The Walking Dead’s Gay Kiss Ignites Controversy Online

Posted by February 23, 2015 Comment

the_walking_dead_aaronLast night saw the introduction of the characters Aaron and his partner Eric on The Walking Dead, and as soon as they shared a kiss, half of the fans went berserk and tweeted disgust about the inclusion of a gay couple. Nevermind that Tara, a lesbian, has been apart of the cast since season 4, but when it came to two men kissing, that was the final straw for some.

Longtime readers of the comics knew about Aaron’s sexual orientation for awhile now, but to some of the viewers watching last night, homosexuality alive and well during the zombie apocalypse was more upsetting than any of the gory deaths, child killing, or cannibalism that have been constantly present in the past five seasons. Warning, some of the tweets have explicit language.

https://twitter.com/MercedesSpenz18/status/569933436737028097

https://twitter.com/ZachTubbsSwag/status/569930792366948352

https://twitter.com/CMiitchell/status/569689553516294144

https://twitter.com/lulucertified/status/569710527636615168

https://twitter.com/Starscream_G2/status/569689445991096320

https://twitter.com/bri_scott34/status/569703530946273280

https://twitter.com/BryantPowers10/status/569719663149449216

https://twitter.com/chechespopp/status/569948982027235328

https://twitter.com/DjNute/status/569946190965551104

https://twitter.com/danielfranko5/status/569704782702579714

Yes, won’t someone think of the children??

Cameron Hatheway is a reviewer and the host of Cammy’s Comic Corner, an audio podcast. You can send him illustrations of gay zombies kissing on Twitter @CamComicCorner.

(Last Updated February 23, 2015 8:28 pm )