‘Young and the Restless’ News: Eric Braeden Fights Racist Accusations

Young and the Restless news says Eric Braeden (aka Victor Newman) took to Twitter to defend himself against claims of racism. Fans misunderstood his unhappiness with the direction Y&R is taking. Many assumed Eric was a racist because he questioned the addition of the Rosales family to Genoa City. The actor was understandably angry and defended himself aggressively.

Young and the Restless – Eric Braeden Defends Himself On Twitter

Young and the Restless news shows that Eric Braeden defended himself publicly against his critics. In less than six months, Rey Rosales (Jordi Vilasuso), Mia Rosales (Noemi Gonzales) and Arturo Rosales (Jason Canela) moved front and center in Genoa City. Eric Braeden has vocally opposed these new roles taking the place of legacy characters.

The Rosales family is of Cuban descent on Y&R. So some assumed Eric was critical of their arrival due to their ethnicity. Nothing could be further from the truth insists the actor. Yesterday, he stated via his Twitter account, “… don’t you dare accuse me of ‘racist’ attitude when I have spent my lifetime going against that evil, looong before it was ‘politically correct!’ I am, however, against arbitrary intros of characters!!”

Fans Also Questioned His Support of Same-Sex Relationship

Eric went on to clarify that he had no problems with the Young and the Restless love story between Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) and Tessa Porter (Cait Fairbanks). Both characters dated men when their friendship turned to love. They have been an on-again-off-again couple. However, they are working on their relationship.

In regards to this couple, Eric Braeden said, “We are talking about two different aspects of the show! Storyline between Mariah and Tessa is more organic, evolving from a long time cast member, therefore absolutely cool! But other characters have suddenly appeared without a history & displaced long time characters!”

Y&R – Eric Stands Up For Disappearing Fan Favorites

This isn’t the first time Eric Braeden has taken to social media to air his displeasure with the powers that be at Young and the Restless. When relative newbies were asked what Y&R meant to them, Eric and Jordi Vilasuso had a war of words. The two actors were later able to clear up their differences. Meanwhile, Victor Newman disappeared from the character canvas for a while, upsetting fans.

Eric has also asked where longtime fans favorites have gone. Jill Abbott (Jesse Walton), Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc) and Lauren Fenmore (Tracey Bergman) are rarely seen on-screen and are dearly missed by fans. Are you happy Eric is vocal with his thoughts and beliefs? He’s certainly willing to stand behind his issues with the soap. Keep watching Y&R weekdays on CBS for the return of Victor Newman.

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