The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers reveal that Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) is speaking out against angry social media users. Scott hadn’t been on Twitter since December, but she recently broke her silence by offering her two cents on a major storyline. Many Y&R fans disapprove of the domestic violence plot, but that news took Scott by surprise.
After taking a moment to look at all the comments, Scott decided to weigh in. She feels like J.T. (Thad Luckinbell) and Victoria’s (Amelia Heinle) story could be helpful to people out there in a similar situation. Plenty of people are stuck in abusive relationships, so raising awareness is a good thing.
“Haven’t been on Twit 4 awhile so I had no idea ppl were upset about this story simply Bcause it’s an uncomfortable topic & they don’t want 2 think about it,” Scott tweeted. “How else will we make a change 4 the better if ppl R 2 afraid 2 talk about it??”
Scott doesn’t think The Young and the Restless should shy away from heavy-hitting topics. She wasn’t afraid to defend Y&R’s portrayal of this widespread problem. “A lot of abused women R not even aware they’re being abused,” Scott said. “Education is key. I’m hoping this story will bring awareness 2 those who need it.”
Most fans can understand that point of view and everyone would hope that some good could come out of this story. If some Y&R watchers out there seek help because of what they’ve seen, it’s a story worth telling. However, the real issue some viewers have seems to be more about J.T. and Victoria’s involvement. It’s true that The Young and the Restless has changed their characters to fit this plot.
On the other hand, this is a great opportunity to show that abuse can pop up anywhere. Powerful, confident individuals can become victims just like anybody else. Likewise, someone who seems like a decent person may not be that way behind closed doors. At any rate, Heinle and Luckinbell are knocking this material out of the park!
Scott also offered her take on what’s ahead. The Young and the Restless spoilers say some exciting scenes are in the works. Scott teased, “Keep watching…You won’t believe what’s coming up!” We’ll give you updates as other Y&R details emerge. Stay tuned to the CBS soap and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest Young and the Restless spoilers, updates and news.