Previously, the actor deactivated his Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages due to the threats from ‘fans’ of the show, who couldn’t quite comprehend his character Eugene siding with the evil Negan.
During an interview with Solzyathemovies, the 38-year-old actor spoke out about the decision, saying how the internet is a ‘dark and negative place’.
‘I’m not really going to get into that too much. I just know that the internet is just kind of dark and negative place, which just kind of breeds that mentality and those sorts of thoughts.
‘I think that if people go left unchecked, there are no consequences for what they say on the internet. It’s just unfortunate so, you know, it is what it is.
‘Unfortunately, nothing’s being done about it at this point. Oh, well.’
Earlier also, McDermitt responded to the received threats in a Live Video on Facebook, stating: ‘Death threats, don’t send me death threats because I will report all that shit to the cops. I’m just sick of it.