Hey, just saw your post about the "understated" reunion and you brought up the "destiel doesn't exist" thing and I just wanted to get your thoughts on that real quick. If the writing is continuing to straddle the line where destiel is becoming more and more canon, why do you think Jensen would have said that? It only fired up the antis and gave them a mantra to chant. It also makes Jensen come across as UNWILLING and that just looks bad. Whenever I think about him saying that I lose hope... :(
:( try not to lose hope hun.
I know it’s difficult. Especially when the anti’s are such assholes and literally use it constantly rather than providing actual evidence in the text to back up Jensen’s claim.
All you have to really remind yourself of is that fact that Jensen doesn’t watch the show, often gets things very wrong, and blurts out nonsense when he is uncomfortable. I watched that moment and listened to the asker and Jensen appears very uncomfortable throughout that panel. (Then again I always think he seems uncomfortable in J2 panels at creation cons. They attract a different crowd and the tone is always quite clear.). The asker’s tone was entirely defensive from the start which may or may not have been nerves, but it rubbed Jensen the wrong way. He has never been comfortable with shipping asks and one reason could be that he knows he can’t talk about it. He’s not very good at making things up on the spot or diverting questions.
However. One thing I like to believe, not that I have any real proof, is that Jensen got called up for saying that. We know through Misha that TPTB will call the stars up on things if they think they have said something they shouldn’t have said. Misha got in lots of trouble for saying the show was misogynistic that one time for instance.
I would also direct you to practically every con and PR moment and Jensen’s social media SINCE the “Destiel doesn’t exist” moment. Because Jensen has apparently changed his mind. The few times it’s been brought up since he’s smiled, laughed, flirted, played along and joked about himself. Jared as well has upped his shipper game HARD to prove he is totally cool with it. They are constantly validating us and proving the anti’s wrong by repeating over and over again how much they love Misha and how important Cas is and Jensen’s whole demeanor on the subject and anything even loosely related to the subject has drastically changed. There has been a huge upsurge in destiel positivity from the cast since that moment and it seems far too much to me to be a coincidence.
This is all just speculation and conspiracy theory of course but I dunno, the ‘destiel doesn’t exist’ thing doesn’t bother me. I don’t care what Jensen thinks. He thinks Dean only likes classic rock and nothing else. Canon tells us otherwise. He has recently admitted that he isn’t so much like Dean anymore, that Dean isn’t who Jensen thought he was (or something like that, don’t quote me on it).
At the end of the day Jensen doesn’t know the show or the characters half a well as he might lead us to believe. He doesn’t even watch it properly! Whereas canon has given us so much evidence of destiel that even the GA are sitting up and noticing and its causing the anti’s to cry and rage quit and have toddler tantrums much to the delight of many of us. They don’t call us delusional anymore after all. Nope. Now they say the show is pandering to us. Yeah. Cos they SEE IT.
So the statement “Destiel doesn’t exist” is factually inaccurate. It does exist. it exists here on tumblr, on twitter, in the minds of millions of fans, for the cast and crew - who talk about it on social media, and most importantly, it exists within the show. Because if it didn’t exist, we wouldn’t be here talking about it to begin with.
Jensen was just having a bad day and a bad moment. Do not hold him to those words, because time will prove him wrong.