Days of Our Lives' Melissa Reeves Shuts Down Twitter Account Following Chick-fil-A Drama!






Days of Our Lives' Melissa Reeves has decided to shut down her Twitter account. The actress caused a heated debate, among soap fans, fellow actors and the soap and mainstream press, when she tweeted support of Chick-fil-A Appriciation Day earlier this month. On deciding to close her account, Reeves tweeted:


 

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was orchestrated following the company's COO Dan Cathy coming under fire for quotes in a Christian magazine supporting "traditional marriage". It is a matter of public record that Cathy and Chick-fil-A have also donated funds to anti-gay rights organizations, such as Exodus International.


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david46208's picture
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@thecourt99: People don't think anymore. They feel.

"Oh i'm feeling..."

"I don't feel comfortable..."

"Oh i'm so sorry we THE GROUP were feeling..."

Do you know one the greatest problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings then they about thoughts and ideas. Now thoughts and Ideas that interests me!

We also live in a world where too many people think they are owed or entitled to something. People, nobody is entitled to anything. Nobody is owed anything. And as soon as we realize that then we can move forward with our lives.

This is the direct reason people born post 1976 have been referred to as the Entitlement Generation.

So if people want to speak, fine. But you are not entitled or owed a response for what think someone meant.

Lets also remember that at the end of the day soaps are a female genre. They run the show. When female fans gather together as a whole to make a decision on what they do or don't like to see on their screens or what they think is coming from an actor they will act accordingly. That's just reality.

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@david46208
I am sure you have heard the saying 'some people like the sound of their own voice' and I think today after reading your posts I have learned a new one 'some people just like to see their scattered thoughts in print'.

I have read your items a few times but they are scattered. For the life of me I do not know what point you are making. Sometimes I think I get it but then later I am asking myself what in the world are they talking about. You appear to enjoy a debate but only to 'debate' anything. There is a comment for everything. It makes for a good laugh but we got your point (I guess) but driving your point, at least in my opinion, is just blah blah blah. Obviously if you have to continue to defend yourself then your point is lost and not respected in this group.

This is a discussion about MR and her motives and not a lecture hosted by you.

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It doesn't really suprise me that Melissa shut down her twitter account, the way things were going she didn't have much of a leg left to stand on. There's no way she deserved death threats, but she should've known that the internet is full of people with strong opinions and when you state a strong opinion of your ownn you're bound to get people upset.
Cordeilia Chase, loved your post!

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Actually David46208 alot of MEN run shows....Ron and Frank @ GH, Brad at B&B, and Ken, Chris, and Gary @ Days.

I think though it would be to their advantage to have more women in charge and I don't mean women like JFP either.

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I JUST WANTED TO SAY IS THAT EVERYONE HAS A OPINION ABOUT THIS MATTER OF SOME SORT. I THINK EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO THINK AND BELIEVE THEY WANT. I TRY TO STAY NEUTRAL IN ANY AREAS SUCH ASTHIS, RELIGION, OR POLITICS CAUSE IT JUST RILES PPL TO ARGUE WITH ANOTHER AND THERES REALLY ENOUGH OF THAT SO I JUST TRY NOT TO GET REAL INVOLVED WITH IT ALL. WITH TALKING ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER OR ANY SOCIAL MEDIA IT REALLY SEEMS SILLY TO ARGUE WITH PPL YOU DONT EVEN KNOW. ITS ALL ABOUT WORDS OVER THE INTERNET AND NOT DEALING WITH TRUE HONEST PPL SUCH AS GOOD FRIENDS AND FAMILY. THE ONE THING I FIND SAD IN ALL OF IT IS THAT MELISSAS FAMILY WAS THREATENED. SEEMS SO NOT RIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO DOING THINGS LIKE THAT. I AM SURE THERE ARE OTHERS BY PPL READING OVER THE INTERNET THAT KNOW MELISSA AND OTHERS BETTER THAN I DO. IT JUST REALLY COMES DOWN TO WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN AND JUST VOICE YOUR OPINION AND MOVE ON. HOPE MELISSA FINDS PEACE IN WHATEVER SHE CHOOSES TO DO.

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@Ryan-Scott: I'm not talking about jobs. I'm talking about viewers. Soap have always been geared toward women. They are the target viewer the main audience. Always have and always will be. I have no problem with that. So when I said what I said that was what I was talking about.

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@TheFloatingRib: If you don't get it then I don't know what to tell you. Can't please everyone and i'm not about to start trying. Later!

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Well just stop then, u did your best

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If you can't take the heat, you'd better stay outta the kitchen.

....Hey, has anybody seen Melissa?

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@Cordelia
I disagree with everything you said, but I support your right to say it. See how that works?

"Gay men spend a lot of time thinking and engaging in sex."

As opposed to gay women, or straight men and women? Are you arguing that gay men spend more time thinking about and engaging in sex than anyone else? I would appreciate it if you would cite the source for this because, as a gay man, it's news to me. You are classifying and remonstrating an entire group of people according to how you perceive their sexual behavior. You have stated that you are a heterosexual person, so I would like to know how you reached this conclusion, given that it falls outside of your own knowledge.

"This is contrary to traditional religious thought."

You mean it's contrary to your religious thought, which is not the totality of religious dogma, as there are certainly religions older than yours as well as many religions which disagree with you and disavow Catholic doctrine.

"Thats just the way that it is."

Again, according to whom? It would appear that it's according to you, which makes it an opinion, not a fact.
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C'mon Cordelia...

There has to be some basic agreement, or we cant have a debate, can we? There have to be some basic understandings, or how can we have an honest debate. So here is my last attempt at an honest debate...

I am a co-owner of a large real estate - title company brokerage, so I come into contact with alot of people. I live in a suburb of metro Detroit, with 4 kids, and a wife. I understand these things from my daily life, and my interactions with all kinds of people...

Gay men think about sex with a multitude of men continually.

Far more than straight men do, cause I am basing this upon myself, and my family, and who I work with.

Lesbians are rarely ever sexual, at least around me.

But the gay men I know. They talk about it, brag about it, and tend toward unhealthy (multiple partner, etc) behavior. A male who works for me, recently bragged to a female co-worker about how he spent the entire weekend with 2 other amles engaging in risky behavior. Sad for him, she told everybody and now the other workers gossip about him behind his back. He stated to the co-worker that he told this to, that he has no desire to settle down with one male, and why should he, "He is still young".

Second, in my neighborhood, the two 'married men' have what could only be called an 'open marriage'. They make rude remarks to my twenty and teenage sons about the fact they 'work out'. Imagine how I feel about that, two men in their 50s, commenting to me about my sons, in my expensive meighborhood. Other times, they have what they call a '3rd wheel' in their 'marriage'. It is usually a different much-younger male who is hanging around.

Now Cordelia, you asked me...

Personally, I dont care about what other people do in their lives. But I am not going to put my 'head in the sand', either. 2 gay males 'married', is not at all what a male and female would be, truly married. But that deosnt mean that I am against gay and lesbian marriage -- but I also dont believe that homosexual rights are a civil rights.

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Hey mon: Since when are an agreement and a debate the same thing? Also, just because the gay men in your neigboorhood are terrible to you, doesn't mean *all* gay men are terrible. Nor does it mean that all gay men have an open marriage that they conduct in such a way.