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One Life To Live star Patricia Mauceri has been fired from her recurring role as Carlotta Vega due to her reservations about appearing in a gay storyline.

You're an actress, sweetie. You do what you're told!

Patricia objected to a small role in which her character would have a positive attitude regarding the show's relationship between Kyle (Brett Claywell) and Fish (Scott Evans) because it conflicted with her personal beliefs.

Why couldn't she "act" like she was okay with it?!

Saundra Santiago has taken over the role of Carlotta, a gay friendly Latina mother.

What a self-righteous idiot!

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  1. 1

    Oops… don't care Perez.

  2. 2

    Don't you think it is better for someone to walk away from something that they cannot reconcile with their personal beliefs rather than stick with it and look like a hypocrite?

    Why can't you commend people for standing up for what they believe in even if it goes against what you believe? Why should she be slandered for doing what was right in her eyes?

  3. 3

    well people need to learn if you want to be an actor you gotta to what your told

  4. 4

    I swear I was just watching this show, lmao. It went off 2 minutes ago. Scott Evans is Chris Evans (From Fantastic 4) younger brother. I say he looks even better than Chris

  5. 5

    not everyone has to have the same views as you, perez. for someone who preaches freedom and equality, you're very judgemental. accept that people have different views on how others should live their lives (whether they be right or not), and that you have no right to tell people otherwise.

  6. 6

    Shut the fuck up, Perez. It's time for you to respect other people's opinions and their PERSONAL BELIEFS. You disgust me and I'm done DONE done coming to your site, you self-righteous idiot.

  7. 7

    When anyone takes a stand for their believes that contradict your own, you go off and talk shit about them. You are the most intolerant person I have ever seen. You're obnoxious dumbass.

  8. L <3 says – reply to this


    shut up you called will.i.am the f word no one cares what you say you fake ass pig

  9. 9

    so weird! I betcha that if they asked her to play a thief, a liar, a murderer etc… She would do it!! No ?'s asked. This is ridiculous!! Glad she's fired!! I don't even watch these shows but I still support our Gays!!!

  10. 10

    It is true she needs to learn abit about acting then! Although I don't think she needs to be put to shame as she has got what she deserves, she has lost her job!

  11. 11

    What world do you live in butt boy? “she has to do what she is told"

    dumb shit

  12. 12

    She has the right, as any human being, to work in anything that does not interfere with her beliefs. GOOD FOR HER!!!

    At least we know she is not hypocrite!!!!

    Is like you Perez, you don't like cigarettes or people who smoke, it would be hypocrite from you to work at Marlboro, wouldn't it?.

  13. 13

    Way to go Patricia Mauceri! It's about time someone starts standing up for what they believe!

    Perez, you're a self-righteous idiot! Why can't you "act" like you're okay with others not being okay with your choice of sexuality?

  14. 14

    Just because you believe something to be right doesn't mean it's true and that everyone else has to believe it too!

  15. 15

    this shit is still going on?!?! damn.

  16. 16

    Perez. To quote yourself "What a self-righteous idiot!" I could not have described you any better.

  17. 17

    You know, if you bothered to do just a bit more research or knew anything about the fans of the show, you wouldn't appear so fucking stupid in this article. Patricia Mauceri had problems with the producers before this incident about a previous thing regarding them changing the name of the Vega cafe. She objected, as she's said, not because she's homophobic, but because she doesn't believe that's the stance her character would have taken. And being that character for the past 14 years, I'm sure she would know. You see, soaps have this problem lately with their continuity. OLTL is no exception. They are changing characters left and right with no regard to the fact that the viewers have been watching for years, aren't stupid, and know how the characters they've watched every single day should be.

  18. 18

    what a tool! I can understand a bit better if she wasnt comfortable playing a gay person, but to ACT like she's simply ok with gay people, that's not really twisting her arm.

  19. 19

    Im glad they fired her sorry ass! I'm gay and I would not want someone like her in my sorroundings. equality!!!

  20. 20

    …Ahhhhhh the irony.

  21. 21

    So much for freedom of speech or ideas…I think if her character was supposed to be opposed to the relationship and she asked not to be a part of that storyline because it was against her beliefs, you wouldn't call her an "idiot" who has to do what she's told, you'd be applauding her. Hypocrite.

