Josh McDermitt Quits Social Media Over Death Threats

Looks like social media won’t have Josh McDermitt to kick around anymore. In case you missed it, the actor who plays Eugene Porter has deleted his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts after getting death threats from fans who hate his character. 

Before going dark, Josh called out the trolls in a Facebook Live post. “You can hate Eugene, I don’t care. I’ll argue that you’re wrong, but you can think whatever you want,” he said. “But when you start saying you hope I die, I don’t know if you’re talking about Josh or Eugene. I gotta report that [stuff].” 

McDermitt went on to say that he knows well the intensity of fans' fervor.  “These fans, some of them will come after us, the actors," he added. "[They] yell at us like, ‘How can you go against Rick, man.’ And I’m like, ‘What? This is a story. It’s fiction. Simmer down.’” 

Source: New York Daily News

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