What I’ve realized from all the Mor drama is that the sjm fandom is ultimately worse than her writing. Like yes, obviously she has major issues, but there are plenty of fandoms out there that make the characters more diverse and multiship and criticize their creator when they’re screwing up! But the sjm fandom just screams at everyone who doesn’t ship what they ship and literally makes the characters less diverse. There are edits of white Sorscha, white Nehemia, and white Nesryn. Don’t believe me? They’re some of the top posts on their tags. And now Sarah’s trying to get better! She made Mor a lesbian main character! And what does the fandom do? They hide behind “I do want LGBT+ rep!” and then say they wish it hadn’t happened. If you really support rep, word your posts differently. Look at what you’re saying because “Mor just doesn’t seem gay,” and “I wish she could be bi so she could be with Azriel” looks extremely homophobic. If you say “I wish sjm had gone about making her a lesbian differently, maybe give her a relationship so it doesn’t seem like tokenism” then I get that! And I agree! It is tokenism, and it is crappy, but if the only time you criticize sjm’s work is when she creates a lesbian, then sorry, you might have some homophobia in you. The only support I see for Mor is on anti blogs. If the antis are kinder to a good character than the fandom, there’s obviously a fucking issue with the fandom! And there are a few cool people in here, so I encourage you all, wipe out anything that disrespects Mor. Create women to date her. Write fics about her and Feyre or Nesta or Amren or anyone. Don’t let Mor be forgotten by the people who only care about their hetero ship becoming canon.
And to the people who are suddenly critical of sjm because they ship moriel: If you’re going to be mad at this, be mad at it for the right reasons. If you say its forced, you better recognize all the other things in sjm’s work that are far more forced than Mor’s sexuality. And if you can’t do either of those things, Fuck. Off.