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The Last Of Us On HBO Is Being Review Bombed

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Every day, I am straight up begging to be normal about men I kiss.latest episode of Last of Us Many of them seem to have lost their minds. The source of their great frustration?His two men in a romantic relationship on the HBO show.At the time of writing, his quarter of IMDb ratings are Listed as 1 star.

third episode of Last of Us Bill and Frank develop a gay relationship between two people.Together at the end of the world. Players were only able to meet Bill in his original 2013 game. Frank is bitten by a zombie and forced to commit suicide. Their relationship in the game ended bitterly, criticized As an example of doomed queer love that is all too common in popular media.

The HBO show developed a different interpretation of their relationship. The series sees Bill and Frank build a house together to make ends meet entirely on their own terms. It’s the best ending anyone can experience in the zombie apocalypse, regardless of their sexuality.the episode is universally praised by criticfound their relationship to be incredibly moving and a triumph over the original events of the game.

Unfortunately, bigots can’t appreciate good things. Many review bombers complained that the romance was a distraction from the main protagonist: “He spent nearly 50 minutes on a romantic storyline that did nothing for the main story.” One reviewer writes: “This episode has nothing to do with Last of Us‘ complained another.First, Neil Druckmann and show producer Craig Mazin criticized Video game adaptations tend to be overly faithful to the original. Done. Second, the low ratings are clearly disproportionate to the perceived sin of the film committed here.

Other reviewers were more positive about the sources of their grievances. ’ Oh yeah, the Universal Gay Agenda. It’s pretty obvious why Bill and Frank are gay in both the original video game and the TV version. Gay artists and straight creators inspired by them are not prevalent. “An agenda-filled and absolutely unnecessary cheesy chapter,” wrote another. I think queer kids who struggle to see the future for themselves probably found it necessary.

Some of the complaints go deep into conspiracy theorist territory. “We know [it’s] So [the producers] You can farm with pink money on sex scenes and cheesy romances.” Oh my god, I hope pink money is pervasive enough to fund HBO’s TV shows on a regular basis. That would be really nice. Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in.

Cry harder, homophobe.

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