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Video: Walter White's Grave Creates Controversy

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Fans of Breaking Bad staged a mock funeral of Walter White for charity, but it was not without its detractors.

About 200 people flocked to the Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque, NM to attend a mock funeral for Walter White according to the Albuquerque Journal. Set decorator Michael Flowers led the eulogy for the departed character made famous by Bryan Cranston, and fans from as far away as Ireland and Switzerland attended the even.

According to KOB, about $17,000 was raised for Albuquerque's Healthcare for the Homeless.

It all sounded up and up, but not everyone was happy.

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KOB interviewed a family on camera who objected to the mock funeral saying that it disrespectful. There is even a petition to remove White's grave.

According to the petition:

Locations where 'Breaking Bad' filmed in Albuquerque have become tourist traps now that the show has ended. Walter White's home draws up to 10,000 cars full of fans a month, according to the homeowner. Adding a physical grave site will encourage tourists to visit a sacred burial site of hundreds and hundreds of loved ones.