I read some stuff on my dash and the ever-ongoing issue of ‘you r homophobic if u don’t ship a gay ship’ and ‘Cana and Freed r canonically gay stop shipping them with a guy/gal’ is annoying me.
Just for the record, Fraxus is my OTP of OTPs and I personally think of Freed as bisexual with pref for men. Let me also say that Laxus is the only man I ship Freed with and I have many beautiful Freed x female ships, one of them being Mirafreed.
Now I’m still told I’m homophobic? That’s a bit ridiculous.
Neither Cana or Freed’s sexuality have been confirmed in canon. If you refer to the gay boob grabs or the Trimens panel in Freed’s case, that wasn’t even in the main story and just one single panel and nothing ever clearly confirmed that he couldn’t have interest in women. It would be the safest and most correct to say that both are bisexual for sure.
But even if he or Cana were canonically gay, that wouldn’t mean that they could never fall in love with the opposite sex. There are many cases in which straight people fell in love with sb of the same sex, or homosexual people who at some point fell in love with somebody of the opposite sex.
It’s homophobic not to ship something purely because it’s gay. Yea, that’s really homophobic. It’s also shitty to belitte possbilities or say oh nooo they HAVE to only be friends even though a same sex ship has legit a beautiful bond, many interactions, etc etc.
But let people ship what they want and no sexuality has ever been 100% clear in FT (apart form maybe Bob or maybe Sugar boy, I think he flirted with Gray?) and sexualities are labels only anyway. So please.