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General Hospital Star, Dismissed for Refusing Vaccine, Faces Backlash For Sharing Meme that Calls Rachel Levine a ‘Dude’

The TV program tweeted that it 'stands in solidarity with the trans community'


Actor Ingo Rademacher has left long-running soap opera “General Hospital” amid a wave of controversy.

The actor has appeared regularly on 25 of the medical drama’s 59 seasons as Jasper “Jax” Jacks since 1996.

After the ABC show announced a vaccine mandate for its cast and crew in October, Rademacher refused to comply and was subsequently dismissed according to a representative for the company.

On Nov. 8, he reposted a meme to his personal Instagram account that featured Winsome Sears, Virginia’s new lieutenant governor, next to Rachel Levine, the recently commissioned four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. The image included the message, “Hello, and welcome to ClownTown, where the dude on the left is an empowering woman, and the woman on the right is a white supremacist.”

After a public outcry, Rademacher said on his Instagram Story on Nov. 8 that he should have crossed out the word “dude” from the image before posting it.

“I do apologize for not crossing out dude, and putting transgender. So I apologize for that,” he said. “Because me personally, I wouldn’t have written it that way. That was somebody else’s post. Again, that’s not an excuse. I should have just crossed it out. While it’s not okay to call a black woman, a white supremacist and I don’t think … either that it’s okay to call a transgender an empowered woman because where does that leave women?

“Think about that for a second. Where does that leave women? Women have fought so hard to get on a level playing field with men. They weren’t allowed to do anything back in the day. They were nothing.”

The West Germany-born actor said he shared the post because he wanted to “highlight the hypocrisy of the left-wing media.”

The actor had previously used his social media platforms to speak out against vaccine mandates. On Instagram on Nov. 7, he said he would “stand with you to fight for medical freedom.”

The show acknowledged the controversy on Twitter on Nov. 10, writing General Hospital stands in solidarity with the trans community.” 

In addition to his time on the soap opera, Rademacher has appeared on “Hawaii Five-O” and competed on “Dancing with the Stars.”

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2 responses to “General Hospital Star, Dismissed for Refusing Vaccine, Faces Backlash For Sharing Meme that Calls Rachel Levine a ‘Dude’”

  1. preyingmathis says:

    I’m calling Rachel Levine a man. If he wants to think he is a woman thats fine but I personally don’t live in fantasy land and do not suffer from mental illness so to me, he is a man that thinks he is a woman and that means he suffers from a mental illness and that should disqualify him from having any job in the government where his decisions affect other people. I’m not saying that he shouldn’t be able to have a job in government He just shouldn’t be able to have a job to where he gets to make policy decisions for the entire country. People that are mentally unstable, no matter what the particular mental illness is, should not be able to have that kind of power. I can’t help but wonder what happened to the feminists? Why are they not outraged that men are calling themselves women and competing with them in sports, etc. and breaking records of real women. Are we supposed to really believe that this is the first four-star admiral woman?….. When will people wake up and see that the left in fact does not believe in true science? They are science deniers. No one has the right to not be offended. Life is a series of emotional experiences, some are wonderful and some leave you with hurt feelings. The leftists true war is against human emotions. You do not have the right to not be offended but instead, you have the right to turn the channel and walk away from things that are offensive to you.

  2. Laharl says:

    I’m calling the Daily Wire.