Homophobes are up in arms over Sunday's episode of The Last of Us that featured actors Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett as gay couple Bill and Frank. They are flocking to review sites by the masses to express their disgust.
While most viewers of the series say the episode was one of the most emotional and heartbreaking in the series so far, homophobes are unable to see past Bill and Frank's sexuality.
The episode has a 7.9/10 star rating on IMDB, which is a stark contrast to the ratings of other episodes which hover between 9.2 and 9.3. An astounding 28.6% (likely 100% homophobes) gave the episode just one star.
Aside from IMDB, they are taking their bigotry and hate to Instagram, as well, specifically to the series' posts about the latest episode.
That one really got us.
Sorry you can't watch a rated TV-MA show with profanity, brutal killings—including of children—and cannibalism with your daughter because of a love story between consenting adults.
Fortunately, plenty of unprejudiced fans of the show had its back.
They also took to social media to not only counter the hate but also to call out the homophobes for their bigoted reviews.
\u201cMy reaction when homophobes can't enjoy Peak The Last Of Us because it has gay people in it\u201d— Luca | Watch The Last Of Us (@Luca | Watch The Last Of Us) 1675096671
\u201ci'm glad homophobes are boycotting watching the last of us. i hope all pieces of art continue to have lgbtq content in them. homophobes shouldn't be allowed to enjoy anything\u201d— evan (@evan) 1675116968
\u201cThe Last of Us EP 3 is being review bombed by homophobes. 2023 and some people still do this. \n\nHow miserable can you be?\u201d— AliEldrazi (@AliEldrazi) 1675290557
\u201cWatching and loving The Last Of Us Episode 3 not only because of how great of an exposition it is, but also knowing it triggers homophobes, and triggering homophobes is a good thing.\u201d— Bradley Eversley (@Bradley Eversley) 1675048371
The Last of Us games the HBO series is based on introduced queer characters years ago.
\u201cThe homophobes realizing the last of us was always gay \u201d— Space Karen (@Space Karen) 1675197791
\u201cthe last episode of the last of us is really bringing the homophobes out of hiding.. there is no way that people expect a game franchise centralizing around a LESBIAN to not include lgbt+ content?? y\u2019all are watching the wrong show\u201d— jaz has dm limit (@jaz has dm limit) 1675126498
\u201cThe homophobes in the comments of the Last of Us Instragram account have me CACKLING! They're -so- confused about queer characters that were introduced a decade ago.\u201d— LapinOnline (@LapinOnline) 1675056574
\u201ccan\u2019t believe homophobes who never played the game are complaining about the last of us first peak of gayness like\u2026 who\u2019s gonna tell them about ellie??? and lev?? \ud83d\udc80\ud83d\udc80\u201d— \ud83e\udea9\ud83e\udef6\ud83c\udffb (@\ud83e\udea9\ud83e\udef6\ud83c\udffb) 1675064799
\u201cHomophobes complaining that The Last of Us episode 3 was \u2018woke\u2019.. wait until they find out Ellie is a lesbian & in season two they introduce Lev (trans). It was already suggested in the game Bill was queer.. get over it. It was a beautiful episode! \ud83d\udc95 #TheLastOfUs #TheLastOfUsEp3\u201d— \ud83e\udec0. (@\ud83e\udec0.) 1675287316
\u201cAll those saying how uncomfortable they felt following the gay couple in last night\u2019s episode of THE LAST OF US should just stop watching the show.\n\nBecause I\u2019m telling you right now, it doesn\u2019t get safer for you homophobes. \ud83e\udd23\u201d— janine granda \u2728 (@janine granda \u2728) 1675103000
The Last of Us airs Sunday on HBO.
The first three episodes are available to stream now.
If you're not a homophobe, check it out and leave a review.