The beautiful thing about fandoms that leave characters’ appearances open to interpretation is that you can get a beautiful variety of character designs~! Race, fashion, hair, skin, build, gender / sex, physical quirks, etc. Variety is amazing! It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s a lovely way to share ideas and artistic expression with your fellow fans who love the characters just as much as you do. <3
That’s why it makes me so sad when I see people bashing other people’s headcanons. What’s accusing someone of ableism / transphobia / racism / etc when they don’t agree with one of your headcanons gonna do? It’s gonna estrange factions of the fandom from one another. It’s gonna make people feel ashamed and/or hurt. It’s pointless and mean to harass people over their headcanons, and it’s sometimes detrimental to the fandom as a whole.
Embrace each other and thrive in variety & creativity, friends. Don’t let our differences in ideas get in the way of celebrating our passions.