since i’ve seen a lot of controversy about michael saying the f-slur at the show last night, i’m just going to let you guys know that the word isn’t intended to be offensive in the song. it’s meant to prove a point. it’s meant to aid to a powerful statement. it is NOT intended to offend anyone, or to name-call a specific group of people. it’s meant to get your attention. (x)
Seriously, there cannot be a discourse over a “fact” that doesn’t actually exist. The assumption that Shiro is somehow 20+ is one that the fandom has convinced itself of - but it’s just that: an assumption. The producers of the show have stated that Shiro is in the same age group as the rest of the team, or a teenager. That means at most he is 19, which is very likely not 5 years older than Keith, where it then would be as problematic as this fandom seems to think.
It’s fine if the ship doesn’t suit your taste, or doesn’t have enough evidence for you, or just isn’t aesthetically appealing. Whatever.
I am not saying that a huge age difference between these characters would not be problematic. It certainly would be. The people that ship Sheith under the impression that there might be such an age difference might be considered problematic, but I don’t ship shame personally.
Regardless, I am saying that that issue does not actually apply to this ship.
Plus, why would the main producer of the show and Shiro’s VA show clear support for a ship if it is presumably a pedo one? Think.
TL;DR? Get your head out of your ass and get your facts together before you attack/throw shade at people and a ship for something that isn’t actually true.
Seriously guys, don’t bandwagon just because a few people are misinformed. Be better. Don’t cause non-existent discourse over something w/o evidence first.
At the very least, keep your discontent out of the tag.
[Edit] For those of us that ship Sheith - hell, even those of you that don’t or prefer Klance - please spread this like wild fire. This information will have to spread if we are going to clear this up. We all have to do our part.