"You Are Traitor!": Michelle Stafford Faces Harsh Disapproval For Replacing Gina Tognoni In 'The Young & The Restless'

Date April 4, 2019

The Young & The Restless will never be the same — Gina Tognoni, who plays Phyllis Summers Abbott, is leaving the TV series and will be replaced by another actress. 

Gina shared a heartfelt post via Instagram, expressing her gratitude and love toward everyone on the set, breaking the fans' hearts over such shattering news. 


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The replacement has arrived 

The General Hospital actress, Michelle Stafford, will be starring as Phyllis Summers Abbott on The Young & The Restless.


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Even though Gina Tognoni's leaving was the producers' decision, it is believed nobody is happy for her replacement. A bunch of fans voiced their disbelief, outrage, and dissatisfaction toward Michelle Stafford on social media. 


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One person angrily wrote:

You, Michelle, are a TRAITOR…Gina was fired so you can come back... That is so wrong on so many levels... You left Y&R to go to GH and now that your contract didn’t go your way you take Gina’s job... Do you sleep well at night knowing that you are a deplorable person?

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Needless to say, people's comments were similar to the above-mentioned one. It seems like The Young & The Restless's ratings will drastically drop over such ado.

Here are other hateful words


@missspice222 she will get her karma. it never misses anyone.


@therealstafford omg you left Gh?!?! I loved Nina and Valentin and I’ve never liked Phyllis Summers. This really sucks!!!


Wow can’t believe you are actually leaving the awesome character of Nina to go back to Phyllis (blab). You are much better as Nina and totally leaving us GH fans high and dry with out your character or another recast.

Restless will not be actually restless anymore with such a drama scene, lol. 

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