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Ingo Rademacher Reportedly No Longer Part of GH Cast; Called Out for Sharing ‘Transphobic Post’

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Rumors swirled for the last week that a few cast members were no longer a part of the acting ensemble of the iconic ABC daytime drama series, General Hospital, for not adhering to the the Covid-19 vaccination mandate at GH that went into effect reportedly on November 1st.

While ABC and GH has yet to publicly comment or confirm who has been let go, on Sunday night, following a firestorm that erupted on Twitter over posts on Ingo Rademacher’s (Jax) Instagram story, where he doubled down on his opposition to the vaccine mandate with an image of a upcoming nationwide protest against federal and state vaccine mandates that starts today November 8-11th, and several other related posts, it was a post that the actor shared from another IG account that sparked outrage from his GH co-star, trans actress, Cassandra James (Terry), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), and several in the Twitterverse.

The post showed a photo on the left side of Rachel Levine, a transgender female, who is now the highest-ranking official of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and thus becoming a four-star officer, and on the right, a photo of Winsome Sears, the Virginia Lieutenant Governor-Elect, who is holding a large rifle in both her hands which was a controversial campaign photo during the recent Virginia political race. The comment on the post read: “Welcome to ClownTown, where the dude on the left is an empowering woman, and the woman on the right is a white supremacist.”

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James took to Twitter and shared: “I am aware of a transphobic post shared by a fellow General Hospital actor. Shame on you. You have some serious unlearning and education to do. I feel deeply disappointed that such a public display of ignorance could come from our GH family.”

Nancy Lee Grahn then stood with James, and expressed: “The fellow actor, #IngoRademacher, is mercifully no longer a part of the #gh cast. Transphobia & misgendering are disgusting & should be unacceptable in any industry, including soaps/acting. I stand with my costar, @cassandrajames_  & the trans community”

On Monday morning, GH’s Laura Wright (Carly) tweeted:I am aware of the transphobic post shared by a GH member & I would like to start by saying I am disgusted by this action. Misgendering trans individuals is dangerous & I do not support this behavior. I stand in support of all trans folks & echo the words of Cassandra James.”  Wright added, “As a member of the GH cast I want everyone in the trans community to know we love you and we support you.”

Share your thoughts on this continuing developing story on Rademacher’s release from GH (although unconfirmed by the network), and the posts shared on his Instagram Story that continued to spark more controversy for the long-time soap star via the comment section below.

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Michael Teale
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Michael Teale

Glad that Ingo is out and that his termination from #GH has been confirmed. Not yet confirmed but has happened, Steve Burton is also out for not getting vaccinated. Those are the only two that I know of at this point.

Dan
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Dan

Is Steve Burton being let go confirmed?

Carrie
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Carrie

Sit tight. Nancy Grahn will announce Steve’s employment status soon. …Seeing as how she makes major casting announcements before the network and the producers do. (Seems like some sort of h.r. violation in its own right.)

Steve
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Steve

Ingo has already left the show. His last scenes are yet to air. The only “HR violation” would be if she had insider knowledge that he was going to be let go prior to his knowing they were dropping his contract.

Steve
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Steve

Just lots of rumors based on social media posts. Wouldn’t rule it out at this point. Johnny Wactor (Brando) is also rumored to be out. There was some scuttlebutt regarding Maurice Benard and Marcus Coloma, but both have confirmed being vaccinated and are not departing.

donna
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donna

steve burton had a post stating he had the covid, guess freedom of speech or personal opinions are no longer allowed.

Satan
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Satan

I doubt that Steve is going anywhere. Ingo was fired for being a bigoted asshole, not for his views on vaccinations.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

General Hospital has a vaccine mandate. All actors have to be vaccinated (I think they may have a medical exemption; not sure) or they’re out. So, I think he was out before his idiot shared post, because he’s anti-vaxx. So will any other actor who doesn’t want the vaccine.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Damn!!! This ish is getting real. I need someone to pinch me.

Delonjo
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Delonjo

Now he really has “freedom.”

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Ingo Rademacher’s actions since the January 2021 Capitol attacks have been absolutely unacceptable, and how Disney-ABC has kept him employed up to this point is unacceptable. I applaud the class of Cassandra James and her social media posts, and applaud many of her co-stars, a-la: Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Wally Kurth (Ned), Haley Pullos (Molly) & Laura Wright (Carly) for calling out the bullshit. I’m sorry if that’s harsh to say (the B.S. line), but, it’s long overdue. And I applaud media, such as yourself Mr. Fairman, for reporting the TRUTH of the matter. Soap media, as a whole, has… Read more »

Adele
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Adele

But you have nothing to say about riots burning businesses threatening police in other cities?

