Former ‘General Hospital’ Star Ingo Rademacher Blasts COVID-19 Vaccines, Ex-Castmates on Tucker Carlson

If you give Ingo Rademacher credit for nothing else, give him credit for his consistency. The disgraced General Hospital star has been going on tear after tear in recent months. First, he went on a tear against Nancy Lee Grahn. Then, he went on a tear against ABC. He then announced his lawsuit against the network for “religious discrimination.” Now, he’s railing against both his “conservative” General Hospital co-stars and the COVID-19 vaccine.

General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher in a tuxedo and holding a baby
Ingo Rademacher in happier days on ‘General Hospital’ | Rick Rowell/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images

He went on Tucker Carlson’s show & ranted against his former castmates and the COVID-19 vaccine

Deadline reports that Ingo Rademacher went on Tucker Carlson’s eponymous show, Tucker Carlson Today. The show currently streams on Fox Nation. While on the show, Rademacher railed against the vaccine mandate.

He claimed that COVID-19 was “a serious flu bug.” He also claimed that vaccines “don’t do a good job at stopping the spread” of the coronavirus. And he claimed that Disney/ABC would cancel General Hospital if his conservative castmates refused to get the vaccine.

But he had no explanation as to why only two General Hospital cast members — himself, and Steve Burton — got fired for not complying with the vaccine mandate.

After that tirade, he went on another tear against his former castmates. “Let’s say everybody was standing up for me,” Rademacher said, “if we were all linking arms together and said, ‘We’re not taking this vaccine,’ Disney would have just canceled the show. That’s what I believe. We’re kind of that show over here on the side that has a slot. We’re always walking on thin ice. It’s not public support, so is it really support?”

And despite previous admonitions for racist comments against Asian people, making transphobic comments on social media, and claiming that “the media” is responsible for racism, Ingo Rademacher claimed that this, too, was part of a massive conspiracy to discredit him. “People are going to try to paint me as this right-wing conservative nut which couldn’t be further from the truth,” he said.

‘General Hospital’ fired the actor for his failure to comply with ABC’s vaccine mandate

Former General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher, who played Jax on the show, announced his lawsuit against ABC on December 13, 2021. The actor claimed that he was the victim of “religious discrimination.” He is also claiming that the network, which airs General Hospital, has violated his civil rights by terminating his employment.

“ABC’s actions are blatantly unlawful,” reads his lawsuit. “ABC does not have the authority to force a medical treatment to its employees against their will. These actions constitute religious discrimination and violate Mr. Rademacher’s rights under state and federal law.”

Later on in the lawsuit, which reads more like a tirade, Rademacher blames both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for the vaccine mandates and ultimately demands that the Los Angeles Superior Court declare vaccine mandates unconstitutional.

Ingo Rademacher has a history of being contentious

Before Ingo Rademacher filed his lawsuit, Nancy Lee Grahn reported that her former General Hospital co-star made transphobic comments on the set. He was subsequently fired for those commments. Laura Wright, who plays Carly Corinthos, also expressed her disgust at Ingo Rademacher for his comments against transgender people.

Shortly after these posts were made, General Hospital executives confirmed Ingo Rademacher’s firing. However, he was fired because he failed to comply with ABC’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Since that time, Rademacher’s defenders have harassed Grahn on social media. But Grahn said that she “will not engage,” and that it wasn’t her job to “save anyone.”

ABC had no comment about the pending litigation by the ex-General Hospital star.

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