Robert Kirkman, famous author of the series The Walking Dead, recently took a position on social media to defend the movement Black Lives Matter, addressing in particular the slice of the public that has in recent days harshly criticized the shared posts of the Twitter profile of the TV series.
Later to the murder of George Floyd in fact, the page decided to share the following statement on 2 June: "This platform is normally used to discuss comics, TV and entertainment. But being silent is tantamount to being guilty. BLACK LIVES MATTER. We support the African American community and as a group we feel compelled to heavily criticize the racist episodes that have taken place in the past few weeks [...] Tomorrow we too will join Blackout Tuesday. We do not close our eyes to these episodes of racism or we will become accomplices".
The page posted a second post a few hours ago, writing: "It seems that many users have decided to stop following us after our statement in support of the #BLM movement. We hope that everyone who has decided to stay will be able to recognize the problem, and that they will be close to the African American community. The Walking Dead is a family and we are proud to represent different realities, if someone disagrees and prefers to leave us, it's ok for us".
Robert Kirkman, author of the series, therefore decided to close the discussion once and for all: "That of The Walking Dead can be considered a family only if all the members feel equally safe. Let us open our eyes and recognize the problem, so as to transform this period of hatred into something positive and productive".
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We stand together pic.twitter.com/T1o6Dh78R4- The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) June 2, 2020
Looks like we lost quite a few followers after posting about #BLM. We hope those who left educate themselves on these vital racial issues and learn to stand alongside their Black neighbors. #TWDFamily prides itself on its diversity. And if you want to leave over this, then ✌🏽- The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) June 3, 2020
The #TWDfamily is only a family if all members enjoy the same level of safety, security & prosperity. Let's all do the work needed to open our eyes to injustice so we can turn this time of hate into a time of learning and hopefully, progress. #BLM https://t.co/7Ltw5gz5xX- Robert Kirkman (@RobertKirkman) June 3, 2020