So lately I have seen a lot of in-fighting between various ‘ship factions’ and such amongst the fandom, which despite the fact I don’t approve, I have no control over. However I have seen some try to bring these fights to the cast and crew of the show, and it has never gone down well. I would just like you all to step back for a moment and think about where you are. This is just a show. Yes you care deeply about these ships and characters, and there are valid issues and worries that should be addressed, but petty fighting and attacking will do us no good. Especially not when it gets to the point that a cast member feels alienated and as if part of a witch hunt to the point that they seclude themselves from the fan base.
If feel it is as a good time as any to remind all you that the cast and crew are PEOPLE and despite how much you might think it, they do not owe us anything. As much as you might think you are owed the ships you seek for whatever reason, the decision lays purely in the hands of the crew and we must respect their choices and decisions, regardless of our view on them. Your ships may happen, they may not. Either way it is no one’s “fault” as it is not a problem. If the crew wish to interact with the fandom that is up to them, but this does not mean that we are guaranteed or owed any say in the show. We certainly aren’t entitled to starting a barrage of blaming and attacks on the crew. This does nothing and is not productive in any way. It’s time for a reality check.
If you don’t like the show, leave it.
If you have criticisms, express them respectfully.
If you are interacting with members of the show, remember that they are people.