Why General Hospital Fans Were Outraged Over Trina's Treatment

On "General Hospital," college freshman Trina Robinson (Sydney Mikayla), Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy), and Cameron Webber (Will Lipton) have been inseparable since they started high school, keeping it all in the friend zone for much of their time together. However, that didn't mean Trina didn't have a crush on Cameron, who has always had a crush on Josslyn and is now dating her. Back in summer 2021, Joss and Cam's old childhood pal, Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Chavez), returned from boarding school and romanced Trina under a fake name. When she learned who he really was, she was furious — and when his girlfriend, Esme Prince (Avery Pohl), arrived in town, she was even more furious.

However, fans were more outraged than Trina when all five characters recently went on a little cabin getaway where Esme served them all alcohol, but also added a narcotic drug to Trina's drink, telling everyone to take a sip during a game of "Never Have I Ever," in which she got Trina to admit she had a crush on Cam and was hurt when Joss began dating him. After she ran off to another room feeling sick, Joss laid into Esme for her tactics, and then lost her virginity to Cam, according to Soap Hub, claiming Trina could just sleep off the alcohol. While Joss' attitude seemed callous, fans were more infuriated by the fact that Trina, a Black character, was seen being drugged while her white friends didn't even wonder how she was doing.

General Hospital fans vented their anger on social media

As "General Hospital's teens planned their cabin trip on the show, fans were looking forward to seeing more romance between Trina Robinson and Spencer Cassadine, even with Esme Prince's presence there. Many fans had been feeling that Trina and Spencer's relationship was falling by the wayside for more focus on Josslyn Jacks and Cameron Webber, but in the end, fans were disappointed as Trina seemed to be the odd character out and Josslyn and Cameron's relationship became the focal point after their underage drinking game.

Many fans were not happy about how the cabin trip storyline played out, and some accused the plotline of having racial undertones. "Maybe this is what whyte friends do ... not Black girlfriends!," wrote one fan on twitter. "That's why we say they need Black writers and Trina needs more POC friends!"

Another twitter user concurred, pointing out that the "General Hospital" writing team may benefit from more people of color. "Trina needs some Black and brown friends. And some Black and brown writers."