  22. 22

    I'm from london but in this programme they have two guys together called Kyle and Fish???? FISH??? haha what a funky name :D

  23. L <3 says – reply to this


    Re: black__eyed_fat_loser – haha your hilarious

  24. 24

    Oh shut the fuck up.
    If it were a gay actor who was fired for refusing to act an anti-gay role, you'd be bitching about how unfair it is, whining on and on and on and on about how it is discrimination and how no one should ever EVER be penalized for standing up for their beliefs!
    There is no way in hell you'd tell the gay man "You're an , sweetie. You do what you're told!" if he were to be a "self-righteous idiot! " and stand stong on his beliefs.

  25. 25

    ah ah ah… it's like an actor who refuses to take the role of a nazi soldier because "you know, i can't agree with the nazi point of view"…
    noone thinks heath ledger was gay, anthony hopkins a cannibal, or robert pattison a vampire!

  26. 26

    Please don't condem the soap. This is the same soap that introduced the world to Ryan Phillipe as a gay teen & they are the only soap so far to have the Aids Quilt in a story line and on the air!

  27. mauee says – reply to this


    Do as you're told? Even if its against your basic beliefs? I don't think so. The job changed since they were hired. She should have quit but probably gets more money this way. I don't see why you have to play gay if you don't want to. Lets see you do a love scene with a girl perez.

  28. DVTG says – reply to this


    Why do you think anyone cares what your opinion is? SOME PEOPLE DON"T APPROVE OF HOMOSEXUALITY!!!! That does not make then "haters" you jack ass. Get over it you pompous windbag! You have your opinion and we have ours.

  29. 29

    omg! You are an idiot, Perez! She is standing by her personal beliefs and morals. You are such a tool.

  30. 30

    you should talk about being self-righteous perez. You are such a joke.

  31. 31

    I can't describe you any better than to quote yourself Perez "What a self-righteous idiot!"

  32. 32

    Hey, bravo to this lady for standing up for her beliefs! PH, you always commend the gays for doing that, why don't you practice some of that "tolerance" you demand that everyone else have! You don't want equality; you want superiority and everybody in the world bending to accomodate you (in more ways than one). Are you gonna start a campaign to ruin this actress like you did with Miss California?


  33. 33

    You must not have got punched hard enough. Haven't you learned to stop talking trash about people? Especially if you don't know the whole truth?

  34. 34

    Your blog is interesting Mario, but honestly, YOU HATE on anyone who doesn't support gay's. I couldn't care either way, I'm not the judge, but you bash anyone who doesn't want to support your way. Get over yourself. If people don't feel comfortable supporting gays, even if their actors, then drop it. You are such a freaking drama. You make this big statement about the WillIAm controversy saying you didnt want drama, but really…..you do.

  35. 35

    Re: redvwbug – What's the Aids Quilt? General Hospital had an Aids storyline years ago. Stone Cates died of Aids and today, Robin Scorpio, a character who has been on for years, has HIV. And they did a storyline on being pregnant and having a baby when you're HIV Positive.

  36. 36

    Re: Head Banger
    An actor MUST SAY what screenwriters write and MUST DO what directors ask him to do. Otherwise he will be fired.
    This is called to be a pro.
    Noone will ask you to believe in what you're saying or doing: it's your character that is speaking and doing whatever he's doing, not you.

  37. 37

    She should sue for being fired based on not wanting to do something her religion doesnt condone…..

  38. 38

    It is important that, as a prominent member of the blog community, you remain consistent on representing an open-minded individual. If you were to reverse the scenario, and would instead be applauding Ms. Mauceri for refusing to play a supporter of a straight relationship, then you are indeed a hypocrite.

  39. 39

    Equality my butt as long as it suits you right so when someone dosnt want to do a gay/lesbian scene they are kicked off of a show how ridicolus is that what about i thought employers werent suppose to discriminate on if you gay lesbian straight or color hmmm sounds like a load of bull. i do not think she should have gotten fired. and perez your a self righteous idiot yourself. You who thinks your beliefs are always right your the most contradicting and hypacritical person ive seen

  40. 40

    "You're an actress, sweetie. You do what you're told!"

    That's absurd. No one has to do anything they don't want to as long as they're grown and capable of making their own decisions.

