After eight years stuck with that Carl Grimes hairstyle, The Walking Dead actor Chandler Riggs has finally been able to give himself a well-needed trim.
The 18-year-old shared a picture of his new look on Twitter over the weekend after the mid-season finale of the show revealed that his character Carl had been bitten by a zombie – meaning his death is imminent.
Chandler added a snap of himself to his Twitter with the caption: ‘New hair who dis?’
He later added: ‘i feel so exposed like a naked mole rat or something [sic]’.
And he wasn’t the only one pleased with the trim – his mum was pretty thrilled to see the end of Chandler’s mullet.
‘No more mullet!’ His ma, Gina-Ann Riggs, exclaimed in an Instagram post.
Chandler’s character was written out of the latest season during the mid-season finale, a move that shocked viewers not just because his exit wasn’t expected, but also because the twist strays away from Robert Kirkman’s source material.
The episode saw Carl reveal a bite from a Walker at the end, meaning he can either die and return as a Walker himself, or be shot dead before it gets to that stage, which is most likely.
His bite mark is revealed to Rick and Michonne in the show’s heartbreaking closing moments, and if the haircut wasn’t enough to convince viewers that he won’t be coming back, Chandler also confirmed there will be no last chance escape from his fate.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he said: ‘Yes, Carl is going to die. There’s no way he can get back from that. His story is definitely coming to an end.’
The decision to kill off Carl has been met with a mixed reception, which might be putting it lightly considering fans have now created a petition to fire the current showrunner.
Created by fan Tyler Sigmon on Change.org, the petition has so far amassed over 38,000 signatures of its 50,000 goal.
The petition itself asks AMC fire to Scott Gimple, not only for the decision to kill Carl, but also for the unfair treatment he feels Riggs received following comments by his father.
Writing in a since deleted Facebook post, William Riggs wrote: ‘Watching Gimple fire my son 2 weeks before his 18th birthday after telling him they wanted him for the next 3 years was disappointing.
‘I never trusted Gimple or AMC but Chandler did. I know how much it hurt him.
‘But we do absolutely know how lucky we have been to be a part of it all and appreciate all the love from fans all these years!’
On the plus side, at least Chandler’s now got a haircut that’s from this decade.
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