Crossing the line.

“The Bold and the Beautiful’s” Heather Tom made some emotional posts on Twitter earlier this week after hateful sentiments posted about her character Katie Logan went too far. It all began with a poll asking voters their least favorite character on the soap. Tom, who has also worked as a director at B&B, read the results and accompanying posts about Katie and reacted to comments that not only hurt, but which, she pointed out, went beyond disliking her character and became personal.

Fans of “B&B,” Heather Tom, and her character Katie were quick to respond with positive tweets of support, which helped the actress to feel better:

Spotlight on… B&B’s Katie’s disappearing heart condition supports Heather Tom, and joins her in asking fans on social media to please post responsibly and respectfully.

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– Candace Young