Here’s an unpopular opinion for all of you: Leave SE Hinton alone!!!
This harassment really needs to stop!!! Let’s really think about this for a second.This would not have escalated so badly if you would not bother and annoy her about what she says her OWN CHARACTERS are like. She’s responding rudely because y’all are annoying her half to death. When people are annoyed, they may not be so polite!!!! I totally get where she’s coming from because all this is getting on my last freaking nerve too!!! She wrote the book 50 YEARS AGO. She’s not going to suddenly change her characters’ personalities because some rude shippers want it their way. Yes I said rude, because that’s what a lot of you are being!!!
Ever heard of NOtps? Like when you even see something mentioned about your NOtps, you’re just like eeeww? I’ve never had so many NOtps in one fandom, and it must be even worse when you’re the one who created those characters. The Outsiders isn’t even about romance, it’s about brothers!!! “But in the book it says this!” Yeah, well you read it wrong! It’s called a platonic relationship. I mean honestly, according to you loons, two characters apparently can’t care about each other without being in love??? That’s not how things are!
Maybe some of you are going to unfollow because I’m defending SE Hinton and I’m coming of as rude too, but I’m really annoyed. If you’re a shipper that is rude to other fans and especially the actual author thinking of your ship as their NOtp, then go ahead and even block me if you want. I’m personally a fan of canon as stated by the author, because The Outsiders is such a wonderful book about 7 brothers who are great characters that I’ve been crazy about for more than 5 years. And if the book was actually the way some of you say it is, I would not have liked it.