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“Yuuri being bi is not a matter of headcanon. He could be pan or demi too. But the fact that he’s attracted to more than one gender is not up for debate.”I’m going to have to disagree with you there again. It was shown in the first episode that yes, Yuuri had an admiration for Yuko. Admiration can easily be mistranslated into romantic feelings, especially considering Yuuri throughout the entire series is still trying to figure out who he is
Ok tumblr is not allowing me to do that trick where I can answer to multiple replies properly.
See, you cut off my reply before an important point. Yuko’s bio in the official website.
I’ve never seen that type of wording outside of romantic connotations.
Admiration argument. Why can’t it be both? He certainly admires Victor and nobody is going to argue that the evolution of his feelings was just confusion. So why is he confused only when it comes to Yuko? If, by the time episode 1 airs, he has realized his feelings for her were never romantic, what is he nervously about to confess before the triplets show up? Because the wording and set up are the same as the ones used in love confessions. Also if he had realized it was never romance, it would be weird for him to be wistful of a “what could have been”, which is indicated by him looking at the Nishigori family as thinking about how there were many things he tried to ignore while he was away. If they were never romantic, how is he able to skate Stammi Vicino for her in such a heartfelt way? Which isn’t to say he hasn’t moved on from the feelings by the time Victor happens.
Plenty of gay men and women admit to having so-called crushes on the opposite sex when they were younger
I addressed this argument here (x) but again - Yuuri is a fictional character whose creators made conscious decisions over all aspects of him and his story. He is fictional, so we, the audience have to work with what we’re shown on screen. And we’re never shown Yuuri reaching any kind of realization of the sort that he was gay all along and his feelings for Yuko meant nothing. He is never presented as being confused. All the evidence on screen is that Yuko was an object of Yuuri’s romantic affections, same as Victor. There is no evidence whatsoever that he was ever confused. That’s headcanon territory.
As for the girl he pushed away. Yuuri explained why he did that, why shouldn’t we take him at his word? Remember Yuuri is only ever an unreliable narrator when it comes to his own self worth. In the beach scene is when he first opens up to Victor, he has no reason to lie about why he pushed the girl away. Wanting physical contact with someone or not is not indicative of level of attraction. Later in the series Yuuri has no problem hugging Sara, who is not only a girl but a girl who has actively flirted with him before the hug.
I think anyone can headcanon as they please, especially if the headcanons hold a personal meaning to them. Don’t let canon stop you. But canon is still canon and should be addressed. If I’m going to analyze the series I’m going to look at what canon presents me with and work from there. Are there things that are up to interpretation? Yes, but interpretation must be based on canon evidence. Evidence suggests Yuuri had a crush on Yuko. Evidence suggest he later falls in love with Victor. He is not shown doubting his feelings in any case. If anything he is often confused about his relationship with Victor but that doesn’t change the fact that he is love with him.