This weekend in Albuquerque, N.M., fans held a funeral to say goodbye to “Breaking Bad” anti-hero Walter White and raise $17,000 for a local charity that provides health care and support services to the city’s homeless population.
The only problem with the stunt was that organizers hosted the fake funeral in a real cemetery, leaving many local families angry that their place of mourning was turned into a tourist attraction.
Participants paid to throw dirt on the character’s empty coffin, which was placed in a real gravesite and featured a real headstone.
“My son is buried about 15 yards from where the makeshift gravesite is,” Manuel Montano told a local news station.
Montanto and others have requested that the headstone be removed to prevent tourists from pilgrimaging to the cemetery.
“This is a place of mourning,” Montano said. “It’s not a spectacle.”