‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6 Finale: Jeffrey Dean Morgan Defends Negan
Negan Lines Up His Hostages in The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale
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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6 Finale: Jeffrey Dean Morgan Defends Negan

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We said it before and we’ll say it again: The Walking Dead’s Negan isn’t that bad of a guy.

Don’t get us wrong, beating someone to a bloody pulp with a baseball bat in front of his or her family is a pretty savage thing to do, but when you consider the many Saviors Rick Grimes and his men have killed over the course of Season 6, it’s hard to see how Negan isn’t at least justified in getting some kind of revenge.

Following last night’s 90-minute TWD finale, Negan’s portrayer, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, was a guest on Talking Dead and eagerly came to his character’s defense.

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Stating how Rick and Negan are “very similar,” JDM explained, “I think that Negan’s letting him get off kind of easy. I count at least 20 people that Rick and Daryl have killed of my guys.”

Rick Touches a Walker in The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale
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Calling his character a “charismatic leader,” Jeffrey acknowledged there’s a practical reason Negan only killed one of Rick’s people, and not many more.

“If he only kills one out of every 10 people he finds, and he gets nine good followers out of that, pretty soon you have 50 people.”

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And despite robbing us of one of our beloved survivors, the 49-year-old says he isn’t scared of the hate mail that’s sure to come his way.

The Grey’s Anatomy vet tells ET Online, “I am fully prepped for hate mail and everything else, so bring it.”