    Why is it, Perez, that you believe in everyone having their own opinion, as long as it coincides with yours? Anyone who expresses a different opinion is an idiot?!

    It appears to me that what you are really wanting is not equal rights, but BETTER rights.

  41. 41

    At least she stood her ground and didn't put her beliefs up for sale like most people would…

  42. 42

    Not everyone has to love gays.

  43. 43

    Maybe she doesn't want to risk being lumped in with you….hater. You're a fine one to talk. In fact…DON'T talk.

  44. 44

    Did she resort to calling the executives hateful and politically incorrect names when she was fired? Did she threaten to slap them and run from the building? You have zero right to be calling any one out on any thing…NOT ONE THING.

  45. 45

    You don't have to "do what you're told" just because you are an actor. Does that mean you subject your free will to whatever script you are involved in? I don't think so. Your personal beliefs should take precedence over a stupid job that would end up making you look like a hypocrite. Now, if she complained about not having work after this, that would be stupid, but she is sticking by her beliefs and there is nothing wrong with that. The whole world doesn't believe in one thing and that is absolutely fine.

  46. 46

    Well, maybe she didn't act like she was ok with it because she wasn't okay with it. Why don't you act like you are ok with someone being hetero. If it were up to you, the whole world would act like a bunch of fairies and no babies would be made. I love 'Rez, but come on, you have to be open minded too. I'm sick of this gay crap being shove down my throat. (No pun intended)

  47. 47

    Re: Snuggies keep me snug and happy – i totally agree Perez i think that your a self righteous double standard hypocritical idiot…it seems to me that your head is getting bigger than the issue. If she didnt want to play in a gay scene that should hve been fine. Actor or not i do not believe that anyone should be forced to do what they do not believe in. And jt becae they do not believe n your beliefs does not make them a gay hater. But i guess im a homo phobe since im not gay right? what you do is your business but dont think i wont stand up for my rights. i think the whole situation is getting out of hand

  48. 48

    "What a self-righteous idiot!"

    Pot, meet kettle.

  49. 49

    same difference if your betraying the actor.

  50. 50

    Gay or not gay, you sir are a creepy douchebag. If you were straight, you would be a creepy douchebag. If you were straight, you would probably be a racist bigot. You use your homosexuality as an excuse to be an flaming asshole. You are a liability to the gay community, not an asset. You are amplifying the negative sterotype of homosexuals, and by doing so, you amplify the bigotry that already exists.

    "do what you are told."? This person does not have to do what she is "asked" to do if it makes her uncomfortable, no matter what the reason. She's allowed to not want to play a gay person. It's a job, in America, she doesn't work for the Gestapo you idiot.

  51. 51

    is she an actress or in the military?

    you are such a pompous douchebag!!!!

  52. 52

    Whine Whine Whine. You get so freaking annoying. Why does it seem like EVERYONE has to believe in what YOU Believe it. I have gay friends…But they are not running around telling me I need to be gay. Such a hypocrite!
    Do you have a better way for someone to deal with this? Maybe you want to call her a f–king F*ggot too?

  53. 53

    It's her choice! Don't be such a selfish, self-righteous hypocrite.

  54. 54

    Uh, no. Its not "you are an actress sweetie, you do what you are told." This is not Nazi Germany, she can choose to do or not do whatever she wants. Acting isn't slave labor, retard.

  55. 55

    It is her right to refuse a role.

  56. 56

    The refusal to act against your beliefs being good argument doesn't work in the soap world. Most characters are tied in some way to the mob. EVERYONE cheats at some point. Most popular characters have killed at least one other person and had some sort of addiction. You pretty much do whatever thing the crazy soap writers tell you too. The actress was just trying to get 15 minutes. If this had been her being asked to be okay with an interracial couple people would be fired up. It's really the same thing.

  57. 57

    I think your recent gay bashing words have striped you of the right to call another person a self-righteous idiot. She's an actress and has the right to refuse an "order", they have the right to fire her - no big deal, two people standing by their convictions - can you say that you have enough hudspa to do the same Perez?

  58. 58

    No one should have to do something they are not comfortable with. She has a right to her personal beliefs…there you go again flaming people for that.

    It is like someone asking you to play a homophobe who hates gays. Would you feel comfortable doing that?

  59. 59

    Re: Rtarara – Um, there isn't really a mob element in OLTL. The mob is moreso in General Hospital.

