The Advocate Puts Days of Our Lives' Melissa Reeves on Blast For Supporting Bigoted Chick-fil-A



 




After spending a year praising Days of Our Lives for the groundbreaking coming out storyline for Will Horton (Chandler Massey), The Advocate has taken a stance on Massey's on-screen aunt, Melissa Reeves', (Jennifer) support of Chick-fil-A — a company which has spent millions to fund anti-LGBT groups. Kudos to The Advocate!

Considering Reeves' "free speech" tweet was obviously a veiled, passive-aggressive attempt to support those who oppose gay rights—without having to come right out and do so—it is nice to see the leading LGBT publication in the country break it down as such:

Actually, the message that got somewhat lost in the Chick-fil-A controversy is not that company president Dan Cathy shouldn’t be able to state his opposition to marriage equality, but that the company is funding antigay organizations that have been designated “hate groups” — and LGBT people and their allies don’t want to be funneling money to them. A Daytime Confidential blogger makes this point, writing, “I guess Reeves sees absolutely nothing wrong with the chain working so hard to deny 10 percent of the population their civil rights.”

Ex-act-ly! Let's not play a game of Words With Friends. People who supported Jim Crow Laws in the 60's had a right to their freedom of speech too. Didn't make them any less bigoted. When Reeves tweeted what she did, on the day she did it—Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day—knowing fully well that the day was organized to support the company's "right" to support anti-LGBT organizations, she knew exactly what she was doing. She has her right to free speech, and so do all of us who oppose her bigoted, shameful beliefs.

Photo of Melissa Reeves by PR Photos


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@Jamey Giddens: How do you know here beliefs? How does her tweet in support of free speech show her belief? I'm trying to figure out how you know that much about the woman?

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Melissa gave an interview in fall 2011 where she spoke to We Love Soaps about Gay teens and suicide and she was very sickened teens were killing themselves and talked about how we had to love each other. She even said Scott & her open their home if their kids friends arent at a safe place.

Thats why deep down I hope she has no clue what CFA gives their money to and what the anti gay groups that get CFA's money actually do to GLBT community. I really dont think she is anti-gay.

However, at the same time, its not like Melissa cannot research it.

The sad fact is I know some people have tweeted her this evidence or tried to but she blocked a lot of folks. So Im afraid she may never see it.

I know from tweets I follow she has gay friends who work BTS at Days who have supported her, so maybe, just maybe they will inform her of what CFA truly supports and what the issue is here and Freedom of Speech it is not.

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I, wholeheartedly, agree and APPLAUD the ADVOCATE for coming out against Melissa Reeves freedom of speech and her bigoted attack on the LBGT community.

How about the fans of DAYS take a stance and every time that Melissa comes on the screen you either switch the channel for the 2 or 3 minutes she's on screen, or for those of you with a DVR, record it and skip over her scenes altogether.

Sooner or later, the Christians who love to use the bible to stand up for what they perceive as RIGHT AND JUST while, they themselves commit sin upon sin (shall we NEVER forget now that Melissa Reeves whored it up with her co-star years back while supposedly HAPPILY married and a mother) will only come to the realization that the book is only a book and that GOD looks down on ALL OF US as in his likeness.

Those without SIN shall cast the first stone.

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This nonsense is as much about free speech as the 60s' race issues were about "state rights"

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This nonsense is as much about free speech as the 60s' race issues were about "state rights"

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Well i'm a Days fan and at this point, the way people are lambasting her for her support of free speech. I'm standing by Melissa Reeves and the false slander against her. I'm taking stand now too!

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I am having a harder and harder time about this whole chik-fil-A and Melissa Reeves event. I think she is being held to a type of litmus test that she may not deserve. I understand that no one wants any type of discrimination to occur, but unless the Gay Marriage Litmus Test box is checked, are people going to be lambasted? I think it's important for everyone to state their cards 'here and now'. Is it the intent of DC to politicize issues, attack an actress that is working in a near-dying genre, on near dying show?

Those of us who feel that Gay and Lesbian story-lines need to come to the forefront of Daytime, and are 100% opposed to all Gay and Lesbian discrimination... suddenly find ourself in a type of dilemma. What if we/I don't pass this Litmus Test, or the next Litmus Test...whatever that may be? If I do not pass, should I then stop posting permanently, and leave?

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For me its not about the gay marriage issue. Its about the fact that CFA gives nearly 2 millon dollars to anti gay groups that work to discriminate, some work to repair gays and some even lobby to have gays killed. Thats the issue for me.

