Former General Hospital cast member, Ingo Rademacher has started opening up more about his co-stars on the show. He said that many of them had stayed silent about the Coronavirus vaccine. He recently did an interview with Tucker Carlson and he actually compared COVID to “a serious flu bug.”Then he talked about how there is evidence that the vaccine doesn’t “do a good job at stopping the spread” of the virus. He also made the statement that was pretty shocking when he told Carlson that he thinks ABC would have canceled the soap if his conservative co-stars had all refused the vaccine mandate.
‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Ingo’s Rants
It is very characteristic for Ingo to go on rants about the virus and the vaccine. This was one of the reasons that he was fired from the show, after all. He added, “the General Hospital cast kind of knew that the mandates were coming a few months go because Disney had already started mandating for their theme park employees. Let’s say everybody was standing up for me. If we were all linking arms together and said, ‘We’re not taking this vaccine,’ Disney would have just canceled the show. That’s what I believe. We’re kind of that show over here on the side that has a slot. We’re always walking on thin ice.”
‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Ingo Rademacher Speaks Out About Co-Stars
There were only two cast members that were fired for not getting vaccinated, and it was Ingo and Steve Burton. Ingo added, “This is about basic human rights and the medical freedom to choose. Taking this vaccine goes against everything I believe in and how I live my life. Western medicine has its place, I think, but we try to avoid it as much as possible because it’s not preventative, so we use alternative medicines in the entire family.”
Ingo went on to talk about how there were a lot of cast members who showed their support for him, but he wouldn’t tell Carlson who they were. He did say that “there are a lot of conservatives on the show.” He then went on about how they didn’t show their support for him because it was the public opinion on the show and they didn’t want to lose their jobs.
Rademacher did make a reference to Nancy Lee Grahn about how she was a “very unhappy person” and “a complete bigot. I love her. I love her work and advocate for her freedom to speak.” Grahn and Ingo went back on forth with one another on social media and one of the last mentions she made of him were on Twitter when she wrote, “When you get hoisted by your own petard (dragged mercilessly for being indefensibly racist, transphobic & anti-science0 by EVERY major media & social platform who overwhelmingly disapprove of you, you go on Tucker Carlson.”
Stephen Colbert even gave Ingo a little backlash when he jokingly said, “Sorry, buddy, but you have to follow the medical advice- you’re on General Hospital not General Stuff I Read On Facebook.”