The amount of people getting mad in the tags about your traitor theory recently makes me laugh cus if they didnt actually start to believe it theyd just dismiss it with no comment. Your arguements so powerful!
I’m cool with people hating on my theory. People can give whatever opinion they want as long as they’re not hurting anyone else. That’s what free speech is all about.
I can understand the backlash and the need to attack and be against the traitor theory. Kirishima is such a beloved character that me bringing up the idea of him being the traitor feels like I’m attacking their beloved character personally. I love Kirishima too and don’t want him to be the traitor. I can understand why the traitor theory would appear distasteful.
That being said, I get bothered when people are against others who bring up the possibility of Kirishima being the traitor. When my traitor theory was first released, there were people shunning others who brought up the theory. People were acting like I was bullying Kirishima or saying something offensive. They were saying stuff like “I don’t respect anyone who thinks Kirishima might be the traitor.” Don’t worry. The backlash wasn’t too bad. The worst it got was a one person calling me stupid, another telling me to delete myself, and someone saying they wanted to stab me. XD I laughed those comments off, and the backlash died down.
The backlash still really surprised me though. If people read my theory, then they would notice I’m only bringing up the possibility of Kirishima being the traitor, not accusing him. Furthermore, I make it clear I don’t want him to be traitor. Some fans need to chill.
If someone has a harmless opinion you disagree with, you can attack and argue against the opinion as much as you want. I do that all the time, but don’t attack or demonize people who have that opinion. I hate seeing internet comments of people shunning others for having a harmless opinion they disagree with.
This is a very personal issue for me because in the last fandom I was heavily involved with, some friends and I were shunned by the fandom for making fan content they didn’t like. I know a few of artists who were afraid to share their artwork because they were worried that their art would upset fandom. One artist even got death threats for making controversial art. I don’t write fanfiction anymore because when I did, I wrote a controversial fic portraying Stockholm Syndrome, making a point to show how bad it is, and the fandom as a whole got together and shunned me, even went as far as making fun of me and making up lies about me. I received PMs from people saying they hated the way the fandom attacks people for having certain opinions or ships. It was really gross overall, and a group of people and I had to get away from that fandom. We knew if we shared one unpopular opinion, we’d get hate.
Fandom: everyone is valid uwu everyone is unique and special, what you do is so important, love yourself uwu you are great, stay hydrated!
Person: I have an opinion some people may not like.
Fandom: HOW DARE YOU HAVE THAT OPINION! THAT OPINION IS TOXIC AND IT OFFENDS A GROUP OF PEOPLE. YOU SHOULD REALLY DELETE YOURSELF YOU LITTE SHIT uwu
Person: OMG all this hate. I guess I will become inactive…
Fandom: yay we fought the bully uwu honestly everyone felt so triggered by that meanie, stay hydrated!
Yeah, sorry for the rant. You didn’t ask for that anon. Maybe I’ll delete this.
The BNHA fandom has been nicer and certainly more tolerant of different opinions, which I appreciate. So thanks for that.