It's a prime example of rape culture and how society forgives men for their crimes against women, so long as he behaves like a # girldad. Which is the bare fucking minimum. Being protective and kind to kids. It shows how many psychopathic men probably idolize Negan. I hate this trend of "redemption arcs" on rapists in film and tv. Negan kills a rapist on the show (as he should), yet he won't kill himself despite breaking the same ethics he says he has. He's a hypocrite and a narcissist.
I also hate him because he brutally killed off my favorite character, Glenn (a genuinely nice and intelligent man) - in front of his pregnant wife, Maggie. It's been 4 seasons since then and I still don't forgive him, lmao. Fans were mad at Maggie for wanting to kill him when he started to become less of a villain on the show. They tried to call her crazy and unreasonable. Even though she had to give birth and raise her child without her husband because of this piece of shit.
They tried to give him a sob story about his background in later seasons too. But I don't feel that sorry for him still? He cheated on his wife who had cancer. I don't understand why people love him so much?
Commenters on YouTube under a video that shows Negan being nice to two children in the show.
Versus reasonable women and some men on the walking dead subreddit calling this bs out.
Rest In Peace to my fav and most upstanding guy in the show.
I'm sorry that fans seem to have either forgotten about Glenn or just don't give a shit what Negan did to him and Maggie any more. I'm also sorry I have to see so many rape apologists commenting under my favorite show. I've been hesitating to finish TWD after Glenn passed away and I think this confirms I had good reason to. I don't think it would benefit my mental health to continue a show if I know there's a rapist redemption arc and the woman whose husband was killed is shamed for being justifiably emotional.
Even the beginning of the Walking Dead had some weird underlying misogyny in my opinion. The main character Rick and Shane's convo in episode 1 was hella weird and out of place. "What's the difference between men and women?" Rick goes on to say he would never be as cruel to Lori as she is to him.
Because before he went to work that day, she said, "sometimes. I wonder if you even care about us any more." in front of their son. Well now that I'm older and rewatching, I have to wonder why Lori felt that way. I also think it's complete utter bs to attribute that to a male vs. female issue. I know so many more cruel men than I do women.
If any other FDS user has seen the show, I hope you feel my frustration and disappointment in this fandom.