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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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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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 puke in my mouth.

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 being honest and kind. This is the most absurd, ridiculous mock election the U.S. has EVER had!!

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.

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.

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, he owned beauty pageants in which many minorities participated and even repeatedly won, not to mention his “Apprentice” show presented a broad cross-section of individuals. Moreover, his private clubs were often the first in their respective areas to open their memberships to people of all races, creeds and orientations….None of this behavior indicates someone who is a racist (or bigot.) And yet the meme continues….and is most often repeated by those politicians who regularly enjoyed the gifts of Trump largesse to their campaigns, no less. Does that mean that all along they were perfectly okay with him being this “purported racist” that they maintain he is, but they chose to overlook it back then because he was contributing to them and their party???? Just once I would love to see this query posed to a Dem, any Dem, but particularly the “pantsuited one” who apparently was so unoffended by DJT’s “racist tendencies” that she and her loving spouse attended the man’s wedding some years ago!

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. 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.

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 is probably because of the lies. There are plenty of Republicans working in Hollywood, but they express their views without the vicious lying.

Antonio was barely on the D list before the RNC.

So true…lol

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.

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

Yes, Harry, I agree–SO disappointed!

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 from life under “communism.” Anyone who remembers how the USSR & Cuba treated their dissidents knows they weren’t given the courtesy of being informed. Many artists were thrown into jail for years as being enemies of the state; no heads up beforehand. Sabato needs to stop painting himself as a martyr when he has continues to reap all the benefits that American democracy affords him, which apparently includes public whining & not recognizing that he is responsible for his own situation. Who wants to work with a bigot if there are other hot, non-bigoted options available?

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

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

I applaud Antonio for having the courage of his convictions.

Leftist Hollywood is intolerant in the extreme.

So are a lot of commenters on this site.

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

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

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.”

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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??????

because his five minutes of fame are over

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

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.

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.

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

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

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 be surprised that now that he is more mature (as we all become) people want to hire him less. Once you expose your body as the primary focal point of your talent then you run the risk of not being taken seriously as an actor. I am certain it didn’t benefit him to lend support to such a polarizing political figure but his crying that he has been blacklisted because of it is a sign that he is not suited to be in the limelight. I hope he invested his earnings well so that he can relax and live well on what he did make in the past.

Well said.

Amen

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.

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.

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.

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

Hahaha…

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.

“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.

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 to cause controversy and put the speaker back in the public eye.

Way to go, Sopahound! 🙂

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.

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.

He can work in Kimberlin Brown’s avocado fields!

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

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?

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 only because he’s looking for an excuse for her direct to video roles.

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!

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.

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 & H.C. is behind it. If you go on Ronald Wolchesky twitter, he also lost a son and he states H.C. is a lier & she has also lied to the public. H.C. after research I realize she lied under oath about her emails. Neither one should get a star but in my heart of hearts I think D.T. is more capable. Hope you don’t hate me for this my friend.

Right on!

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.

@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 present-day electoral success…..hoards of people came out to support him simply because they wanted to, and for a whole variety of reasons. That fact seems to be largely ignored by those who look down on him and his candidacy….he has captured the public’s mood and imagination for whatever explanation(s) you care to choose, and whether you agree with him or not, many do, and their opinions are no less valid than any others….if you believe in democracy. As for the vitriol aimed at previous GOP presidential candidates???? There has always been an immense bias against them in news coverage, displays of debate favoritism and other such considerations….it may not have been quite as obviously blatant as this year’s examples, but it’s omnipresent and continues even after an election if a Republican wins office….the hypocrisy never ends. Oh, and yes, contrary to your assertion, Mitt Romney had more than his own share of unwarranted malice aimed at him during the 2012 campaign…Despite being one of the most profoundly decent and personally upstanding men to ever seek the presidency, his impressive business record, deeply-held religion, and even his close-knit family, were grossly maligned, to the extreme extent that his lovely wife’s equestrian therapy for her MS was roundly mocked.

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

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

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

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

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 one is buying it.

Wonder what’s happening to Kimberly Brown.

I hope her avocado farm is making a mint!

Well said, Harry!

Good on you, Harry! Another good one! 🙂

Amen – Harry!

Maybe he also has some swampland in Fla! 🙂

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.

“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.

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.

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.

Love him, loved his speech.

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

HA! GOOD one!

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

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.

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 terrified about what will happen to this country if by some slim chance Trump wins.

Putting Trump aside, I don’t think it is fair to blacklist an actor for stating his personal political views just because they conflict with the entertainment industry. You can’t fire a person at work just because they voice an opinion you don’t agree with, right? This is the same thing just on a much larger scale. He has a right to voice what he believes in, whether you agree with him or not, without fear of repercussions such as hate tweets or being denied to continue in his chosen career.

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.

🙂

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

So much for freedom of speech…

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.

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!

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 his industry, then he really can’t act shocked or hurt that there might be repercussions to his actions. If he isn’t so committed to his ideals and speaking out that he isn’t ready to face the consequences, then he should have stayed quiet. We all have the freedom to keep our opinions to ourselves if they will negatively impact us.

4. It’s not “unfair” for directors not to see you. It’s showbiz. It’s equally unfair that thousands of talented actors never even get a foot in the door. Again, that’s showbiz.

5. “It’s just like Communism.” Um, no, actually it’s nothing like Communism.

He was brave to speak out, but he should really think things through better before issuing half-cocked statements. Good luck to him in the future.

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.

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?

Exactly Ava!

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 again. He really is an exceptional idiot.

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 !

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.

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

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…

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”.

Right on Antonio!

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.

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.

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..

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

No way he can “make Trump’s day”!

