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Walking Dead’s gay kiss prompts Twitter outrage

February 25th, 2015 by Dave Bowling 1 Comment

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Odin’s raven, this again?

The latest episode of The Walking Dead saw the introduction of the characters Aaron and his partner Eric. And they – shock horror – kissed. Cue predictable Twitter meltdown by people who think it’s still 1955.

In typical hypocritical fashion, the fact that Tara, a lesbian, has been part of the cast since season four seems to have been ignored by the (largely male) disgusted masses. When it comes to two men kissing, some people can’t accept that we live in the 21st Century.

Readers of the comics already knew about Aaron’s orientation for some time, but to some viewers, homosexuality is far, far more upsetting than cannibalism being shown in truly eye-watering detail. It’s pretty difficult to take some of the ‘outrage’ seriously. There’s the usual ‘Christian’ whining about “promoting sin” and just plain homophobic slurs by people who have clearly never read the comics, but the reaction by people who claim to have been watching the show with their children? Huboy…

Man kisses man. In other news, Space Pope still reptilian.

Source: Bleeding

Here’s an example… really?

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...

  • John Walker

    I think it’s really sad that stuff like this is still an issue. Love is love no matter of gender. I think it’s surprising there hasn’t been a gay/lesbian couple sooner. Move along, no news here other than the fact some people are living in the past.

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