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'Walking Dead' Star Josh McDermitt Quits Social Media After Receiving Death Threats

'Walking Dead' Star Josh McDermitt Quits Social Media After Receiving Death Threats

Josh McDermitt has decided to delete all of his social media accounts after receiving death threats over his character on The Walking Dead.

The 38-year-old actor plays Eugene on the hit show and his character drastically changed during the seventh season, and fans were not happy.

In his last Facebook Live video, Josh told fans and cyberbullies not to confuse his real identity with the character he plays on TV.

“Don’t send me death threat,” Josh said. “I’m just sick of it. You can hate Eugene, I don’t care. 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.”

Season eight of The Walking Dead will premiere in October.

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  • namers

    Everyone should get off social media, it is the death knell for our society. The shit that people say to each other they wouldn’t dream of saying in person.

  • swedishskies

    People really suck. It’s great to be a fan but when you start making death threats against the actors you need to find a doctor. It’s not fair for the actors involved, they are playing a part and should be celebrated for the work they do, not trolled by crazies who can’t separate reality from fiction.