Andy Cohen is under-fire for insensitive comments made during Prime-time special on the entire Soap Opera genre. “The Story of Soaps,” aired on Tuesday night with Andy Cohen as an interviewee.
Cohen recently took to Twitter to respond to backlash he is receiving from Soap Opera actors, crew, and fans alike. In response Cohen states, “I went to the interview as a soap fan prepped to talk soaps, and they asked about reality tv and I answered their questions. Sue me!”
In Tuesday night’s special, Cohen name dropped the legendary Susan Lucci, best known for her role as Erica Kane, in the iconic Daytime Drama, All My Children. Cohen says, “I know (Susan) Lucci doesn’t agree with me, but I think that the Housewives have replaced soap operas because truth is stranger than fiction. Soaps became kind of unnecessary because you could do it with real people, and they’re writing the drama themselves.”
Twitter has been explosive with all the comments from soap fans, angrily tweeted about the utter disrespect for the genre. Fans are calling him the ‘biggest soap villain’ referencing the notorious daytime plots containing token bad guys.
General Hosputal’s Wally Kurth, who plays Ned Ashton and Laura Wright, aka, Carly Corinthos, weighed in on Twitter in a response to Soap Journalist, Carolyn Hinsey.
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