ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

For some, the only problem with The Walking Dead season 7 premiere was that we had to wait so dang long to find out what happened. For others, the gore and violence felt gratuitous — offensive, even — and that was worth complaining about, or even boycotting the show entirely.

Depending on your point of view, these complaints to the FCC (that's the Federal Communications Commission to you and me) will be either LOLworthy or totally relatable. Check out some of the most virulent, scathing responses to the violence of S07E01, 'The Day Will Come When You Won't Be'.

Credit: AMC
Credit: AMC

(human) head

The season opener of The Walking Dead on AMC was beyond brutal, beyond sick and beyond evil. I know there is a warning posted before airing, but kids can still see this. Watching a favourite character’s (human) head being repeatedly pulverized into the ground by another human until there is nothing left is beyond comprehension. I find it hard to believe that this is allowed to be aired, yet 2 people having sex and showing even part of a genital is not. Absolutely disgusting

You don't show ISIS

While a fan of the show, I think this episode went too far in gore and graphical nature for Television. This would have been rated R or NC-17 in the theater. You don’t show ISIS beheading people on TV, nor should you allow someone to be beaten with a barbed-wire baseball bat.

For some context, here's the scene that really ground these viewers' gears!

many ofyoung kids

The scenes that depicted the death of two cast members was over the top in graphic content. It appall’s me that they depicted this type of violence on a public television broadcast that many ofyoung kids have access to. We wonder why our nations youth is so screwed up anymore…

We arenot the overly protective parents

The Walking Dead season 7 premiere has left my daughter and I psychologically traumatized! We arenot the overly protective parents although we do monitor what our 12 year old watches, as should allparents. This show she watches only with us because it contains gore. But last night’s premiere wentfar beyond what I ever thought was legal to show on tv. I did have our 12 year old turn away after afavorite character’s head was bashed in and his eye protruding from his skull was shown, but it wastoo late and she was hysterically crying. As much as I tried to be strong, I myself couldn’t stop crying.

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How do you feel about these complaints regarding the level of violence on the 'Walking Dead' season premiere?

(Source: Daily Dot)


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