Fired ‘General Hospital’ Actor Draws Backlash For Transphobic Tweet

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Actor Ingo Rademacher has been fired from “General Hospital” after reportedly refusing to comply with the long-running cleaning soap opera’s vaccine mandate. News of his dismissal got here only a day after he shared a transphobic tweet on social media.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of Rademacher’s firing Monday, noting that his ultimate “General Hospital” episode will air on Nov. 22. According to THR’s report, the actor ended his affiliation with the present previous to the announcement on Sunday and repeatedly spoke out in opposition to vaccine mandates. Over the weekend, he pledged to “fight for medical freedom” in a caption accompanying an Instagram publish.

Rademacher additionally shared a tweet on Sunday of Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, the nation’s first brazenly transgender four-star officer and federal official confirmed by the Senate, and Virginia’s lieutenant governor-elect Winsome Sears, a Republican who would be the first Black girl to carry the position.

The caption of the picture reportedly learn: “Hello, and welcome to ClownTown, where the dude on the left is an empowering woman, and the woman on the right is a white supremacist.”

Rademacher’s publish, which appeared on his Instagram Stories, was not cited as a purpose for his firing in any of the following studies. However, fellow “General Hospital” star Cassandra James, who’s trans, stated her co-star had “some serious unlearning and education to do” in a collection of tweets.

“Misgendering trans folks is violence and if you come for one of us, you come for all of us,” she wrote.

I’m conscious of a transphobic publish shared by a fellow General Hospital actor. Shame on you. You have some critical unlearning and schooling to do. I really feel deeply upset that such a public show of ignorance may come from our GH household.

— Cassandra James (@cassandrajames_) November 8, 2021

Misgendering trans of us is violence and should you come for one in all us, you come for all of us. The cis world doesn’t get to resolve which of us is effective. I’m so happy with the followers for all the time holding us to a excessive commonplace, for calling out transphobia and violence.

— Cassandra James (@cassandrajames_) November 8, 2021

On Monday, Rademacher tried to apologize to James in a short video posted to Instagram, however nonetheless doubled down on his transphobic stance.

“I don’t think that it’s OK to call a transgender an empowered woman,” he stated within the clip. “Where does that leave women? Women have fought so hard to get on a level playing field with men. They weren’t allowed to do anything back in the day. They were nothing. So I don’t agree with that.”

Directing his remarks at James particularly, he added, “I think you’re an absolute talent, and you’re very beautiful as well. I don’t think a transphobic man would say that.”

Rademacher, who was born in Germany, originated the character of Jasper “Jax” Jacks on “General Hospital” in 1996, and has performed him on and off ever since. His different credit embrace “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Hawaii Five-0.”

He notably didn’t tackle his “General Hospital” departure in his Instagram video, however pledged to “comment on that later.”