Kristian Alfonso and Crystal Chappell Address The Elephant on Twitter






Who needs SOAPnet when Twitter is forever airing soap operas that are often better than what we're seeing on our screens? I know, I've starred in a few myself, unfortunately. Two stars of a recent Twitter-novela, Kristian Alfonso and Crystal Chappell took to Soap Opera Digest to address rumblings about Alfonso being responsible for her onscreen rival's ouster from Days our Our Lives.

Chappell, who is nominated for a Daytime Emmy this weekend for her popular webisoap Venice, basically said people needed to stop being all up in her business!

 "I have no bad feelings toward Kristian or anybody," she declares. "I didn't come to the defense of my colleague on Twitter, but I actually did. It's nobody else's business really how I do something."  

As for the woman who plays Fancy Face, she had this to say:

"The whole thing is very sad. I very much enjoyed working with Crystal Chappell and think she's a tremendous talent and she will be missed. I'm so sad that people feel so free to bully. It is a troubling problem in today's society. I've tried to always remember what my parents have told me, which I relay now to my own children: Always treat others with the love and respect that you would also like to receive."

Now, I could start pointing fingers and placing blame on those who started this Twitter drama (and boy did I want to until I read this smart piece on We Love Soaps!), but then I'd be quite the hypocrite, now wouldn't I? Lord knows this particular blog has benefited from the behind-the-scenes shenanigans that take place on the sets of our soaps, not to mention stirring the pot with fanbase wars. 

I guess what I'm saying is, with only four soaps on the air come January 2012, maybe it's time we (present blogger included) started trying to find something more of substance and merit to bring to the table when discussing our soaps, instead of reveling in the scandalous and titillating events that take place after the directors yells "Cut!"?

Okay, so a little backstage scandal every now and again is fun, but if we're gonna keep demanding balance from our soap storytelling, I guess we in the online community are gonna have to listen to our own advice and balance out our coverage and fandom. Besides, how many more insults can we come up with for Brian Frons? Knowing is half the battle, Yo Joe!

For the rest of the ladies' statements visit Soap Opera Digest.


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why is name calling as such NB, etc. on this website being responsible? That is only thing I don't like is how many mean spirited bunch of queens always go for name calling. NB actually gave Jamey a thumbs up about his ideas about DAys. I just don't understand the mentality sometimes but again queens will be MEAN HATEFUL QUEENS as always. It is depressing at times. Sad(

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Hey Jamie you better call up Ken Corday while the irons hot! By now he should know if his new writing team is any good! Maybe he can do a quick re reboot with you as the new head writer! Nelso Branco thinks so! I think your audience would think so too!

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gato1 wrote:
NELSON BRANCO IS A BITTER STUNT QUEEN

I would hope that he doesn't show his face at the Emmy's this weekend, especially after the crap he's been pulling lately. He would not be welcomed there with open arms.

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harlee490 wrote:
why is name calling as such NB, etc. on this website being responsible? That is only thing I don't like is how many mean spirited bunch of queens always go for name calling. NB actually gave Jamey a thumbs up about his ideas about DAys. I just don't understand the mentality sometimes but again queens will be MEAN HATEFUL QUEENS as always. It is depressing at times.

harlee,

Not all queens are hateful and mean spirited. However, Nelson Branco is in a league of his own. Sorry to say that, sad but true.

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SOOOO excited that Venice won an Emmy! Hear that daytime soaps, a sexually diverse, ethnically diverse soap can still win awards. Smile Maybe it's time you introduced some diversity into your shows!

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giftofamber wrote:
SOOOO excited that Venice won an Emmy! Hear that daytime soaps, a sexually diverse, ethnically diverse soap can still win awards. Smile Maybe it's time you introduced some diversity into your shows!

PREACH IT!

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harlee490 wrote:
why is name calling as such NB, etc. on this website being responsible? That is only thing I don't like is how many mean spirited bunch of queens always go for name calling. NB actually gave Jamey a thumbs up about his ideas about DAys. I just don't understand the mentality sometimes but again queens will be MEAN HATEFUL QUEENS as always. It is depressing at times. Sad(

Jamey said he and Nelson go off what their sources tell them the only difference is who they attack so I also don't get this name calling. Some people are doing exactly what they accuse Nelson of doing. I agree with whoever said daytime shouldn't be held to a different standard. Egos and backstage politics affect what happens on screen and we can't rely on the soap magazines to report it.

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ITA, Jamey! Time to stop the in-fighting and go for positivity.
But that being said I think the whole Twitter was ridiculos and shouldn't even've happened in the first place.

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Dariclone wrote:
ITA, Jamey! Time to stop the in-fighting and go for positivity. But that being said I think the whole Twitter was ridiculous and shouldn't even've happened in the first place.

Try telling that to Nelson. He started this whole thing and he needs to publicly apologize to both Crystal and Kristian for starting this entire mess.

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That's actually who I was talking about, I just didn't want to call him out.

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To begin with, Nelson was told not to put "speculation/accusation" out. Although, I think if he would have left the insults out, I don't think fans would have reacted like they did but he went over & beyond.

I like Crystal but I think she should have made it very clear of what exact comments of NB's she was supporting instead of responding to hate tweets. Worse, she tweeted days later after knowing of NB's comments, and made her comments, some referencing NB's insults. That was disappointing for me.
Both CC & KA received hate tweets but KA never replied unlike CC.
Kristian's never really talked about backstage drama, she's pretty tight-lipped. Crystal, well she's not as private.

Nelson stirred the pot throwing Peter into the mix. Peter finally tweeted to clear up as much as he could and tried to put an end to the madness.

I agree that Nelson started the mess then bailed, leaving CC out to defend herself but I still think CC could have fixed it asap. CC is smart and talented, that's why its hard for me to understand why she didn't and why carry on making comments, innuendos referencing Nelson's insults. Those innuendos are inexcusable and hard for me to give benefit of the doubt to.

I think Nelson should apologize but he has since deleted his Tweeter account. I can only assume this was done out of the request of TVGC due to their response to the complaints stating they had nothing to do with the account and do not share the views of NB.

I wonder if KA will file suit considering TVGC was mentioned in Nelson's account at the time. She is married to an attorney.

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I sort of see all sides to this.

I will just say this...I may not agree with what nelson did but at least he did it AS Nelson Branco and now SoapWatchingBitch33 or Imagonnalayasmackdown2011 or some other random "handle". I think a lot of this online vitriol happens because of the anonymity - that fan bases feel like they can say anything to anyone or about anyone because they can be as mean as they want as anonfanofsoandso all they want and then go back to their own personal life afterwards with no blowback. For better or worse, Nelson said what he wanted to say and then did, again for better or worse, had to accept the repercussions from it. I feel badly for CC and KA because SOME of their fans made them look bad through their actions, but at the same time I think some of these actors and actresses to need to step up and shut down their own people. I am thinking of a few years back when some of megan wards fans went after SJB - she issued a statement denouncing members of her own fanbase asking them to stop. If more did that, maybe at least fans would start to get that their bad behavior can turn off other viewers from the very actor/actress they were trying to support in the first place.