Have you heard about the Supercorp drama? What's your opinion on it?
I saw the uproar but haven’t watched the video or read the apologies of anything. So I’m not really going to offer up a direct opinion on that other than the same one I’ve had since the Glee days.
Any actor, writer, or creator talking about any fandom associated with their show should stay professional, don’t make any promises to fans about characters or stories because they will absolutely disappoint someone with the end result, and don’t belittle the fans. There’s a tactful way to handle things, and when you sign on for fame and being in the public eye–and sign up for twitter–you’d better damn well learn to mind your brand or just keep your mouth shut and stay off social media altogether.
On the flip side–sometimes fandom needs to step back from the social media too and remember to keep fandom things in the fandom. I’m an old dog from pre-twitter days, and some of the things I’ve seen said or shown to actors about shipping gives me severe secondhand embarrassment.
In any case, I hope the offending cast members understand how harmful what they did was to an entire group of their fans and learn from the experience. And assuming they do, fandom should remember that people can fuck up majorly but still learn to be better.
Ultimately, I feel like maybe we shouldn’t be putting so much faith in actors and writers to validate our existence–because chances are, they will always disappoint us in some way when they fail to live up to the expectations we place on them. I’m not saying we shouldn’t continue to be vocal about wanting more representation in the shows we watch because we absolutely should, but there are so many creators who are trying to be diverse and inclusive in less problematic ways, and the absolute best way to get our message across is to support those projects, whether they are on major networks or niche cable channels or youtube or netflix and stop supporting shows that are doing it wrong.