General Hospital Condemns Racism Amid Online Hate Towards Star Tabyana Ali

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General Hospital is speaking out against racism after Tabyana Ali, who stars in the long-running soap opera, was targeted with hateful comments online.

“General Hospital does not tolerate hatred or bigotry of any kind. Racism has no place in Port Charles. #GH is for everyone,” the show said in a statement on social media Tuesday (June 18).

The statement came after Ali, who's portrayed Trina Robinson on General Hospital since 2022, shared a series of tweets earlier this month, detailing the online hate she's received.

“To anyone that hates me. That’s absolutely fine,” Ali tweeted. “I don’t know you and you don’t me but regardless I’m sending you peace, safety, and prosperity... I also pray you touch some grass, see the sun, eat a delicious meal, and find something to do. Peace and love.”

“Okay this is the last time I’m going to speak on this today but we cannot be feeding in to peoples hate,” she wrote in a separate tweet. “We cannot be giving it back. We cannot stoop to rude/racist people’s level. It doesn’t help. We are fighting too many wars as it is. I believe we will have our world peace.”

“And Im sorry that this is the away you feel like you have to be seen,” Ali added. “I’m sorry that life isn’t happening how you want. But if you found something you loved to do other than hurting people. You would never have the energy to say what you’ve been saying to people ONLINE!”

Several of Ali’s costars, including Nancy Lee Grahn, defended the actress on X, formerly Twitter.

“You hide behind a profile pix & spew hatred & racism at Tabyana, you spew it at every cast member of General Hospital & we condemn & reject it,” Grahn wrote. “We stand by our friend & colleague in her dignified & gracious response. There’s no place 4 racism of any kind in r beloved GH community.”

Ali reposted General Hospital's statement on the issue Monday, saying “I appreciate you so much ABC/GH.”

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