A petition has been started to bring back Beth Greene on the Walking Dead and it is gaining some steam. It was looking to get 25000 people to sign the petition and it is more than halfway there at the time of this post. The petition is accusing the showrunners of killing a strong female character in order to further the storyline of a male character that she is close to.
There are a lot of fans that were disappointed in the death of Beth. She was a fan favorite and there were a number of people that wanted to see her get together with Daryl.
Here is what the petition says:
"Beth Greene (played by Emily Kinney) was killed off in the mid-season finale in season 5 of The Walking Dead. Her death was far too soon and the writers threw away the potential of a perfectly good character. Her story wasn’t over. Emily Kinney and her character don’t deserve this. There was so much more to be done with her character and they chose to kill her in a disgusting, unsatifying death that caused more anger and dissapointment than shock and mourning. Beth was a symbol of hope that a lot of women could relate to and see themselves in (especially self-harmers who saw her as someone who overcame their suicidal/depressive feelings). By sloppily killing her it just shows that she was used to further a man’s (Daryl’s) storyline. We realize that the circumstances she dies in are irreverisble, but this is television. Anything is possible. By signing this petition you can at least show your support for Beth. Let’s show Emily Kinney how much we love her and want her back."
Bringing back Beth is an idea, but how is it going to happen after the way that they killed her. I am happy that the petition pointed out that bringing her back is almost irreversible, because there is nothing that they can do in order to bring her back. She was shot in the head.
We will see if this petition gets sent through, but I can’t see anything happening from it.