just do everything you can't do on sb

  • *Candice Patton gets cast as Iris*
  • *People respond with gross, racist backlash immediately*
  • *Show airs*
  • *EVEN mORE racist backlash*
  • SB Shippers: I don't see Barry and Iris together, Idk she just doesn't deserve him. I don't like her, idk why. *Ignores continued racist backlash against Iris's casting*
  • WA Shippers: Actually, we see this a lot in many fandoms. The discomfort that people have with black female characters is all too common----
  • SB Shippers: UM. I'm not RACIST!!11! I JUST don't like her, am I not allowed to dislike a ship?? It's nothing to do with her RACE. Jeez! I just think she doesn't need a man. She's independent. She's his friend, end of. Plus, I think Danielle is prettier. Because of reasons.
  • WA Shippers: oh...k? But the "black best friend" and "strong black woman" are tropes that are harmful to black women and your dislikes concerning her character don't exist in a vacuum, as a content viewer, you may want to actively consider why you feel the way you do.
  • SB Shippers: GOD why does EVERYTHING have to be a ship war??? *continues to ignore racism toward Candice* Why can't we all be friends??? Peace, man. It's all love here.
  • *Someone tweets another racist tweet about Candice*