Thursday, January 9, 2014
Are the allegations against Michael Muhney true, or not?
If you're a soap fan on Twitter, you've most definitely heard about what's been going around about ex-The Young and the Restless star Michael Muhney, who shocked fans by announcing he had been abruptly fired from the CBS soap in December. No one was quite sure why he'd been fired, but even the actor admitted in an interview that he is a little too outgoing sometimes. Then, last week, celebrity gossip site TMZ shocked fans once again by revealing that Muhney was not in fact fired by bold executive producer Jill Farren Phelps, but by higher-ups at CBS Daytime after co-star Hunter King (who portrays Summer Newman) complained that he had "groped" her breasts on two separate occasions, and that the harassment was unwarranted. Of course, several fans including myself continue to question that the rumor is true, given that TMZ is all celebrity gossip. But just wait, we haven't even gotten to the most disgusting part of this saga.
Immediately after the news broke that Muhney reportedly groped King, crazed fans have been attacking King herself on Twitter! I've seen tweets completely bashing her for getting "their fave" fired, others that said she "probably deserved what she got" and, the one that takes the cake for me, is a tweet saying, "I wish Michael Muhney would've groped me. Girl should've just enjoyed it." I'm still speechless at that tweet. Myself and many others just don't know what to believe anymore. Several other stars of Y&R have been tweeting asking fans to stop attacking King, particularly Greg Rikaart (who portrays Kevin Fisher), who has been responding to tweets for days that promote King in a negative way. Just today when a fan bashed him, he asked her if she needed a hug, or "perhaps some lithium?" It's amazing that King's co-stars haven't kept silent on her attacks, but this to me just makes it seem that Muhney is 100% guilty.
Muhney, who was once a big Twitter fan, kept silent on the social media site following the announcement of his firing. But just this week, his silence was broken when he tweeted a quote from Benjamin Franklin: "Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see", followed by: "...and that quote doesn't only apply to what is being said about ME. It also applies to others. Please be kind to everyone. #respect". This, of course, doesn't mean that the rumors aren't true just because he tells us to believe none of what we hear. I really don't have an opinion anymore. At first I thought the rumors were completely bogus, then they looked more on the true side, and now there's so much hate and so many more rumors going around I don't know what to think anymore.
Not to mention website Highlight Hollywood writing an article about how TMZ reportedly got the Muhney rumor from none other than head of CBS Daytime Angelica McDaniel, whose husband supposedly works for TMZ. I for one definitely don't believe what Highlight Hollywood has to say, as they're just as bad as the crazed fans campaigning for Jill Farren Phelps to be fired as executive producer. As I said a few days ago, lord Jesus in the heavens. Soaps on the screens AND behind the screens! I'd like to conclude with a quote from Y&R star Joshua Morrow that he tweeted yesterday: "Twitter's not an anonymous complaint box. It's a box of "STAYS" - stay classy, stay reasonable, stay intelligent, stay nice = STAY INVOLVED :)". Words to live by right there, at least for some people. Catch The Young and the Restless weekdays on CBS.