'The 100' Showrunner Apologises in the Wake of Controversial Character Death
Executive producer and showrunner of The 100 Jason Rothenberg has posted an open apology to fans of the show, acknowledging the controversy in the aftermath of lesbian character Lexa's death on March 3.
"Knowing everything I know now, Lexa's death would have played out differently," Rothenberg said. "Despite my reasons, I still write and produce television for the real world where negative and hurtful tropes exist. And I am very sorry for not recognising this as fully as I should have."
The "bury your gays" trope has quickly become a leading topic, and last week's The Walking Dead fueled that particular flame when they killed off one of their lesbian characters, replacing male character Abraham, who received that particular death in the source material.
Many take issue with the way in which the character died, not the death itself, considering actress Alycia Debnam-Carey has a series regular role on Fear the Walking Dead.