Steve
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Steve

What does that have to do with the subject at hand?

Mike
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Mike

And how exactly does this have any bearing on what Scott wrote? I could complain that Scott didn’t mention the recommendation to get regular colonoscopies after the age of 50. But it is neither here nor there in the context of his post.

Raven
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Raven

The other side thinks that burning businesses down was OK. Since when did Freedom on speech become lawful??

Satan
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Satan

You mean like that “umbrella guy” who went around breaking windows & torching businesses, and was later revealed to be a member of a right wing extremist, white supremacist cult?

SUSAN
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SUSAN

The sheep being led to their slaughter by the Disney Demoncrats~ What a shame. They are allowed to shove all their woke agenda on the American public with no repercussions.
Can’t watch any tv anymore that doesn’t shove “alternative” lifestyles at us. Do what you want in your own time and in private without flaunting it all over the airwaves. DISGRACEFUL, G-D BLESS THOSE THAT CAN THINK FOR THEMSELVES. i don’t like much of what Nancy Lee Grahn has to say politically.

Satan
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Satan

Demoncrats?? Hey, I resent that!

That party hasn’t nominated a candidate that met my Most Unholy standards for quite some time now.

Dan
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Dan

I’ve liked Jax as a character for many years, and used to like Ingo, until I found out what kind of person he is in real life. Between the anti-vax conspiracy theory BS, and now sharing a transphobic post, especially when GH has a transgender actress on the show, it’s like he was trying to get fired. ABC and GH did what they had to do. He made his bed, now he has to lay in it. His defenders will talk about freedom of speech. We all have freedom of speech in this country. But freedom of speech doesn’t mean… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

What Ingo??

I was willing to forgive the anti-vax stuff as some singular odd belief he had for whatever reason, but this shit makes him look like a full on Q-Anon believing MAGAtt type.

To Hell with him (and I don’t mean that in a good way!)

Sharon Sims
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Sharon Sims

Dam Ingo I was disappointed in your words!! Shame on yoh

Michael
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Michael

Good riddance.

Deborah
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Deborah

i am proud of GH for standing behind bullying. thank you

Jennifer Newton
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Jennifer Newton

Please add Haley Pullos, Maura West, Wil deVry, and Maurice Benard to the list of actors who also supported Cassandra.

Steve
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Steve

Taking out the vaccine requirement, the character of Jax has been going nowhere for months now.

When IR returned to the show, he and Michelle Stafford has tons of chemistry in their few scenes together. He and Cynthia Watros were snooze-worthy together.

At this point, Jax is just a talk-to character for Joss, Carly, Nina and maybe a few others. The character is not needed on the canvas.

Smith M
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Smith M

That’s Joss’ father! Not needed?? Really

Steve
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Steve

Elizabeth has been without a father for 25 years (she was younger than Joss is now).

GH has it’s fair share of absentee fathers… Jeff Webber, Frisco Jones, Lucky Spencer to name just 3. Jasper Jax could easily fit in that club.

Sandi
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Sandi

Y&R got rid of they guy that played Chance. Abby (Melissa O) looked at him like he had major cooties and was always 6 feet away from him. I suspect that the actors at Y&R are all vaccinated, so there is no need for discussions. It is NOT a political issue. 194 million folks in the US have been fully vaccinated, so it is not partisan. Ingo & Steve Burton were both gone for years, and no one really cared. Funny, they each have 3 kids and need to support their families, yet are not getting a life saving vaccine.… Read more »

richard w griffin
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richard w griffin

I have really mixed feelings about this. I don’t like the political views of lots of performers – on daytime two that come quickly to mind are Melissa Reeves and Kimberlin Brown. But should this factor in to their employment as actors? I really honestly don’t know. The reason I like Jax the character is because he is pretty much the only character who gives Carly hell for her despicable actions – everybody else enables that despicable monstrous character. But I don’t like Ingo’s views at all. I could understand if Days had fired Melissa Reeves (which they didn’t) when… Read more »

The other Lis
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The other Lis

I don’t have a problem with the vaccination mandate. Disney has made it a mandatory requirement for all employees to continue to work for their companies. Its seems pretty cut and dry to me – they pay the freight and they make the conditions of employment. if you don’t agree you don’t have to work for Disney. I have more mixed emotions about firing people for their political beliefs As a society we can’t keep watching people loose their employment for statements on social media. Today its him, tomorrow its you. This is the same industry that blacklisted people in… Read more »

Boop
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Boop

I totally agree!

