The Walking Dead's Josh McDermitt Chased off Social Media After Death Threats - TVGuide.com

The Walking Dead may be a work of fiction, but the consequences of some character actions are taking a real toll on the actors portraying them.

Josh McDermitt, who plays Eugene in the show, has now terminated his social media accounts after being hit with death threats online.

In one final Facebook live series, recorded and disseminated by fans, he addressed the cyber-bullying he was receiving as a result of his character's arc in the seventh season of the show, saying, "Oh, death threats? Don't send me death threats because I'm going to send all that s--- to the cops. I'm just sick of it. You can hate Eugene. I don't care. I'll argue that you're wrong, but you can think whatever you want. But when you start saying you hope I die? I don't know if you're talking about Josh or Eugene."

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May 3, 2017 9:14PM EDT

I both love the character of Eugene and the way Josh plays it. He's obnoxious and he's meant to be that way (Eugene), adding in TWD another set of skills to survive not based on physical or mental strength, but on his talent to lie and manipulate people. The character is weak but smart enough to make the best or a bad situation.
Tho I think Josh is a little over-reacting, "death" threats on internet are as common as a "whatever" coming from a spoiled brat... and I'd bet most of them are coming from 13 years old teenagers as smart as my pair of socks. Social medias are always getting attacked by some mean little trolls with acne spots all over their young faces. I hope Josh will realize that soon enough.

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