like 'i don't need no man' but actually she doesn't

Double standard issue #3649
  • fat guy in a film: i like you
  • girl he likes: ew go away
  • fat guys' friends: bruh don't let it get you down... you're great man you gon get her... just do your thing, she's stupid if she doesn't want you
  • fat guy: *makes up a plan to change the girls' mind* *stubborn about his methods for puns* *stays absolutely the same*
  • girl he likes: wow i was wrong how stupid of me he's actually hot
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  • fat girl in a film: i like you
  • boy she likes: ew go away
  • fat girls' friends: giiirl you need a makeover and a diet and some new clothes and you need to work on your manners and act more decent and shave your legs and maybe then he will like you, of course he doesn't want you if you look like this
  • fat girl: *stars in a 10 minute makeover scene with eye of the tiger playing in the background* *loses weight* *gets a haircut* *basically changes her whole appearance and attitude*
  • boy she likes: well NOW i can be seen with you i guess
  • *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*