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The Walking Dead: Jeffrey Dean Morgan hits back at 'toxic' fans

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Posted: 30/04/22 - 03:09
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan is pushing back against fans angry about Melissa McBride's departure from a planned spinoff of The Walking Dead.

Some followers of the zombie killing thriller have blamed co-star Norman Reedus, 53, for the exit, but Jeffrey, 56, posted an angry tweet, calling them out of line.

While it was not immediately clear what Reedus has done, there was speculation from fans that the network wanted to keep him for a solo spin-off show.
But Morgan was having none of it as he hit back on Thursday: 'Some of you have gone WAY too far.' 'Attacking Norm for c**p he has NOTHING to do with? Melissa made a call that was hers alone. She wants/needs a break. Respect that. Factors involved that are nobody's business. Norm, who's given more than anyone to you all. Just SH**TY.'

In a move that highlighted the severity of the fan response, AMC also issued a statement about the matter.
The network tweeted: 'A statement from AMC and TWD: We would like to acknowledge the response to this week’s news related to the previously announced Daryl and Carol TWD spinoff. Norman Reedus is being unfairly targeted and attacked in social media for a decision he had no part in.

'Melissa McBride decided she could not participate in the series because relocating to Europe became logistically untenable for her.'

'It is inappropriate to direct negativity and anger at another cast member for a disappointing outcome he had nothing to do with.'

I Call True: Following on from an LCB reported story a couple of days ago its more than a little disappointing to see Reedus attacked like this but good to see Morgan coming to his defence, now if Melissa McBride did the same it might hopefully put an end to it.
Toxic fandom it appears isn't just Star Wars or Star trek its just about everywhere unfortunately.

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25 days
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Good to see a good friend standing up for him here
27 days
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People seem to think they own the show and characters, it’s not real that’s why it’s called acting
27 days
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Morgan always has been a straight talker.

This kinda blows the theory that Reedus gets killed off unless they are double bluffing.
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