get this - a Thai show about gay love refused to cast gay men in the roles of gay men (I know, unbelievable)
they (the organizer of the show) released a statement saying that they were searching only for straight actors because they felt they would fit the roles (of gay men) better
not only did they basically admit that they’re not creating their series for anyone but straight fangirls by saying something like that (because they can still ship themselves with the straight actors even if they somewhat or completely believe in their OTPs), they’ve also used a really popular, openly gay rising actor, Newyear Kitiwhut (part of an internet-famous Thai gay couple) to draw attention, only to drop him in the final stages of auditions (he brought in a lot of fans and supporters to the show by auditioning)
it also shows that they don’t really care about the content they are creating and the story they are telling, just the popularity of it (even if the organizer of the show is gay himself, he still only wanted straight men to play the roles)
you can read the full translation of the statement here + the opinion of the person who translated, which is also on point
im literally SO excited for harrys music ive never wanted to hear something so bad in my life my skin is itching with anticipation my heart feels like it could come out of my mouth any second my palms are sweaty i physically cannot wait any longer im on the brink of death when will harrys angelic voice put me out of my misery
k so i have approx 4 hours until this coffee wears off & i can go to sleep. that sounds like just enough time to fall in love, internally wrestle with some existential conflict regarding that love, break my own heart, and fall out of love again. who is keen?