I am always so fascinated by the double standard in the Emmerdale fandom in particular when it comes to Robert. (This is aimed at those that hate on those of us who love/like him not on any differing opinions we have of him because that’s actually understandable.)
I don’t see this with ANY OTHER character on this show that is problematic.
Ross is a horror. He is crude and terrible. And he is funny and loves his baby brother and son like nothing else. People love him and I see nowt one person get attacked or called names for it. (And he is still a horror, he doesn’t learn, lol and I have a like/dislike relationship with him but I get why people love him!)
Cain is horrible omg sometimes. He has done things on par and beyond that which Robert has. And he is funny and lovhis family like nothing else. People love him and I see nowt one person get attacked or called names for it. (and he can sometimes be terrible but at least he is learning and I love him so much!)
Charity is awful. She has done awful things and continues to scheme and cause mayhem. And she is funny and loves her kids (even if she isn’t the best mother) and her family. People love her for all those things and nowt one person gets attacked or called out for it. (and she is still awful and never learns but i love her so much!)
Robert is terrible omg. He has done terrible things and keeps on making things happen that hurt others. And he is funny and loves his sister and Aaron like nothing else in the world.
And he is the one character on this show that you get attacked for understanding or loving or not thinking that he is simply one thing.
You know what all of these characters have in common? THEY HAVE ALL BEEN CONSIDERED VILLAINS MANY TIMES. YET THEY AREN’T JUST THAT. THEY HAVE MANY LAYERS.
It’s what makes them interesting and a joy to watch.
But why? WHY is Robert somehow the ONE that can’t be more than one thing? WHY are people that love him wrong for it? He is EXACTLY like all those above. So why can’t those that love him be allowed to do so without being made to feel like you are gross for loving him? (This is coming from talking to a friend tonight about people being attacked for liking Robert content and from watching anons attack people who don’t hate on Robert or dare to like/understand him)
It really boggles my mind and fascinates me to watch this happen.