General Hospital stands up against racism in support of Tabyana Ali

Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:27:53 AM
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After Tabyana Ali addressed social media hate, General Hospital made it clear that racism will not be tolerated.

On the evening of June 9, General Hospital's Tabyana Ali (Trina Robinson) broke her silence about racist comments posted to X (formerly known as Twitter) and tweeted a response advocating for peace and love rather than hate.

"I promise life is more beautiful and peaceful and full when you give people and yourself LOVE," she wrote. "I pray you don't meet God and find yourself disappointed when he shows you the life you could've had, if all you had to do was stop giving out that type of energy and just went OUTSIDE!"

In a post on June 18, General Hospital issued a simple but direct statement on its social media accounts saying, "General Hospital does not tolerate hatred or bigotry of any kind. Racism has no place in Port Charles. #GH is for everyone."

The statement did not mention Ali by name, but a show source tells Soap Central that ABC has been working with Ali and her representatives about how to handle the situation. In the wake of the racist attacks on Ali, fans of GH have been vocal about the show's silence on the matter.

When Ali saw the statement, she retweeted it with her own simple and grateful comment. "I appreciate you so much ABC/GH," she said.

Yvette Nicole Brown, who is a GH fan and made a guest appearance on the soap last year during Epiphany Johnson's memorial, also retweeted the statement.

"Thankfully, my beloved General Hospital feels this way," she wrote.

Ali was not the only current GH star to share the show's statement. Other stars shared the show's post, including Jon Lindstrom (Kevin Collins) and Genie Francis (Laura Collins). Francis also responded to a tweet that Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) shared following Ali's posts the previous week.

"You hide behind a profile pix & spew hatred & racism at Tabyana, you spew it at every cast member of General Hospital & we condemn & reject it. We stand by our friend & colleague in her dignified & gracious response. There's no place 4 racism of any kind in r beloved GH community," Grahn wrote, directed at Ali's detractors.

Francis echoed Grahn's sentiments with: "Here, here, Nancy. I couldn't have said it any better than that. #GH is for everyone."

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