I know other people are giving their opinion on this whole Gemma situation but I wanted to know yours? Among other problematic things about it - the language and target group, it just gave me a lot of anxiety and I was really upset by it. I like Gem a lot but honestly it gave me some doubt because I just don't understand why she constantly speaks out to debunk 'theories' as she said. She's kind of an extension of Harry in some ways and I guess I'm just wondering why she would.
2. (please no one attack me for me an anti or troll - I’m not. I’m a larry. I do my best to stay firm in what I believe but I struggle when there’s constant stuff thrown at us to make us doubt and I find it really upsetting.
First of all, she doesn’t “constantly” debunk theories, she responds to Larry-related comments about once a year, the fandom has a fit, then everything goes back to normal.
Second, I keep seeing all these posts about what she said, but no one seems to be talking about what the original trigger for all of this was. I haven’t seen it myself, but there was ONE post that crossed my dash that said that her reply “Are you mental?!” was in response to someone commenting that an IG post of hers “proves Larry.” Since I can’t confirm that’s the fact, I’m hesitant to report it as one, but it’s also the ONLY thing I ever saw talking about what she was responding to, so my answer assumes that’s true.
So did anyone, even once, think that she specifically meant that as a response to someone claiming an entirely unrelated IG post “proves Larry”? That it wasn’t an attack on Larries or Larry, but on that one particular thing? That thing that she just last month wrote an article about saying how annoying it was?
And then people went on the attack, as they do, and she tried - and failed - to defend herself without actually talking about Larry.
I get why people are mad and I agree that she should have just eyerolled out of there, blocked or deleted the comment and moved on. But I also get that she is fucking tired of all of those responses on every one of her posts. The “LARRY IS REEEALLL!!!” commenters are extremely annoying. I want to block them all too. That said, they’re also harmless and should be ignored, but all of us have days when little things seem much bigger than they are.
Gemma is human, she got annoyed and responded to an unnecessary comment using a common, if inappropriate, UK phrase.
I think it’s much ado over a big ball of nothing. Sorry.
shoutout to my boy Jamie (go follow him!! He’s great @cupidchokeholds ) for being wonderful as always. I know this isn’t much but… I love you sm okay & you are one of the best people I know so please please don’t ever let your confidence and self esteem be knocked by people who don’t matter and thrive off hate. There are too many people like that in the world & I hope by showing a little love and appreciation to each other we can combat this. I just wanted to say something because honestly you are brilliant & I hope you never change for anyone… be you as always, the best version of yourself you can ever be. I love you man💖