The Walking Dead star gave riders an earful on Friday

By Adam Carlson
Updated May 02, 2015 10:30 AM
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It appears that former Walking Dead star Chad L. Coleman spent at least part of his Friday on the New York City subway talking very passionately, and sometimes yelling and cursing, about … something.

The video, first obtained by TMZ, has no context, and it’s never clear what Coleman is talking about, though it starts with him pacing up and down the train car and apparently discussing one’s ability to empathize with other travelers.

“If you care, f—— care,” he says at one point. And then later: “At the end of the day, where’s the humanitarian in you?”

Coleman told TMZ he overheard another passenger refer to him by the n-word, as the man was trying to figure out where he knew Coleman.

Coleman also told TMZ his comments about humanity were about the ongoing protests in Baltimore in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray – what prosecutors there have called the “grossly negligent” death of a shackled black man while in custody.

The three-and-a-half minute video cuts out in the middle very briefly, and in the second half Coleman is seated on the train – first discussing The Wire, in which he also starred, and then his approach to acting.

“The stories that I tell are to try to help people move forward, to evolve,” he says. “I try to tell them ugly a– stories that nobody else wants to tell.”

Coleman spent three seasons on HBO’s acclaimed drama; in 2012 he joined AMC’s zombie smash as fan favorite Tyreese, until an untimely demise earlier this year.

Coleman’s rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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