You know, sometimes I'm wondering if this is even Mackenzie hate. At times it looks much more as Sam hate. I mean, Sam has said last summer that certain people are hurting his feeling when they attack Mackenzie. They didn't stop. And then he asked twice to stop on Mackenzie's account and still nothing. They jump at every opportunity to hate on Sam. Everything is always his fault.
You make a good point, anon. One of the first things I noticed when I started researching shipping last summer was the amount of hate toward Sam on the main shipper Twitter accounts. It kind of stunned me. It was the typical roller coaster where they gushed when he posted something shippery then was attacked when he interacted with Shatner or was seen publicly with Mac (or was just in the same city). He was attacked when he said people’s posts were hurting him. I mean the guy really can’t win and that’s because he is not their puppet. They want him with Cait because they identify with her. To some shippers they are Cait (Claire). It’s why they don’t want to see Jamie with Laoghaire and Geneva and why they hate Frank. They are the same ones who want the tv show to be Jamie and Claire wake up and have sex. Jamie and Claire go out and have a short adventure then come back and have more sex. Jamie or Claire gets in trouble and one is rescued by the other then they have sex again. It’s a tween’s idea of adult romance.
The bottom line is that Sam is a genuine good guy. Everyone who knows him or has worked with him says this. He still has his friends from way back before he was famous. He keeps his promises (ask Adam Sigal). He gives his time to MPC, Bloodwise and to the Youth Arts Theatre. He is the main PR arm of the tv show with his Twitter and Instagram. And now he appears to have found someone special to share his life and his interests. What’s not to like?