Soap Opera’s 15 Most Controversial Moments Ever

  
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With leaked photos, affairs, baby-daddy drama — soap operas are known for their scandalous storylines. In fact, many fans tune in daily to indulge in this guilty pleasure of getting lost in the over-the-top lives of these daytime drama characters. While scandals rule soap operas, at times, controversial topics can arise within storylines too. Below are 15 of the most controversial moments in soap opera history.

15. Y&R’s Mariah Hits On Her Stepdad

Hitting the bottom of this list is a moment that occurred on the Young and the Restless (Y&R) in 2014. Mariah was the long-lost twin of Cassie Newman, a character that fans had watched grow from a sweet little girl into a young woman. Cassie’s relationship with step-dad Nick was a beautiful watch over the years, so when her twin hit on him shortly after she entered Genoa City, a lot of Y&R fans were grossed out by the entire concept. Thankfully, he did not reciprocate.

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14. Days’ Marlena Is Possessed

The Days of Our Lives (DOOL) storyline around Marlena’s exorcism in 1995 is infamous when it comes to crazy soap opera angles. A daytime drama had never done something so over the top before and to this day Marlena’s possession is still talked about within the daytime drama community. Many DOOL fans found the story ridiculous and some also felt that the creepiness factor of it all crossed the soap opera line.

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