Although Danny said he appreciated it Homecoming “genuinely focused on my mental health journey,” she claimed, not only doing a disservice to her own story, but also to the one that came before her.
“I want to hear more than anything that this was a failure to respect their own previous work and Pedro Zamora“, Danny said, “that was so important and forgotten.”
Pedro appeared Real World: San Francisco in 1994 and became one of the first openly gay men with HIV to appear on television. Zamora died of an AIDS-related illness on November 11, 1994 at the age of 22, just hours after Real World: San Francisco the finale was aired.
In his statement Los Angeles TimesBunim/Murray Productions – the production company responsible Real world-responded to Danny’s claims of cutting the HIV storyline, saying that it has “never shied away from sharing stories about HIV and AIDS” since the franchise premiered in 1992.
“The Homecoming The series ultimately focused on Danny’s mental health journey,” Bunim/Murray said in a statement, “which he shared publicly with all of his former roommates for the first time.”