Steven Yeun Reveals What The Walking Dead Learned From The Dumpster Controversy

Call it good luck or misfortune, Steven Yeun has found himself at the center of several controversial moments on AMC's The Walking Dead.

Not only was his character killed off in a brutally violent fashion on the show's largest stage but, half of a season earlier, Yeun found himself hiding under a dumpster following the events of the Thank You episode. However, the moment left many fans saying, "No, thank you," as they were able to predict Glenn survived the zombie herd which had surrounded him and Nicholas with no apparent way out.

During a panel at Walker Stalker Con in Nashville, Tennessee, Steven Yeun opened up about the dumpster dive sequence for the first time, calling it a learning experience for all of television.

"You know what, man, that I think is a testament of where we are in technology and media and Internet that I think wasn't tested truly until that moment" Yeun said. "I think the intentions were not to deceive but the intentions were to make a fun plot."

"What happens is the Internet, spoiler sites, people camping out, which are all good indicators of the success of your show so I don't want to admonish that, but at the same time you look at it and you're like, 'I don't think any show had to deal with it until that point.' Now, you look at how shows deal with stuff moving forward and its' completely changed because people freaked out about it. It sucks that it had to be a case study but it was a case study."

Yeun is a good sport about the sequence from The Walking Dead, though, clearly showing no regrets but going as far as joking about the constant jokes he will be experiencing for the rest of his life.

"I will probably forever get dumpster jokes for the rest of my life. My kid will ask me, 'Why?' and I will say, 'I have no idea.'"


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