(1/3) (this is gonna be long whoo boy) tbh this whole discourse seems unnecessary? I think it's time to take a step back and look at what we're arguing over. Most tree bros shippers i've seen (me included!) are mentally ill themselves and aren't forgetting what the show is about. And i've yet to see someone who thinks tree bros could realistically happen in the context of the actual show.
(2/3) Most of us find it comforting to think that two mentally ill character like ourselves, who are very similar, could help and find comfort in one another. And if tree bros isn’t your cup of tea, I understand! There’s not much canon basis in the show, it’s more a fantasy of what could be. And from what little we see of Connor, he is pretty aggressive, including towards Evan. And if you don’t want to see tree bros content, understandable!
(3/3) Luckily we’re on tumblr and you can blacklist “tree bros” and ask people to tag it so you don’t have to see it. But i’ve been in multiple fandoms with way worse problems, where ped*philic and inc*st ships are popular, and in a fandom thats been as wholesome as DEH, i’d hate to see us demonizing others over things that seem to be harmless. (anyone feel free to respond to this!)