Tonja Walker took to Facebook to explain what she really thinks about the NFL Take a Knee controversy in response to our original article.
A Soapy Twitter Uproar
Wednesday, Walker tweeted that NFL players should stand for the national anthem, in spite the choice of many to kneel during it to protest social injustices. She said in another country they would be “raking leaves.” This shocked many of her Twitter followers, thinking it was a veiled reference to slavery. Walker insisted she meant nothing of the sort, even saying she was deeply upset that anyone thought so.
Later that evening, when a Soap Cities article on the imbroglio was posted on site co-founder Shawn Brady’s Facebook group Soap Fans United, it inspired more comments from members of that group and Walker chimed in.
Some commenters were not convinced.
“Walker clearly thinks these guys are dumb, black, cheap labor unfit for anything other than menial jobs. What a jerk!” said Tamara Adrine-Davis.
Other were more generous: “She apologized said she did not mean it as it sounded!! Let’s move on,” said Terri Anderson.
Another commenter simply pointed out that people are suffering as a result of hurricanes and earthquakes, and these life-or-death topics deserve more of our attention. As we know, Twitter can be a harsh place, unforgiving of any missteps or mistakes. Followers have asked Frank Valentini and Nathan Varni not to hire Walker back on GH!
A Happier Ending
While some soap fans still harbor negative feelings about the whole mess, we have a more positive outlook on the whole drama.
Too often the Internet is home to trolls, haters, and nasties who use the anonymity it affords to engage in all kinds of indecency and cruelty. Rarely do you see anyone show evidence of growth because of it or the willingness to admit they were wrong about something.
Walker did that, and we applaud her.
What do you think, dear readers?
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