There is a dearth of discussion on Padmé Amidala.
When you like something or someone, you are not prohibited from being critical. In fact, you have to remain critical because the alternative is that you put said character onto a pedestal and fail to recognise their complexity.
This is what tends to happen to Padmé Amidala. The fandom, the stans, everyone puts the label of ‘pure, innocent soft Angel uwu who did nothing wrong Ever’ when … it is the complete opposite. Padmé is not perfect, she is not angelic, she is not ‘pure goodness’. This is falling in the same trap that Anakin did: dehumanizing Padmé by holding her up to an impossible standard. Padmé was a Senator. She was kind, soft and understanding. But she was also cutthroat, ruthless, and stubborn. She was lovely. She was cruel. She was a Senator. Padmé Amidala had many faces and commendable traits and imperfections. Padmé Amidala was a rich, privileged, ignorant white woman who sometimes had good intentions, and sometimes not. And in my own interpretation of the character as Desi, Padmé was an uppercaste Hindu woman who was influenced by casteism and her elitist upbringing, which affected her judgement.
But none of this takes away from her character. It only adds to her. By seeing her from only one dimension, we fail to appreciate the breadth of the human psyche, and the true tragedy of her character: that she was, perhaps, good at her core, but deeply flawed. And those flaws spelled her doom.