Days of Our Lives is giving Jennifer an extreme makeover, tapping soap vet Cady McClain (All My Children, As the World Turns) to temporarily replace longtime cast member Melissa Reeves in the role,TVLine has confirmed.
News of the switcheroo was first reported by Celeb Dirty Laundry.
Related video: Melissa Reeves causes uproar over anti-BLM stance
Back in January it was revealed that Reeves -- who has played Jennifer Horton on the NBC sudser on and off for the past three decades -- “liked” several anti-BLM posts from right-wing activist Candace Owens on Instagram.
Reeves’ Days co-star, Linsey Godfrey, wasted little time responding. After one Twitter user defended Reeves’ right to express her opinion, Godfrey countered, “Nah there is no difference of opinion on racism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia.”
Nah there is no difference in opinion on racism, homophobia, transphobia xenophobia https://t.co/vdtrPG7hsF
— Linsey Godfrey (@linseygodfrey) June 23, 2020
When another fan noted that she found Reeves to be “completely lovely and non-judgmental” after encountering her at several Days fan events, Godfrey responded, “Yea but even the nicest people can have awful views. Plenty of nice people have awful moral compasses. I canâ€™t associate w/ it because it makes me a hypocrite. I condemn all those hateful & harmful beliefs.”
We all have our own opinions and views! Thatâ€™s what make the USA the land of the free and home of the brave! ğŸ‡ºğŸ‡¸ğŸ‡ºğŸ‡¸ğŸ‡ºğŸ‡¸ğŸ‡ºğŸ‡¸
— Donna Wyche Abshure (@DonnaKayAbshure) June 23, 2020
Days actor Lamon Archey, who is Black, liked Godfrey’s post taking Reeves to task. He then shared the following rather pointed gif.