Boop
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Boop

I agree with you ; it appears that we as people don’t have the right to voice an opinion on anything. Plus, I agree that his character is willing or should I say is allowed to confront Carly. What will become the next chapter in this world?

JJ
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JJ

Ingo has my full support for standing strong in his beliefs against illegal government overreach! He deserves better than the last several regimes have treated his character. Jax has been sacrificed on the altar of Sonny too many times. He will find much more fulfilling work.

Dan
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Dan

Try again. There is nothing illegal or an overreach about vaccines and vaccine mandates. Children have to get vaccines for polio, measles and such before attending school, and nobody has an issue with it. The only reason vaccines have become controversial is because the right wing in this country decided to make a political issue out of it.

Michael
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Michael

agree with you JJ

rose
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rose

So do you consider things like seatbelts and stop signs/lights overreach? I consider them public health and safety mandates. Otherwise there will be chaos if people are left on their own. And I feel angry that we’re are seeing the un-vac arrived at hospitals sick with covid causing first responders more hero work than they needed to help make them well again. Or delay other health procedures for those needing them.

JJ
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JJ

People like you have been trying over a year to use the seat belt analogy. That argument is weak at best and hilarious at worst. Do seatbelts cause heart inflammations? Do seat belts have mystery poisons and ingredients in them? Do seat belts have a whole list of adverse reactions up to and including death? No on all counts. Medical freedom of choice was brought in with the Nuremberg Code after World War 2 to ensure that citizens would NEVER AGAIN be subject to dangerous and experimental medical procedures. According to the Immunization Act, the Constitution, and the Criminal Code,… Read more »

rose
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rose

JJ…I guess I still trust that big pharma, health regulatory agencies and medical professionals, with all of the transparent tests and daily info updates, aren’t subjecting us to dangerous and experimental medical procedures. If for no other reason they would be sued big $’s by all of those negatively affected.

And nobody is forcing vacs on anyone. But there can be consequences for this freedom of choice for persons who decline the health and safety protection for themselves and others.

JJ
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JJ

Reread your last paragraph! You make no sense! You say “No one is forcing vax” then in the next breath you say “but if they don’t take them they deserve to lose their job and their livelihood and suffer the worst consequences possible.” So you just said yourself… they are being forced. So if someone slipped you a roofie against your will… you deserve any of the consequences. And if you declined to take a roofie, you’re bad. Make up your mind and stop posting nonsense. You can’t be FOR medical freedom of choice while at the same time wishing… Read more »

Boop
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Boop

I am agreeing a lot with the truth which means that I don’t have to write too much!

Kay
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Kay

Just remember tomorrow is not promised to anyone . Politics etc you are here by the grace of god

Kay’
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Kay’

Hope your happy I hope all the soaps just evaporate! Hey soap stars you care so much bring them in your home feed them etc let’s see how well that works out for you !!! It is easy to sit back when it dies bit affect your home isn’t it??

Pat
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Pat

Free speech is dead. This cuts both ways.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud Deliver One-Two Punch as Britt & Carly Grieve the Loss of Jason

When General Hospital goes for the emotional jugular, it is very often top-notch daytime drama, and that was on full display through Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series in key scenes as the news of Jason’s ‘death’ hit Port Charles.

In the wake of Steve Burton’s (Ex-Jason) dismissal from the show for not adhering to the vaccine mandate, it did open up the story and provide for a huge fallout for those who loved the mob hitman.

In the end, it was Carly (Laura Wright) and Britt (Kelly Thiebaud), who seemingly felt the loss the hardest.  Initially, upon learning how Jason ‘died’ helping Britt locate her mother, Liesl (Kathleen Gati), a defiant Carly blamed Britt for Jason never coming home.

In Wednesday’s episode, we saw how Carly and Britt tried to cope with the knowledge that Jason was buried under a rubble in a cave, with no sign of life, or his body found.

