Ever since the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, General Hospital fans and those of Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), have not heard a peep out of the Daytime Emmy Award winning actress on social media. Following the now unfortunate Twitter firestorm that put Nancy at the epicenter of a mainstream media frenzy for her comments/tweets on How to Get Away with Murder’s Viola Davis Lead Actress win acceptance speech, she took some time away to assess what she tweeted and the reaction she got in return.
On Sunday, Nancy took to her official facebook page with the following message to her friends and fans: “Dear friends, if you’ve been looking for me on milk cartons, under rocks, or hiding out with Waldo, you wouldn’t have found me. I may have been absent here, but I’ve been fully present, and alert in my life. With the internet off, I’ve been reflecting, reading, writing, having enlightening discourse, and extraordinary meetings with people I never thought I’d have the honor to meet, let alone converse with. My silence in the media was self imposed and correct. I can’t tweet and listen at the same time. Being quiet and listening has allowed me to absorb meaningful lessons and gain insights that continue to have immeasurable value to me. To be sure, what you believe you know about me has remained to be so. In fact, my commitment to equal rights, fairness, and justice for the disenfranchised has grown even stronger.
My intention now is to continue to stay tapped in, tuned in, and turned on to learning more. As these lessons unfold with greater clarity, I will humbly and happily share them with you, as I allow myself and my experiences to be used for greater understanding and greater good. I’m excited about what’s to come.
In the meantime, while I’m quite serious about my purpose right now, my sense of humor is alive and well. I will continue to find the funny in funny things, celebrate my beloved General Hospital, and rant about policy and issues that dehumanize others, as well a media that does the same. My goal, and it is a lofty one, is to try not to be snarky, mean spirited, or pile on any individual. Not even reality stars, bureaucrats, or politicians. They are all, after all, human beings.
As a work in progress, who hopes to continually change for the better, I want to thank my supporters and my critics, as evolving is impossible without both. Now let’s go have some fun this week. Stay tuned. xoxo, Me”
What do you think of Nancy’s message on facebook? Do you come to understand that she reflected on her actions, but still maintains she will fight for the disenfranchised, equal rights, and speak her mind, while perhaps, as she says “evolving” in the way she goes about it? Share your thoughts on Nancy’s post in the comment section below!