The Walking Dead Actor is Right About Media Violence

Written by PTC | Published July 15, 2020

Graphic violence has always been the norm for AMC’s The Walking Dead, but recently, a former actor on the program has said that one scene was too much for the TV audience.

Actor Michael Cudlitz, who portrayed Abraham, admitted that his character’s and fellow character Glenn’s brutal deaths at the hands of the character Negan, was too violent.

Speaking on the Talk Dead to Me podcast, Cudlitz said, “I always think it was a bridge too far, personally. I thought it was too much. Either one of us should have lived a little bit longer because I think it was, people were very affected by it. They said, ‘Oh, my gosh, it was the most graphic brutal deaths. It was murder porn.’ All this stuff.”

After that October 2016 episode aired, Parents Television Council President Tim Winter called out the show, saying, “The season premiere of The Walking Dead was one of the most graphically violent shows we’ve ever seen on television, comparable to the most violent of programs found on premium cable networks.”

Kudos to Cudlitz for courageously speaking out against that violent episode.

Read more at the Deseret News.

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