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The Ranch released its second half of Season 3 recently, and its fired star is encouraging audiences to tune in despite his absence. Danny Masterson showed some support towards the latest string of The Ranch episodes to hit Netflix on his personal social media, and voiced his support of the series and its cast despite his removal from the show.
The Rooster may be MIA but The Ranch is back and it's incredible. Please support this great show we spent years putting together. The cast is beyond incredible. The writers were given the ultimate worst case scenario and instead of throwing in the towel they worked longer hours to create new heartbreaking and hysterical story lines. I've worked with most the crew since the mid 90s on Cybil, 70s, Men At Work and until last year The Ranch. They are my family. They work 10-14 hour shoot days to make you smile in 30 minute increments. Support them. Support comedy. Support art. Support the Iron River ranch and the Bennett family. Much Love y'all. -DM.
Danny Masterson's public support of The Ranch came as the latest batch of 10 episodes on Netflix were the first created after his firing from the program. The actor is seemingly addressing viewers who may not be tuning into the new string of episodes in protest of Masterson's firing. Masterson was fired in December 2017 after a sexual assault case against him was reopened in March of that year in light of other sexual assault allegations.
Though fired, Masterson appeared in the first half of Season 3 in a move that some felt controversial. Some felt Netflix was wrong to air The Ranch with Danny Masterson included, especially in light of his situation. Others were upset by the actor's removal after there were claims the allegations lodged against him were part of a smear campaign against the Church of Scientology. Masterson has been a member of Scientology since age 15.
Danny Masterson's continued support of The Ranch does not appear to mean that Rooster is headed back to the Iron River ranch, despite the character's exit still leaving a slight opportunity for a return. Essentially, his message on Instagram does not appear to encourage support because he might return, but rather out of the respect and love he shares for the cast and crew he's worked with for so long.