Actress goes on three-hour Twitter rampage against her former daytime drama
Victoria Rowell, who rose to fame playing Drucilla Winters on “The Young and the Restless,” is apparently very unhappy with what she considers a lack of diversity behind-the-cameras at the hit CBS daytime drama.
Rowell, 54, posted a series of tweets Wednesday afternoon criticizing the show for not having enough African-Americans in decision making positions.
“Young & Restless on air for 40 years, loyally watched by their absolute competitive-edge audience (blacks) & not ONE black Exec PRODUCER?” she tweeted.
The actress continued her tirade for three hours. Her tweets coincided with the soap’s 41st anniversary.
Rowell exited the soap under contentious circumstances in 2007. The actress said she quit the show after 17 years because of routine behind-the-scenes politics that prevented her from garnering Daytime Emmy nominations. Producers never officially explained Rowell’s exit and her character accidentally fell off a cliff and died.
In 2011, Rowell began writing a series of novels about the trials and tribulations of a popular African-American daytime soap star.
Rowell can now be seen playing Judge Delilah Hawkins, a recurring guest-starring role, on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”