Days of Our Lives actress Melissa Reeves is getting the heat from her castmates and soap fans for dating. against the Black Lives Matter movement.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Reeves, who played Jennifer Horton on NBC for the past three decades, “liked” various anti-BLM posts by right-wing activist Candace Owens on Instagram.
Reeves’ “Days” cousin Linsey Godfrey wasted little time responding. After a Twitter user defended Reeves’ right to express her opinion, Godfrey replied: “No, there is no difference of opinion about racism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia.”
When another fan noted that she found Reeves to be “completely charming and non-judgmental” after meeting her at various “Days” fan events, Godfrey replied, “Yes, but even the kindest people can have horrible opinions.” Many nice people have horrible moral compasses. I can’t associate it with that because it makes me hypocritical. I condemn all those hateful and harmful beliefs. “
“Days” actor Lamon Archey, who is black, liked Godfrey’s post to bring Reeves to the task. Then he shared the following pretty pointy gif.
This is not the first time that Reeves has been criticized for his controversial views. Several years ago, she incurred the wrath of the LGBTQ community when she expressed her support for the anti-gay fast food chain Chick-fil-A, tweeting: “Land of the free and home of the brave. I love that we all appreciate freedom of expression, right?
The owner of the popular Instagram account “Days of Our Lives Classics” condemned Reeves’ stance in an early Wednesday post. “Being racist / intolerant is not something that we should tolerate / ignore / accept,” said the caption. “I know Missy is a ‘Days’ vet and many of us have loved her since she came to Salem in 1985. But I can’t bear this type of behavior. Is not acceptable “.
Despite being on a production hiatus since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “Days” has enough original episodes in store to last until fall.
Representatives for “Days”, NBC and Sony Pictures Television declined to comment for this story.