what happened with the sg cast and sc was gross but now there's a wave of 'respect all fans' when bellarke fans have been dealing with this shit (pun intended) for years? where were the calls for respect then? guess we always gotta prioritize the feelings of white women huh
i do think all fans should be respected and i definitely think that they could have handled it better but you’re right.
‘bellarke is just another str8 ship’- it’s a ship between a bi woman and moc. interracial ships are always treated lesser than white m/f ships. interracial ships are always ‘oh they’re just friends/ they’re like brother and sister/ it’s platonic’ even when there is explicit romantic subtext (’love is weakness’ has been an theme since s2 and bellamy has been said to be clarke’s weakness again and again. bellamy risked his life to try and find her, clarke in turned bargained her life to save him. look at all the nuzzling and face caresses, look at the fact that clarke continues to call him everyday for 6 years because it keeps her sane, look at the fact that they’re called the head and heart both on the show and off it, there is romantic subtext there even if you don’t ship it.)
last year at sdcc ejt called it shit and rolled her eyes at it and the moment was giffed a million times with some sets having more than 10k notes laughing at it. everyone calls the shippers delusional and crazy. eric goldman called bellarke fans tr*mp supporters and then hosted the sdcc panel this year. not to mention he’s the one who said that bellamy (a moc) made a mistake by freeing slaves and is apparently ‘irredeemable’ for doing so (lemme repeat that again, the moc is irredeemable for freeing slaves, some of which were child slaves). in the press room someone asked if we’re supposed to like bellamy. ejt likes to pretend that he doesn’t even exist in order to prop up a long over relationship because (and she publicly admitted this) ‘playing a queer character was good for her career wise’ and we all know that a bi girl dating a man means she’s no longer queer right.
if your pseudo feminism and social justice only applies to (white) queer ships while completely ignoring that interracial/ non white m/f ships are also treated like garbage, then you’re transparent. yeah, that was incredibly rude, but when you tell fans of interracial couples (who are queer/ poc/ qpoc themselves) to suck it up and make fun of it, that’s a problem too. preaching that you deserve respect while refusing to extend the same courtesy to other fandoms that are treated the same way is hypocritical