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GH's Nancy Lee Grahn Breaks Silence On Social Media With Special Message!

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Ever since the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, General Hospital fans and those of Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), have not heard a peep out of the Daytime Emmy Award winning actress on social media.  Following the now unfortunate Twitter firestorm that put Nancy at the epicenter of a mainstream media frenzy for her comments/tweets on How to Get Away with Murder’s Viola Davis Lead Actress win acceptance speech, she took some time away to assess what she tweeted and the reaction she got in return.

On Sunday, Nancy took to her official facebook page with the following message to her friends and fans:  “Dear friends,  if you’ve been looking for me on milk cartons, under rocks, or hiding out with Waldo, you wouldn’t have found me. I may have been absent here, but I’ve been fully present, and alert in my life. With the internet off, I’ve been reflecting, reading, writing, having enlightening discourse, and extraordinary meetings with people I never thought I’d have the honor to meet, let alone converse with. My silence in the media was self imposed and correct. I can’t tweet and listen at the same time. Being quiet and listening has allowed me to absorb meaningful lessons and gain insights that continue to have immeasurable value to me.  To be sure, what you believe you know about me has remained to be so. In fact, my commitment to equal rights, fairness, and justice for the disenfranchised has grown even stronger.

My intention now is to continue to stay tapped in, tuned in, and turned on to learning more. As these lessons unfold with greater clarity, I will humbly and happily share them with you, as I allow myself and my experiences to be used for greater understanding and greater good. I’m excited about what’s to come.

In the meantime, while I’m quite serious about my purpose right now, my sense of humor is alive and well. I will continue to find the funny in funny things, celebrate my beloved General Hospital, and rant about policy and issues that dehumanize others, as well a media that does the same. My goal, and it is a lofty one, is to try not to be snarky, mean spirited, or pile on any individual. Not even reality stars, bureaucrats, or politicians. They are all, after all, human beings.

As a work in progress, who hopes to continually change for the better, I want to thank my supporters and my critics, as evolving is impossible without both.  Now let’s go have some fun this week. Stay tuned.  xoxo, Me”

What do you think of Nancy’s message on facebook?  Do you come to understand that she reflected on her actions, but still maintains she will fight for the disenfranchised, equal rights, and speak her mind, while perhaps, as she says “evolving” in the way she goes about it?  Share your thoughts on Nancy’s post in the comment section below!

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  1. Patrick

    October 18, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    1. “…To be sure, what you believe you know about me has remained to be so. ”

    ???

    huh?

    Do I now … like … Alexis

    NO

    NLG… is evolving… and telling us to have fun

    I’d like to have sex with William DeVry

    give me a break Nanc’ : lay low and not dig and pore over; “…reality stars, bureaucrats, or politicians. They are all, after all, human beings ”

    what’s left

    • Sean

      October 19, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Love Nancy but she needs to do more than take a 30-day break from Facebook and Twitter. She needs to get help for her drinking problem.

      I know. I was once in her place and haven’t had a drop of liquor in three years and life is so much better without it.

      • Rebecca1

        October 22, 2015 at 6:31 am

        Lol…because an outspoken, intelligent woman speaks her mind, perhaps without fear of repercussion because she believes in what she’s saying…she has a problem with alcohol? Did she slur her written words?

  2. Chris Weems

    October 18, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    How about tone down your extreme liberal views. It affects fans opinions & therefore viewership of GH & your paycheck.

    • Carolina

      October 19, 2015 at 9:08 am

      #Hillary2016

      • Matthew

        October 23, 2015 at 11:47 am

        I’m ready for Hillary! NLG as VP!

    • Rebecca1

      October 22, 2015 at 6:43 am

      @Chris…there are plenty of actors, musicians, politicians who say things to piss someone off. Hasn’t ended their careers or lowered their record sales. I doubt Nancy’s views will effect GH. A spud if anyone was ridiculous enough to blow what she said out of proportion…that! S their problem. He or she needs to sit back, take a look at what the woman meant…and/or accept her apologies for some particulars which came out in a hasty, unfortunate way, and by that I mean the part about whether Viola Davis had ever faced rejection in her career due to race. No one know that but thane actress herself. Other than that, I’m sorry for the backlash Nancy had to take…

  3. Sue K

    October 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I can keep this short, which she should do in making an apology, if she ever does. This message is full of self. Nothing new here, move along.