  60. 60

    So Perez, you're saying that if you were asked to play a character who was AGAINST homosexuality, you would do it? I don't think so. Actors have the right to refuse roles. It is sad that Mauceri was fired for her beliefs, but I commend her for standing up for herself.

  61. KSC says – reply to this


    wow, someone else has an opinion, stands up for it and you act like an ass…….. what more can we expect. truly, haven't you learned ANY lessons!?


  62. 62

    Does freedom of choice not apply to straight people? People turn down roles all of the time for lesser reasons. This is part of the hate speech that I am not liking so much…

  63. 63

    Re: redvwbug The AIDS quilt was featured prominently in General Hospital during Stone and Robin's storyline.

  64. 64

    Wow, I'm sure glad we live in a communist regime that FORCES us to work somewhere that we don't want to work. I'm glad we have a strict society that tells us that if we disagree with our employer's policies, we must still work for them. Wait… we don't live in that society? STFU about this Perez!

  65. 65

    You should know being such a self-righteous idiot yourself!

    Good for her sticking up for her beliefs.

  66. Sgirl says – reply to this


    Your website should be called Perez INTOLLERANT Hilton. You are intollerant of gays, straight, whatever. You are such a h8ter and poser and homophobe. Just ask the Matthew Sheppard Foundation! Go away fat ass!

  67. 67

    If you knew ANYTING about the CHARACTER of which she portrays Carlotta Vega it would go against EVERYTHING she believes IN. Carlotta Vega IS a religious right winger DUH! She hit the roof over her sons even dating a non-catholic (WHITE) and having children out of wedlock. Having a "positive attitude" doesn't even fit the character. I haven't watched this CRAP in over 15 years and I know that Perez geesh!

  68. 68

    Another bigot down-how many more to go?

  69. 69

    Re: xiolableu – as an actor, your job is to perform in such a way to convey yourself character someone other yourself. This mean feigning actions, beliefs, sentiments that are not your own. In this case she wasn't even asked to play a gay character, merely to portray a character that is supportive of two gay characters. If her range is limited to portraying characters who only act as she would, she's not much of an actress.

  70. 70

    would you play a role in which you were one of the matthew shepard tortuers? no. i know it's not the same, but actors have choices just like you do.

  71. 71

    Don't just demean her by saying "You're an actress sweetie, do as your told!"

    She's a human first and as a RIGHT she can pick and CHOOSE what material she will and will not do!

    Let people respectively disagree! We want respect for the human race, not everyone is going to agree, when will you get that!

  72. 72

    WTF! That's my show. Oh, if you are an actress you are there to play a role. I loved that acrress she was great! But, she has appeared in a lot of shows. Wlhat do your beliefs have to do with you playing a role? Ah, good luck finding
    jobs now. She can still play a role and have her beliefs whatever that is. Never heard of anything like this. Wow!

  73. 73

    I'm very surprised. But, Vanessa Redgrave did something way back when about jewish people. And, she went on to play one and won an academy award! Pat could have played that role and went on to win an emmy. It's called acting. But, I have to respect her right to do as she see fit. They replaced her with another fine actress. I just have never missed a show in years. I DVR it and look at it every day when time permits. She has been great Good luck Pat you will be missed. She is the mother of the two hot Vega boys!
    That story line with Kyle and Fish is interesting. I mean right now they can't stand each other. Long story you have to watch the show.

  74. 74

    lance gutterman on facebook posted this on saturday. he is friends with these people. he is super hot and he has a great blog on facebook. friend him and he will accept you.

  75. 75

    She stood up for what she believed in. It cost her her job but at least she stood up for it.

  76. 76

    Who are you to call her a hater, Perez? You're the worst of them all because you're hiding behind your gayness (is that a word? Anyways… You know what I mean). You're an ass, Perez…

  77. 77

    Why can't you "act" like a human being? You claim to be tolerant…but only with people that agree with you.

    Die already Perez!

  78. 78

    Sounds more like you're the one who's doing the hating.

  79. Ron says – reply to this


    People have a right to their own opinions. You should keep you mouth shut. You are not the GLADD, smoking or anthing else you don't agree with police. You are going to keep it up and you're going to fall as fast as you rose to fame. I have already started going to other sites and not yours because you are a self-righteous fukk who thinks everyone is an idiot fukkup but you. Get a life.

