"Lost" actor Dominic Monaghan took to Twitter to slam the hit reality series "Swamp People", calling it "disgusting". The star spoke out against the series, threatening to stop the show. He tweeted on Wednesday: "If alligator populations need to be controlled I understand but the act should not be glorified on tv. disgusting. These are living creatures. If my hero #steveirwin was around those shows about killing alligators wouldn't be on tv. I'm gonna stop them. Watch this space."
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"Swamp People" is a reality show shown on The History Channel, which follows the lives of alligator hunters in Louisiana's swamp country.
The "Swamp People" is a successful reality show, bringing in record-breaking views for the network. The show debuted in August 2010 and is in its third season, which debuted in February 2012.
The series follows swampers through the 30-day alligator hunting season in the heart Lousiana where the largest swamp in the country is located. It follows the lives of people living in the bayous, which include fighting alligators. However, when an individual's life is at risk, the alligators are most often put down.
While fans of the show were riled at Monaghan's tweets, others agreed with him. "Shows like Swamp People make me sick 2 my stomach," wrote one follower.
In May, one of the show's stars, Mitchell Guist, died after suffering a seizure. Mitchell was born and raised on the bayou and lived entirely off the land.
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