The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers tease that a recent casting shakeup is on the minds of all the fans. Gina Tognoni, the actress who has played Phyllis Abbott since 2014, was fired with the plan to bring Michelle Stafford back into the role. It was a move that upset the viewers, so much so, they launched a Change.org petition to save Gina’s job. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Y&R Spoilers– Gina’s Fan Launched A Petition
Courtney Tripp, a fan of Gina Tognoni, launched a Change.org to voice her disappointment in CBS’ decision to fire her and replace her with Michelle Stafford. The petition states that Gina was fired unjustly and she didn’t do anything to warrant this type of behavior.
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The petition read,” Gina Tognoni took over the role of Phyllis Summers five years ago. She has been unfairly, unjustly, and abruptly fired from her position with the number one daytime soap opera and immediately replaced with the former actress. We are asking that this decision is reviewed and recanted if at all possible. We want nothing more than to see Gina on our screens each and every day. This is what the fans want and deserve as well as what Gina deserves. She has proven herself time and time again and we only hope that this petition can represent the unending support she has in the soap opera community.”
Y&R Fans Are Divided
Many viewers are excited about Stafford’s return. They have missed her portrayal of Phyllis Abbott. However, many have expressed how disappointed they are in how CBS handled the casting switch. They feel as if it wasn’t the right move to fire Tognoni to replace her with the actress who played Phyllis before her.
CBS has not revealed Gina’s last airdate.
So far, the petition has 578 signatures. It looks like it is doing well and many viewers support it and want CBS to keep Gina as Phyllis and void Michelle’s new contract. Do you think CBS made the right decision by fire Gina Tongnoni? Are you excited to see Michelle Stafford back into the role?
You can see the petition right here.
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