‘General Hospital,’ ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ and ‘Days of our Lives’ Allies Take to the Streets for George Floyd, Black Lives Matter Protests
Protests and uprisings are taking place across the country as a result of George Floyd‘s murder at the hands of the police. Many Hollywood figures are using their voices and platforms to amplify the cause for justice.
We’ve put together a collection of several non-white soap stars, including those from Days of our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful, who have displayed allyship with black people and Black Lives Matter. While not a complete collection, these are just a few examples of how soap stars have used their platform recently.
‘Days of our Lives’
Olivia Rose Keegan, a three-time Daytime Emmy nominee for her role as Claire Brady on Days of our Lives, attended a protest in Hollywood. She wrote, ‘Powerful and peaceful protest in Hollywood,” while also putting a link in her bio for more resources.
Former General Hospital star Kelly Thiebaud, who will soon join Days of our Lives, took part in a protest in downtown Los Angeles. She encouraged viewers and fans on social media to attend one as well. ‘Today i stopped watching it on tv and decided to be apart of it. We marched, peacefully, through downtown LA. It was extremely moving to be a presence of support for the black community and to make a stand against racism and police brutality. I encourage you to do the same,” she wrote.
Eden McCoy, who portrays Josslyn Jacks, went to a protest in Downtown Los Angeles. She wrote on Twitter, “i went to the hall of justice downtown LA for a beautiful, peaceful & organized protest. i LISTENED to powerful, sad, but determined voices. it was inspiring & unifying. there is hope here. i saw it for myself.”
Meanwhile, William Lipton, who plays Cameron Webber, attended a protest in San Mateo, California. He posted a series of photos, including one in which he was holding up a sign.
Cynthia Watros, who plays Nina Reeves, went to a protest with her daughter. She wrote on Instagram, “Went to a peaceful protest with my daughter…no looting..very peaceful..someone tried to drive through the crowd…minor injuries. It still didn’t stop our voices. This probably won’t be popular but need to tell the truth about this protest..the police left us alone and even protected us from the oncoming traffic.”
Hayley Erin, who played Kiki Jerome on the soap before the character was written off, also attended a protest.
Chloe Lanier, a Daytime Emmy winner for her role as Nelle Benson, posted several snapshots of protests that she attended. For one of the protests, she wrote in the caption, “‘These videos are from the peaceful protest at Pan Pacific Park yesterday. This is what you won’t see on the news. We witnessed groups handing out water bottles, people with first aid kits ready to help their fellow man. This is an outcry for change.”
‘The Bold and the Beautiful’
Former star Pierson Fode posted a video after he attended protests. Some of the footage is graphic, but he further explained things in a later post. He wrote, “I stand with you #blackoutday2020 #georgefloyd #ahmaudarbery and countless more #theshowmustbepaused (to my friends and fans keep the BLM and black lives matter hashtag open for relevant and pertinent information to support the movement).”