The 100 has recently gotten bogged down in controversy over the sudden death of one its most popular characters, so spoiler warnings ahead. It’s show runner Jason Rothenberg has since commented on the decision to kill off one of the only lesbian characters – played by Alycia Debnam-Carey – admitting that had he known the reaction, he would have done things differently. Reflecting on the backlash at Wondercon, he commented:
“[Lexa’s death] touched a nerve; it activated something in people… [that] me as a straight, white guy couldn’t relate to. Knowing what I know now, I would’ve done some things differently. My social media interaction with the fans set up around this relationship an unrealistic expectation that Lexa would be okay, that she’d walk off into the sunset, I regret the way I talked about the show on social”.