A Walking Dead Themed Photo Shoot Starring Kids Is Causing Controversy

The Walking Dead has accomplished something few other TV shows ever could- the mainstreaming of extreme horror. 

No horror TV show has a demographic as wide as The Walking Dead, which is great for the people involved with the show but is seen as a problem by censorship groups who are afraid young children will be exposed to the show. 

These groups naturally freaked out when Alana Hubbard of Mother Hubbard Photography posted pics online from a Walking Dead themed photo shoot starring children re-enacting scenes from the show. 

Alana says "all of the parents are 100 percent supporting me and love the pictures", and most of the photos look like kids horsing around, a bit violent perhaps but nothing too crazy...until you get to photos like these:

Maybe knowing what happened on the show is what makes this pic seem so creepy, but it's still a shot of a kid putting a revolver to the back of another kid's head execution-style, so it's easy to see why there'd be controversy!

See Controversial Walking Dead Photo Shoot Gets People Talking here

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This is one of the sickest and perverse abuse of children you've seen in a long time? Either you've avoided reading news for a long time, or you're hiding behind some pretty big hyperbole. I'm not trying to make a case that this is good or bad, but even with the worst interpretation for this, there are far worse things happening to kids quite all too frequently.
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Maybe the artist is trying to portray the innocence of humanity before the zombie apocalypse, but now they must all do adult things to survive in their new world. That's just my interpretation though...
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Yes, let's expose children to blood, gore, guts, murder, killing, etc. As Soon As Possible! They know the difference between reality and pretend, don't they? This is one of the sickest and perverse use and abuse of children I've witnessed in a long time! Adults pimping their kids for publicity and celebrity! A tradegy!
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I remember playing war as a kid and we did horrible things to the "other side", on par with those executions. We were playing, acting out things we were unsure of and learning in the process.

Kids need to explore the dark things in their heads in order to understand them and get them out. If they do it in play, it's safe. If they are forbidden to do so, bad things result in the real world.
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Funny thing is, that's probably what the photographer intended all along, to generate controversy. After all, any publicity is good publicity right?
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