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

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

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Steve Burton’s ‘General Hospital’ Return Previews Jason Has Blood on His Hands

Monday, March 4th is the day that Steve Burton returns to General Hospital in the pivotal role of Jason Morgan. The story of Jason’s re-emergence on the canvas has been kept under wraps.

However, PEOPLE has a first-look photo, and in it, Jason has blood on his hand. Not only does he have crimson on him, but he is dressed in black and standing behind a dumpster.

When viewers last saw Jason it was back in November of 2021, when a tunnel collapsed on him as he was attempting to save his brother Drew (Cameron Mathison). For the past two plus years, every one in Port Charles has believed that Jason had died.

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Burton’s initial run as Jason was from from 1991 till 2012. After exiting and signing on with Y&R to play Dylan McAcoy, the actor eventually returned to the daytime drama that was his home in 2017. Later, during the Covid-19 pandemic, he was let go from the series by the end of 2021 for not adhering to the Disney/ABC vaccine mandates at that time.

While away from GH, he rejoined the cast of Days of our Lives in 2023, resuming his original soap role of Harris Michaels that he played in 1988 and the year prior on the Peacock limited-series Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two. With the tape schedule well ahead of streaming, Burton will be doing double duty for a short term, where fans can catch him on DAYS, and now on GH.

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Previously, Burton said on his upcoming GH storyline, “I got to talk to the head writers. This story is going to be sick. It’s gonna be awesome. So, make sure you keep watching, because the pieces of the puzzle are gonna be fit for when I return.”

Fans should also make sure to catch today’s Friday, March 1st episode of GH as Jason’s return story begins to unfold.

So, what do you think will be how Jason returns to GH starting next week on all-new episodes of GH? Comment below.

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‘General Hospital’ Reignites Scott’s Feud with Sonny Over His Past Misdeeds of His Late Daughter, Karen Wexler

In what now seems like many moons ago, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) was a small-time mobster who owned a strip club in Port Charles. He enticed a young Karen Wexler (Cari Shayne) to work as a stripper at the Paradise Lounge.

But things got worse from there! Sonny convinced Karen that stripping was her idea, and he eventually got her hooked on drugs and into his bed!

Karen’s father, Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) has never forgotten what Sonny did Karen and for years wanted to take him down when he was the D.A. Fast-forward and on Wednesday’s February 28th episode of GH, Scott visited Karen’s gravesite on her birthday.

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However, Scott had a visitor at the gravesite when John “Jagger” Cates also showed up to pay respects to his ex-wife.  This was the first time Scott laid eyes on the new incarnation of “Jagger’ on-screen as played by Adam J. Harrington.

Scott realizes he might have an ally to put the screws to Sonny after John reveals the pain and sorrow he still has over what Sonny did to Karen. Speaking to his former son-in-law about the break-up of his daughter’s marriage to him, Scott pipes up that Sonny, “walks around like he’s the mayor.” Then, Scott shouts to John, “Make him pay! Take him out!”‘

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In Karen’s backstory: after getting help, Karen was reunited with “Jagger” and left Sonny. The two married and left Port Charles. Karen returned as medical student and had divorced “Jagger” in 1997, and the character landed on the General Hospital spinoff soap opera, Port Charles. Eventually, Karen was struck by a car and died. Three actresses played the role during Karen’s history: Cari Shayne, Jennifer Hammon and Marie Wilson.

Watch Scott and John talk about their vendetta against Sonny Corinthos in key scenes from GH below. Now let us know, do you think Sonny should pay for his manipulation of Karen Wexler many years ago? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Kate Mansi on Her First Scenes with Eva LaRue: “It Was So Tense and Uncomfortable, Which Was So Fun For Us.”

This week, General Hospital viewers have witnessed the arrival of Eva LaRue as Blaze’s (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) mother, Natalia. When Natalia blew into her daughter’s life, she also caught Kristina (Kate Mansi) in bed. The next moment, Mansi and LaRue played the awkwardness of the scene.

In the story, and at that point, Natalia apparently didn’t have a clue that her daughter is gay, so finding Kristina is her daughter’s room was puzzling to her.

Kate Mansi spoke to Soap Opera Digest on her introduction to soap veteran LaRue, who has appeared on All My Children as Maria Santos and won a Daytime Emmy for her role as Celeste Rosales on The Young and the Restless.

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“She just came in like such a freaking pro,” shared Kate on LaRue. “She was so good. It was such a funny first introduction for our characters – it was written so well and it was so tense and uncomfortable, which was so fun for us.”

The two actresses instantly created a bond. As Mansi explained, “Right away, we were doing these funny one-liners back and forth (between scenes). Blaze said something like, ‘Kristina is more than my friend, she’s my partner,’ and then they’d call, ‘Cut!’ and Eva and I would look and each other and we’d be like, ‘She means writing partner,’ or she’d be like, ‘Yeah, yeah, she means producing partner, right?’ We were just dying laughing.”

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On Wednesday’s episode of GH, Natalia learned Blaze was gay, but isn’t quite believing her, thinking she had been somehow influenced by Kristina.  In the key scenes, Blaze tells Natalia that Kristina is more than her friend. She’s her girlfriend. Blaze asks if her mother heard what she truly said, and Natalia claims she did, but then starts cleaning up the place as a method of trying to cope with what she just heard.

Things get testy when Blaze says, “Kristina and I…” Next, Natalia cuts her daughter off, firmly saying, “There is no Kristina and you!”

So, did you enjoy the tension-filled scenes between Kate Mansi and Eva LaRue? Are you liking where GH is heading with the story of a disapproving and religious mother, trying to come to terms with her daughter and her girlfriend’s sexuality? Comment below.

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