You can't argue with some hardcore anidala stans, but I agree with you. It's gross. You are right, if they were both 10 then that would be fine. But Padme is a lot older. And you've gotta ask yourself, if the roles were reverses and Padme was the 9 year old and Anakin was the 14 year old, would shippers still see it as cutsey or would it be problematic?
Also, that person and their cult of followers are saying stuff like “han and leia have an age gap so…” Well Han and Leia fell in love when they were both adults. Pushing for romantic love between Anakin and Padme when they were children, especially knowing that at a point Padme was an adult and Anakin was still a minor, is disturbing and is not the same as Han and Leia when they were both adults.
They are, aren’t they? I’m too exhausted to look at their blog but they can say whatever they feel like to justify themselves. Han and Leia fell in love when she was 22-23 (ESB takes place three years after ANH, and there was no romantic subtext in Hanleia during ANH, only LukeLeia). According to this person, Anakin fell in love with Padmé when he was nine and later on they even assert that she loved him back. The ridiculousness of this claim … They tried to feed me some nonsense about psychology of children and pushing on me that they could fall in love and have relationships (citing a movie involving two TEN-YEAR-OLDS), not even realising how creepy they sound talking so in depth about a child loving a teenager. And instead of saying “I remember when I was 14″ they said that they apparently know adults with 14-year-old children …. which implies that they’re an adult within that age range (30+), ranting how they should be able to push romantic notions onto kids like Anakin. I’m 18 and I was 14 four years ago boo, and I find it creepy. Not to mention, this person had some ridiculous meta about how Ferus is the absolute devil and a huge bully to Anakin, although they’re both CHILDREN and Anakin is an unreliable narrator. Also, literally no one liked Ferus and talked about him behind his back, including Anakin. It’s like this person doesn’t know how children work!