This post is going to be a mess of jumbled thoughts but I’m feeling salty…
If you are anti-Otayuri and have ever once uttered something along the lines of “18 year olds are adults, minors (everyone 17 and younger) are children; ships between adults and minors are ALWAYS wrong,”…
…and now with the reveal that Keith is 18, you’re like “uM WELL he’s barely an adult, so it doesn’t count and Klance is okay”…
…and if you have “don’t follow me if you support adult/minor ships” on your byf pages and still ship Klance after now knowing that Keith is an 18 year old adult…
… then you are a Grade-A Hypocrite.
You can’t pick and choose when a ship is okay and when it’s not.
Why is 18 year old Keith still a teenager, okay to be shipped with 17 year old Lance? But 18 year old Otabek is a grown-ass adult, who cannot be ship with 16 year old Yurio because it’s “pedophilia”?
(spoiler alert: it’s not pedophilia, neither ship is, but that’s another rant for another post)
And don’t pull the “Otayuri has a bigger age gap than Klance” crap on me. I see some of y’all don’t ship LeoJi as well. Y’all may not be outright anti-LeoJi, but I’ve seen many of y’all say “it’s ‘iffy’ to me because of the age gap.” Freakin LeoJi, who are 17 and 19, who, when you look at their birthdays, have a 1 year and like 5 months age difference. Y’all say it’s iffy because Leo is a grown ass 19 year old and Guang Hong is still a literal child of 17. Okay, sure.
I also wanna call out anti-Otayuri people who ship Sara and Mila (because there are a lot of you, I see you). Sara’s 22 and Mila is 18, just keep that in mind.
Now with the new age reveal for VLD, shippers are saying that, by your own anti logic, that Sheith is fine because Keith is 18, he’s an adult, it’s totally fine for him to date another adult like Shiro, right? And you’re turning it around saying “oh but it’s still creepy for a 25 year old to date an 18 year old because 18 year olds are still teenagers!!”
Why is it okay to ship 18 year old Mila with a 20-something-year-old, but not okay to ship 18 year old Keith with a 20-something-year-old? Hm?
None of these ships are wrong. None of these ships are gross. None of these ships are pedophlia because none of these characters are pre-pubescent.
You don’t like Otayuri or Sheith because the age gap make you uncomfy? Cool, that’s fine. But stop harassing shippers and calling them pedophile apologists.
I’m just pointing out your hypocrisy by using your own anti logic on ships that you do like/ship, such as Klance and Sara/Mila.
You don’t like certain ships (Otayuri and Sheith), so you had to make up some BS reasons to vilify the ships you hated. Then when we shippers use that exact same logic on you, you’re doing these mental gymnastics to make your ship Safe and Okay, but the Gross Ships and still Gross somehow for some reason.
Do you antis not see your own hypocrisy? Your lack of self-awareness is astounding, I gotta say.
Don’t like your own medicine? Maybe you should think long and hard about all the times you have harassed and bullied Otayuri and Sheith/Shaladin shippers, telling them to choke or rot in hell or kill themselves, accusing them of pedophilia, etc, the list of your crap goes on and on.
Harassed real life people. And all for what? Fictional ships? Ships from an anime and a cartoon. Get a grip, people.
Marinette stared up at the gates of the water park, smelling pool chlorine and feeling the scalding sunlight, and thought about the certain doom that awaited her on the other side of those gates.
“…Just a few more minutes?” she begged weakly. Just a little bit more and surely, surely she could do this.
She could walk in and see Adrien in a bathing suit and not fall flat on her face.
Every inch of her was begging to charge headlong in — to go see Adrien shirtless in all his glory — but the little voice of self-preservation in the back of her head knew better: if she walked in now, she would die, plain and simple.