Okay listen guys I have something to say

It has been said before but today this happened:

and it broke my heart.

Troye said he can barely read his mentions anymore. That’s not okay at all. This whole ship war is going way too far. We are supposed to encourage these people, send them our love, our support, not harass them. We are supposed to be a family, be nice with each other, not fight over irrelevant thing that after all aren’t any of our business. It’s not our job to decide who’s dating whoIf they wanted to share their love life with us, they would’ve done it. Will you stop supporting them just because they’re not dating who you wanted them to? They’re already sharing a huge part of their lives with the internet and it’s perfectly fine if they’re keeping some things to themselves. They deserve some privacy. Shipping is fun, but we must remember to be respectful at the same time. They’re gonna stop interacting with us if we keep going like this.

Honestly, I don’t care who they’re dating as long as they’re happy. Hell, Troye, Tyler or Connor could be dating each other or they could be dating Korey as far as I care. It’s not our decision to make and insisting on the matter is just stupid. Imagine how stressful and annoying must be to asked a thousand times a day who you’re dating.

So can we all just chill out, please? And maybe think twice before asking a question that might bother them? Let’s just end the drama and be nice, okay?

Jennifer Morrison on Ship Wars:

“I feel like part of the purpose of art is to move people to encourage them to feel things. And when I say ‘feel things,’ it’s not always good. Sometimes it’s good; sometimes it’s bad. Sometimes it’s scary; sometimes it’s heartwarming. Sometimes it’s romantic; sometimes it’s loss. There are all different ways of expressing that.

I have a very deep, deep respect for [Once Upon a Time creators] Eddy [Kitsis] & Adam [Horowitz]. I think they are incredible, creative people. I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to string together and incorporate all these stories together. And the amount of care and love these guys put into it! I mean, I tell you, everyone involved in this show really cares and really loves every element of it, and they really want it to be the absolute best it can be.

That being said, you can’t make everybody happy. And part of what art does is get people riled up and excited, which is great. And so we want people projecting their ideas into the show; we want people seeing themselves in the show. We can’t make everyone happy. We can’t write a thousand, hundred thousand, million different versions of the show. There’s only one version - and that’s Eddy and Adam’s vision. And I support them to be true to that.

I think it’s great that people are passionate. I think people should get riled up. I would like people to be kinder to each other about it. I get worried sometimes when I see the way people treat each other.

But then I went to a baseball game recently, and I was  sitting in front of these guys. And they were like, screaming and yelling and saying all this crazy stuff. Saying stuff about the pitcher and the pitcher’s mother and… whoa, these guys. Wow. And I’m thinking, ‘These guys. They work so hard. And you know how hard it is to be in the major leagues? Geez, they work so hard.’ And then I was like, ‘Oh my god. This is Twitter.’ It’s like people screaming at a baseball game, you know?

I think that it’s tough, because it’s very easy to get wrapped up in all of it. It’s very easy to take it all personally. But the reality is, we all need different outlets. We all express ourselves in different ways. I’m very proud to be a part of Once Upon a Time, and I’m very honored that Eddy and Adam write the show. I believe in everything they write and I will always stand by it. And I think it’s great. People are going to want to see what they want to see - project what they want to project. I wish we could make everyone happy, but we can’t. And I’d just say, try to be as nice to each other as possible while you’re being passionate.“ - Jennifer Morrison, Fan Expo 2015


We all have ships we don’t like. A lot of us even have ships we hate- but that doesn’t make it okay to tell someone not to ship something, and it certainly doesn’t make it alright to send someone hate/shame them for what they ship!

Ship wars can really hurt people, and leave lasting issues with fandom/shipping as a whole, or even drive people out of fandoms entirely! Tag blockers exist for a reason- so please reblog this to let folks know your blog is a safe space, and you’ll use them instead of sending hate!