    • Shay

      October 19, 2015 at 4:50 am

      Exactly, Sue K. Just more of the usual self-important, self-indulgent psychobabble we’ve come to expect from NLG.

      • k/kay

        October 21, 2015 at 11:50 am

        Darlings she just can’t stay out of the sewer called Twitter .

      • Shay

        October 22, 2015 at 2:37 am

        This is true, k/kay! It’s like some sort of sick obsession or addiction. Whilst I do occasionally read a few select intelligent individuals’ tweets, I generally fail to see the point of this particular all-encompassing phenomenon. As Cate Blanchett recently so succinctly put it, “I cannot for the life of me work out why adults are participating in that $#!+. ” Perhaps the term “adults” is the operative word……since there appears to be precious little mature activity going on there most of the time.

    • Rebecca1

      October 22, 2015 at 6:48 am

      Sue K. To many of us Nancy shouldn’t have apologized at all, except maybe to Viola Davis for assuming what she did or didn’t experience in her own career, before she became the mega star, with many awards and recognition, that she is. Other than that, I got what Nancy was saying and agreed with her.

  4. Adam

    October 18, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    She was all wrong for her tweet and now she’s trying to make up for it , too late, I don’t care what she has to say now. The best thing to do is not say anything but too many have to tweet mess every time then regret it.

  5. Just My Opinion

    October 18, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Great PR but some things can’t be unsaid. Anyone with common sense would have known better than to post the rant she did.

    I admit she is a great actress and enjoyed her on GH but after the comments she made every time she’s on screen I’m distracted by the reminder of her ignorant and insensitive post.

    With the current bloated cast I’d be fine if ABC decided their wasn’t room on the canvas for her.

  6. Mister Media

    October 18, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I really like and respect Nancy as a person and as a performer. I know her heart is in the right place. Based on her message, I think she has adopted a very common mindset in this age of social media, and that is: nothing is a real or valuable experience until you share it on the internet. It is indeed possible to fight for equal rights, fairness and justice without sharing or advertising one’s efforts. Mother Theresa might have had less time to perform good works if she was concerned about posting them on social media as part of the experience. I understand that Nancy might find it useful to use her celebrity to rally fans and supporters to her causes and that’s a valid use of the medium. However I don’t thing that the lessons one learns necessarily need to be happily and humble shared with the rest of the world, and may indeed even be more valuable if they are not. The best way to change the world is to change yourself and inspire those around you, in your immediate sphere. The discourse and proselytizing by celebrities which takes place on the internet mainly amounts to little and can sometimes be treacherous and divisive, as Nancy has learned. Finally, I am not unaware of the irony of sharing this view on an internet forum. Long live GH!

  7. Harry

    October 18, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    No, she still doesn’t get it. I heard nary an apology in there only self-promotion and self-serving manipulation. What is so hard with just saying,” I am sorry”?
    How bout this, Nancy? “I screwed up and utilized a startlingly lack of tone deafness and sensitivity. Moreover, I demonstrated an abject case of jealousy due to the fact that I relegated to playing an intelligent and educated woman of certain age who is stuck in arrested development, I let my bitterness over take my judgement and sense of righteousness in a heated moment, and for that, I am very sorry.”
    If you need a ghost writer, come find me, Nancy.

    • Shay

      October 19, 2015 at 3:35 am

      You nailed it, Harry!!!! As for NLG….way too little, waaaaay tooooo late!

      • Stefaniem76

        October 19, 2015 at 11:48 am

        I don’t get it, you are mad that she took so long to apologize, but yet you don’t plan to accept her apology anyway? Every now and then people like you need to step down from that high horse and breath some air down here.

    • Erick

      October 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Stefaniem76, she didn’t actually apologize.

      • Rebecca1

        October 22, 2015 at 6:52 am

        Stefaniem76…agree. Not only that, but as I’ve said on this page and previous posts, I don’t think she owed anyone an apology…other than to Viola Davis for commenting on whether or not Viola had ever faced rejection based on race. .,.Love Nancy and her views and what her intended message was really about.

  8. Gail

    October 18, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    That was a very nice & heartfelt message from Nancy. I adore her & love that she speaks her mind. Looking forward to her return to Twitter.

