Less Hate, More Love
The Supergirl fandom has become so incredibly disappointing to me.
I go into the Supercorp tag, because I want to see fun cast updates and selfies, and I want to see jokes about Katie’s adorkable shoes, and Melissa being a real life version of Kara and the Superfam just being generally awesome.
But all I see is hate.
Karamel hate, Supercorp hate, Chris hate, Katie hate.
I AM SO FREAKING TIRED OF IT!!
I’m tired of it being in the tags, I’m tired of it being the comments, I’m tired of it being cross posted and put on twitter, I’m tired of it.
And I get it, I do.
People don’t like Mon-el, and they have some valid reasons. But guess what? Mon-el is not a person, he does not have free will. He is written, by writers. writers, who are following what a lot of media is doing. We don’t have a Mon-el problem, we have a Hollywood problem.
There is no reason to post hate in the Karamel tag, there is no reason to post hate to Chris, it’s not cool. It’s not what being a fan is about. If there’s one thing that Supercorp and Karamel shippers should be able to agree on is that Supergirl is (or at least has the potential to return to being) a great show.
It looks like Mone-el is coming back during season 3 at some point.
Trust me, I’m not happy about it.
But posting hate will do absolutely nothing about it. Posting hate paints you as a ‘crazed fan’ who no one on the show wants to give any credibility to. Your not going to change anything except maybe drive other viewers away. It should be obvious, but less viewers is not good for Supergirl. Fandom wars are not cool. Most Karamel shippers are not racist, misogynistic, jerks. You should not attack and bully people on the internet or in real life.
That makes you an asshole.
If you want things to change you have to stop reacting like a juvenile.
Is it okay to be upset about something? Yes. But post after post of unreasonable hate only weakens your cause.
Mon-el is coming back?
Okay, tell the people in charge how you’d like for him to change, and the parts you like about him- i.e., I like the show better when Mon-el is in a supportive role to Kara and we get to see his dorky side as he helps her be a better hero.
Lena is a season regular?
Great, tell them how much you love the idea of seeing a character with an evil family rising up and helping out our favorite hero.
The Danvers sisters’ relationship not getting enough screen time? Tell them how much you love seeing them venting to each other and eating ice cream on Kara’s couch.
Tell them you love Sanvers, tell them you love Cat, tell them you want to see more of the Guardian and Supergirl working together.
You know what else?
Tell them who you want to see writing and directing episodes (i.e. more female voices for a female driven show. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot have proven that two women can make a massive impact on the bottom line and SG can see the same transformation), tell them you’d love to see more LGBT+ representation on screen and on the writing team.
Point is let’s spend more time talking about what we LOVE about the show and less about what we hate.
And please stop filling all of the Supergirl tags with hate. I just want to geek out about a female super hero, and I’d like to be able to think about Comic-Con without cringing. If we can just come together and SUPPORT this show, then we’re more likely to get a show we can all enjoy, and more fun behind the scenes shots.
Just come on, please stop.