Why are there people who like Hux? I don't understand;;
I could give you a one word answer, but I’m kind of fired up today, so here’s a more detailed explanation:
Transformative fandom has been dominated by slash for decades. Over the last decade, it’s become even more dominant, as the Original Female Character has been eviscerated to the point of near non-existence (but I digress).
Slash fandom as we know it is migratory. When something new comes along, slash fandom looks for the characters who can be the new OTP. These two characters usually fit a pattern: They’re both male, both white, and have a certain dynamic. The dynamic usually includes what @wildehack coined as the “Fanon ghost,” a completely fanon character who is projected on a minor character in order to pair him with the desired character.
The fanon ghost is a combination of fussy, straightlaced, and kinky, in contrast to the more emotional bad boy who centers the ships.
Hux is a minor character, but he is also the only young white guy with a name in the whole movie other than Kylo. And he can very easily be possessed by the fanon ghost for shipping purposes.