I’m sure to get flamed for this, but actors and actresses sign a contract to play roles that are written for them. Soaps often have their characters doing unwholesome things - will she refuse to portray her character when there is adultery? Drugs? If an abortion is involved?
Many actors and actresses play parts where the character’s actions “conflict with their personal beliefs.” Otherwise no one would play Hitler in WW II movies, no one would play the murderer in a mystery, no one would have played the pharaoh in “The 10 Commandments.”
Get real - she signed on to an acting job in a medium known for sleazy plot lines. If she didn’t want to participate in something that conflicted with her beliefs, soap operas are the wrong business for her. Her employers may have terrible taste in plots, but it’s their right to fire an employee who won’t fulfill the terms of her contract.
You always have the right to say no.
In some cases it may cost you, depending upon the way your contract is written, but if your job requires you to do something you aren’t proud of, or if something that didn’t bother you yesterday starts to bother you morally, then at some point you have to say so, and if that costs you your job, so be it. You may be fired or you may have to resign, but so be it.
That can happen in any walk of life, construction, law, cooking at your local diner. As long as what you are asked to do in return for your paycheck is honorable by your lights, then no problem. The day they ask you to do something that crosses some red-line for you, you have to speak up even if it means you’ll never cook for Denny’s again.
I think people are reacting against the hypocricy of the left. The leftists in Hollywood act like McCarthy was worse than Hitler and yet they themselves make blacklists and do so with an air of moral superiority. Also, people are tired of every other T.V. show having a gay storyline. Everything is disporportionally gay this, gay that as if gays were 50% of the population. No one is shocked by double standards. But people are tired of double standards even as they know that is what the system is and nothing will ever change it.