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After Miles Teller, the vaccine debate in Hollywood hits the General Hospital and two stars are released.

Last week, Miles Teller finally announced that he had in fact been vaccinated against COVID-19, after months of controversy over reports that he caused production of his new series to be discontinued because he allegedly tested positive for the virus and quit. vaccination.

While Teller’s situation can be resolved, Hollywood is in agony over performers who refuse vaccinations. The controversy has now spilled over into the hit multi-year daytime soap, General Hospital, with news that ABC’s second star has been fired for refusing to be vaccinated.

Steve Burton, who has played Jason Morgan on the show for most of the past 30 years, announced on Tuesday that he had been fired. He posted on Instagram that he was fired because he would not be vaccinated against COVID-19.

“I wanted you to hear this personally from me.” Burton, 51, said before starting work on the anti-vaccine screed. “Unfortunately, the General Hospital let me go because of the vaccination requirements. I applied for medical and religious benefits, but I was denied in both cases. Which, you know, hurts. But for me it also applies to personal freedom. ”

Burton’s claim of “personal freedom” was clearly less harsh than anything his co-star Ingo Rademacher posted on social media about vaccines. Rademacher’s Instagram was filled with vaccine misinformation and propaganda as he loudly refused vaccinations, Variety reported.

A few weeks ago, ABC confirmed that 50-year-old Australian Rademacher of German descent had been fired. The actor’s last appearance on the series, which takes place in the fictional city of Port Charles, New York, was on Monday.

His character, Jasper “Jax” Jax, tells his ex-wife Carly that he is “out of town” due to urgent business in his native Australia. When Carly asks if he’ll be back for Christmas, Jax replies not very optimistically, “I’m kind of stumped with everyone in Port Charles right now.”

According to Deadline, fans of the series will no doubt interpret this line as a reference to recent real-life events.

Burton and Rademacher’s departure comes amid a fierce debate in Hollywood over film and television actors who are skeptical of the vaccine or refuse to be vaccinated.

The New York Times reported that there are no universal vaccine requirements for people who work in film on television, but that studios are imposing them on a phased basis.

Of the four daytime TV shows remaining online, ABC’s General Hospital is the only one with a vaccination mandate, Variety said. NBC’s Days of Our Lives, CBS’s Young and Restless and Brave and Beautiful continue to rely on testing, social distancing and other CDC guidelines for their on-set protocols, Variety reported.

American actor Miles Teller attends a press conference for Too Old to Die Young – North of Hollywood, West of Hell at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 18, 2019 (Photo by Laurent EMMANUEL / AFP) (Photo by LAURAN EMMANUEL / AFP via Getty Images)

Movie star Teller became the face of the Hollywood vaccine debate following an October Daily Mail report claiming he caused a headache on the set of his new series by refusing to be vaccinated.

The Mail reported that a Teller test positive in late July forced the end of production on the Los Angeles TV series The Proposal, a Paramount + series about the making of the classic The Godfather movie. The Daily Mail reported that the shutdown cost the production company $ 6 million.

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The Daily Mail also quoted a manufacturing source as saying, “Teller is not vaccinated. He didn’t even pass the test. Now he brought the virus to the set, and the whole installation had to be turned off. ”

At the time, Teller’s spokesman did not specifically deny that the Whiplash actor had not been vaccinated, but only told the Daily Mail that their “facts are wrong.” Earlier this month, Teller’s stated skepticism about vaccinations was part of the controversy over Green Bay Packers advocate Aaron Rogers’ refusal to vaccinate. Teller is friends with Rogers and his fiancée, Shailene Woodley.

Teller finally spoke about his vaccine status on November 16 after he appeared in Taylor Swift’s new video for her song “I Bet You Think of Me,” which came out last Monday. Teller’s appearance immediately raised questions about COVID security protocols in the filming of the video, which was shot by Blake Lively.

It was at this point that Teller tried to wrap up the discussion by tweeting a statement: “Hey guys, I usually don’t feel the need to talk about rumors, but I’ve been vaccinated and have been vaccinated for a while. The only thing I am against is hatred. ”

Meanwhile, the vaccine debate has roiled the soap opera world since August, according to Deadine. It was then that Nancy Lee Gran, another longtime General Hospital star, complained on twitter that she works on set with “no mask and no vaccinations” and called on the SAG-AFTRA acting union to take action.

In a follow-up Instagram post, Gran, who has played Alexis Davis on the series since 1996, said, “Vaccinations are needed because there are people who refuse to get vaccinated because they think they somehow know more than the leading experts. the best scientists in the world who are united in their conclusions that this vaccine is safe and necessary to reduce our chances of dying or seriously ill, and also cause it in people who cannot be vaccinated. ”

Around the same time, Burton sparked rumors about his vaccine status when he posted on Instagram that he tested positive for COVID and needed to cancel the August dates for his East Coast comedy tour with Bradford Anderson, one of the main characters on GH. , reports Deadline. “I was exposed at work,” Burton said in an Instagram video, without giving any details other than that he felt good and had no symptoms.

Rademacher was then criticized on social media for supporting and posting an August 21 rally in Santa Monica opposing the vaccine passport, according to Deadline.

The hashtag #FireIngo went viral, prompting Rademacher to criticize his critics as “fanatics” and “morons.” In an Instagram video, he also made misleading claims about the effectiveness of the COVID vaccine, Deadline reported. He falsely argued that the vaccine “should never have stopped the spread and will never stop the spread of this virus.”

More recently, Rademacher pissed off some of his colleagues, including Gran and transgender actor Cassandra James, with an Instagram post that has been widely interpreted to be transphobic, Deadline reports. He re-posted a photo of Rachel Levine, the US Assistant Secretary of Health and the first four-star transgender officer. He called Levin in his signature “dude.”

In a follow-up Instagram video, Rademacher apologized for mentioning “dude,” but insisted, “I don’t think it’s okay to call a trans woman an empowered woman because where does that leave women?”

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