Melanie Lynskey perfectly shuts down troll berating the ‘homosexual agenda’ in The Last of Us

Melanie Lynskey

Gay icon Melanie Lynskey, who will star in the upcoming episode of HBO’s hit series The Last of Us, has shut down a homophobic troll in the most iconic way.

The actor has a long history of playing queer women, from Heavenly Creatures and The L Word to Yellowjackets, which has firmly cemented her in the canon of sapphic culture.

Although she has been a fierce advocate for LGBTQ+ representation, she has previously confirmed she is not gay – not that homophobes have got the memo.

After her role in the critically acclaimed series The Last of Us was announced, though, one Twitter troll accused her of peddling a “homosexual agenda”, likely in the wake of the previous episode which centred a heartfelt gay love story.

After a fan pointed out the hilarity of the statement, given that Lynskey is 100% “for the gays,” the beloved actor swooped in with the last word: “OMG yes let me push that homosexual agenda just by showing up! An honour!”

It’s not the first time Lynskey has gone viral for showing love and support for the LGBTQ+ community. When her casting was initially posted, someone commented: “The Last of Us very smart putting Melanie Lynskey in it to get me and all the homosexuals to watch it”, to which she replied “Awwww”.

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When another person responded: “Us heterosexuals like you too, Melanie”, the queen herself simply said: “That’s less exciting to me, but thank you nonetheless.”

And everyone is naturally praising the actor for her continued allyship.

Lynskey will play Kathleen, ruthless leader of a revolutionary movement called the Hunters in the upcoming episode of The Last of Us.

Following the Bill and Frank episode, Lynskey said: “I am thrilled/excited/honoured and super proud of the episodes I’m in! This show is so, so good the whole way through. But also I will be following the masterpiece to end all masterpieces so *gulp*.”

The Last of Us airs every Sunday night at 9pm ET on HBO in the US and Monday at 2am GMT on Sky in the UK.

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