  80. 80

    You don't do what your told if it conflicts with your values. Props to her for standing up for what she believes in! If it was a lesbian fired for acting straight, youd be up on your soapbox sure as shit. SHut up with the plotics already!

  81. 81

    what a dingbat

  82. 82

    Perez you need to be a whole lot more tolerant!! Yes, it is acting but you can't expect people to go against their personal and moral beliefs for the sake of acting. There should be no amount of money that would make someone sacrifice their beliefs… job or no job!!!

  83. 83

    How is standing up for what yo belief being self righteous? For all of your "give people their rights" talk, you sure bash anyone that has different beliefs than you. oh wait, do rights only apply to gay people in your book? Acting or not, the role would imply to viewers that gay is ok, which in her opinion is not. Lots of people thing gay is wrong because the Bible says so. Don't bash then for their religious beliefs. i thought you believed in tolerance?

  84. 84

    perez would you be able to act like violence is acceptable?

  85. 85

    The industry is full of gay people. Is she going to quit everytime she has to work with a gay person? What if there was a gay actor that she had to work it? Will she quit then? Its not like she had to kiss another woman (like that guy had to do on YR). In this case, I think SHE IS being a self-righteous idiot.

  86. 86

    lol good luck with that loser, lets see you get work now.

  87. 87


  88. 88

    Perez learned nothing last week. Still an arrogant idiot who can't understand a difference of opinion. Outta here.

  89. 89

    Your an idiot. This post is so boring. Who cares … they hired a new actress get over it.

  90. 90

    so what. you believe in being gay and she doesn't.

  91. 91

    good for her, stand up for what you believe in. i sure as fuck wouldn't kiss a girl for money. you are the self righteous idiot here perez, not her

    fuck off asshole

  92. 92

    way to criticize someone WITHOUT ALL THE INFO… the actress was referring to her character, not herself. The character "Carlotta Vega" is a Hispanic Catholic woman who holds true to her beliefs. Patricia is a great actress in that she knows her character and she happened to disagree with the writers in the way they wrote the storyline. She'd rather honor her role and the real nature of the character than not be true to the way the character was originally supposed to be.

  93. 93

    They are not circus monkeys, people still have their beliefs. You are PATHETIC!

  94. 94

    i wonder when that storyline is even goin to air cuz so far there hasnt been a real statement or ne thing on the show about their past and i wonder if this new carlotta will stay on very long cuz carlotta didnt have many scenes as it were

  95. 95

    You are quite possibly, the biggest dumbass ignorant stupid shit head I have ever seen.

    Fuck you, fuck off. Stop hating on people who disagree with you.

  96. 96

    Well I fully support gay rights, I think your critique of her decision is unfair. So maybe her opinion conflicts with yours and mine, she's not publicly denouncing gay people or trying to force her opinion on others.

    Why is it that you think you can express your opinion on this subject endlessly and freely but you won't allow one woman to quietly demonstrate her own ideas/ She has just as much of a right to her opinions as you do.

  97. 97

    Re: Cassi_Ann – I should have said AIDS Memorial Quilt. I am addicted to ABC Soaps - so I know all the stories on both GH and AMC. I also know that soaps will die within my lifetime - so I just wanted to point out that this ABC Soap - One Life to Live is not intolerant and they have done many great storylines.

  98. 98

    Re: imsoregistered – THE AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT was featured in OLTL during the Andrew Carpenters Story Line. His brother died of AIDS and their father Sloan Carpenter had a hard time accepting it. I have unfortunately been watching ABC Soaps longer than you have been alive. I know my stories

  99. 99

    Shut the fuck up you stupid shitbag. If she doesn't feel comfortable with that role she doesn't have to do it and she's allowed to feel that way!

    Love that you name call people for their choice in not playing a certain part just because it has to do with homosexuality. She never said she was against gays, but yet she's still an idiot because she didn't feel comfortable with the role.

    Get over yourself. BEP>Perez

    I'm not against gay marriage, but you're one gay i can't stand!

  100. 100

    How is she an Actress and uncomfortable with the Gays??? There are no Gay writers or Actors on a Daytime Soap?? I am so sure!! What a nut she is huh!! Good by Patricia you will not be missed!!!

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