The bigots have come to life after a gay kiss was shown on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” last night.?One of the most violently graphic shows on television is receiving backlash after the show featured a scene with two gay characters kissing. Yes, a show about zombie killing in an apocalyptic setting has caused an uproar.
Not over sex, murder, adultery, bloodshed, or violence either, but over two consenting adults sharing a kiss. Several people took to social media to publicly express their discomfort over seeing two gay men kiss. You can view the screenshots at the bottom of this article. But first, I’d like to talk about certain aspects of the show that people don’t complain about. Caution…spoilers!
1. Adultery ?- In Season 1, Episode 2, there is a graphic adulterous sex scene between Lori and Shane. In this scene, Lori purposely takes off her wedding ring and then has sex with Shane. This isn’t some passionate love scene either. This is some heavy breathing, stomach licking, pant removing action. Then, the credits roll.
2.?Gore/Bloodshed/Violence – Obviously, a show about killing zombies will feature plenty of bloodshed, gore, and violence. Especially with many trigger-happy people trying to survive the apocalypse. In Season 1, Episode 3, Merle’s severed hand hangs handcuffed to a pipe after he was previously imprisoned on a rooftop.?From early on in the series, it is clear that gore and bloodshed is a huge element to the show. The Governor gets stabbed in the eye, a guy gets a machete through his skull, and Hershel gets beheaded.?You get the picture.
3. Premarital Sex – While Lori and Shane carry on an affair, several of the survivors are seen having sex with one another also. Shane is also?with Andrea, there’s?Glenn and Maggie,?the Governor and Andrea, and more recently, there is a very explicit scene between Abraham and Rosita.
4. Cannibalism – For Season 5,?after having encountered a group of cannibals, “The Walking Dead” heavily revolved around cannibalism. In an extra gruesome scene, the cannibals eat the leg of another character.
5.?Murder – Murder is featured prominently throughout the show. The main characters are constantly killing zombies in various ways. There’s arrows, machetes, guns, swords, etc.. There’s also other forms of murder. There’s a very disturbing episode when a young girl named Lizzie?kills her sister. Carol then decides she must kill Lizzie?in return. In every aspect, this show revolves around death.
6.?Lesbians – Yes, one of the main characters on the show is a lesbian. In one episode, Tara admits that she “likes girls.”?Is there an uproar over this, or is no one talking about it simply because she hasn’t been shown kissing another woman?
7.?Lying, Cheating, Stealing, Cursing, Drinking, Etc. – This is par for the course on this show and there are too many examples to mention.
It seems people do not complain when they tune in every week to watch a show that revolves around violence, murder, death, sex, cannibalism, and adultery. People do complain, however, if a television show has a scene where?two consenting adults of the same sex share a kiss. Priorities, right?
I’m assuming here of course, that the reason so many people are “disgusted” by gay characters is because the Bible says it’s a sin. If that’s the case, are you okay with murder, adultery, violence, and sex? Are you picking and choosing which Bible verses to follow? When you would rather watch people being killed than see two people kiss, then there is a problem.
Oh, and you may ask, “Why is it necessary to show a gay kiss”? My answer is, why is it necessary to show sex scenes between straight couples? Why is it necessary to show straight couples kissing? Why is it necessary to show straight couples sharing affection?”
Also, if you’re completely outraged over a gay character on the show, you might want to stop watching. Aaron is introduced in the original comic series of “The Walking Dead” in issue 67 and is still alive in issue 127. So, you might want to get accustomed with his character.
If you watch a show revolving around death and murder, yet you find it morally wrong for two gay characters to share a kiss, then you seriously need to re-evaluate your morals.Here are screenshots from people complaining about the gay kiss on last night’s episode of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”:
So murder, violence, and destruction is allowed in the living room, but a kiss isn’t?
Is cannibalism, beheadings, and sex really necessary?
What about the cannibalism agenda?
One kiss and it’s “shoved in your face”? Imagine if there were a gay sex scene! What would you say then?
Yes, a good show about flesh-eating zombies.
Yep, it seems a simple kiss on a show revolving around dead people eating each other is the last straw.