You know I was always a little skittish about the whole “racism in fandom” discussion not because I didn’t believe it existed but because I wasn’t 100 percent sure that these fans felt this way. However when I go into the tags for my favorite shows and movies the POC regardless of their roles are incredibly hard to find. For example the Flash tag is FULL of DP, SuperGirl (not even on the damn show) FS and GG. There are 4 other people of color that actually are more talented and you CANNOT find them until you scroll to the bottom of the page. Same goes for Teen Wolf, Blacklist, AOS, Quantitco… the list goes on and on and on. The saddest part is these same types of fans who are obsessed with those (white) characters are the same ones who drag these shows to hell by terrorizing the showrunners and harassing the actors via social media until they get their way, their dream, their vision, their fucking ship (PLL anyone?)
You know how you can tell when a show has no more decent material to discuss and has literally turned into digital brothel for it’s fans? The amount of “Imagine” posts, AU, and shipping fodder for almost all non-relevant or compelling characters. NO real conversation over current episodes or material just a fantasy land full of pictures, fanfictions, and posts of irrelevant or completely non-existent characters that have left the show but still clutter the fuck out of and are at the top of the tag EVERY TIME I GO INTO IT. I literally CANNOT be the only person that feels this way or am I?
And not that anyone will read this because it’ll be at the bottom of the damn tags but I understand and appreciate all those mediums that fans use to demonstrate their love and appreciation for these shows, I reblog the art, AU gifs and I read those fanfics (I write them too) but I need you to understand where I’m coming when I say WTH happened to those (white) characters that they became so hollow and mannequin like that what they ACTUALLY are on the show is non-existent and OOC to what everyone even like about them? All so that they can feed into this unhealthy fixation to fulfill these canonically twisted views that somehow usually ends with almost all the POC being erased in the fandom and sometimes on the actual show! And your so-called white faves turned into selfish one-dimensional robots because you and your mutuals have a dream but the damn dream is a literal nightmare for actual ratings and for continued quality of good storytelling!