"The Walking Dead" Parents Television Council are not happy with season 7 premiere

The Parents Television Council are disappointed at "The Walking Dead" season 7 premiere, which featured gruesome death of two characters.

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The Parents Television Council  are not  happy about the televised gruesome death of Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee) and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham Ford) on "The Walking Dead" season 7 premiere.

While Abraham's death was violent, Glenn's death was traumatic - Negan gave him blows with his barbed-wire-covered bat, leaving him injured, covered in blood, and with one of his eyes bulging out.

Glenn's death on "The Walking Dead" season 7 premiere play Glenn Rhee's gruesome death on "The Walking Dead"

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Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, council president Tim Winter said, “Last night’s season premiere of "The Walking Dead" was one of the most graphically violent shows we’ve ever seen on television, comparable to the most violent of programs found on premium cable networks.”

“It’s not enough to ‘change the channel,’ as some people like to advocate, because cable subscribers – regardless of whether they want AMC or watch its programming – are still forced to subsidize violent content. This brutally-explicit show is a powerful demonstration of why families should have greater control over the TV networks they purchase from their cable and satellite providers.”

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan

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According to the watchdog group, while they understand the importance of violence in storytelling, the show crossed the line on Season 7 premiere with the deaths.

"I understand violence is inherent to the storytelling here but the manner in which the depictions were made, it crossed the line," Winter said

Following the episode, fans also took to Twitter to react the emotional, gruesome and sad episode which aired on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

In a recent interview with Interview Magazine, Jeffery Dean Morgan who plays the despised Negan, said filming the scene which has been described as disturbing, violent, scary and brutal, was an emotional experience for him.

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