The soap opera world is mourning what many consider to be a legendary, fan-favorite character, on General Hospital.
When General Hospital news came out with confirmation of Steve Burton’s exit from GH as Jason Morgan, fans began to express their feelings surrounding the nature of his exit. Burton chose to not receive the Covid vaccine which goes against the Disney mandate.
Now that Jason Morgan is presumed dead, the news is hitting fans all over again. Perhaps the sting may not be as strong for some after going through losing Jason all those years back. But still, fans are sad and angry.
Steve doesn’t plan on going public with any detailed explanations regarding his firing from GH. In their recent That’s Awesome! podcast discussion, Steve told Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and the audience, “I’ve gotten a lot of requests for interviews, but I don’t want to do them,” and continued, “I have no interest, dude. Because I don’t want division. That’s the bottom line.”
General Hospital spoilers reveal that in a recent podcast of That’s Awesome!, with Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson, Anderson revealed that he doesn’t agree with his bestie’s decision to not get vaccinated, ultimately leading to his firing from General Hospital.
Bradford and Steve’s friendship runs deep. They aren’t going to let differences of opinions get in the way of their bond. They have been friends for many years and although like most people, they have disagreements, they aren’t willing to throw in the towel on their friendship. Bradford tells fans, “We’ve been friends for a long time,” he disclosed, “but like all friends, we have disagreements. And I disagree with Steve’s decision. He knows that.” He continued by making things clear by stating, “But over our years of friendship,” he continued, “we’ve had plenty of discussions about, well, things like this and other topics and yes, sometimes we agree, sometimes we don’t, but at the end of the day we are still friends.”
Steve is well aware of the storm his decision has created among General Hospital fans, Jason fans particularly. He told Bradford, “I know people are frustrated, I know people are angry, I know all these things,” he said. “Just so you know, I’m OK.” Burton went on to explain that doors are already opening that he is excited about.
General Hospital news and spoilers reveal that Steve has zero interest in doing interviews upon his departure from General Hospital.
For those who think Steve has done something wrong or inconsiderate because misinformation has lead many to believe that Steve is contributing to the spread by not getting vaccinated. This is false. One can still spread and contract the illness, even while vaccinated. What the vaccine does however, is protect one’s self from more severe symptoms. Steve made a personal choice and although disappointing to see Jason go, Burton believes in personal, religious, medical, and all freedoms.
Marie is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.