In this tumultuous time, many soap stars have used their social media to express their support for Black Lives Matter and joined in the “Blackout Tuesday” movement to add their voices to the movement against racism and bring positive change to America. But two GENERAL HOSPITAL actors also went out and joined in some peaceful protests. “Today I stopped watching it on TV and decided to be a part of it,” shared Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt) on Instagram. “We marched, peacefully, through downtown L.A.. It was extremely moving to be a presence of support for the black community and to make a stand against racism and police brutality. I encourage you to do the same.”
Robert Palmer Watkins (ex-Dillon) also took to the streets and shared a video of himself among the other protestors. When fans congratulated him on speaking out, he was quick to clarify the reason for his posting. “As much as I appreciate the congratulations and the props, that’s not what this post is about nor am I worthy of any type of congratulations,” he insisted. “I’m just a human out here trying to understand and trying to stand up for what’s right. I’m also late to the protesting. It’s day six and I just now physically went out there today and marched.
“Shame on me and shame on all of us for not taking action sooner,” Watkins continued. “I’ve always stood for this cause… but have I really stood? Am I even standing now? All I know is that I’m here and I wanna be on the right side of history. I know there’s no way for me to ever fully understand what this all means… but I’m damn sure trying. We are all humans and it’s crazy that some of us are still fighting for basic human rights.”
The following day, William Lipton (Cameron) shared a photo of the crowd that he was peacefully marching with as well as a quick selfie holding a protest sign.