By now fans of "The Walking Dead" have heard that Chase Vasser is not going to be in season 5 after all. While it was suspected that he was fired for his revealing hashtags on Twitter, it turns out that it was all a lie. On May 17, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd tweeted that he made it up and that he was never going to be on the show.
Vasser sure had fans fooled, including this Examiner. He posted that he auditioned for a part in "The Walking Dead" and was cast. Then he had a few tweets that had revealing hashtags in them. One was #cannibaltwist and another was #NotDyingEasily. This caused fans to speculate about what was going to happen.
Then Chase tweeted that he wasn't going to be on "The Walking Dead" along with the hashtag #sorryfans. This made people suspect that he was fired for breaking confidentiality agreements because of his revealing hashtags. However, Hurd cleared things up. She tweeted that he was never cast for the show and used the hashtag #fraud. It appears that Vasser has removed all tweets regarding the zombie show.
Now viewers are wondering why he would make something like that up. The most likely answer is that he was looking to boost his popularity or trying to get attention. He certainly got a lot of new followers once he made the announcement. But how did he think he was going to get away with spreading a lie like that? For someone who is trying to break into acting, this will not help him get cast in other roles.
What do you think of Chase Vasser saying he was cast for "The Walking Dead" when he wasn't? What kind of consequences do you think he will face? Why do you think he told such an outrageous lie?