CBS ‘The Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Star Victoria Rowell Slams Sony Exec And Y&R Producers For Systemic Racism

CBS ‘The Young and the Restless’ (Y&R) Spoilers finds that in a series of new Instagram posts, actress Victoria Rowell is accusing a Sony executive and ‘Young and the Restless’ producers for systemic racism. The actress, who is best known for her role as Drucilla Winters on the show, shared her experiences with her social media followers this week. Here’s what she has to say.

Sharing several photos of Victoria and her son at the Los Angeles protests this past week, the daytime television actress wrote, “Let’s talk personal perspective & equal opportunity—daytime @youngandrestlesscbs pushed to #1in 1989 due to black consumer-viewership margin. PERIOD. Hiddenfigures meanwhile, Sony exec, @SteveKentSony is overheard saying he wants a TRUMP Y&R audience, so give the man what he wants ppl. Show him who keeps Y&R #1!”

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(Continued) PART lll You took the black audience for granted. The church & 1 used a white SHEET to screen the missed Y&R Episodes for KATRINA victims because @SteveKentSony cldn’t send a screen. BUT they don’t call me #auntievicki for nothin’. Can I tell you how happy it made these beleaguered KATRINA @youngandtherestlesscbs soap fans – young & old to watch the episodes they missed. National Urban League (President, Marc Morial) called @SteveKentSony out from Wall Street summarizing in a letter that @youngandrestlesscbs hiring practices mirrored apartheid & unacceptable in 21st century America! National Amusements, Ms. Redstone, Bell Dramatic Serial, I gave your combined companies 22 years of award-winning acting service, multiple shows, scripts, books & STILL I was spat on as a BLACK woman, called out my name and more @cbstv @youngandrestlesscbs while campaigning for labor diversification on the show. Leading the retaliation campaign to force me out @SteveKentSony illegally fined me $20,000 for an alleged missed day of work! @sagaftra @naacp Dr. Geraldine Washington swiftly made sure @SteveKentSony refunded me every last cent. So while @youngandrestlesscbs continues to exclude #BLACKLIVESMATTER behind all the suds —just know I never took my finger off the pulse. Labor unions PGA, DGA, SAG-Aftra, IATSE, LOCAL 706 and more for nearly a half-century, its been a drought in broadcast soap opera and it MUST change or its #BLACKOUTYOUNGANDRESTLESS until fair play is achieved & systemic racism is rooted out! @SONY remove @SteveKentSony immediately. Sony owns 51% of @youngandtherestlesscbs

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CBS ‘The Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Star Victoria Rowell Slams Sony Exec And Y&R Producers For Systemic Racism

She added, “PART ll For nearly 5 decades @SteveKentSony & others hv suppressed, denied black exec economic inclusion — refusing to hire Black Executive Producers, producers, head writers & much more in FORTY-SEVEN doggone YEARS! ENOUGH is ENOUGH! @SteveKentSony (blocked me y’all) you can no longer hv our viewership, our Procter & Gamble ad-buy $$$ in the BILLIONS and ignore ALL of our unified voices. When I asked for the missed Y&R episodes to screen for predominantly black Hurricane Katrina victims bussed to live in Los Angeles at The Dream Center Church, you pushed back asking WHY? add to that you had to think about it for a good while. NOT one Y&R exec attended to thank/greet your black loyal Y&R core audience. You sent them sandwiches.”

In her third part Victoria wrote, “You took the black audience for granted. The church & 1 used a white SHEET to screen the missed Y&R Episodes for KATRINA victims because @SteveKentSony cldn’t send a screen. BUT they don’t call me #auntievicki for nothin’. Can I tell you how happy it made these beleaguered KATRINA @youngandtherestlesscbs soap fans – young & old to watch the episodes they missed. National Urban League (President, Marc Morial) called @SteveKentSony out from Wall Street summarizing in a letter that @youngandrestlesscbs hiring practices mirrored apartheid & unacceptable in 21st century America! National Amusements, Ms. Redstone, Bell Dramatic Serial, I gave your combined companies 22 years of award-winning acting service, multiple shows, scripts, books & STILL I was spat on as a BLACK woman, called out my name and more @cbstv @youngandrestlesscbswhile campaigning for labor diversification on the show. Leading the retaliation campaign to force me out @SteveKentSony illegally fined me $20,000 for an alleged missed day of work! @sagaftra @naacp Dr. Geraldine Washington swiftly made sure @SteveKentSony refunded me every last cent. So while @youngandrestlesscbs continues to exclude #BLACKLIVESMATTERbehind all the suds —just know I never took my finger off the pulse. Labor unions PGA, DGA, SAG-Aftra, IATSE, LOCAL 706 and more for nearly a half-century, its been a drought in broadcast soap opera and it MUST change or its #BLACKOUTYOUNGANDRESTLESSuntil fair play is achieved & systemic racism is rooted out! @SONY remove @SteveKentSony immediately. Sony owns 51% of.”

While producers of ‘Young and the Restless’ have not made any comments in regards to Victoria’s post, many fans have. Some have replied with, “Please post this on Twitter so people can retweet and get the word out. It’s frustrating seeing this reckoning happening for primetime and film, but US soaps are Teflon. Now is the time people are being held accountable and soaps need to be as well.”

Another fan wrote, “Thank you for bringing these issues to the light and forcing them to the surface. The soap world has always had a lack of diversity so nothing you’re telling us is actually surprising, the screen tells it all. I had stopped watching GH for a long time too when I noticed the new intro had only one Black face out of about twenty actors on the screen. This is not the 1930’s and we should not still be in this place still, in the entertainment industry. Its just so sad. So keep fighting for us and standing your ground.”

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