Laura Bailey, who voices Abby in The Last Of Us 2, has shared horrifying death threats she’s received over people disliking the character.
The voice actress took to Twitter to share some of the terrifying messages she’s been receiving following the release of the game.
She wrote: ‘Man. I try to only post positive stuff on here… but sometimes this just gets a little overwhelming.
‘I blacked out some of the words cuz, ya know, spoilers. Side note. Thank you to all the people sending me positive messages to balance it out. It means more than I can say.’
One message read: ‘I’m going to kill you because you [blacked out] in the la of us part 2.’
Another said: ‘I’m going to find where you live and slaughter you for what you did to [blacked out]. Mark my f**king words.’
One more said they hope her parents die, in a horrifying abusive message.
Friends and fans of the voice actress have been quick to send her support, with YouTuber JackSepticEye writing: ‘Im so sorry you have to deal with this!’
Actress and cosplayer Mica Burton told her: ‘Laura you are such a damn light in this world and ANYONE who stoops this low doesn’t deserve to consume anything your talent has touched.
‘I am so sorry there are such hateful pathetic humans in this world, you deserve so much better. You deserve the world <3 love you.’
Duck Tales voice director Sam Riegel added: ‘You are a magnificent actor and brave individual to stand up to these attacks. They are cowards hiding behind the internet. I love you.’
Appreciative of the support, Laura added afterwards: ‘Damn. The amount of encouraging responses to this… I’ve always believed that good people far outweigh the bad. Thanks for reminding me of that today.’
Some have been comparing Laura’s situation to that of Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran, who faced horrendous abuse due to viewers disliking her character Rose Tico.
Meanwhile, many have been urging fans of the game to understand that the actress is separate from her character, with one writing: ‘Laura Bailey literally plays some of the best video game characters and all these angry nerds are sending her death threats because of Abby… Shut up and realize a job is a job.’
The Last Of Us 2 was released last month. Laura is also well known for her work on video games including Marvel’s Avengers, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and the Street Fighter games.
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