I don’t normally get involved with things like this but this hate on Gwen/Angel and her new dress is upsetting my friends and it is just not acceptable.
It is also tainting the name of all of us merthur shippers out there who don’t give a damn or even support this change. So re-blog if you are a merthur shipper and not a Gwen hater. Prove to the Anons who hate that they are outnumbered and what they are doing is uncacceptable.
And to you hateful anons out there, I know by doing this I am opening myself to your hate and do you know what? I don’t care. Come on. Give it your best shot because you have upset my friends and started a war in this fandom and no matter what you say it won’t matter because I know I am better than you and that is all that matters.
Not all Merthur shippers are Gwen/Angel haters?
Oh my God, guise, we have been so unfair. It’s so obvious we didn’t know this. Let’s all shift our focus from the fact that there is something rotten in the state of
Denmarkthe Merlin fandom and sing the praises of all the special snowflakes who are so very deserving of a pat in the back for feeling the need to announce to the world that they are decent human beings.
Yes, indeed, let us all stop focusing on the fact that the only woman of colour in the show is constantly bombarded with sexist/racist/misogynistic crap and let us instead fall to our knees and bless these wonderful souls. Let’s give them medals. Trophies. Let’s build them statues. Because we MOST CERTAINLY HAD NO IDEA that not all Merthur shippers are bad people. So, let’s focus on them. Let’s sing the praises of these Good People™. Yes, let’s.
Because it’s clearly
Yeaaaaaaah this initial post smells of ‘we want cookies’ so bad. It’s nice you want to be all ‘no hate yay!’ but don’t do it this way.
THINGS US MERTHUR SHIPPERS COULD DO TOSHOW WE’RE NOT DICKS:
1. don’t go around just saying WE’RE NOT ALL DICKS because the way to prove that is with action against assholes not by just saying something like this. And so-
2. BACK PEOPLE UP when they’re defending guinevere and/or angel, or calling out sexism and/or racism in general if they need/want it
3. don’t be a dick
4. if someone calls you out on hating, racism and/or sexism, stop being defensive of yourself and listen, come to terms with the fact that anyone can perpetuate sexism and racism etc without even realizing it, including you. It’s not about your pride, so you need to get over it.
5. again, listen to what people are saying to you, but educate yourself, because it’s no one else’s job to do so.
6. collect your fellow merthur shippers when they’re being dicks, if and when you can
This society is far from perfect, prejudices are built in, you’re raised on them, we all are. The show itself perpetuates them, as does every gd show basically (see: how to be a fan of problematic things). Many times, if you’re not a marginalized person, and many times even if you are, you need to unlearn that shit yourself. And the way to do that is to listen to the marginalized, not run around saying I’M NOT A MISOGYNIST, I’M NOT A RACIST! because that just proves your concern revolves around your own image, not the actual problem at hand. (i.e. this entire post is just literally being spread to say you’re not one of the haters, instead of perhaps, calling attention to the actual problem of disgusting crap being thrown at her in the first place)
Show your support to a woman of color character and her supporters with actual support, that does not revolve around solely ‘clearing your name’.