**!!!!Reposting from the original post since people who can’t handle facts that damage their precious bb chose to flag it out of the tags. (I’ll sent up a queue if necessary and flood the place!) You have your say CONSTANTLY and it’s about time someone else had theirs.!!!!**
Putting to one side that Michael is a murdering shit for a minute, let’s look at facts for the benefit of the delusional peanut gallery.
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We know that:
● Michael cheated first.
● It’s claimed (tho never outright proven in canon) that he has continued to cheat.
● Michael is a shitty husband and a worse father.
● Michael sold out his best friend and left all he knew, in an attempt to give his family a better life than they had.
● Michael threatened to kill his wife/mother of his children.
● Michael is a mass murderer/shameless crook.
● Michael has put his family in danger as a result of his own greed/anger issues.
As a couple:
● Michael and Amanda canonically do not have sex.
(which apparently Michael is using her for according to devinweston logic!)
● In Michael’s own words claims they are married only in name.
Now let’s look at what we know about Amanda:
● Amanda was forced to leave her life behind, for a better one.
● Amanda went from a trailer park dwelling hooker/stripper to being a rich Vinewood Hills Wife because of her husband’s betrayal.
● Amanda repeatedly claims to hate the blood money from said betrayal.
● Yet Amanda appears to have no problem in continually and lavishly spending the blood money she claims to hate.
● She has not only just cheated once, not just twice, but numerous times within canon. (Go to the in game psychic/Lifeinvader and discover that she’s been with everyone from Jimmy’s third grade teacher, to the garbage man.)
● Amanda joined a sex dating site to meet guys, using Michael’s money for membership (because she doesn’t make her own).
● Amanda used Michael’s money to fund her affairs with the tennis coach and her yoga instructor.
● She conducted said affairs in their martial bed, merely feet away from where their children slept.
● When Michael says “I don’t see you complaining on the way to the bank” she cannot respond, and instead deflects the blame onto him. (Showing the exact same behavior that Michael is hated for.)
● Amanda demanded that Michael stop cheating and be faithful, he apologized and promised to do his best to make that happen.
● Amanda has NEVER apologized for her infidelity and continues to refuse to admit any responsibility for her actions. (Another thing that fandom hates Michael for)
● She never returned the promise to be faithful herself.
● She threatened to have Michael (husband, father of her children and soul provider) locked up.
● Despite the threats and the danger to her own life and those of her children, she went back to him.
● She’s made it abundantly clear that she doesn’t love him, while she still might care for him to some degree for history’s sake.
● She even says she was never interested in him to begin with, that she wanted the “other guy”. (Brad)
● It’s canon that she and Michael are no longer intimate.
● She knows the relationship is toxic.
● She knows the relationship puts her life (and those of her children) at risk.
So why does she go back to him?
It’s not because Michael is emotionally manipulative, she is not a vulnerable, or abused wife.
She already made steps to leave him for good. The only thing that has changed when she agrees to try again is Michael’s bank balance.
She goes back to him because of the money he’s started making again (post Vangelico) because money is her god and she’s dependent on him and no other reason.
If she wanted to leave him, she could! There is literally NO reason why she can’t walk out and divorce him. Witness Sec is no excuse. To divorce you need a marriage certificate and a cause to do so. The FIB should have provided one with their new identities, if they didn’t, then she’s legally only married to a dead man.
The kids are adults in their own right, and she has no problem finding other men, but other men aren’t as rich and controlled by guilt as her husband, are they?
Yes Michael is an complete asshole. Yes he’s a murdering, selfish scumbag who doesn’t care about anyone but himself, but guess what? Amanda is a massive gaping asshole too. The only difference between them is that she doesn’t have blood on her hands!
She cares about nothing but money, looking good and having sex with men who are better than her husband. She doesn’t even seem to care about her kids, or the impact her behavior has on them.
But of course, that’s all excusable because HE CHEATED FIRST.
Amanda is not “queen”. REPEAT. Amanda is NOT QUEEN. Amanda De Santa is a duplicitous hypocrite, who is as manipulative and avoidant as her vilified husband, that she (and fandom) claim to despise so much. She is guilty of dozens of the same behaviors as Michael and is not worthy of sympathy or respect, get your heads out of your ass!
You cannot paint Michael as Satan, while painting Amanda as a saint!
Their behavior in regards to their marriage and fidelity is practically identically. Stop hiding behind Michael’s crimes to demonize him and celebrate Amanda. It’s ridiculous!
Call me a woman hater, a anti feminist, label this a Michael defense post, or whatever helps you explain it but these haters are the facts. They are both assholes (who vocally hate each other) you can’t accept that of one and not the other!