Well, I don’t know why I’m making this post but I’ll do it anyway.
Guys, I understand everyone is hyper about the kiss between Apple and Darling and I’ve seen people complaining and cheering or even saying they are canonically gay so I’m going to give you a piece of my mind.
Let’s first remember that Ever After High is a show for children and they have parents that aren’t always reasonable. Keeping that in mind we need to remember the reaction of lots of parents to LGBT+ appearances in kids show, there was complaining and I remember reading that Good Luck Charlie was cancelled due to showing two leasbian mom’s, just showing (idk if it’s true but you’ve got my point, right?)
That’s why I think it was played as CPR and no one addressed it in the rest of the episode. I think they let things open like this to see people reaction and to adopt the response that brings more public (c’mon it’s still a show to sell dolls). I think it was a brilliant marketing strategy because polemic brings public and public equals more dolls sold.
But we can’t ignore that in Snow White story only Love’s First Kiss/True Love’s Kiss etc can wake
Apple White. So what options does Mattel have?
1- It was friends love:
Yes, they can pull that because it’s a real thing and it’ll make homophobics step back. If Mattel gets a lot of shit for showing a “lesbian” couple they can pull that and go safely with the show.
2- The intention of Darling was different from Daring’s:
Also a good possibility to escape homophobes. Daring didn’t seemed focused on waking Apple and seemed there for the show, on the other hand the
purpose of Darling was waking Apple up so it would fit the scene.
Now we get on the ones I like…
3- Darling is a lesbian/in love with Apple:
There isn’t any part of the story that says it needs to be mutual love and even if Darling hasn’t showed a
love interest in Apple she still could be in love deep down.
4- Apple is a lesbian/in love with Darling:
It would explain a lot more than the argument above why Daring couldn’t wake Apple up. If she’s a lesbian no man’s kiss would wake her up and that explain why Darling, the one Charming
, could wake her up.
5- They are destined to be a couple:
This would fit everything, Apple being a lesbian and fulfilling her destiny as Snow White. It’s also the one that follows best the original story and we could hope to see more lesbian moments (bringing more space to LGBT+ characters).
So long story short:
They let it open to see the best way to continue the show and I hope it has the gays in it.
Me: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the biggest baddest artist of them all?
Mirror: That is Catrine De Mew, not you.
Cerise Wolf: Let it go! Let it go!
Me: I just wanted to be the best EAH artist there ever was! T_T
Yea…. I should probably go to bed, I get weird when I am up late, plus this heat wave isn’t good for me… But I just had to get out this sketch at least… I just keep imagining Cerise singing Let it go from Frozen….so much that I want to make an animation of it ><