HBO's The Last of Us series continues, and episode 7 debuted on Sunday. Although most fans enjoyed it and shed tears at the end, a sector of the community expressed their displeasure with the homosexual relationship in history. One of the actresses knew very well that there would be a backlash.
The latest chapter of the acclaimed television show adapts the events of Left Behind, the first and last story DLC that came to the original installment of The Last of Us in 2014. It is an essential to the narrative as we discover more about the protagonist's past.
What happens is that we see the development of Ellie and Riley's friendship and love relationship. Despite being very faithful to the original work, a sector of the community lashed out at the HBO show and claimed that episode 7 was LGBTQIA+ propaganda.
STORM REID DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THE CRITICISM OF THE HOMOPHOBIC FANS OF THE LAST OF US
Storm Reid, who played Riley in the live-action series, spoke in a recent interview about users criticizing HBO's The Last of Us series for including LGBTQIA+ content. She knew very well that there would be homophobic viewers who would express their disgust with her after the premiere of the last chapter. However, her negative comments do not matter to her.
“As Bella said when episode 3 came out: if you don't like it, don't watch it. We tell important stories, and we tell people's experiences. That's what I live for. That is what makes the narration good because we tell stories of people who occupy a space in the world”, commented the young actress.
Next, Storm Reid lashed out at people criticizing the TV show for showing Ellie and Riley's relationship.
“It's 2023. If you're worried about who I love, I need you to get your priorities straight. There are so many other things to worry about in life. Why do you care that these young women, or anyone, love each other? Love is beautiful, and the fact that people have things to say about it is silly, "said the actress.
In the interview, the 19-year-old interpreter praised the complexity of Ellie and Riley's romance and friendship, noting that she finds their relationship beautiful. On the other hand, she showed her pride in being part of The Last of Us and having the opportunity to represent "black and queer young women experiencing new feelings and relationships."
Lastly, Storm Reid made it clear that she doesn't care about negative comments from fans because she's proud of their work, the story they told, and the people they represent.
We must remember that episode 3 of The Last of Us, which showed and developed Bill and Frank's homosexual relationship, also received a lot of criticism from fans.
But tell us, what do you think of Storm Reid's words? Let us read you in the comments.
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