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It's not at all impossible. Many of the stories were recent and didn't garner near the reaction EJ paternity stories do.
No stories garner the reaction that EJ's stories do, just because for some reason, more people seem to comment on Ej/Sami stuff than anyone else, but that's not the same as a character getting treated more harshly because they stole EJ's kid, imo. It just means more people are invested enough in EJ to weigh in (both for and against the kid-grab as we can see), but that doesn't tell you how everyone feels about the plot line in general. Unless I'm forgetting a story, I think we must have different definitions of either "many" or "recent." I'd put the marker for recent around 2005 and leaving out paternity lie stories surrounding EJ we have-

Mimi/Claire - Got a big reaction
Parker - Same
I don't think Parker was the same at all. There's also Ciara, Melanie, Daniell, Chad. No one really complains about Belle, Bo, Lucas, Cassie, Rex, Carrie, Lexie, Baby EJ, and with those I mean both on and off the show.
Stephanie took a lot of bashing around that time. People thought she was pathetic and the paternity situation was partially why, IIRC. People seemed more confused about why Caroline was even in the story than whether she was doing the right thing. Either way, if you agree about Mimi, my point is made. Ciara does belong on the list, although I don't remember how people reacted either way.

I don't think Melanie, Daniel or Chad the same sort of story as the EJ paternity stories. For one thing, nobody lied about Melanie or Daniel's paternity, so there was no one to get outraged at. Carly did keep her secret, but she was being held hostage, so who could blame her? For another thing, the stories that get the strongest reactions are the ones that the fans watch unfold, so it's kind of hard to compare a story of a newly created adult (Chad) to one where you watch someone actually losing time with their child.

On everybody else, most people (talking off show) don't complain about anything that happened that long ago. And if you're talking about the reaction at the time, then we're back to me being skeptical about comparing reactions of people before/after we had several active forums. On the show though, I think the most telling thing about your list is that he majority of those children were kept from villains. The non villains were okay with it then and they're okay with it now. Stefano was upset about EJ though and there was a while where Lucas would not shut up about Kate lying to him. And Tandrlena were pretty upset about the wonder twins, IIRC. Well, I really don't remember how Marlena felt, but I know Tandre was furious. Everybody was angry with Sami about the Will and Theo paternity lies, too.
Edited by six, Oct 9 2012, 07:28 PM.
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