The MC's in a love triangle. One of her love interest is a stereotypical douchebag. To make it worse, he's racist.
It would be the equivalent of dating a black girl after calling her a n---, and nicknaming her "Fried chicken," thinking that's cute. I don't fucking think so. I don't want her to ignore it, and yet she does.
The characters are reacting very calmly after realizing that there are cannibals/zombies on the loose. Hmm.