other than it being ahistorical i don’t like retroactively applying queer theory to figures of the past who meshed between the lines of normativity and non-conformity because it’s way more interesting to look at how their lives emerged in a way that is consistent to their cultural time period. it shows potential and uniqueness and the social relations of the time and it can be seen as a precursor to what kind of embodiments are to arise in the years afterward.
*sticks leg out* so hypersexualizing chowder isn’t the be-all-end-all way to combat his infantilization and desexualization both in canon and fandom. while you can, i’m not stopping you from saying “wow chris chow has sex and sometimes he’s the nastiest mf’ker in a ninety mile radius” but it would help, you know, if y’all treated asian characters, characters of color in general, as nuanced as hm, idk, white characters? versus thinking that you can solve this larger issue that has permeated specifically western society since they first heard of asia lmao by simple cancellation.