it is. Stop complaining. You have freedom of speech, and you have just experienced it in action. Now be careful what you say in future if you don’t want to be held accountable for the words that tumble so carelessly from your mouth. True freedom. Nothing communistic about it!

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

A few points on Mr. Sabato’s statement. 1. The concept of free speech has nothing to do with this. The government didn’t arrest or persecute you for speaking your mind. That’s what free speech is. 2. Anybody IS allowed to say what he or she wants; however, that does not free the person from the consequences. Just as Antonio Sabato can publicly support whichever candidates he wants, Hollywood directors can hire people they would like to work with. That’s their freedom. 3. As he has been in showbiz for decades and seems to be aware of the liberal bias in… Read more »

Matthew
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Matthew

I think he only spoke at the RNC so he’d have an excuse for his tanked career. Directors weren’t interested in utilizing his bad acting skills before the speech.

Ava
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Ava

Yes freedom of speech but when you stick up for a racist, it does make a difference he should know better and kept his mouth shut and besides when was the last time he was hired for a decent project?

Matthew
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Matthew

Exactly Ava!

Liz
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Liz

I think he’s using the situation to try and get work. Yes, everyone is entitled to speak their mind in the US. He said some really stupid, untrue and hateful things about our president while he was exercising his constitutional right and is now whining when others do the same. He’s really not a great actor either so maybe that’s why he can’t get work? Have the offers really dried up since the RNC? I can’t imagine Hollywood was banging down his door before. If so, would he really resort to Chippendales? I will be happy not to see him… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Oh man I thought we had finally gotten back to discussing soaps again? Here we go again how is this news he has not been on a soap opera in years. Just leave him alone and suggestion AS close your Twitter account !

jc
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jc

Yes you have exercised your free speech moron. You have also endorsed a racist, dangerous populist who sounds more like the fascists we defeated in wars. Your exercise of free speech also tells us a lot about your own values and leaders in the entertainment industry are exercising their freedom by not wanting to associate with someone that esposues such sick values.

Jp
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Jp

I wonder if Scott baio feels blacklisted too since Charles in charge lol

Kevin
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Kevin

Entire scenario is so calculated. Washed up former hunk asked to speak at RNC (in hopes of reviving his stalled career). Speech and entire convention rates as epic fail. There was no interest in Mr. Sabato and his career prior to the speech. NOW he claims he is being blacklisted?! Prove it…

Aria
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Aria

He not only shared his political view but he was so negative towards president Obama, that’s what I think got him to this point. Kimberly brown wasn’t negative she made her argument for her support got trump without bashing anyone on the other side. And if she did then it wasn’t as hateful as sabato came across, just saying , I could be wrong still there’s no place for ” hatred”.

mark
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mark

Right on Antonio!

Jason Loves GH
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Jason Loves GH

He’s still extraordinarily handsome…and still extraordinarily clueless. It’s such a shame that such an inviting piece of eye candy can be so off-putting with the nonsense coming from his mouth. Sigh.

Marko
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Marko

He is not very talented so I doubt he is being blacklisted. But it is a good excuse for him somthat he feels better about himself. He needs to get over himself.

su0000
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su0000

Trump used him.
It was his ‘name’ that Trump needed to show he isn’t racist and that people with the name of Sabato love him !!
( just like his ”black guy” .. sigh
His speech did Trump and his supporters very well, but it took his own self crashing down..

Harry
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Harry

Trump used him–he tried to hire Clint Eastwood’s chair but he was busy chairing some other event.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

No way he can “make Trump’s day”!

Nikki
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Nikki

Both D.Trump as well as H.Clinton are using what they can get . Go on twitter Khuzr Khan is being used by Clinton.

Nikki
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Nikki

Clint Eastwood has already said he is voting D. Trump. It’s on twitter/news/you tube

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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