“If you’re worried about who I love, then I need you to clarify your priorities”: Storm Reid gives advice to the homophobes of ‘The Last of Us’

The ‘Euhporia’ actress plays Riley in episode 7 titled ‘What We Left Behind’ (1×07).

The Last of Us continues to give people something to talk about since its premiere, either due to its great success in the audience or the criticism of it for introduce LGBTQ+ characters. And it is that those who have not played the video game did not know what they were facing, especially with episode 7 based on the DLC of the same released on February 14, 2014.

The chapter itself we discover how Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and how she gave his first kiss to Riley, Performed by Storm Reid. The reactions to her love story have not taken long to emerge on social networks, some very similar to that of Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett).

As Bella said when episode 3 came out: if you don’t like it, don’t watch it,” Reid explains in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “We are telling important stories. We are telling stories of people’s experiences and that’s what I live for. That’s what makes a good story because we’re telling stories of people who are taking up space in the world.

Bella Ramsey already talked about homophobic people who are criticizing The Last of Us for only introducing LGBTQ+ characters in an interview with British GQ:

I know people will think what they want to think. But they will have to get used to it,” explains Ramsey. If you don’t want to watch the series because it has LGBT stories, because it has a trans character, that’s up to you and you’re missing out.

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Regarding the relationship between Riley and Ellie, Storm Reid has some advice for those who are homophobic and don’t see further:

It’s 2023. If you’re worried about who I love, then I need you to get your priorities straight. There are so many other things to worry about in life. Why are you worried about these girls or anyone loving each other? Love is beautiful and the fact that people have things to say about it is just silly.

Remember that the first season of The Last of Us It only has two episodes left to broadcast, but at least we know that it has already been renewed for a second installment.