The Young and the Restless fans took to social media today after David Tom’s scenes as Billy Abbott on the popular CBS soap, to voice their opinions on the recent cast change. Recently Y&R executive producer Jill Farren Phelps shocked fans by firing fan-favorite Billy Miller, and re-casting Y&R alum David Tom as the character Billy Abbott.
A large chunk of Y&R fans have already jumped ship and stopped watching the soap amid all of the recent cast firings and behind the scenes drama (courtesy of EP Jill Farren Phelps). Some of the loyal Y&R fans that have kept tuning in, despite the Billy Miller and Michael Muhney drama, are struggling while they watch David Tom butcher the role of Billy Abbott.
Some heated scenes on The Young and the Restless today featuring David Tom in his new role as Billy Abbott arguing with Victor Newman sent fans into an uproar. Billy confronting Victor over keeping Adam’s involvement in Delia’s death a secret should have been an intense scene, but fans think David Tom’s portrayal of Billy Abbott ruined the scene.
Y&R fans took to Facebook to voice their disgust over David Tom’s scenes with Victor Newman today. On Soap Opera Spy, a Facebook group dedicated to today’s soaps, fans ranted about David Tom’s appearance on Young and the Restless today. One fan even stated, “Y&R should have given Billy Miller what he required to keep being Billy…it had never been an issue in the past. They are killing their own show.”
So, Y&R fans, were you as disappointed in David Tom’s scenes with Victor Newman today as we are? Or, do you think David Tom is doing a good job playing the role of Billy Abbott?