“Walking Dead” TV Show’s Gay Kiss Invites Hate Tweets

In case you haven’t seen it, “The Walking Dead” is a popular high-rated TV show airing Sunday nights on AMC about survivors in a world of zombies caused by some sort of cataclysmic event that makes the dead come back to life — turned into cannibalistic psychopaths hungry to munch on the meat and brains of the living.  Simply, it’s a spin-off of the 1968 cult classic zombie film, “Night of the Living Dead.”

HateBut when the show introduced a passionate homosexual kiss in the episode “The Distance” between two zombie fighting men recently (new characters Aaron and Eric), irate homophobes took to Tweeting nasties on Twitter, revolted by the act of men kissing each other in their beloved sci-fi drama (read the episode’s recap here).

We’ve all seen a huge increase of gay characters and gay story-lines appearing on daytime TV soap operas and nighttime TV within the last couple of years, causing some to complain there’s too much “gay-in-your-face” on TV, going “too far” with explicit scenes. Is there too much pressure for gay TV shows to succeed? Read this person’s infuriated post about being ambushed by too much gay stuff on TV. This blogger puts up a warning stating there’s too much gay everything. Some are asking does Hollywood have a gay agenda? One anti-gay group wants a boycott on Hollywood’s gay agenda to “protect the children” (using kids is their usual tactic).

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