Josh McDermitt, ‘The Walking Dead’ Actor, Deletes Social Media After Receiving Death Threats
After receiving death threats online, actor Josh McDermitt has deleted all of his social media accounts. He posted one final Facebook live video to explain how he feels.
“Oh, death threats. Don’t send me death threats because I will…I’m going to report all that s–t to the cops,” McDermitt said in the video.
“I’m just sick of it.”
McDermitt plays Eugene Porter in The Walking Dead, a character that lies in order to convince others to help him survive. McDermitt has been on the show since the fourth season and his character has developed into quite the nuisance.
“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,” McDermitt continued.
Beyond the death threats, McDermitt had words for people that spend a lot of time on the internet.
“Just stop complaining about everything on the internet. OK? Seriously. Go spend time with your family, or friends, or loved ones. Just get off the internet.”
But before he signed off for good, McDermitt gave love to his fans. The love seemed to also extend to those who gave him death threats.
“Is there anything else, other than I love you? I do. I love you guys.”
McDermitt posted the video on the night of the show’s seventh season’s finale – a night where his character was particularly hated.
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The Walking Dead season eight is expected to air in October. Although this has yet to be confirmed, every season prior debuted at some point in October. The season will consist of 16 episodes.