People are really passionate about the things they love, but some people take it too far and ruin it for the rest of us. Such is the case for Josh McDermitt who plays Eugene on The Walking Dead. Here’s a spoiler alert for all of those who aren’t caught up on TWD.
In the season 7 finale, Eugene proudly declares that he is not Eugene, but Negan, therefore showing the Alexandrianites that he has turned to the dark side and was voluntarily staying with The Saviors. Since then Josh has been hit hard with harassment.
You read that right. Josh, the actual person who plays a fictional character in a fictional story has been receiving harassment and actual death threats for what his character was doing on a show. According to Inquisitr all social media accounts have been deleted.
Fans and supporters of Josh McDermitt are devastated at the news due to his funny posts and inside pictures. According to Comicbook.com, McDermitt posted a video in his social media before the deactivation. The transcript states:
“Death threats, don’t send me death threats, because I will report all that s— to the cops. I’m just sick of it. You can hate Eugene, I don’t care. You can think whatever you want but when you start saying you hope I die, I don’t know if you’re talking about Josh or Eugene. I gotta report that s—, so, just don’t be an a—hole. And just stop complaining. Just stop complaining about everything on the Internet. Just go spend time with your family or friends or loved ones. Just get off the Internet. I love you, I do. I love you guys.”
STOP SENDING ACTORS HATE FOR THE CHARACTERS THEY PLAY!!! pic.twitter.com/y8v9vI6twT
— hollyㅤ (@neganwtf) May 2, 2017
It’s a shame that a handful of fans who can’t distinguish fiction and reality not only ruins it for the remaining fans, but also makes a real persons life fearful and hurtful.
Remember guys, it’s just a show. Love or hate the character, the actor is just that…an actor. For such an awesome person to get dragged through the mud for the actions of his fictional character is just too much.
(Featured image courtesy of screenrant.com)