disney has some real nerve for this le fou nonsense when howard ashman saved the disney film studios from financial ruin with his own two hands in 1989 & ensured they would be around long enough to make these high budget remakes decades later. like full offense disney if ashman hadn’t 1) saved your company and 2) provided you with the formula you now attempt to replicate you wouldn’t be here raking in millions in profit with rote imitations of his work 20 yrs later. “why does disney need to have gay characters?” bc the man who gave you your entire childhood and disney the longevity to make ugly remakes of his movies would’ve wanted there to be gay characters and not just gay coded narratives by the year of 2017, THAT’S WHY.
Jughead Jones is a CLASSIC example of how characters who were coded as gay were often stripped of any sexual identity, not shown expressing any sexual desire, and basically rendered non-sexual beings in every way as a means of turning them into jokes… and instead of addressing the homophobia inherent in that people are now just being like “well that means these homophobic caricatures are now positive asexual representation!” like. Read a book.
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aphobic lgbt+ ppl: we have NOTHING in common with aromantic/asexuals!!
aphobic lgbt+ ppl: aromantic and asexual people aren’t oppressed and even if they are, they certainly aren’t oppressed ENOUGH to be in our community
aphobic lgbt+ ppl: aromantic and asexual people are BASICALLY STRAIGHT and no one ever needs to know about their orientation because there’s no real difference from being STRAIGHT
me: ………….. anyway, so check out this canon aroace character, Jughead, who
aphobic lgbt+ ppl: NOOOOOOOOO Jughead is GAY-CODED!! I really IDENTIFY with him!! he clearly has all the traits of a GAY PERSON!! not wanting to have sex or romance with a woman (as a male character) in this heteronormative society CLEARLY makes him GAY and part of OUR COMMUNITY!! YOU’RE STEALING REPRESENTATION FROM US!!!!!
us: stripping gay people of the sexual part and attraction of our identities is and always has been a way to make homophobes more comfortable with gay people, as they buy into “love the sinner, hate the sin” rhetorics, where the ‘sin’ always refers to gay sex and sexual attraction between gay people is seen as dirty by default
headcanoning gay characters as asexual supports this trope and takes away representation from gay people who are already shamed enough for our sex
plus in the case of yuri from yuri on ice it’s plainly dismissing his character arch, which is about him coming to terms with his sexual attraction to a man; not to mention has ableist and racist connotations and plays into the desexualization of east asian men
yall: but ace people can have sex! let people hc characters as ace in peace!
us: if you dont want a character to feel sexual attraction, why do you still want to force them into sexual situations? it’s almost as if you want to enjoy smut that involves them while still retaining your view of them as “pure” and untouched by the ~dirty~ sexual attraction
and why do we never see straight characters be headcanoned as ace? it’s always gay (or gay coded) characters, poc (esp. asian men and black women) and ND/mentally ill characters, all of which play into societally established bigoted beliefs (homophobia, racism, ableism)
yall: ????? [cricket noises i guess, i’ve never fucking seen this addressed]
“jedi characters can’t be gay because the jedi code doesn’t allow for romance” listen you major league asshole if i had to sit through two whole movies of hayden christensen and natalie portman then luke skywalker can get a one bedroom and a dog with wedge antilles