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“You’re missing out”: Defiant Bella Ramsey Demands Trolls Get Used to ‘The Last of Us’ Having Gay and Trans Characters, Says She’s Not Afraid Anymore

"You're missing out": Defiant Bella Ramsey Demands Trolls Get Used to 'The Last of Us' Having Gay and Trans Characters, Says She's Not Afraid Anymore

While the original PlayStation game did not hold back on the gruesome details of the world that had turned to a sorry state thanks to the emergence of Clickers, HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us has decided to take those gritty details to a whole new level. The superhit show that stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey aims to bring the extra taste of the post-apocalyptic world to the screens with extreme imagery.

HBO's The Last of Us
HBO’s The Last of Us

And with the recent episode that flaunted a major deviation from the original story by showcasing a homosexual love story in the post-apocalyptic world of the show along with the introduction of mutated Clickers and Bloaters that can make the person’s skin crawl, the audiences who troll the show are being silenced by Ramsey, stating the simple fact that what they are watching is what they can expect from the future of the show with no change.

Bella Ramsey Says Gay Storylines are Here to Stay

Bella Ramsey as Ellie in The Last of Us
Bella Ramsey as Ellie in The Last of Us

The fans of the video game series already know how dark and gritty the world of The Last of Us can be with two installments of the franchise already out. But there is something about the live-action adaptation by HBO that has taken the fear factor to the next level with a picture-perfect adaptation of the original source, while also giving it some original touches that both complicate and enhance the darker tones of the world after an apocalypse where death walks on open lands and hides beneath the ruins of a building.

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But what the show has also achieved is representing the state of the people who belong to the LGBTQ community accurately when the world has reduced to such a state that nothing holds anyone back from anything, and how they try to survive this time, whether with someone or alone. So when internet trolls targeted the show for going out of the way to incorporate the particular storyline, Bella Ramsey had just one thing to say. During an interview with GQ magazine, she expressly stated that these things will continue to be portrayed on the show. She said:

“I know people will think what they want to think. But they’re gonna have to get used to it. If you don’t want to watch the show because it has gay storylines, because it has a trans character, that’s on you, and you’re missing out. It isn’t gonna make me afraid. I think that comes from a place of defiance”

Whether it be hardcore loyal fans of the video game series or be it the hate crowd, the statement implies a strong message to just leave what you don’t like and enjoy what you do without hindering someone’s work or enjoyment.

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What More To Expect From The Last of Us?

A still from HBO's The Last of Us
A still from HBO’s The Last of Us

The show takes its first major deviation with episode 3 by showing the controversial gay couple and their life in the post-apocalyptic world and introducing small changes like a child Clicker that induced a sense of morbidness that added to the overall dark theme of the narration, we can hope to see the majority of the original story in the coming episodes with similar deviations by the creator to paint a complete picture that will add to the plot of the original without any substantial change to it.

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The Last of Us, now streaming on HBO Max

Source: GQ


Written by Deepak Bisht

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