    • Beth

      October 19, 2015 at 2:56 am

      I agree with you totally. NLG is one person that has put a smile on my face for more years than I’d like to admit. So so happy to see her back.

      • Rebecca1

        October 22, 2015 at 6:56 am

        Agree with you both. Although I feel bad she was bullied into saying anything. Ironic that a woman who seems to always stand up for the underdog got hit so hard from many of the people she’s rallied for. Apology to Viola on a personal note for her assumptions about her was all that was needed. Love Nancy…love Alexis…

  9. free spirit MT

    October 18, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    NLG went to the positive and was very honest about what she has learned and the steps she has taken to change. I enjoy her tweets, humor, performance, and determination to put her fame to use for the greater good.
    Some of the criticism here in the comments is the exact opposite of what she is going to try to do.
    How ironic.
    jmo Labels and intolerance by fans who judge is useless.
    Welcome back Nancy.

  10. Steve

    October 18, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    I see all this bashing of Nancy. Sorry I also read the tweet and saw nothing wrong with it. She’s a human with feelings. I cried and was so in suppport of Viola….Good for her speech as well.

    • Rebecca1

      October 22, 2015 at 6:57 am

      Great post, Steve. Agree…

      • Steve

        October 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

        Thanks Rebecca 1

  11. Mateo

    October 18, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I love Nancy Lee Grahn. I love her candor and honesty and her way of trying to appease those who will never be appeased. She said nothing wrong in her original tweet. I stand behind any one who is honest enough to be themselves…I hate people who make mountains out of molehills. Rock on NLG…you are amazing

    • Rebecca1

      October 22, 2015 at 6:58 am

      Agree, Mateo!

      • Steve

        October 22, 2015 at 11:58 am

        100% Agree Rebecca 1 And Mateo and Rebecca honestly what did she say except really going on about what Viola said which was that there wasn’t enough black strong female characters on TV. HOw can there be so much hate against Nacny who A- female. 2- White. 3- so many people commenting aren’t even Bllack. I’m not and how can any of us comment? Really did I miss something.? Go back and look at emmy tweet I did. Where does it tallk GH, or stories or anything. IT DOESN’T. Ths si truly alarming to me. Sorry but every single person commenting that bashed Nancy owes her 1 hell of an apology period unless you’re black woman working in the enterttainmenrt field. IF you’re not than shame. really.

  12. Rebecca Zertuche

    October 19, 2015 at 12:39 am

    I personally don’t think she did anything wrong. She expressed an opinion, that’s all. She was raked over the coals for no reason.

    • Rebecca1

      October 22, 2015 at 6:59 am

      Agree, Rebecca Zertuche!

    • Steve

      October 22, 2015 at 11:59 am

      Agree Rebecca Z

  13. Sesalee

    October 19, 2015 at 1:45 am

    While well written, that statement is disingenous and interestingly misplaced. The words are smooth enough to capture me into reading until the end, despite the fact that I believe NLG only feigns remorse. What she feels is regret and fear of job safety. Finally, what PR strategy is being used to have this apology posted at a different social media site? That reeks of guilt and condescension. The apology should be posted on Twitter, which is where her unraveling began.

    • free spirit MT

      October 19, 2015 at 8:14 am

      posting an apology on Twitter would be redundant, because she did that already. NLG also posted this update on Twitter where the number of characters is limited. She linked to this post on Facebook from Twitter.
      Go ahead and rage, label, judge all you want. but you might want to consider the facts.

      • Sesalee

        October 19, 2015 at 9:48 am

        What I will not do is have an argument/disparage someone for a difference of opinion. I wrote what I believe as my response to NLG’s fb post–which was linked on Twitter. NLG can work through the 140 character limit quite well and chose another option. I was careful not to attack. I have enjoyed her work on GH, however I was disappointed that the Twitter rant she unleashed and continued felt venomous and unwarranted. My opinions and response remain. This ends our discourse.

  14. louisa

    October 19, 2015 at 2:02 am

    Her annoying tweets made me not like Alexis, a character I had loved for years. I had to unfollow her, but it was too late. I only see NLG when I see Alexis. I FF through all of her scenes.

