Mum responds to bashing after Walking Dead-inspired photo shoot for kids

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The New Jersey-based mom photographer is a big fan of the hit show and is proud of how it was a fun way to bring their neighborhood together

Though she has received much criticism for snapping photos of children in Cosplay as characters from the hit series The Walking Dead, photographer mum Alana Hubbard of New Jersey, U.S.A. remains proud of the photo shoot.

Many netizens felt like it glorified violence and advocated the use of weapons.

“Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this? I mean it’s practically teaching kids about killing and teaching them to point guns at each other,” wrote one user.

“That’s wrong. What is that teaching these kids?” commented another.

“I don’t understand why it’s gotten so controversial because I didn’t create the scenes, everyone’s seen this before on TV,” Alana said to ABC News in response. “I would never do something to be negative, or to hurt my business.”

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But with the backlash also comes praise and Hubbard highly appreciates it.

“I’m so happy to see the comments from people saying, ‘This is awesome.’ Or, especially some of the comments that say, ‘I’ve never seen the show before, but you made my day.’”

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Being a huge fan of the post-apocalyptic Zombie series, she decided to honour it by enlisting her neighbourhood kids, as well as two of her own kids for the unique photo shoot.

“I just love it,” she said of the hit show, which is currently entering its seventh season. “It’s funny because I was never into zombies and my husband said, ‘You’ve got to watch this show.’” As soon as I watched it, I was addicted. Ever since then, I never miss an episode.”

Prior to the shoot, she posted a casting call on their neighbourhood’s community page for kids aged 4 to 7 who would like to join the shoot.

Check out more photos of the kiddie Walking Dead shoot on the next page!

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