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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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