Look, despite being a SuperCorp shipper, I never actually thought they would become a thing. It was just one of those ships that I liked because of the great chemistry and if they never happened then at least I could enjoy their scenes together and read some fanfiction. I’ve had a lot of these ships over the years.
But even I cringed when they dashed the shipper’s hopes for a joke. People put a massive amount of emotional energy into this ship, whether or not I or anyone else actually thought it would happen. That’s a lot of feelings that they treated like a huge joke, like something to laugh at.
While I don’t think that was their intention at all, that’s still how it appeared. On top of them ignoring all negative criticism for the show, pushing Mon-El ahead despite how widely hated he is, relegating the black male lead to a support character behind the white male lead they brought on to replace him, and invalidating Kara’s entire relationship with James in season 1, this has become a melting pot of bad decisions.
I think this might just tip the scales. With the whole Clexa thing, we’ve seen what happens when a lot of very hurt and determined LGBT shippers bond together to send a message.
And what I’m seeing on social media right now is almost exactly the same thing I saw when Lexa died. We all know what happened there.