We’re recycling the ‘stop replacing Lance with Matt’ discourse?? Alrighty then. I’ve dealt with this discourse once, and I’ll do it again. The last time you guys did this, you’ve actually hurt a lot of feelings of people that did absolutely nothing wrong for deciding to love a single character. I just don’t get why you guys police this fandom so much. It isn’t your fandom to control, you’re not the founder, you’re not some high and mighty person who can just tell people that a character shouldn’t be liked. You can’t just tell people what and what not to do. That isn’t how a fandom should work. Because people are allowed to like whatever goddamn character they want. They can choose their favorite character, and it isn’t your decision to tell people which character they have to like. Matt Holt is just one character that people decided to start liking, and you should just accept that some people decided to add him to their favorite’s list.
Listen, just let me tell you that you should just accept the fact that people can like the characters they want. There’s no justifiable reason why you’re attacking them if they just want to choose a different character to love. That’s none of your business about which character a person can devote their time to writing and caring about. It isn’t that big of a problem, and it shouldn’t be treated as a problem just because you’re not seeing the character you want that much.
Matt is a side character, Lance is a paladin of Voltron. He’s going to get all the attention he deserves, but you should just understand that people are allowed to change their minds on things. Because one, you are not their mothers. Two, you’re not their gods. Three, it is not your place to tell a person what they should do.
Thanks for coming to my ted talk.