Wait Melissa's sister isnt straight? where did you hear that? also im so tired of all the Melissa is a lesbophobe nonsense. How is there any proof to support that claim other than her laughing along to a joke a co star made? she didnt even realize that the joke came off as homophobic and insensitive to people ugh.
Well her sister Jessica has a twitter, and:
Plus, from what she tweets, it was just kinda obvious that she likes women and men??? Honestly don’t know where these people got the impression that she’s straight.
As for if Melissa is homophobic, I’ve talked about this subject quite a bit. (Here’s a breakdown of why I don’t think the initial event was actually homophobic at all, as a glance into the conversations I’ve been having and where about I stand.)
But you’re right.
The only reason Katie later (after laughing at the joke along with everyone else, initially) emphasized validation of supercorp shippers (something for which Melissa showed strong agreement with, and something Katie mentioned that they had already privately talked about being a positive thing before) was likely because she has first hand experience with f/f shippers who deal in subtext and knows, because of what they told her, how personally important it is to us.
She recognized that it was insensitive.
But even Katie didn’t think it was homophobic, or she wouldn’t have laughed in the first place.
But I think it should be noted that people are throwing around the word “lesbophobe” ‘lightly’.
For people who are actually fans of Melissa and would care if Melissa were homophobic, there’s no way to take this lightly. But the majority of people who are engaging in this casual meme-ifying of ‘melesbophobe’ are Katie fans, some of which who are prepared to jump ship for the first sign of another female character she can play off of. (*cough* reigncorp *cough*)
But it’s possible that many don’t actually think that Melissa is homophobic.
One person I talked to who called her a homophobe said that they didn’t really think she was. But they were doing it anyway.
I’ve seen people say that Melissa is homophobic but that she’s hot/they’d fuck her anyway. I don’t know about you, but if I genuinely think that someone is homophobic??? I’m no longer attracted to them?????? So I doubt these people really believe she’s homophobic, either.
It’s likely a move done out of anger.
They know Melissa isn’t homophobic, but they call her it anyway, because they’re mad at her and want to get back at her. They could care less how she or her fans feel or if it’s actually accurate in any way.
I’d also wager that some people think that others truly think she’s homophobic, so if they still like her in some way or wanna reblog something about her, they have to first call her homophobic so as not to be accused of thinking the wrong thing.
So many don’t want or need proof that she’s homophobic or even a sound argument for it, cause it’s all just one big joke to them. And they don’t have to stop making this joke even though it’s incorrect, cruel, and hurts queer people who are actually fans of Melissa, because they can use their own hurt as an excuse, their supposed moral rightness as a shield.
They’re like a king claiming divine righteousness in their actions while—if the people don’t wish to challenge the application of the belief system itself—all anyone else can say is, “yeh but ur being a dick.”
Personally, I’m of the “cutting people’s heads off for little crimes is dumb idc if god said it’s okay” vein, across the board.