  15. Donna M

    October 19, 2015 at 3:22 am

    I really think that it is better not to speak about politics or religion or anything controversial to people you don’t know —NLG does that regularly. She insults a lot of people a lot of time. I doubt that will change. Personally I thought it was just dumb to say Viola Davis had never faced discrimination.
    the thing is no one, but especially people in the public, like politicans and actors, do not have to utter aloud every thought that penetrates their consiousness. It is really better not to…of course that does not mean giving up her own opinions or not supporting what she believes in…it does not need to be advertised. imho
    Truth is NLG is not angelina jolie and most people could give a crap what she thinks (if they even care what Angelina thinks and a lot don’t) . Twitter should be used to promote her show, and career and professional things. Email to friends personal.
    If I were her boss that is what I suggest to all my employees re. twitter and social media. but I know that is probably not the opiinion of most people who like to express all their thoughts on everything as if anyone cared.

    • Steve

      October 22, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Donna I respectfully disagree, the very very first tweet she did was that night and praised and backed Viola and never said she didn’t face discrimination. IO didn’t see any tweets or look out for any after that night. I even deliberately hit liked retweeted and backed her I again don’t know what followed later but I promise and guarnatee that the original tweet backed Viola Davis.

  16. Timmm

    October 19, 2015 at 7:13 am

    My god Nancy, you didnt murder anyone! Its over, move on! I forgot all about it. One of the fine lines in life is saying what you feel and hopefully not offending people! If its the truth, suck it up, if its a a bunch of BS, be ready to answer your critics! One of the problems in life is EVERYBODY wins and DONT offend ANYONE! Let it go people! Knuckle up! Nancy, knock some sense into the most dense mobster ever, JULIAN! ITS LEO!

    • Abruzzfan

      October 21, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Well said Timmm!

  17. Mae Denver

    October 19, 2015 at 7:16 am

    I believe Nancy is sincere and this is what she could express at this time. Oh, that I could offer correction to each of you who’ve commented here for every misstep you’ve made in your lives. And, Fairman, I think you could have posted Nancy’s words w/o polling and trolling for comments.

  18. Allforone

    October 19, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Still self absorbed…

  19. Thad Bosley

    October 19, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Like Nancy, I am a liberal. However, I just cringe every time she gets on her soapbox and spouts. Actors should act!

    • su0000

      October 19, 2015 at 11:35 am

      OK– the Civil War–
      The American population in 1860 was about 31 million people, about one-tenth the size it is today. If the war were fought today, the number of Civil war deaths would total 6.2 million.” wow huh!

      And- the death numbers would increase figuring in the elderly, women and children.
      The age of soldiers dead= 20 and 24 year olds..
      More died in the Civil War then the combined deaths of the-
      WWII 318,000
      WWI 115,000
      Vietnam 56,227
      and the
      Korean War
      A lot of blood shed for our right to have freedom;
      Freedom of speech and expression is the most basic of all freedoms granted to the citizens of America.
      We might not like what is said be we love the right to express our speech.
      Nancy’s right to speak in whichever direction is freedom of speech 🙂
      ehhh just wanted to mention that 🙂

      • nancy dillingham

        October 19, 2015 at 1:39 pm

        Wha–a-a-a-t?!

      • Timmm

        October 19, 2015 at 5:58 pm

        It seems some people only like “Freedom of speech” when it is something they want to hear. Nancy gave an opinion. If Viola was offended, let her and Nancy hash it out! Paging, e-mails and now texting, once its out there, ITS OUT THERE! Stand by your words and dont cower if someone questions what is in your heart! Like I said earlier, Nancy didnt kill anyone! Look at all the thugs in the NFL who beat women and children and are given 2nd and 3rd chances. Rock on Nancy!

      • su0000

        October 20, 2015 at 12:52 pm

        Timmm…
        Some people have become very touchy and love to start a fuss about every little thing, for attention.
        Perhaps America is becoming a pampering nation lol ..

  20. Shelly

    October 19, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Kinda sounds like she got her hands slapped by the Big Wigs!

  21. Tskyent

    October 19, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I’m amazed how people think there perfect and has never said the wrong thing in life! The one who bitch about it are the guilty one…

  22. penny

    October 21, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Garbage

  23. Matthew

    October 23, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I love and adore Nancy Lee Grahn! She misspoke and I for one, forgive her. She is a champion for women’s rights, equal rights, and I know 100% there is not a racist bone in her body! Her advocacy backs it up. Give her a break, she is someone who is changing the world for the better!

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