Last week on The Walking Dead a new character joined up with Rick's group. His name was Aaron (Ross Marquand), and anyone who reads The Walking Dead comic books knows that his character was introduced in 2009. And that he's gay.

Here they are in The Walking Dead #68 in 2009:

Yes, there are homosexual survivors of the zombie apocalypse. And for some reason, a popular show that features exploding bodies, rape, and zombies gnawing on human organs and limbs, crossed a line for some people when Aaron passionately kissed Eric (Jordan Woods-Robinson).

Checking calendar: yep, it's 2015 but that still made a faction of knuckle-dragging cretins who watch the show want to puke. Again, people who watch a show with extreme violence are upset about two men kissing. Even when it's in the actual source material to boot! And no, don't bring up your kids' minds being warped by that happening on television, because your kids probably shouldn't be watching zombies eat human beings before going off to bed.

gay guys on walking dead just made the show value go down..

— Adam (@AA_2105) February 23, 2015

EW GAY ON WALKING DEAD! WTF!

— G R A N T. ♡ (@grantsanityroy) February 23, 2015

when the gay dudes on walking dead made out tonight pic.twitter.com/dOV8YQQwX0

— will petitt (@monsiuer_petitt) February 23, 2015

They added gay couples on walking dead. Lame. Get those fags out of the show

— Treviño (@Starscream_G2) February 23, 2015

Seriously walking dead..? The show was good enough.. Didn't need a gay romance

— Jacob Ray (@Jacob__Ray) February 23, 2015

Walking dead killed off the black guy to insert a gay couple onto the show lol #predictable

— KingPride | RSMG™ (@KingPride) February 23, 2015

Walking Dead has a gay male couple now and bigots are pissed because accepting zombies is easier than acceptng gays

— Landthieves (@LandThieves) February 23, 2015

People making a big deal about a gay couple in Walking Dead... they forget about the Lesbian couple last season? Lol

— XReignSupremeX (@TheLoyalPatriot) February 23, 2015

Of course there definitely were people who were excited—and surprised—too.

GAY KISS ON WALKING DEAD! WOOOOOO! #TWD

— Rs = 2GM/c^2 (@AnarchoPhysics) February 23, 2015

omg a gay kiss just happened on #WalkingDead holy cow there are gay people in the zombie apocalypse!

— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) February 23, 2015

Introducing the first gay lovers on Walking Dead! #amcthewalkingdead #DeadBuzz

— Tucker Max. (@AlSharpTongue) February 23, 2015