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Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson Share Disagreement with Each Other Over Vaccine Mandate; Will Continue ‘Stone Cold and the Jackal’ Shows In 2022

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On the latest episode of their That’s Awesome podcast with Steve and Bradford, released over the Thanksgiving holiday, General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Steve Burton (Ex-Jason Morgan) took some moments to address how Steve’s decision to not adhere to the ABC and GH Covid-19 vaccine mandate (which caused the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star to be let go from the show) would affect their live shows, podcasts, content moving forward, as well as if it has caused a riff in their friendship.

When addressing listeners of the podcast, Anderson shared the the two would continue on with their projects, but that he disagreed with Burton’s decision to not follow the GH vaccine mandate.

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Bradford expressed: “If you know us, and know are brand, if you will, it’s built on friendships, and like all friends, we have disagreements.  I disagree with Steve’s decision and he knows that. But over are years of friendships, we have had plenty of discussions about this and other topics, and sometimes we agree and sometimes we don’t, but at the end of the day we are still friends.”

Steve added: “We usually don’t get into decisive things on the show.  Look, I have a right to believe in what I want, and you have a right to believe in what you want, and that’s what makes this country great and we have never been about division.”  In addition, Steve was clear that he has not agreed to any interviews at this time on the subject of his exit, and that he is already moving on, sharing: “I am just grateful for my time at General Hospital and the people and the friendships I have made there, especially with the fans.  I have had an incredible life. Listen, I’m OK. I’m at peace. I ‘m moving forward and I am excited about it.  Like I said in my video, when one door closes, multiple doors open, and that’s what happened already.  I’ve gotten a lot of requests for interviews that I don’t want to do, because I don’t want division … that’s the bottom line.”

Look for Anderson and Burton to hit the road in 2022 and continue with their successful Stone Cold and the Jackal live comedy show and appearances.

What did you think about how Steve and Bradford addressed their disagreement on the vaccine mandate within the podcast? Will you be seeing Steve and Bradford live if they come to your town in 2022? Comment below.

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Michael
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Michael

If I were Bradford, I’d be wearing a mask when I am around Steve.

Que4u
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Que4u

Agree

Joel
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Joel

Wearing a mask protects the person around you more than it protects the individual wearing it.

Renessia Fells
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Renessia Fells

Really??? A mask??? The masks are not effective!!! … as for abc… I’m so sick of that network…. First they were in bed with playboy and Disney… And now this….I really wish Steve the best…. And as a believer I KNOW THAT THE BLESSINGS THAT HE WILL RECEIVE FROM GOD WILL BE PHENOMENAL!!… abc network is trash… General hospital is the only show that I watch on that network

JULIA WILSON
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JULIA WILSON

True but Steve gets tested all the time

Evelyn DeFreitas
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Evelyn DeFreitas

Steve has “natural immunity” which is the best. He had CV-19.

Caroline
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Caroline

That’s stupid if you really believe in the vaccines then you should not have anything to worry about, Steve should be the only one that could get covid, but maybe the vaccines are not a protection at all

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Let me guess what happens… Jason is presumed dead for a few months but was really saved by Victor or someone else. It’s Cassadine Island after all, there’s always someone coming out of the woodwork. He was badly injured so he needed facial reconstructive surgery, and will now look like Trevor St. John (if the rumors are true). But wait! In a few years time, either Steve decides to get vaccinated or the mandate is lifted and the “real” Jason is allowed to return, setting the stage for a reveal that Trevor’s Jason is really… Franco! Very much alive, with… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jimmy
Iam hoping that Britt will get a pick and shovel and go looking for Jason.Thats what Sam would have done,and I think Britt has strong feelings for him which will not let her take his “death” lying down.

aria
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aria

LOL, can I just say dios mio! this is all to much, but hey I’m glad Bradford and Steve reveal they disagree because I think that’s the way it is all over w/ families and friends. Thats just the reality, and yes its unfortunate but its real. I don’t like Ingo and Steve being turn Into the bad guys here even though I’m all for the vaccine. I’m just gonna keep praying for this bad nightmare to go away. plus, I feel like no show should revolve around one actor or character, the show has plenty of guys so it… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Two things we never need to see on GH again:

Franco – in any form, for any reason.

Any more OLTL pets – particularly any with any connection to Todd Manning.

anne
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anne

Satan – We may see Trevor St John take over the role of Jason. The OLTL “pets” are very good at what they do.

TVJeff
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TVJeff

I think they’re going to skip the reconstructive surgery. It’ll just be a new actor, like CM replacing BM, or any of the Carly changes. The surgery for BM to replace SB was for story purposes. As for SB coming back, yep I bet that’ll happen. He did it before and eventually he’ll need a paycheck. He can say what he wants about one door closing another opening, but he’s not going to get the work with the steady pay that he’s assuredly used to! As for TSJ becoming Franco. That ship has sailed. With Tony Geary retired and Franco… Read more »

anne
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anne

TVJeff- SB, at this point, can only come back to GH if he is fully vaccinated. Y&R may already be talking to SB about a comeback. The question will be how Eric Braeden will react to working with unvaccinated SB.

Mike
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Mike

LmAo…. Who did Franco rape?

Satan
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Satan

Sam Morgan & (indirectly) Michael Corinthos. And no, I don’t accept the retcon “magic DVD” dragonshit that ReRon came up with to claim these things never happened.

