The fans have also taken to Twitter to complain about the quality of the show since Donna's departure, saying that they'll no longer be tuning in. As it turns out, Erinn Hayes is a pretty big fan of these tweets.
The actress has been liking several tweets from fans that have been promising to boycott the show, many of which actually tagged Hayes, saying that she made the show better. Some of these messages say that they have "tuned out," while others pose the sarcastic question, "Guess who isn't watching a certain show on TV anymore?"
@hayeslady, my family and I have tuned out?. If Kevin Can Wait?, so can we - for you to have a bigger career than him!!!?— Brandon Navarre (@Navarticus) October 18, 2017
The entire situation began this earlier this summer, when Kevin Can Wait promoted Leah Remini to a series regular on the show, followed by the firing of Hayes. When the second season premiered a few weeks ago, the characters quickly addressed that Donna had died, and there was no other mention of the character.
While Hayes has clearly been enjoying the outpouring of support from fans, she has made it clear that she has no hard feelings toward Remini. Some fans took to attacking the new star for the casting shake-up, but Hayes told them that that kind of behavior was "ugly" and asked that they "be above it."
But please can we stop the personal attacks on @LeahRemini in my name? It's ugly, I never asked for it and let's be above it. 2/2— erinn hayes (@hayeslady) September 30, 2017
Kevin Can Wait airs on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.