Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Richard Burgi fired from Y&R cause he ‘naively and inadvertently violated the show’s Covid policy.’
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[ # ] Richard Burgi fired from Y&R cause he ‘naively and inadvertently violated the show’s Covid policy.’
January 12th, 2022 under Coronavirus, TV Soaps

Richard Burgi has been playing Ashland Locke on The Young and the Restless for almost a year, but he was recently fired from the role. The actor took to Instagram to explain why.

Over Christmas break, Burgi tested positive for COVID-19. When he returned, he followed the CDC guidelines and returned to work, with two negative tests, five days after he tested positive. However, the show’s policy says that he needed to wait for ten days. Since the actor didn’t, they decided to let him go and replace him with Robert Newman, according to Soap Opera Digest.

He feels terrible about what he did. Personally, I think they should have suspended him, as compared to firing him because he didn’t know that they were not following the Center for Disease Control’s new guidelines. If anyone is at fault here, it is the CDC.

When it comes to if Burgi has any animosity towards the Soap Opera, he does not. He said,” “It bothers me mightily, but it is what it is. I respect whatever the show’s decision is. They’re doing the best they can, as we all are. I truly wish the gentleman who’s coming in to play Ashland a wonderful time. He’s going to be working with the most incredible actress and a great, great cast. It’s an amazing show, I have nothing but good memories and good wishes for it.”

He is handling the situation with class. I can’t wait to see what he does next because this should not fault him in Hollywood. It was an innocent mistake, and he made sure he was negative before returning to work.

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