: Respectfully, Make Your Voice Heard::::::😘
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The General Outline below is a combination of ideas taken from tweets by various Lanefans:
Cane and Lily are Ashbys and therefore a GC family in their own right. It is evident that their association with (The Winters) only keeps them from reaching their full potential.
They have potential to become a new dynamic Family in daytime if that potential is nurtured by those who control the creativity of the show.
Cane and Lily Ashby are one of the most popular and beloved couple in daytime if not the most popular and beloved.
Coupled with the talent of Daniel Goddard and Christel Khalil and their likability and their ability to sustain the popularity over a long period of time, there is nothing standing in their way to elevate not only themselves but the show except for show runners who refuse to give them their just dues.
Respectfully Mr. Kent we are still waiting for you to find the ones who know & will do right.
DG/Cane & CK/Lily deliberately kept down, doing everything to debase them while others are elevated.
The life & story we wrote in for Ashbys taken from underneath so they have them serve the one who stole it & have him & the newbie who disgraced them lording over them. Talk about humiliating turn of events for this beautiful couple. What an insult to their fans.
The misogyny & bigotry just refuses to change at Y&R. Where is the one to do right?
When is Lily a beloved legacy character is seen & treated as an equal who can own & run her own cosmetic/fashion empire -that's EXCITING STUFF!
The obvious biases against Lily & Lane could not be spelled out clearer!!!!
CK/Lily's only purpose on this show is to prop Rogans & the other minority characters.
Not only does Hilary always get the last word in Lily interactions but Lane humiliated in servitude to her & Devon; How far the legacy of Lily/Lane has fallen…the disdain for Lily & Lane jumps off written page.
What a blow - the expectations of Lane starting their business only to be turned into lowly servants in GC.
Dru & Neil's daughter, Olivia's niece server to GC & employee of Devon Hamilton;
The joke is on Lane fans.
Lane relegated to servants & workers for them & GC. Lily kept in her place. Cane stuck until they can free him off Lily.
Which meant Lily is viewed ultimately as a lesser thing. It is how these writers write her. How MAB & now JFP see her. Chelsea gets her business & interacts with others. Lily has to be the help to get a chance to say hello
The writers’ biases & prejudices are showing. Hilary who has Lily's life & Devon who has Cane's life will be allowed some status since as a couple they know they will never reach the popularity of Lane - even w/ Lane as constant props for them & Lily as the antagonist to give Hilary sympathy.
Backburnered, ill written, filler, Lane is still popular. Investing in them and putting them back on equal footing as the heirs they rightly were/are, makes them viable as leads & the bigoted EP & writers can't have that.
Lane is not allowed to share that status. It was MAB's problem w/ Lane & she saw to it they had nothing & lost everything as she could not end them or kill them off. She did not want this hugely popular couple on show.
Being so popular was a liability b/c Lily was the wrong color. Lily is NOT allowed to be a lead on Y&R. #FACT
Hilary & Devon are no threat so they are given & can have what was taken from Lane.
For years now we have (since the Last regime on YR) been requesting and writing in on behalf of Lane that they be allowed to start their own cosmetic / fashion company.
This will ensure that the Ashbys (Cane and Lily) and by extension their twins Charlie and Mattie Ashby, are cemented in the GC community as power players.
They have the potential and ability to revolutionize the show and will be a great opportunity for the actors who have been held back the past six years, and counting to showcase and hone their talent.
Instead, Lily (and Cane) are waiting & serving people at a hotel.
FAR AWAY from ever becoming a power player & owner in the cosmetic/fashion world of Y&R….
Owning cosmetic/fashion business which YR is based on would not let them interact????
They must serve GC to interact that is NOT what we BEGGED for YEARS!
The current writing team / EP have made them glorified servants to have the privilege to do what they used to do before they were isolated & segregated.
Cane was heir to CI and Lily their spokes model.
But now being a servant in a hotel that is ALL the show can see for Lily? So disgusted w/ the prejudicial biases of these past two racist regimes…
Lane owning their own conglomerate cosmetic or Fashion Empire would not allow them to interact in GC? They must be downgraded to the F list of supporting characters to be allowed to speak to the people they grew up with & were equal to in GC?
Lily as a minority woman is BARRED from aspiring to becoming a power player on Y&R.
Business search opportunity was nothing but a ruse because Lily (Lane/Cane) is still working for others in field far from the characters
Gorgeous glamorous minority woman walking around in a frumpy role seeing to it wealthy patrons are comfortable when Lily should be ONE OF the wealthy patrons! Not be about serving them! Lily has fans.
The majority of the fans want more for her. Would love to see her aspire to what these writers & recent EPs do not think befits the sphere of a minority woman on this show one with talent charisma and popularity such as Lily Ashby.
Again after MAB spitefully took Cane's story, family & fortune away from him so Lane & their kids would have no legacy.
Cane’s backstory was re-written so many times in an attempt to strip the core of the character. He went from being the Chancellor heir to nothing.
The fans wrote in and asked for Lane to start their own business & build it into an empire. They have no story now. The business story the fans begged for Lane has been given to Devon.
Cane and Lily are only used to prop Devon the Rogans and Hillary but nothing substantial for Lane.
