Let me start off by saying I don’t watch Supergirl and I’ve only seen a little bit of it here and there. I know of Supercorp and after ALL the things I’ve posted on Tumblr, even I know there has been MAJOR wlw undertones with Supergirl and Lena Luthor so this is my take on today’s problem with the Supergirl cast.
First off, it is really messed up to knock down young (and adult) LGBTQIA fans because you think it’s funny. You think the fact that fans, after seeing a season of undertone, shipping these two characters is funny. And if you think that something is wrong with you. Fans can ship whoever they want. This is what fans do. For example, I’m not a Hollence shipper, but I’m not going to put down the Carmilla fans who are because you can choose who you want to ship either canon or not.
My second problem is, this is a bunch of straight people. This is a cast of straight people laughing at young (and adult) LGBTQIA fans who ship Supercorp. This is why straight people bother me. “Obama passed gay marriage so it’s easy to be gay now.” I think a lot of straight people honestly think being gay is the easiest thing in the world. Being gay is unbelievably hard. If you want know, seriously sit down with ONE person from the LGBTQIA community. We all have at least one story where our life has been a joke, where we have not felt safe and where we have been harassed for our orientation.
And guess what, there are young fans who watch this show who finally felt validated in their sexuality and you just laughed at ALL of them. You just belittled ALL of them because you think one ship is a funny joke that you can make fun of people for. What Jeremy (I don’t know his last name) did is disgusting. Melissa acting like it was the funniest thing she ever heard is disgusting.
So I’m sorry for all the Supercorp fans who felt betrayed today. You are valid and you are better and stronger than the people in this cast. You ship who you want to ship and be proud of who you are.