AMC's McClain Sounds Off On Boycotting ABCBy SOD Posted: Jan 16, 2012
Cady McClain (ex-Dixie, AMC) shared her thoughts on fans' boycott of ABC in the wake of AMC and OLTL's cancellations on her Facebook page. "I just gotta say it... I'm so not a big fan of 'hating' anything," she wrote. "Not even ABC. I don't love their decisions, but I can't bring myself to support 'banning' watching them. Maybe that makes me a weakling, but I hope not. They were very, very good to me for many, many years. I am deeply grateful for those that supported me and my work and continued to hire me. I know it's tough out there, and that it sucks they cancelled the shows, but at least we had them when we did. I am grateful for that. Grateful that it brought me closer to so many interesting people I might never have interacted with otherwise. I know it's a cliche to say, 'When one door closes, another one opens,' but I really feel like there is something to be said for that. Something to embrace. Yes, it's so sad our ABC soap families are gone, but at the same time, we have all found one another even more, haven't we? That's something special and rare and good. We share a history, even though we may have never met. That's a comfort, no? Let's celebrate the wonder of this crazy new technology. Perhaps one thing will lead to something else? Have faith in what may come, that's all I'm saying. And let's not hate anyone or anything. Follow your heart and it cannot lead you astray."