Fans of AMC’s “Talking Dead” will soon see a familiar face on their screens in August. AMC has decided to fully reinstate “Talking Dead” host, Chris Hardwick, after initially suspending him in June. He was suspended from the network after allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct against his ex-girlfriend, actress Chloe Dykstra, were made public.
AMC took measures into their own hands to fully investigate any and all allegations against Hardwick. Allegations such as these have seen an upswing due to empowerment movements like #MeToo. AMC issued the following statement in regards to the investigation:
“Following a comprehensive assessment by AMC, working with Ivy Kagan Bierman of the firm Loeb & Loeb, who has considerable experience in this area, Chris Hardwick will return to AMC as the host of “Talking Dead” and “Talking with Chris Hardwick”. We take these matters very seriously and given the information available to us after a very careful review, including interviews with numerous individuals, we believe returning Chris to work is the appropriate step.”
Of course, fans reacted to the news today with polarizing tweets.
Some are ecstatic to hear him return:
— Emily Vincent (@eeve1990) July 25, 2018
— ☘🍀Penny🍀☘ (@pennyzwyz) July 25, 2018
So very happy @hardwick is going to be back doing Talking Dead!!!!! I would not have watched unless he was the host.
— Darlene Dodge (@darlene499) July 25, 2018
While some express disgust at the news:
fuck the talking dead and chris hardwick
— janiya (@lesbiangerwig) July 25, 2018
Chris Hardwick is returning to AMC’s Talking Dead.
And the award for most tone deaf move of the month goes to….
— AL (@MissSchliez) July 25, 2018
I certainly hope those of you who are Walking Dead fans send AMC a very strong message about the fact that they’re letting an abuser come back to host Talking Dead (let alone his own talk show).
— Casey (@primalmusic) July 25, 2018
Let us know where you stand in the comments below.
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