Storm Reid Presents Phrases for Homophobic ‘Final of Us’ Viewers

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Actress Storm Reid had some alternative phrases for homophobic critics of HBO present The Final of Us. In a latest interview with Variety, the 19-year-old Atlanta native clapped again at trolls, citing latest Final of Us episode “Left Behind.” Within the flashback episode, Reid, who performs Riley and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) get pleasure from an evening out at an deserted mall the place the 2 share a kiss and confess their emotions for one another. Critics in opposition to the general public show of affection between two ladies blasted the episode in IMDB evaluations, additionally condemning third episode, “Lengthy Lengthy Time.”

“I feel Bella put it completely a few weeks in the past: ‘In case you don’t prefer it, don’t watch,’” Reid told Variety when requested in regards to the potential homophobic backlash to “Left Behind.” “There’s so many different issues to fret about on the planet. I feel caring about who folks love is simply absurd to me. I simply don’t — I’ll by no means perceive it. I don’t get it.”

“I feel regardless of what persons are going to say, in the event that they don’t prefer it, I feel there are going to be much more people who recognize it,” Reid continued. “Much more people who really feel represented and seen and heard. In order that’s what issues.”

In a separate interview with GQ, Ramsey instructed viewers to get used to the presence of queer and trans characters on the hit HBO present.

“I’m not significantly anxious about it,” Ramsey stated. She added, “I do know folks will assume what they need to assume. However they’re gonna need to get used to it. In case you don’t need to watch the present as a result of it has homosexual storylines, as a result of it has a trans character, that’s on you, and also you’re lacking out. It isn’t gonna make me afraid. I feel that comes from a spot of defiance.”