i’ve been inspired to make this post by some things i’ve seen recently regarding dislike for some characters.
it’s okay to dislike someone!! not every character is going to appeal to you and that’s alright! everyone is different in regards to what they’re attracted to (romantically or platonically) and what they aren’t. whats NOT okay is making nasty and hateful comments about that character.
i’m not saying it’s not okay to dislike a character because that is 100% within your right. but there’s seriously no need to make that dislike known with toxicity and nastiness. there are members of this fandom who may really love that character and content creators (writers, visual artists, ect) who put a lot of effort into making things about or inspired by that character. it’s upsetting to see so much love for a character in one post and then scroll down to see that same character getting called names or being made fun of in really hateful ways. it’s disheartening to those who love / are inspired by / relate to that character.
from what i’ve seen, everyone in this fandom is exceptionally kind and supportive (save for those racist anons). i think we have the potential to make this little corner of the internet a safe and accepting place (because god knows how few of those there are) where everyone can gush about the things they love without having to see other people stepping on it. and i think we can do that by being a little more respectful of each other’s interests. 💖
Allura twisted her wrist out of Shiro’s grasp, laughing uncontrollably at his attempts to slow her down as they raced down the long castle corridor.
“You can’t beat an Altean at her own game! Nice try, mithnir,” She taunted, narrowly avoiding another one of his side-swipes.
“Who are you calling a mithnir, you mithnir?” Shiro grinned from ear to ear and his fingertips brushed her waist before she darted once more out of his reach. Allura bit off her giggle at the misinterpretation and put on another burst of speed. The two sped past the training room, where the other sparring paladins stopped short in bewilderment.
Pidge peered out the doorway, “Are they calling each other… cuties?”