Overwhelmed with grief, Carly heads to the footbridge to be close to the spirit of Jason and to mourn him as tears flow.  She is stunned to see Britt show up there, too.  Carly is surprised that Britt even knew about the bridge that Jason had rebuilt thank to a generous donation from him.  Britt tells Carly that she and Jason had a lot of time to talk while they were on the run.  After Carly explains that Jason was her person and had been her other half, Britt offers to leave. S he expresses that she thought coming to the bridge would make her feel closer to Jason.

Then, in a heartbreaking moment, Britt assures Carly that she blames herself for what happened to Jason and hates herself.  Then, Carly has a moment of clarity that Jason would want her to forgive Britt.  Generous thoughts never come naturally to Carly, but Jason always set her straight on how to handle life’s most difficult situations.

In the final moments of the episode, with both women in tears, Britt moves to the center of the bridge with her arm around Carly, after Carly tells her she doesn’t want her to go.  The two stand together bonded over the man they both loved.

These scenes were masterfully played by Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud. They were gut-wrenching, powerful, and sad all at the same time.  We think many viewers needed several hankies during these scenes.

So, what did you think of the Carly and Britt bridge scenes …. and the work of Laura and Kelly? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Has No Immediate Plans to Recast the Role of Jason Morgan Following Steve Burton’s Departure

According to a report from Variety, ABC’s General Hospital is not planning on recasting the role of Jason Morgan at this time, following the exit of Steve Burton.

The two-time Daytime Emmy winning star was let-go from the soap after not adhering to their Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

The mandate went into effect on November 1st and in story, the series wrote Burton out, but still left wiggle room for the character to return.

Jason was buried under a rubble when a cave collapsed on top of him, while he was trying to apprehend arch-villain, Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his exit announcement on Instagram, Burton did express: “Maybe one day if these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan.”  Steve had played the role of Jason since 1991, but with a four-year break at Y&R, before returning to the role in 2017.

Now whether down the line, GH does eventually recast Jason remains to be seen.

So, it looks like Jason will be off the canvas for awhile, and Port Charles will continue to grieve for him.

So, what are your thoughts? Should GH leave Jason off the canvas? Should they recast down the line?  Comment below.

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Daytime Stars Attend the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade’ 2021 (PHOTOS)

Sunday night after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Christmas Parade returned for its 89th edition to mark the tinseltown start to the holiday season.

Several stars of your favorite soaps were participating and riding down in cars on the parade route in front of the crowd on Hollywood Boulevard.

General Hospital’s Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter), Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) appeared along with former cast member, Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke).

The Bold and the Beautiful was represented by Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Sean Kanan (Deacon), and former B&B star, Andrea Evans (Ex-Tawny).  Days of our Lives was represented by Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Judi Evans (Bonnie) on the parade route.  The Young and the Restless’ Michelle Stafford (Phyllis) and Kate Linder (Esther) also attended, as did Patrika Darbo (Ex-Days, Ex- B&B).

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The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood served as grand marshal of the parade, and her co-host from the daytime talk show, Jerry O’Connell, also made an appearance.

The parade will be broadcast as a two-hour special on The CW December 17th at 8 p.m. EST.

Check out some photos from the Hollywood Christmas Parade 2021 below.

Then, let us know, who were you most happy to see getting the chance to hang out with Santa? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!
Real life love-birds, GH's Wes Ramsey and Laura Wright.
Dressed in the holiday spirit ... Y&R's Kate Linder.
GH's Tristan Rogers strikes a pose with Santa!
B&B's Sean Kanan along with wife, Michele Kanan, and their oh-so-adorable dog!
Santa had no idea he is standing next to thee Sheila Carter! B&B's Kimberlin Brown with the man of the hour.
The Talk's Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood.
DAYS Judi Evans and Deidre Hall with their very special guest, Santa!
GH's Carolyn Hennesy has a new friend!
Soap favorites: Patrika Darbo (Days, B&B) and Ian Buchanan (GH, B&B, AMC).
Driving down the parade route, DAYS and Fifth Dimension favorites, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
DAYS Deidre Hall and Judi Evans snapping some pics on their parade route.
B&B's Kimberlin Brown accompanied by former B&B star, Andrea Evans and her daughter, Kai, riding down Hollywood Blvd.
The GH car with Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey heads down Hollywood Blvd too!
Y&R's Michelle Stafford along with her children, Natalia and Jameson!

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