‘Young and the Restless’ Star Has A Major Problem With Blacks Using The N-Word

Published On March 4, 2017 | By patrice | Entertainment, The latest posts
Star and leading actor of The Young and the Restless, Mr. Eric Braeden, is not one to forgive and forget as easily as most. After grabbing attention for his alleged set feud with former TV son Michael Muhney that he’d openly spoken about in his memoir, I’ll Be Damned, he never actually used Muhney’s name but we all knew who he was talking about.
In his new interview with the Toronto Sun, Canadian journalist Shaun Proulx went there with Braeden and asked all of the important questions that fans of the show needed answers to.

Here’s an excerpt:

“You talk freely about the Y&R cast and crew and name a good many of them in your book. You and Melody make a point of not being part of each other’s private lives. You aren’t close to Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) and have had skirmishes with her. But when you discuss one actor in particular (Michael Muhney, ex-Adam) you don’t name him. Why?  

Braeden responded by saying:

“Simply not to dignify them. It was all so egregious that I will not dignify that person by name again. All there is to it. Egregious. And that’s all I’m going to say. And I obviously explain it in the book as to what happened. Beyond that, I don’t really … No, I don’t want to edify that person by naming the name. ” 

The actor, who’d once came under fire via Twitter for retweeting a meme that praised his vicious character, Victor Newman, as well as used the n-word, claimed that his accounts were hacked during that time. However, he did say that he doesn’t like the fact that black men and women can use the racial slur and others can’t.

“What was it like when your Twitter account was hacked? Especially for someone who is anti-racism, to have your face on a meme with the N-word on it.

 “I don’t give a damn because I know what I feel. And even that tweet was taken out of context. It is an affectionate term African-American guys use with each other. It’s an affectionate term amongst themselves. God forbid someone else use it. I’ve heard that kind of addressing each other in boxing gyms where I’ve spent a lot of time — you just hear that. Otherwise, if it’s meant in its pejorative form then obviously I resent it enormously. “

So, what are your thoughts on what Braedon had to say. Do you agree with his thoughts? Comment below and share yours.

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