This has nothing to do with Days and its Wilson story. It has to do with the fact we should not support a resturant that gives money no matter how small to groups that want to harm and kill gays for being who they are.

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I'd love to see Melissa Reeves fired from Days for what she did. At the very least, she deserves censure and backburnering. She knew what she was doing, and she went ahead and did it anyway, giving Days a black eye. After her well-known infidelity which caused her to break the terms of her contract with Days then for which she was subsequently sued, Reeves is lucky Days took her back. She's a narrow-range actress with a narrowminded outlook. Days is better off without her.

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@hey mon: I know that in the black community there are some cultural litmus testers I call them the "Culture Police." I reject them whole heartily.

But this is Slander all the way.

Slander: a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report: a slander against his/hers good name.

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Okay David, you are entitled to your opinion, but no one here is slandering Melissa Reeves. She tweeted support of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, which was about supporting the company's right to free speech, concerning their stance on gay rights. That is why Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day exists. Talking around it won't change that fact.

By the by, you have spoken out vehemently about Paul Rauch, calling him a racist. Yet, Paul Rauch never admitted to being a racist. You, like me, inferred it from accounts from Ellen Holly and others. If it is slander for me to use my free speech—on my blog— to speak out against Melissa Reeves' support of people's free right to express bigotry, then it is slander for you to call Paul Rauch a racist, which you have, in these comments, on numerous occasions.

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People may never get it, but racism and homophobia are first cousins.

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Best Quote ever Jamey

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I actually think there is room for debate on freedom of speech on this issue.

However, Dan Cathy's freedom of speech was never at risk here. Mr. Cathy is a rich CEO of a nationally recognized business. So, when Mr. Cathy wants to spread his beliefs he can go on the radio or get on the phone and talk to a politician anytime he wants.

One doubts that Gov. Huckabee offered a nationally discussed appreciation day for Joe's Hardware store when he was the governor. Because Joe's Hardware doesn't have the influence.

The common man has to use boycotts to try to get the attention of government and even the playing the field. I think if the argument was framed in the context of allowing individuals as much access to government as CEO's than CFA fans would have a harder time defending their position,

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@Jamey Giddens: Ellen Holly recounted her experiences with Paul R. Correct. Ellen Holly shared her experiences with him. One could choose to believe them are not. But no way did Melissa Reeves ever say that she supported anything more than free speech. How some in this press have interpreted it amounts to slander.

Ellen Holly was at least talking about her experiences. Many choose to believe in her experiences on the job. You are anyone else does not know MR personally or have any experiences that would go on to suggests that she is homophobic or vice versa.

It is no better than people who said that president Obama's support of gay marriage means he's secretly gay.

Fox News and MSNBC are good for taking words out of context or drawing their own conclusions to them.

You ladies and gentlemen here at DC pride yourself on not reporting firings , castings etc. as true or not until you can confirm it.

I would think that you would apply it here.

So I see the parallels between Homophobia and Racism. But this is some Al Shparton, Jesse Jackson type of stuff going on here. I think IMO people should think before deciding when you are going to report what her support of Freedom of Speech means to her.

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@david you can put as much perfe on a turd as you want, but it's still a turd. Sounds to me
Like you pick and choose your discrimation issues. You know damn well this
Wasn't about freedom of speech, she was tweeting her support of the CFA agenda, end of story.

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@tomZulzwski: This is not about picking and choosing. There is nothing to backup that Melissa Reeves support of Free Speech makes her homophobic are anywhere close to it. That a fact! Now if you want to counter it, show me the proof. Until you have proof that MR is homophobic or that she believes in what CFA believes then it is nothing but slander. And any journalism major or grad knows this is TRUE!

Anyone railing against her does not have experiences with MR to draw on. Ellen Holly spoke of her experiences. Ellen Holly didn't say if you support ABC you support racism. She didn't even say if you support Paul R. that you support it. She just shared her personal experiences with him. You could either believe or not believe what she said.

No one here has any personal experiences to draw on with MR. No court in America would buy the argument being put forth here.

This is nothing more than a "witch hunt!"

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David give me a break there has been so much in the news about CFA and their agenda that it would be a bit to coincidental that MR would just happen to go buy her chicken sandwich and tweet her "support" for "freedom of speech". She knew exactly what she was doin and why. She is a born again Christian right winger. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what she was doing.