The writers CAN’T claim they don't know what to write for them. We keep screaming it from the roof tops! We annoy you with telling you what we want. SID (Soaps in Depth) writes a cover story saying Lane dream storyline is coming but the show only gives them filler scenes brainstorming business ideas. Then NOTHING!
It was nothing more than a false lead there was never any intention of writing storylines for Lane.
This business storyline that was promoted on CBS SID the interview given by Ms. Altman, a writer on JFP’s team on YR which ran on this issue:
CBS Soaps in Depth Nov 18th 2013
Cover Page Lane: YR Their Dream Storyline
November Sweeps Preview: Display Nov 4-Nov 18
Cover Story: Cane and Lily Next Big Adventure Pg 26 – 27, 28 and 29
This storyline was supposed to begin on December 4th of 2013…you will note it is now a new year January of 2014.
This supposed business storyline, Lane’s dream storyline was promoted on Social media most notably twitter but the day it was supposed to begin the fans saw nothing.
Now the fans are mocked with visions of Lane working for Devon in a club (who has been given the storyline that should have been theirs in the first place)
Why is that? After everything Lane has been put through with nary a single storyline in the past six years (except disjointed destructive plot points masquerading as a storyline) they have now been pushed at the back of the bus once more to only play supporting characters for others less deserving.
Why is that?
Cane and Lily both former young executives in Jabot and Chancellor Industries now dream of working at a club owned by Devon…again it doesn’t compute.
Now that the fans have once again realised they have been duped by a Lane storyline that never happened Cane and Lily have been demoted to be the hired help at GC where YR insider and others claim it is a good thing that will put them at the “center”
The big business storyline would not have put Lane at the centre? It would have in a big way, it would have elevated them and laid the solid foundation of the Ashbys as a new GC power family but those running the show continue to hold this couple down so as not to rise to the level of a proper dynamic GC family.
Why is that?
How cruel to taunt the fans with a big Lane storyline that will elevate them only to be backhanded.
How cruel to lead the fans on a wild goose chase while knowing there is nothing waiting for them. Is this what YR has become?
Why so much hate for Lane in a powerful positions?
We never saw Lane treated this way before MAB and JFP regimes took helm at YR. Why is that?
Lily a legacy character who's a former Fresh Face of Jabot & marketing executive is now overseeing the wiping of tables at a hotel?
For years we wrote in asking to see Lily learn from scratch & be built up into a mogul business woman because she was so young with so much potential, talent and popularity, we would get to see it transpire from scratch. Have people like Jill mentor her.
Lily whose mom went from nothing to international fashion model then business woman, Lily lived in Paris was groomed by Kay, Nikki, Jill as FOJ before Maria Bell and her writing team took everything from her and yet they every other newbie climb over Lily & start businesses.
The current Jill Phelps regime like the previous one refuses to give Lily (Lane and Cane) anything decent but to prop newbies on her segregated island & add insult to injury
They would now have the fans believe that Lily /Lane/Cane’s dream is work FOR Devon at the GCAC? It doesn’t compute!
Lily Ashby is not allowed to aspire for bigger things on YR and to become a power player?
Cane as long as he is married to Lily is not allowed to rise above his current status.
MAB and her writing team so to it that Cane was no longer a Chancellor once she took control of the show because he was married to Lily….
The current writing team of JFP and Co refuses to allow Lily and Cane to rise to the level of other power players even though the foundation is there.
Cane and Lily’s children are not allowed to have a decent home (with nice cupboards without crooked hinges) etcetera they are not allowed to hold their own in conversation with other characters but are constantly put down, constantly terrorized with no recourse for them, they are not allowed to have the last word nor are they allowed to have friends who are for them?
We are asking you to step in make sure that justice is done. Not just for the fictional couple of Lane that is beloved by the majority of the YR audience but also for the actors in question, who have given their all for years.
They have been used to for years to elevate others it is passed time they are given the same opportunity enjoyed by others (less deserving and who haven’t paid their dues no less) to shine.
Give them the opportunity they have afforded others over the years to be front and centre and to be given the material to work, so that not only the great couple that is Lane can benefit but also Christel Khalil can benefit and Daniel Goddard.
YR will be the better for it as well. This is a win-win situation for all.
But justice must prevail in order for that to happen, we must have a regime on YR that is capable of understanding this and putting aside their personal prejudice for the good of the show and we hope that this time around you will listen and take the proper action.
All is not lost there is still an opportunity to make the Ashbys and Atkinsons a dynastic family on YR, first by establishing once and for all that Lane is family in their own right and by righty giving Jill Abbot what is rightfully hers by returning Chancellor Industries to her.
Colin Atkinson is Cane’s father, Cane who is Lily’s husband and the father of Charlie and Mattie Ashby. Colin and Jill also have a previous connection that needs to be repaired, just as Colin’s relationship not only with Cane but with Lily / Charlie and Mattie must be correctly repaired and nurtured.
It is important that both families be repaired before coherently connecting them together to create this dynamic family.
I will presume to say that the one thing we all have in common is the well-being of the show. This outline ensures that the beginning of repairing the trust that has been abused and fractured between the current and previous regime and the audience is restored hopefully with a new regime that cares about these characters and the cast at large as well as the audience.