Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev may be dating in real life, but their kiss on the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries has caused a lot of backlashÂ—including death threats!
Apparently, fans are so involved in the plot of the show that the kiss between Damon (Ian) and Elena (Nina) was like a stab in the back because Elena is the ex of Damon's brother, Stefan.
The producers were a little shocked by the reaction but that hasn't made them regret creating the scene.
"That night ... I texted [Julie Plec] and was like, 'Did you get some death threats on your Twitter?' And she goes, 'I got some death threats and some other unseemly things.' I go, 'Yeah, I got a couple of 'f*gs' and a couple of death threats.' We were listing all the bad things they were saying," producer Kevin Williamson said. "It's one of those things where I felt like we knew it was going to anger the Stefan and Elena fans, but we also... I felt that we had earned it."
Fans can't exactly say that they weren't glad to see Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev kissÂ—after all the real life couple doesn't give many opportunities for PDA outside of the set. But, it does make sense why they'd be mad about the scene...though not mad enough to send death threats. It is only a TV show!
What do you think? Were you mad about the kissing scene between Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev?