A slew of fans took to social media to vent their frustrations over the news that Thomas, who has been with the drama since it first began, had been fired, with many even threatening to boycott the 12th season of the CBS show in protest.

Another social media user even encouraged Thomas’s now former Criminal Minds castmates to boycott the show unless Gibson’s job is reinstated.

As some fans threatened to boycott Criminal Minds following the announcement that Gibson had been fired, others took to Twitter to vent their frustrations, revealing that they were “Livid” and “Angry” over the news.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Gibson, who played Aaron Hotchner on the drama since it first began in 2005, had been fired from Criminal Minds prior to the boycott call on August 12, revealing that ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios had confirmed Thomas had been fired amid filming for Season 12 in a joint statement.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the incident occurred after Thomas “Had a dispute” with a writer on set during filming for Season 12, as a source alleged that Gibson “Instinctively reacted to aggression” and kicked the writer.

“I would just like to say thank you to the writers, producers, actors, our amazing crew, and, most importantly, the best fans that a show could ever hope to have.”

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