Venice, The Grove, and The Bold and the Beautiful’s, Crystal Chappell has posted in her latest V-Blog today about the Chick-fil-A controversy and the infamous tweet made by her former Days of our Lives co-star Melissa Reeves (Jennifer).
Chappell wanted to point out (through her post to fans and the LGBT community) that Reeves is not a bigot or a bully, and that her intent on the tweet (that has gotten the actress in a heap of trouble) was supporting freedom of speech, and not knowing about the motives behind Chick-fil-A supporting Anti-Gay hate groups. Chappell did communicate with Reeves to get some clarification. Here is an excerpt of what Crystal posted this morning:
Crystal Chappell: “I reached out to our gay and married friends. Missy had called them in tears soon after the shit hit the fan. She told them how much she loved them and that the implication of that tweet was not what she intended. She said she saw half a tweet about Cluck Filet and thought she was supporting Free Speech. Nothing more. I thought…OK. Um….twitter fuck up? I’ve stepped into twitter convoys without really knowing what was being talked about and made a mess for myself unintentionally. Realizing after I stepped into it that I don’t at all support the person’s words I stood up for. OK….it happens. And then I asked our gay and married friends…well, why not just say that to the folks in twitter land? Was someone telling her not to? Is it work related? Ostrich in the sand syndrome? If I don’t see it, it doesn’t exist kind of thing? Blonde moment? The more time went by the more frustrated I and my friends became. It started to hurt. We all know Missy has very strong religious beliefs but the person we know and love….is NOT a bigot.
I reached out to Missy and she responded several days later. She’s decided to not speak out and hope that the people who know her will trust that she didn’t intend to support an anti-gay corporation. I firmly believe she should speak…not only for the fans but for her friends. I read Greg Riikart’s article in the Huffington Post. I thought it was eloquent and spot on…with the exception of calling Melissa Reeves a bully. Although, I understand where it came from. Sometimes being too quiet after creating a shit storm can make you look more guilty. So, Ill pray that she speaks so you can know that person who has a genuine love for all people regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation.”
So what do you think about Crystal’s comments and her comunication with Melissa Reeves? Do you think Melissa should speak to clear the air? Or, do you think its best to let things slowly burn itself out? Weigh-in!