'The 100' Creator Responds to Lexa Backlash

'The 100' Creator Responds to Lexa Backlash


If you’re still recovering from the shocking death of Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey) on The 100, this new interview with executive producer and series creator Jason Rothenberg may help.

He opened up to TVInsider.com about the backlash he received for killing off such a beloved lesbian character.

“Lexa’s death triggered real emotional trauma for some people, you know?” Jason said. “It tapped into the real world, it tapped into their lives, and as a straight white male, I obviously didn’t anticipate how deeply it would affect certain people. I look at it now and I realize that if somebody had that kind of a reaction and then were to look back at the way I behaved on Twitter leading up to it, which was celebrating this relationship that then crushed them, I can understand why they would find that reprehensible. I hope that people understand that.”

Is there a chance we could see her reincarnated in some way?

“You know, the whole sort of accusation of queer baiting has me very sensitive with regard to answering the question about that,” Jason told the site. “I would say that definitely we are living in a world of reincarnation where the human mind can be uploaded into a flame and into the City of Light, and we see the people from the real world, we’ve seen Jaha there, we’ve seen Allie there, we’ve seen other characters there, so anything is possible, but I don’t want to give too much away.”

Jason also teased, “In this world, it doesn’t matter, you can die if you’re gay or straight, you can die if you’re a series regular or not. This is going to be a crazy season…it’s already been a crazy season. More characters that we love are going to die this season and it’s going to happen soon.”

For more on The 100, visit TvInsider.com.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about this new interview? Which other characters do you think will die this season?

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