UPDATE: Matt Cohen actually read and retweeted our article, thanking us for the support. We say, “Anytime, Matt!”
Thanks! Appreciate the support! @SoapCities
— matt cohen (@mattcohen4real) August 22, 2017
General Hospital star Matt Cohen responded to tweet-attacks from fans angry about the behind-the-scenes shakeups that have left many fans disgruntled.
No Need to Be Nasty
Cohen tweeted that he’d been on the receiving end of an “unreal” amount of vitriol from GH fans suggesting he should be fired to allow Rebecca Budig and Robert Palmer Watkins to stay, according to our friends at Soap Opera Intel.
— matt cohen (@mattcohen4real) August 19, 2017
The tweets have thankfully since been deleted.
But, really, soap fans, aren’t we better than this? Hiding behind a computer screen and lashing out at someone who had nothing to do with the likely budgetary concerns that led to Budig’s and Watkins’ firings? And those are firings that have left us at Soap Cities feeling very blue as well.
Haters Really Are Gonna Hate, We Suppose
People have been mean and petty since the dawn of humanity, right, dear Soap Cities readers? It does add another layer of pitifulness to it all, though, when bullies use the anonymity granted by the Internet to say hurtful things to undeserving people.
The Bright Side
Many fans and/or generally kind people tweeted messages of support to Cohen, an example of which you can see below.
— #TripleM (Abi)🦆 (@abubu1986) August 19, 2017
Speaking of Matt Cohen
We’ll just use this opportunity here at Soap Cities to go on the record as being big Matt Cohen fans! He’s a great actor, a great addition to Port Charles, and on top of it all, he’s a major dreamboat.
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