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Days is obviously in the pocket of the left wing gay rights lobby, look at the unbalanced, biased coming out story. It was practically written by them!
I am so proud of Melissa Reeves for having the guts to come out in favor of traditional marriage and Christian values in that environment. God Bless you Melissa Jesus said if you are ashamed of me before men I will be ashamed of you before my father.

The left wing have drawn the battle lines and created this controversy so they will have to deal with it. Screw the liberal entertainment industry if they cant accept an opposing view and that includes Chandler Massey who has become the gay poster child since the coming out story.

The left wing has done all they can to demonize Christians and I am sick and damned tired of it. Dont get me wrong I believe in America there is room for both sides of the gay issue and none of us has the right to force our beliefs on anyone else. But Dan Cathy is not guilty of that. Being pro traditional marriage is not hate speech. I love you Missy and I stand with you. God bless. And Christians lets pray for the lost entertainment industry before judgement comes to them. SMH.

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@TomZulawski: Witch Hunt - An investigation carried out ostensibly to uncover subversive activities but actually used to harass and undermine those with differing views.

She is being witch hunted and slandered for supporting freedom of speech. Im sticking with the facts about MR. Too few other people are. Stick to the facts about MR and you should get it.

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@Transfigurationjc: MR did not say all that. All she said was that she supported Free Speech.

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It's so interesting that all the so called religious people are the last people that should be entering a church. Jesus'sfollowers were the outcasts of society. Maybe you should pray a little harder for yourself, you need it.

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David, not many people agree with your short sided point of view and Im tired of arguing with someone who just doesn't have the mental capacity to comprehend the real issues here. I see who you are by what you choose to support. Enough said.

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I am a black man and I say that's bs Jamey. I'm sick of the liberal gay rights lobby equating homosexuality with race.

Homosexuality is a behavior based sexual proclivity. Despite how Lady Gaga and the GR movement drone on every day about how gays are "born this way" there is no irrefutable scientific proof of that fact. And according to Kinsey sexuality can be fluent throughout a person's life. I have struggled with same sex attraction for my entire life and I have seen so called unchangeable gays bounce all over the spectrum. So this phenomenon of so called sexual orientation changes its stripes depending upon the politics of the person examining it.

Of course gay people experience discrimination, hatred and even violence based on that status. But its still not the same as race. First of all in some instances homosexuality can be hidden. In most instances race can not. And there is genetic proof that race is an inborn trait that cant be changed.

There is no such proof for homosexuality, no matter how the left desperately tries to brainwash society to the contrary.

Sexuality is a moral issue and it will always be in a pluralistic country such as America. So those on both sides of this issue had better get used to that. As a person who grew up both black and gay I understand discrimination and hatred very well.

But I also understand politics and the Christian tradition. Jesus Christ is my Lord and savior and his word declares that the practice of homosexuality is sin. In America we are free to accept or reject that doctrine.

I don't support discrimination against anyone based on the sexual acts in which they participate with consenting adults. But Homosexuality does not deserve the same classification as race because it is based not on a genetic factor, but a psychological predisposition to behavior that many still consider.....wait for it.....gasp....perverted and unnatural in political, moral, spiritual and psychological discourse.

Those on the left will just have to deal with that opinion. This is America after all.

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@TomZulawski: I look at things from 3 to 4 sides before coming to a conclusion. I'm not a quick draw McGraw. And this case there is no evidence toward the claim against MR, just pure speculation. Those are the facts!

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There are people who are bisexual as well,Transfigurationjc. Some people are attracted to both sexes. That doesnt mean they are perverts. By the by, announcing you once had same sex attraction doesnt make you a pervert, it makes You HUMAN

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Tom I dont give a damn who agrees. The liberal Gay rights lobby has totally deceived the public on this issue.

And that comment you made about mental capacity is ridiculous. But of course anyone who doesn't comply with the left on this issue has to be misinformed or ignorant. Get a grip and stop insulting others because they dont agree with you.

It makes your argument look as weak as your values. SMH.

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According to you, sorry I don't come to your conclusion. If walks like a duck quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, it's a duck.

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Jesus Christ is my Lord and savior and his word declares that the practice of homosexuality is sin.
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Actually, no it doesn't. Jesus never mentions homosexuality in the Bible. The passages about homosexuality are found in Leviticus (which also condemns eating shell fish and wearing non-man made fabrics and calls for women entering a church on their period to be stoned for uncleanliness) and the Pauline Epistles, not the Gospels, the four books about Jesus' life on Earth. Sorry, try again.

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Really? My Values, according to a good christian woman, I'm sure the front pew in the church has your name on it.