Bold & Beautiful’s Krista Allen Shares an Update On the Upsetting Matter That the Show ‘Is Taking Very Seriously’
Sometimes you need to take things into your own hands.
A passionate fan base is the bread and butter of every soap opera, and it can make all the difference when it comes to a character’s staying power. The Bold and the Beautiful‘s Krista Allen understands this all-too-well when it comes to Taylor and “Tridge” fans. But she also understands the dark side of fandom, the very personal bashing that can come along with it when fans simply don’t like your character.
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And when it comes to the anonymity of the internet, that bashing can get horribly out of control. But for those who just want to enjoy their favorite show and have a good time, don’t worry, because Allen is on it!
The actress tweeted out a deceptively hilarious video of a woman trying futilely to put out a brush fire with a bucket of water, that some enterprising Bold & Beautiful fan captioned, “Me trying to put out the Taylor bashing from Brooke fans.”
Sometimes, a bucket just won’t cut it. And when that happens, it’s time to call in the fire department — or Allen!
“I got this,” she exclaimed as she shared the video. She then went on to explain that she’s passed on some of the nasty comments that have been flying recently to the Powers That Be.
“Thank you to everyone who sent me screenshots,” the actress continued. “Bold is taking it very serious. They don’t want any of us to be bullied on our official pages through our ‘character.’ We had no idea! So, this might be the start of a happier FB and IG experience for all!”
Thank you to everyone who sent me screenshots! I’ve passed it on and Bold is taking it very serious. They don’t want any of us to be bullied on our official pages through our “character” ❤️
We had no idea!
So, this might be the start of a happier FB and IG experience for all!
— Krista Allen (@KristaAllenXO) August 16, 2022
Making the internet a happier place is a great goal, but it’s not an easy one. Still, that doesn’t mean we should ever stop fighting for it. Monitoring for these things can be overwhelming on personal pages, but if there’s anywhere that it can (and indeed should!) be done, it’s on official show pages, whether that’s Facebook or Instagram.
Brooke and Taylor fans will always be on opposite sides (but honestly, shouldn’t we blame Ridge for that?), but there’s simply never a need to be nasty. These are made of characters doing make believe things just to provide us with entertainment. Heck, that’s even true of Sheila! (May she rest in pieces… maybe.)
So thank you, Krista Allen, for stepping in and stepping up to help make sure all those who are kind enough to entertain us on Bold & Beautiful are treated with respect and dignity!
Maybe there’d be less hate if we understood each other better, so why not catch up on all things Taylor with our photo gallery of her life and loves?
<p>Back in 1990, when <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> introduced the character of Taylor Hayes (then Hunter Tylo), she was an oncologist who took a special interest in one patient in particular: Caroline Spencer. We’re sure it had nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that Taylor greeted Caroline’s soon-to-be-widowed husband with an enthusiastic…</p>
<p>One minute Taylor was comforting the suddenly-single Ridge Forrester (then Ronn Moss), the next she was jumping on the marry-go-’round with him. It was a bumpy ride, though. How come? Their relationship was at best a case of…</p>
<p>Taylor ended up exchanging vows with Ridge as often as he traded her in for a certain blonde bombshell whose motto might as well have been…</p>
<p>Anytime Ridge told Taylor, “With this ring, I thee wed,” he seemed to turn around and say the same thing to her fiercest rival, Brooke Logan. Ultimately, it became one big game of…</p>
<p>If Taylor got to walk down the aisle toward Ridge — which she did like clockwork every few years — then so did Brooke. That, or she got to interrupt Taylor’s ceremony by riding in on horseback to object to the couple becoming husband and wife. In the end, Taylor had to just accept that…</p>
<p>Poor Taylor. How could she compete with Brooke, who told anyone who would listen that Ridge was her destiny. Well, anyone but her other husbands. Plus, Brooke was daring enough to get hitched dressed like She-Ra. Can you imagine Taylor dressing so outrageously for… well, <em>any</em> reason?</p>
<p>Of course, Taylor’s <em>entire</em> life hasn’t revolved around Ridge. Just most of it. For a while there, she was involved with the Forrester patriarch who raised him.</p>
