The Young and the Restless (Y&R) is a soap opera known for its down-to-earth storylines and realistic characters mixed in with a little daily drama and romance. Viewers will see affairs and corporate takeovers on the show, but rarely ridiculous storylines that involve alien invasions, spy adventures, or over-the-top scoundrels. The realistic elements of this show are why fans love it so much. Y&R is also famous for its notorious storylines over the years. Here is an overview of some of the contentious moments in this soap opera’s history.
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12. Katherine’s Kiss With A Friend
While soap operas currently dive into storylines that feature same-sex relationships, back in the 1970s these types of topics were a bit taboo. In those days, Katherine was mourning the loss of her husband, feeling a tad lonely, and her friend Joann moved in with Chancellor after her separation. It seems that Katherine would develop feelings for her friend, and at one point, even touched her hand, and the two women shared a kiss.