After holding a funeral procession for the late Walter White, organizers of the stunt are moving the fictional TV character’s gravestone, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Locals with family members buried at Albuquerque’s Sunset Memorial Park were upset that Walt’s grave was alongside those of their relatives, because he was a ruthless drug kingpin and also not a real person.
Walt’s headstone is being moved to the Village Shops at Los Rancheros, where Vernon’s Steakhouse — the organizers of the funeral — is located. The funeral and gravesite was intended to raise money for charity, but a father of a six-year-old buried at the cemetery said that he saw people not treading lightly (!) on gravestones and was afraid that it would turn into a tourist attraction.
The funeral organizers apologized to the father earlier this week.
“It was never our intention to disrespect those who are buried at Sunset Memorial Park or cause pain to their families,” Michael Baird, owner of Vernon’s, said in a statement. “We created the Walter White Funeral and Final Amends as a way to have a positive impact on the community and help those who are negatively impacted by the terrible effects of drug addiction and homelessness. We greatly apologize to anyone who was offended, and want to ensure that the focus remains on the amazing work that Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless does in our community.”