And of course, if you look beyond that to see the fact that Frodd was really just Todd Manning using the name of the dead serial killer… well everybody knows his history. OLTL never aired in Hell, but yeah… we got clips of that story somehow.

Que4u
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Que4u

I will not go see an unvaccinated performer… however steve did make Disney fire him.., I don’t think he’s a victim…& he didn’t insult his fans and coworkers like ingo … steve could work again ingo not so much!

TVJeff
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TVJeff

Ingo and Antonio Sabato Jr will probably tour together!

Satan
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Satan

Not likely. Antonio has been reduced to doing really bad religious fundaMENTAList propaganda movies. Don’t think Ingo’s that desperate yet.

K
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K

Tiresome conversation

JJ
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JJ

Team Steve and Ingo all the way!! I hope others follow suit!

anne
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anne

JJ- NO ACTOR is completely irreplaceable. Others on GH will follow suit ONLY if they want to lose their jobs. Disney made a corporate decision to require that all those people working for Disney, ABC etc be fully vaccinated.

Renessia Fells
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Renessia Fells

ABC DOES NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DECLARE MARSHALL LAW.. no employer does… the whole reason that COVID IS A PROBLEM IS BECAUSE PEOPLE GET SICK… go to work!!! Why??? Because their employers threaten to fire them, or treat them so badly that they will eventually quit!!!… I own a Preschool in FL AND NO MATTER HOPE SICK CHILDREN ARE… most working parents still try to drop them off…. But we are not allowed to accept them if they show signs of being sick…the problem with Covid is that the symptoms are not always there…

Satan
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Satan

You’re in Florida? Hey got a question for you….

Where’s MoRon DeathSentence? He hasn’t been seen in a really long time. Rumor here in Hell is that he’s a victim of his own idiotic Covid denial policies, and that we should expect his arrival down here in Hell shortly.

Either that or he’s “hiking the Appalachian trail” with his old pal Mark Sanford.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Satan, your wit is off the charts! To think this “MoRon” might actually run for president is quite scary. As governor, he is in WAY over his head. As a Floridian, I am thrilled when this so-called governor has a low profile because he is typically saying something so stupid, so anti-science, so pandering, so Trump-like (even with the idiotic, accordion-like hand gestures that no other human performs), so despicable, so mean-spirited, so authoritarian — you get my drift. To Hell with him!

Linda B
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Linda B

I’m disappointed in Steve and won’t go to see him.

Sharon
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Sharon

Disappointed in Steve Burton and won’t go see him.
I’m sure he’ll lose sleep over that

mike
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mike

I don’t agree with Steve, but he is bowing out as the class act he has always been

Su000
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Su000

Eventually. Stubborn Stever will return..
He was making good money.
Needed money.
No matter where he’d go for acting work (that’s what he does, act) there will still be the required vaccination.
Without being vaccinated there will be no acting work for him.
Being vaccinated is required at most jobs.
What’s he going to do, deliver pizzas?
He will return to GH- wait for it..
(bills will become due)

GGIRL
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GGIRL

The other 3 soaps do not have the vaccine mandate that GH has, and the mandates have been suspended for other types of work places due to the winning of several recent court cases. Freedom is being restored!

By the way if the vaccines actually protect you from getting or dying from covid, and you are fully vaccinated, why would you be afraid of someone who chooses not to be vaccinated? Did you ever consider that you’ve been duped & they don’t actually work like some folks would have you believe?

Cyndi
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Cyndi

GH is the only one making it mandatory. He has a job already. If this vaccine really worked why would you have to get so many boosters?

clb
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clb

We should all be so OVER this subject. The actors have a right to not take the vaccine as one also has a right to take the vaccine. But it will be GH’s loss…period.

anne
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anne

Cib- this is where SB learns that GH does not revolve around him and that he is not irreplaceable. Y&R might take him back. You forgot to add that fully vaccinated actors have the right NOT to work with unvaccinated actors.

K
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K

He never thought it did get over your pathetic self and try to think outside the box! Now when you are locked in your home because some idiot who is getting wealthy off this virus then cry to us ! Meanwhile life will go on Burton never attacked anyone he said his peace and moved on it is a soap opera leave the man alone .

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Felt sorry for Spinelli today when Sonny told him the news about Jason. Maybe he needs a new love interest to occupy his mind and time.

Satan
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Satan

Spinelli doesn’t need a “new” love interest. He needs the one he’s still in love with… who happens to be the mother of his child.

And while he’s not a violent guy by nature, nobody could really blame him if he broke one of his orange soda bottles & dragged the jagged remains across Whiny Heiny’s throat.

Marcella
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Marcella

Burton is waiting it out. They are no recasting because I think they know he will get vaccinated at some point in the next few months and will be back. They are just keeping it quiet. If I were GH I would recast role and this time not give it back to him is he wants to come back. Any other job if you leave and are replaced, they don’t fire your replacement if you want to come back.

JULIA WILSON
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JULIA WILSON

I do disagree on Steve’s decision not to get vaccinated i I hope if he gets omicron he will be ok. But at the end of the day they can be friends. They love going on the road. I saw then and it was so much fun. These to are such nice ppl. Ppl can agree to disagree which make an awesome friendship.

Marlene
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Marlene

If stonecold and the jackal show requires people to be fully vaccinated or a negative test within 24 hours. How can they require that when Steve Burton is not vaccinated? No one should attend their shows.

Cyndi
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Cyndi

Yes I agree with Steve. I didn’t take the vaccine and will not take it. I have had Covid three times now. Each time it hits me less seriously.

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