Cleaning soap star Melissa Reeves has been hit with backlash from followers for liking anti-Black Lives Matter posts online.
The “Days of Our Lives” actress, 53, discovered herself on the heart of a social media controversy after followers discovered she favored Instagram posts denouncing Black Lives Matter made by conservative commentator Candace Owens.
On June 11, Owens made a assertion concerning the Black Lives Matter motion, claiming it’s “NOT” a charity and questioned the place their “hundreds of millions” of donations go. In a second submit made the identical day, Owens questioned if left-wing People could be “happier letting them pick a few states they can turn into their own country with no guns, no police, no statues, no genders, no flags, no men & no electricity.” Reeves’ verified Instagram account seems to have favored each posts.
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One fan identified Reeves’ social media actions on Twitter, which resulted in a quantity of “Days of Our Lives” followers talking out towards the actress, with some even requesting she be fired from the NBC present.
“Get in Losers, it’s time to lastly get #MelissaReeves cancelled and reclaim #DaysofOurLives,” wrote one person, referencing “Mean Girls” character Regina George’s notorious line, “Get in losers, we’re going shopping.”
“So maybe it’s time for @nbcdays to fire Melissa Reeves again. You replaced her once, you can do it again. Just find someone who is not a racist. I actually liked Stephanie Cameron. We tolerated Melissa for years. Enough is enough. #Days #MelissaReeves #jenniferhorton,” one other fan wrote.
“She showed us who she was when she promoted Chick-fil-HATE after they doubled down on their anti-gay hate. As awful as this is, we shouldn’t be surprised that the rot of bigotry spreads across her whole being,” wrote one other.
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“As much as I love #DaysOfOurLives #JenniferHorton #MelissaReeves has got to go #NBCDaytime #NBC #cancel her now,” one other particular person insisted.
As of Thursday morning, Reeves has not addressed the online backlash. Reps for the “Days of Our Lives” actress and NBC didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ requests for remark.
Whereas a majority of followers have been disgruntled with the actress on Twitter, there have been some who defended Reeves and claimed that merely “liking” Owens’ social media posts doesn’t deem her racist.
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“I hope that #days doesn’t fire Melissa Reeves for her racist social media likes. They should just make Jennifer more and more a godless liberal. That would be better. And funny. #dool,” one recommended.
“But isn’t @RealCandaceO black?? She is a proud black woman calling out #BLM and the political train behind them… To agree with her doesn’t make one #racist it makes one have a differing outlook on the organization not the movement. #IStandWithMelissaReeves #MelissaReeves,” wrote one other person.
Reeves’ “Days of Our Lives” co-stars have been additionally dragged into the controversy, with followers tagging them in posts to query in the event that they’d really feel “uncomfortable” working along with her now.
The long-running cleaning soap drama’s star, Linsey Godfrey, 31, hinted that she didn’t agree with Reeves’ assist for Owens by sharing tweets on her personal Twitter account that bash the commentator. In a single, Godfrey used emojis pointing all the way down to a tweet that known as Owens a “fraud.”
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Godfrey, who performs the function of Sarah Horton on “Days of Our Lives,” additionally shared her personal views amid the backlash, writing, “There is no difference in opinion when it comes to racism, homophobia, transphobia or xenophobia. I can’t type this anymore.”