Unable to respond directly, so, why? Because he’s a genuinely kind and passionate person who leads campaigns for mental health and advocates for equality? Or because the FICTIONAL character he plays gets in the way a FICTIONAL ship? As for the ‘fanboys,’ all of them I’ve interacted with are very lovely people, who don’t use their platform to attack the cast or fandom or writers. I’ve been supporting his work back since his days on TVD, and I value his happiness over a show/character he plays, & what with all the constant harassment I wonder if he is happy. No hate here, I’m genuinely curious to see if you have an unbiased response without intention of spreading more negativity.