More Walking Dead stars have confirmed they will not attend Walker Stalker Con after Khary Payton mentioned it was “time to shut this sh-t down” when referring to the largely Walking Dead-themed conference. Payton on Monday declared Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, and Cooper Andrews have been among the many expertise who wouldn’t be collaborating when Walker Stalker returns to Atlanta over Halloween weekend 2020. Now former Walking Dead stars Laurie Holden, Jayson Warner Smith, Joshua Mikel and Fear the Walking Dead star Garret Dillahunt are amongst these severing ties with the conference, which lately introduced it might be chopping again international appearances and holding Walker Stalker unique to Atlanta, Georgia.
Since Monday, Holden, Smith, Mikel and Dillahunt have tweeted their assist after Payton and different Walking Dead stars gave discover confirming they may not attend Walker Stalker.
“I am not coming,” tweeted Holden, who portrayed Andrea within the zombie drama’s first three seasons.
In response to Payton’s tweet, Mikel, who performed Savior Jared, wrote, “Ain’t comin!” Smith, who performed Savior basic Gavin, replied, “I’m with you fellers.”
I’m not coming.
— Laurie Holden (@Laurie_Holden) October 29, 2019
I’m with you fellers.
— Jayson Warner Smith (@JaysonWSmith) October 29, 2019
In his personal tweet submitted to Payton’s thread, Dillahunt wrote, “No mas. No mas @kharypayton.”
No mas. 👊🏾
— Khary Payton (@kharypayton) October 28, 2019
Payton first introduced his withdrawal from all Walker Stalker and Fan Fest occasions in June. These newest tweets come days after deaf star Angel Theory, who performs Kelly, was reportedly “verbally assaulted” by a member of the safety employees at Walker Stalker Atlanta over the presence of her service canine.
Theory beforehand mentioned “the actors are not getting paid” by the conference when explaining her choice to step away from Walker Stalker after fulfilling commitments to New Jersey, Nashville and Atlanta.
Interim CEO Michael DeVault quickly suspended ticket gross sales following Payton’s tweet. In a Facebook put up, DeVault defined gross sales have been suspended “in order to give myself and our management team the time we need to answer several pressing questions and to plot our path forward.”
“To be clear: *we have a path forward.* There is a future, a bright one,” DeVault wrote. “We are simply taking a moment to determine the best steps to take as we assess all aspects of the company’s functions.” DeVault added ticket gross sales are anticipated to renew Friday, Nov. 1.
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“We’re really excited to see that some of the lead actors of the program have tweeted out that they’re no longer going to be apart of this event, because they’re quite frankly really tired of seeing their fans being taken advantage of,” Householder mentioned.
In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, , DeVault mentioned he is “distressed to read Khary’s statements months after he made his first one. It hurts me to think he is still bitter and upset. I’m still trying to move forward with the show and hope it will include Khary.”