to be frank it’s really fucking frustrating to me that just by liking snape as a character i’m immediately accused of condoning child abuse, being sexist, being racist, being gross, etc.
listen up kiddos!
even if snape was what fanon portrays him as - even if he is every inch as vile as we’re told he is by antis: a child abusing pedophilic fuckboy who only wanted to have sex with lily and cackled madly as he willfully sacrificed james and harry to voldemort so he could have her as his love slave…… even if all these fanon portrayals are true, liking him STILL wouldn’t make me, the fan, condone his actions. i don’t know when we started believing that liking certain characters - ESPECIALLY amoral/evil characters - meant condoning their less morally pure actions, but by god i can guarantee you it doesn’t. like….. i’m capable of recognizing the bad shit a character does and STILL finding them interesting/engaging/fun to read/even sympathetic.
(just a heads up: that’s writing good characters. that’s being a good writer. your villains SHOULDN’T be one-note fools who are stock cutouts of an Evil Person who bore me to tears. they should have motivations and personalities and desires and the things that make characters engaging and interesting. people SHOULD find your villains engaging even IF they don’t agree with their actions.)
it’s ridiculous to accuse every person who likes a character that does bad shit of personally condoning the bad shit they do. they’re fictional! fucking characters! despite what this hellsite tells you, most people are actually completely capable of telling fiction from reality.
i’m just…. so frustrated. policing who people are “allowed” to like in order to be “good fans” or even “good people” is bullshit.