After spending a year praising Days of Our Lives for the groundbreaking coming out storyline for Will Horton (Chandler Massey), The Advocate has taken a stance on Massey's on-screen aunt, Melissa Reeves', (Jennifer) support of Chick-fil-A — a company which has spent millions to fund anti-LGBT groups. Kudos to The Advocate! READ MORE
NBC's Days of Our Lives may have made great strides in supporting the LGBT community by penning a powerful coming out story for Will Horton (Chandler Massey), but apparently one of the soap's top stars would rather eat chicken than see gay people afforded equality. Melissa Reeves, who has played the mega popular role of Jennifer Rose Horton Deveraux on the sudser on and off since 1985, tweeted support for Chick-fil-A on Wednesday.
The fast food chain has been under fire for years, due to the millions it has donated to anti-LGBT rights causes. Most recently, Chick-fil-A's COO Dan Cathy confirmed his stance against gay marriage in an interview with the publication Blblical Recorder, resulting in calls from civil rights groups to boycott Chick-fil-A. I guess Reeves sees absolutely nothing wrong with the chain working so hard to deny 10 percent of the population their civil rights. She tweeted:
The history between Lawrence and those at the press conference was volatile. Jack (Matthew Ashford) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) were present, working on a news story for The Spectator, Jennifer was also still coping from the aftermath of Lawrence having raped her, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) was there seeking answers to Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson’s (Stephen Nichols) murder and Carly (Crystal Chappell), was curious and anxious about what was about to unfold. Check it out after the jump! READ MORE
How time flies; 20 years on soap years can seem like an eternity. How quickly a 20-year relationship, romance and then marriage, can be turned upside down and onto its head without any explanation at all. When shows make changes to their writing team or production crew, they run the risk of losing focus to their television serials structure, backbone and history. Unfortunately, we have seen the sudden cancellation of two daytime soap operas – One Life To Live and All My Children, serials that have brought television drama into the homes of many for generations.
There is no doubt that the soap opera industry is fighting for survival. Only a handful of daytime soaps remain on screen or tied to a tight contract – Days of Our Lives is one of them. Several new storylines have begun to form on the show, which has seen viewer outrage and backlash, one in particular that story of Jennifer Rose Horton (Melissa Reeves) and her sudden loss of love for her husband Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford).