True, I've been let go from the show. Very sad, I had a great experience season 1. Thank you for all the support from our wonderful fans. https://t.co/HfYKzVuSnT
— erinn hayes (@hayeslady) June 3, 2017
Since then, especially following the reveal that the character of Donna would be killed off to make way for the re-introduction of Leah Remini, Hayes has been relatively quiet about “Kevin Can Wait” in every way except one: Her use of the “like” button.
Like many people on Twitter, Hayes’s feed these days is largely dominated by political discussion and imploring followers to help disaster victims. But over the last 24 hours, she’s also been actively liking Tweets from fans who spoke out about missing her presence in the Season 2 premiere last night.
@hayeslady i miss you on tv
— matthew campbell (@SCameronfan) September 26, 2017
@hayeslady you played your part beautifully. They did not do you justice last night. We will all miss you. Best wishes.
— JTCooper (@misssmartypant1) September 26, 2017
@hayeslady miss you on kevin can wait. Saw first episode. Not the same. I will not be watching. We want you back
— Eric Laskowitz (@saverhinos) September 26, 2017
@hayeslady love you you are missed on Kevin Can Wait honey.
— Michael (@humilitylove78) September 26, 2017
@hayeslady I love me some Erinn hayes! Your face and comedy are ON POINT! Beautiful!
— Tiffeny M (@TiffenyRose) September 26, 2017
You were so fun and fresh. I loved KOQ but those days are over. You are missed – wasn't half as fun without you.
— Karen Gloyd (@Klgloyd) September 26, 2017
— Jessica Miro (@JessicaaMiro) September 26, 2017
@hayeslady I just learned that CBS axed Donna; such a mistake. You are the reason I watched. Best wishes for a better role soon.
— Richard Marcum (@RichardMarcum1) September 26, 2017
@hayeslady miss seeing you on the show. It’s the same, hope something come open for you. Really enjoyed your acting
— Mary (@marycherry84) September 26, 2017
@hayeslady you are missed from Kevin Can Wait! You did a great job and show isn’t same now
— Michael Dillon (@dillonerd) September 26, 2017
@hayeslady You were amazing and I'm sad to see you go. They made a mistake. Can't wait to see your next show. I'm a fan.
— Karen Menzel (@karenmenzel3) September 26, 2017
You were awesome! I just watched the 1st episode and missed your humor. Good luck in your future endeavors!
— Grant Cordeiro (@gcordeiro) September 26, 2017
@hayeslady my boycott of KCW begins tonight. I like KJ, I do, but I won't do the show anymore. P.S. loved you in Hits!
— Travis Yates (@PopCultIQ) September 25, 2017
What a credit to CBS you would have been had they been wise enough to keep you on Kevin Can Wait. Oh well, I look forward to your next show.
— Seth Engel (@GalGadotFan1029) September 25, 2017
Liking these Tweets is a nice way for Hayes to acknowledge her fans without stirring up any negative discussion surrounding the cast change. Otherwise, she’s hoping to stay out of the discussion of the show going forward:
This is an example of a tweet I need not be mentioned in but thanks.
— erinn hayes (@hayeslady) September 25, 2017
But lest you think she holds any ill will against Remini, she did also like this Tweet:
You are sick baby. Get some real help okay? Scientology is not helping you
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) September 26, 2017
Which was in response to a rather vicious tweet attacking Remini. She also seems to have a sense of humor about the show moving on, given that she liked this Tweet from Vice editor Pilot Viruet:
weird how Kevin Can Wait killed off Kevin's wife in 9/11
— pilot (@pilotbacon) September 26, 2017
Hayes will next be seen in the Amazon comedy series “The Dangerous Book for Boys,” from executive producers Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola, playing a mother of three — and a grieving widow. From what we know about the series, the death of her husband won’t be tossed aside in 30 seconds by a kung fu joke.