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The Young And The Restless News: Is Eric Braeden Wrong In His Attack Against Eva Longoria?

The Young and the Restless news has everyone wondering if Eric Braeden might have over exaggerated just a little bit when he attacked his former co-star Eva Longoria on Twitter on Sunday night. This came after Eva told CNN’s Chris Wallace that she wasn’t making enough money to make ends meet when she was a soap opera actress. As a result, she ended up working at a headhunter agency but was too ashamed to tell her clients at the time that she was working on Y&R as well. Here’s what you need to know.

The Young And The Restless News: Is Eric Braeden Wrong In His Attack Against Eva Longoria?

After Eva made her admission, Eric promptly took to his Twitter account to attack the Hollywood star by writing, “EVA LONGORIA: you just made derogatory remarks about daytime actors! You simply weren’t good enough to survive the pressures of this medium! You were very lucky to get on that ‘housewife”=’ show! You did one show in 8-12 days, with mediocre but  salacious dialogue! Our actresses would run rings around you!! And they did then!! From Robert de Nero to whoever they all are, many of them started in the medium you denigrate! It shows a complete lack of class!!”

Of course, it didn’t take long at all for both soap fans and critics alike to weigh in on the matter. Many of them commented with, “I missed where she insulted soap actors? She was talking about her financial situation and what she had to do to make ends meet,” along with, “She didn’t denigrate soap actors. They didn’t pay her enough to live on and the job that did would have been affected had clients known she was an actress on a soap. He should be asking why production companies aren’t paying their daytime actors enough to live on.”

The Young And The Restless News: Did Eric Say Too Much?

Another critic wrote, “She wasn’t being derogatory towards soap actresses or soap acting. She was simply saying there was a stigma and she didn’t want it to affect her second career which made her more money. It was a stupid thing for Braden to get mad at.”

There was this comment as well, “To be fair, she said actress, not soap opera actress. It was a really poor choice of words. I get she went to Hollywood after finishing collage but no need to denigrate an entire category of working women.”

How do you feel about the matter? In the meantime, let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on the CBS network. Check your local listings for times.


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