- Danny Masterson, who performed Steven Hyde on That ’70s Present, was noticeably excluded from the present’s anniversary activation at SDCC attributable to his current conviction on rape fees.
- Masterson’s absence was evident via the dearth of life-size cutouts and restricted footage within the video show that includes the forged.
- That ’70s Present has distanced itself from Masterson up to now, with Hollywood denying him a platform following the rape allegations, leading to his firing from The Ranch and exclusion from the current spin-off, That ’90s Present.
A That ’70s Present activation on the 2023 San Diego Comedian-Con noticeably excluded one of many present’s unique actors, Danny Masterson. Masterson was a part of That ’70s Present‘s important forged and appeared in each episode as Steven Hyde, the most effective buddy of Eric Forman (Topher Grace). Nonetheless, after his stint on the present, sexual assault allegations arose in opposition to Masterson in 2017. He was finally charged with three counts of rape and located responsible on two of the three counts final month. Masterson presently faces as much as three a long time in jail following his responsible verdict.
As reported by EW, Masterson was minimize from That ’70s Present‘s anniversary activation at SDCC.
To have a good time the twenty fifth anniversary of the present, the conference featured a video show and life-size pictures of That ’70s Present‘s forged. Masterson was not included in any of the life-size cutouts of the forged and was not featured prominently within the video show. Apart from being noticed within the background of the video and his “Good day, Wisconsin” phrase being heard, Masterson was excluded from the anniversary celebration.
That 70s Present Has Distanced Itself From Danny Masterson
This is not the primary time That ’70s Present has tried to distance itself from Masterson. Hollywood, as an entire, has denied Masterson a platform for the reason that rape allegations surfaced. When that occurred, Masterson was starring in The Ranch alongside his former That ’70s Present co-star, Ashton Kutcher. Nonetheless, throughout the investigation, he was fired from the Netflix sequence and written off the present.
Just lately, Netflix launched a That ’70s Present spin-off sequence known as That ’90s Present. It options the youngsters of That ’70s Present‘s main characters, with a particular concentrate on Eric and Donna’s (Laura Prepon) daughter, Leia (Callie Haverda). That ’90s Present additionally introduced again Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith within the lead roles of Kitty and Purple Forman and welcomed again almost each main unique forged member. Masterson’s Hyde was the one unique character to not seem within the spin-off sequence, and was not talked about or noticed in throwback clips of the unique present.
The vast majority of the forged and crew of That ’70s Present haven’t publicly commented on Masterson’s trial and responsible verdict. Nonetheless, this may increasingly have been as a result of the investigation and trial have been ongoing till just lately. He wasn’t arrested and charged till 2020, after which Masterson’s first trial led to a mistrial. Provided that he has now formally been declared responsible on two counts of rape and is going through a long time in jail for his crimes, although, it’s seemingly That ’70s Present will proceed to take a extra direct method in stopping the present’s legacy from unwittingly highlighting Masterson.