The Strolling Lifeless desires folks to know there is no place for homophobia within the fandom after feedback had been made relating to characters from The Strolling Lifeless: World Past. In the course of the Jan. 25 episode of the Talk Dead to Me podcast, TWD: World Past actor Jelani Alladin discussed LGBTQ+ representation on the show, alongside along with his character Will’s relationship with Nico Tortorella’s Felix.
Alladin’s feedback had been instantly met with hate by homophobic followers saying things like “Cannot get pleasure from male homosexual TV present characters I am sorry man I am unable to do it.” Others remarked that the connection seemed compelled, with one YouTube consumer responding: “I do not like how each character merely HAS TO HAVE A LOVE INTEREST. oh we will not discover a character for you, screw it you are homosexual with this man. simply cease. it is so faux only for added emotional drama.”
The Strolling Lifeless‘s Twitter account did not waste any time sharing their help for Alladin. “If LGBTQ+ characters on tv (or wherever) make you uncomfortable or indignant, please unfollow us,” the account posted. “Whereas we additionally encourage you to look inside and be extra accepting, know that there’s no place in our fandom for hateful discrimination or willful ignorance.” You possibly can see the total tweet, in addition to Alladin’s response, beneath.