Abusive Last of Us 2 Fans Allegedly Levelled Death Threats at Abby Actor's Newborn Son | Push Square
12.02.2024 - 23:51
/ Laura Bailey
/ Kaitlyn Dever
One of the more heartbreaking revelations of Naughty Dog's recently released Grounded II: Making the Last of Us Part II documentary was the extent to which unwell The Last of Us fans took their grievances. The worst of it, according to Abby actor Laura Bailey, was «real hardcore death threats», some of which were even directed at Bailey's newborn child.
Bailey confirmed the news in a difficult-to-watch scene, breaking down as she recalled the experience. She said that «every time I went online, that's all I saw, death threats and threats of violence.» The really scary stuff was passed on to law enforcement, who used IP tracking to determine the location of the senders and confirm they weren't located anywhere nearby.
If that wasn't cowardly enough, these sad troglodytes stooped to truly subterranean depths: «They were threatening my son who was born during all of it, and yeah, it was rough. But, you know, more than anything, it just taught me to keep a distance.»
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We know Kaitlyn Dever will portray Abby in the upcoming second season of HBO's adaptation of The Last of Us, and we certainly hope Naughty Dog has prepared her for the role. We can't imagine going to those lengths for any reason, let alone being upset about a video game, and hope we've seen the worst of it already. We won't be holding our breath, though.
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This kind of behavior has got to stop. I swear, some gamers are honestly childish. TLoU is a grounded, adult-oriented game. If you can’t handle it because of certain themes, characters, and surprises that happen, then maybe you shouldn’t be playing these types of games. There is zero reason to have this kind of transgression toward someone. Zero. And if you try and find a valid reason for it then you are just as bad in my opinion.
Why would you even target a baby? How low can you go.
And they call themselves «fans», truly shameful.
These are not fans.
By all means level your criticism at the game/story; I don't agree, but it's everyone's right to share their opinion on a piece of media.
But stuff like this is so beyond the pale it genuinely beggars belief.
I am torn regarding news like this: On the one side, they bring misbehavior to the public, while they also could encourage people to these actions.
I can only hope that justice gets served to these people in some way or another
Why would you target Laura and her son? She didn't write the story.