Fans Outraged Over Deaths on New Season of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

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Fans Outraged Over Deaths on New Season of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

by The Insider 3:19 mins

“Fear the Walking Dead” returned to AMC with a new season that began on August 23, and already fans are throwing shade! #FearTheWalkingDead tweets have ranged from “did you really have to kill all your black characters in the two episodes?” to “Fear the Walking Dead, but only if you’re a black character.” Of what’s being called an epidemic on the show, pop culture expert Laura Saltman says, “Look, this is ‘Fear the Walking Dead.’ People die, they’re gonna die. It’s that type of show. The biggest thing was that in only the first two episodes we’ve seen two, possibly three, African-American characters bite the dust, and that really upset the fans.” Executive producer Dave Erickson comments on the backlash to “The Hollywood Reporter,” “I realize it’s clearly become an issue, and it’s something we are mindful of.” While the body count of African-American actors over the past five seasons is in the double digits, is this bloodbath confined to the “Walking Dead” series, or is it a bigger industry trend? Check out this video to find out, and tune in to “The Insider With Yahoo” on TV tonight for the latest in entertainment news.