Oh god, seriously IMDB just attracts the most narrow minded and extreme end of the spectrum. Seriously, its small and these people know that they wont get the same level of opposition to their views as they would on tumblr so they all collate there. I gave up trying to reason with any of them a long time ago.
Would they honestly rather believe that Richard has been single and hasn’t had sex for, what, 6 years than the mere possibility that he might be dating a man? Seriously? God, that’s so….saddening.
RE how they supposedly ‘splint up,’ they’ve completely undermined their entire argument. They say hes used female pronouns and mentioned wanting a ‘wife,’ implying that we can only go off his word, yet he never said Anabel Capper was his girlfriend. Ever. How come the rules get to change when it suits them? The Capper relationship doesn’t add up, she isn’t the dancer from Cats the dates don’t match.
Oh and the long winded explanation as to why and how they broke up is creepy and weird. None of us can possibly know that, Hell, he never even confirmed they were together, let alone if/how they broke up. So much for just using words from the man himself…
Reality is, no one can ‘prove’ anything. Sure, they cling on to the handful of occasions he’s used female pronouns, the one time he used the word wife (hes since stopped saying wife and started saying marriage…) and they would rather he was alone than with a man but they’re not fooling anyone.
I honestly believe this spate of posts listing off all the many supposed reasons Richard cant be dating Lee (”men can be friends with each other you know, he is allowed to be single” etc) come from desperation, they’re trying to prove it to themselves more than anyone else. The Richlee supporters stopped trying to ‘prove’ anything a long time ago, we just go with the flow.
Yes, people can be in their forties and single. But in the case of Richard considering the circumstances it seems extremely unlikely. To completely and utterly deny any possibility of him dating man isn’t just homophobic (because at this point, what are the other motivations?) but its irrational. Richard has never said he is heterosexual.
The only thing these people are proving is how completely and utterly desperate and irrational they are, so I say leave them to it.
Idk if you’ve sent it anon, but the other half of your ask is yet to materialise. Thanks though :)