Yeah, you’re absolutely right, it’s ridiculous. But honestly, I think all those arguments have been made. When I made that gifset it really was meant to highlight all the different ways that Once shows, through the character of Emma, how you can identify and deal with problematic behaviour. (Although, fun fact, every example in there that involves Killian is
from a situation where Emma didn’t know who he really was, where she
reacted to him as a random stranger. I think that speaks for itself.)
We all know that Killian respects her and lets her take the lead. It’s right there in the show. And I think if people can’t see it on the show, they sure as hell won’t see it in any post I make about it.
As for the rape culture thing… I don’t want to get into it again, but
suffice to say that if someone is genuinely concerned about that, they
don’t go around using it as an insult or accusation for people they see
as, essentially, victims of it.
So yeah, it’s not about that. It’s about trying
to justify their dislike for a fictional character. It’s just rarara I don’t like Hook and I don’t consider my own opinion valid by itself so I have to justify it and shout it at everyone and start drama so I can defend and justify it again. Meh. :P
That said, I do like the idea of exploring that side of Killian… maybe I’ll think of another painting idea with that theme. But it won’t be for any haters, it’ll be for all you lovely folks who love what you love and don’t bring others down for it! ;)