<p>As a matter of fact, Taylor got cozy with Eric not once but twice. But the last time, they found that her hatred of Brooke was greater than her love for him could ever be. Luckily, it’s not like there weren’t other men in Los Angeles that weren’t Ridge with whom she could get involved. For instance, there was… um… his kid brother. Yeah, that’s the ticket!</p>
<p>Sometimes Taylor didn’t even imagine that Thorne was Ridge when she shut her eyes to kiss him. But their romance crashed and burned fast when she confessed that, during an alcoholic haze, she’d made roadkill of his wife, Darla.</p>
<p>On the rebound from Thorne, Taylor fell for and married Ridge’s half brother, Nick Marone. They even decided to have a baby together. Unfortunately, what they got instead of your run-of-the-mill fertilized donor egg was a serving of…</p>
<p>Based on Taylor’s subdued reaction to the revelation of her egg donor’s identity, wanna take a guess who it was? We’ll even give you a hint: The woman in question’s name rhymes with “book,” and Taylor can barely say her name without hissing. So was there <em>anyone</em> in Ridge’s family with whom Taylor didn’t get mixed up?</p>
<p>Not to be outdone by Brooke, who slept her way up one side of the Forrester family and down the other, Taylor even had an affair with Rick, her nemesis’ son with Eric. Of course, that was awkward extra, because he’d been dating her ill-fated daughter, Phoebe. Oh, didn’t we mention that Taylor had kids? Ridge’s, natch. They are, in short…</p>
<p>Don’t recognize any of these faces? Understandable. In 2015, Thomas was played by Drew Tyler Bell, and twins Steffy and Phoebe by the Hoover sisters, Addison and Alex. Weirdly, Steffy and Phoebe didn’t <em>remain</em> twins.</p>
<p>By the time Phoebe met her untimely demise, she looked more like Steffy’s stepsister Hope than she did Steffy. But we digress. Anyone who knows Taylor knows that she really isn’t the type to two-time. However, she <em>has</em> been known to go around…</p>
<p>Twice, Taylor was thought to have kicked the bucket — first in a plane crash, then at the hands of madwoman Sheila Carter. Both times, though, she was really just chilling in Morocco, recovering at the palace of smitten Prince Omar Rashid.</p>
<p>Taylor <em>was</em> once unfaithful to Ridge — but under the most extenuating of circumstances. In 1993, the shrink — yes, at some point, she was switched from an oncologist to a psychiatrist — hooked up with med-school mentor James Warwick at the Big Bear cabin. Not because she was hot for him or anything but because it was so dang cold that they were suffering from hypothermia. Plus, he was the 40-year-old virgin before there was a movie called that. No way could she let him die without punching his V card. Spoiler alert: Nobody died.</p>
<p>Clearly, this photo of Taylor with Dollar Bill Spencer was taken before she started playing with a deck that was missing a few cards and shot him for taking advantage of Steffy during a rough patch in her marriage to — well, <em>that’s</em> creepy, isn’t it? — his own son, Liam.</p>
<p>Just look at that bummed expression. Yup, when Taylor left L.A. in 2019, it was pretty obvious that she still wanted more than a warm hug from Ridge (now Thorsten Kaye). Would she ever get it, though? That remained to be seen.</p>
<p>When Taylor (now Krista Allen) returned to L.A. in 2021, it was pretty obvious that she <em>still</em> wanted more than a warm hug from Ridge. Would she ever get it, though? That remained to be seen.</p>
<p>Following a couple of false starts, an impulsive kiss and a paint fight with Brooke, Taylor, heaven help her, believed Ridge when, after an acorn fell on his head, he declared that he wanted to be with her “for always.”</p>
<p>Ridge annulled his marriage to Brooke in record time, even for him, and raced <span style="text-decoration: line-through">down the aisle</span> through the Forrester living room toward Taylor, only to have Steffy reveal that the reunion was only happening because Thomas had framed Brooke for a misdeed of which her husband had nonsensically never accused her.</p>
<p>… ’cause as Ridge dithered over which of his wives he preferred, Taylor and Brooke banded together, decided they didn’t need no stinkin’ man, especially that one, buried the hatchet and started over… as friends.</p>
<p>Despite the chumminess of these photos, Taylor was actually horrified when, after shooting both Steffy and new husband Finn Finnegan, Sheila turned out to have only faked her death by bear. Worse, the psycho’s new boo Bill used Taylor’s attempted murder of him to print ol’ lovergirl a Get Out of Jail Free card.</p>
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