‘The Young and the Restless’: Why Was Daniel Goddard Fired? Fans Blame the ‘Cane-Traci’ Romance

by Jeremy Spirogis
Daniel Goddard

As with many exhibits, The Young and the Restless has been shut down as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Reruns fill the same old spots the place, usually, new episodes can be. During this irregular viewing time, viewers are digging round for solutions as to why longtime Y&R forged member, Daniel Goddard, was fired from the present. Did it have something to do together with his steamy on-screen romance with Beth Maitland? Some followers say sure.

Daniel Goddard exited ‘The Young and the Restless’ after greater than 12 years

Daniel Goddard
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After over a decade on The Young and the Restless, Daniel Goddard was let go. On 22, 2019, Goddard posted a heartfelt message to his Instagram web page about his exit.

“It is with a heavy coronary heart that I share the information that I’ll now not be a part of the forged of The Young and the Restless. I’m as shocked and gutted as you’re…I nearly didn’t post however I felt that essentially the most loyal & loving followers an actor may want for deserved to know and watch the final story arc realizing the wealthy which means behind it,” he stated.

The actor continued, “I’m endlessly grateful for the 13 years I’ve been part of the Y&R household… however sadly it appears that evidently with out Neil and Lily there simply is not any Cane.”

Goddard’s storylines closely relied on that of co-star and TV spouse, Christel Khalil (who performs Lily Winters), who downgraded to recurring standing in 2018. Fans have since theorized why Goddard’s been let go, stating it might have one thing to do with a selected Y&R storyline, and actress, guilty.

Fans blame actress Beth Mailand for Goddard’s departure

Various sources, together with Soap Dirt and a number of Reddit threads, assume Goddard’s departure has to do with a romantic storyline with longtime Y&R actress, Beth Maitland (who performs Traci Abbott).

Since Goddard’s post and extra cryptic tweets about his love of #Lane #Lane (Lily and Cane), rumors have circulated that each Goddard and Maitland had been towards the on-screen romance. Reasons ranged from the age distinction to the truth that Traci was Lily’s greatest friend Colleen’s mom.

In July 2019, Maitland responded to followers who disapproved of the romance.

“Hey, Guys…I’ve been tweeting what this story means to me…Possibility…for Traci, Cane, and for everyone. We all deserve to be cared for and that can come from surprising places. xxx” Maitland tweeted in response.

She later added, ” “I respect everyone’s right to their opinion. I respect tolerance, kindness, an open mind, and acceptance. I don’t respect meanness so much. Thanks, Lisa for returning us to reality. I do what they write. I’m an actor. And I LOVE representing real women with true hearts. Xxx #real”

That stated, some aren’t solely blaming the writing, however Maitland herself. According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, insiders assume she’s the explanation for Goddard’s firing. The logic is that Lily was by no means recast, Goddard couldn’t recover from the “#lane romance, and writers paired him with Maitland to bother him, the outlet reported.

Much of Y&R’s ups and downs over the past decade have extra to do with modifications in higher administration. Previous showrunner, Mal Young, let longtime classmate, Doug Davidson go whereas sidelining others like Eric Braeden to deliver forth new stars. The hiring of Josh Griffith put issues nearer to the way in which they had been, however was it too little, too late?

Goddard hinted at his exit earlier than the announcement

In the times main as much as Goddard’s departure information, he posted a string of uplifting tweets — nearly as if to remind himself of his personal price. On Oct. 22, he included a photograph of himself with Y&R alum, Jess Walton, and Khalil with a coronary heart emoji. Clearly the actor struggled with leaving the present.

Friends defended each stars

Meanwhile, one fan — whose Twitter account has been suspended — took issues too far, as famous through Soap Dirt.

“Beth Maitland is making a fool of herself. You couldn’t pay me Eric Braeden’s salary to play having the hots over a pathological liar who wants a woman one third her size,” one individual wrote.

As some proceed to assault Maitland for Goddard leaving, followers rapidly stepped in to stay up for the Y&R star. Friends and costars additionally lower in, blaming govt producers for the forged modifications.

“Two good pals are now not on the present, KRISTOFF, who handed away, and DANIEL GODDARD, who’s a damned good actor and SHOULD BE WITH US!!! Miss them each, together with DOUGIE DAVIDSON, who isn’t on the present ENOUGH!!! @DanielGoddard , @DougDavidsonYR “Eric Braeden recently tweeted.

Braeden additionally got here to Maitland’s protection over these now-deleted tweets directed towards her. “[Beth Mailand] is one of the kindest people I have ever met and A DAMNED GOOD ACTRESS!”

It’s onerous to say know what actually occurred with Goddard’s firing, but when followers have something to say about it — he’ll be again finally.

The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.

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