I swear, at some point soon I will write an entry that is not about Kish getting canned...
This is not that entry.
The boys have spoken out about the smear campaign (because what else can you call it?):
Responding to the rumors that it was one actor's partying and the other's busy schedule that led to them being let go, Brett told Soap Opera Digest, "It's so false it's slander. Scott and I were nothing but professional and completely 100 percent dedicated to our work."
"Such a bummer what all of this is turning into. I will continue to respect the decision but will remain unhappy with the tactics."
For what it's worth, I don't believe a word of the rumours - let's face it, if there was sufficient trouble to fire both actors, something would have leaked out before now (because as we know, ABC Daytime leaks like a sieve!)
And as I've said before, fans could have handled Kish being backburnered (think most of us expected it) but to can them completely is so short-sighted it's ridiculous. And the way it's been handled has been incredibly disrespectful to the actors and their fans. Scott & Brett have been nothing but classy - TIIC could learn a few lessons from them.
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EDITING to add a link from jyl22075 to an interview Brett did today with zap2it: http://ow.ly/1qsqRu
The quote that just made my blood boil is about how they found out:
"We found out separately. I found out the day before the story broke; I was at "One Life to Live" because I was submitting my Emmy reel. And the same day I'm submitting my Emmy reel, Frank [Valentini] tells me that they're no longer continuing the storyline and that I've filmed my last day.
I do believe there's a certain way that things have to be done to protect the machine, and there are certain things that could be done differently. Scott found out through somebody tweeting him, and absolutely, that's not the way he should've found out. It shouldn't happen that way.
Scott and I were disappointed that we'd already filmed our last day together. That would've been nice to know. We were like, "We're not even going to work together again." That was the most upsetting part."
I swear, just when you think this whole clusterfuck can't get any worse, IT DOES.