Unpopular opinion. I give it now.. and I'm done with all this.
I still love Grant Gustin. And I don’t think he’s racist — I mean, nothing proved he was racist to me..
Actually I think I love him more now after all this drama. Yeah he overreacted. But you know what kind of people overreact over something as insignificant and petty as a “delete it”? REAL PEOPLE! With real character flaws, who make real mistake. The kind of mistake anyone can do, including those who are bullying him right now.. or me — I would’ve definitely done the same!
You guys want a perfect white knight who does nothing wrong? GO WATCH A DISNEY MOVIE!
He’s real, he won’t try to conceal his imperfections just so ppl can love him. I wish more people were like him, stop their fake smiles just so fans can kiss their ass..
Also.. although I understand the frustration over “how he never defends Candice against racist slurs” — I mean, that would be great if he did — that’s not his job and Candice doesn’t need anyone to defend herself, does she?
But anyway, really.. Who does defend her? Don’t tell me anyone else in the cast, or producers, or any staff member, actually never saw those comments? They all found some time to praise Candice as an actress on social media or interviews - including Grant! - sending some love to her on twitter, asserting their affection for her.. But has anyone really responded to the racist comments, directly, for real? Has Candice ever done that herself? It seems to me, they all seem to ignore it.. Has anyone stopped to think that maybe, just maybe, they were told to ignore them?
It’s just an assumption, but I’m surprised everyone jumped on Grant for defending himself (HE DEFENDED HIMSELF!!), and never considered that possibility..
And that seems so weird to me that, this guy, who has no problem losing his sh*t online once in a while, could’ve been so fake about supporting Candice + our ship! He could’ve gone for the “all-white” ship, especially when all the social media was all about SB, acting like Candice was not the leading-lady. He could have. It’s not like he needed us to be popular — no offense. It’s not like the producers forced him to retweet anti-SB stuff for the sake of the show, that seems pretty unlikely.. If he was such a disgusting racist bastard, he could’ve just ditched us from the start and only stick with “his people”. But he didn’t… So yeah, I find it very hard to believe he’s a racist. I might be wrong, but nothing here proved me wrong. Plus, he and Candice seem to get along well enough, or at least respect each other. Or maybe, he and Candice might not be close friends, and therefore he might not have the basic instinct of defending her like he defends himself.. but hey, I’m not close with my white housemate girl, that doesn’t mean I hate all the white people!
And again, even if I’d love to see him go after the racist, it’s not his job. I see lots of people getting daily hate online, and they have friends who NEVER defend them..
But you, here this is Grant Gustin. And you know, it’s Candice. So he can’t allow himself that kind of behavior, like 90% of the global population.
What pisses me off here is not that some hate him. It’s just the bullying, the constant criticism towards him since yesterday.. which leads me to 3 points:
1- Coming from a fanbase who always fought against the endless hate towards a cast member, I find that both odd and funny
2- The whole thing happened yesterday.. Why is the tag still filled with that sh*t? Don’t you guys have a life, outside this drama? Go back to that, why can’t you just move on? Ok you hate him, shut up now!
3- What does it have to do with WA and why are all those posts on the WA tag? Double standard, again.. Still here, since day 1..
Anyway, Candice and Grant are still my faves on the cast, both as actors and people. I still love WestAllen like crazy. I will keep vidding them because I’ve got no reason to stop. I’ve got a few friends in this fandom, I will always care for them. And, if we forget about all the mess you’re making, I’ll always respect what you guys are fighting for and against.
But other than that, I AM DONE WITH THIS FANDOM. For real, this time. The tag no longer exists for me. You may unfollow me now, I don’t care. I’m tired of the endless drama with this fandom. I’m 25, real life stuff going on. I’m too old for that kind of crap. And I see it EVERYWHERE I GO. Plus, bullying a real person like most of you are doing right now, without any tangible proof.. Definitely not for me!