i hate how cassandra clare is criticized for making alec biphobic at first.
no person is perfect, and like anyone else alec too had flaws. point is, he overcame his prejudices and learnt from his mistakes. book!alec is a deeply flawed person with good characteristics too, just like anyone else. he is a PERSON, and his sexuality made him insecure. the antis go like “ugh but this was PrObLeMatic!!!” like yes susan it was, it was supposed to be problematic because that is supposed to be a problem. cassandra clare wrote that particular scene in just because she knew that a part of her audience may be looking at magnus through alec’s eyes and slutshame him just because of his sexuality.
alec and magnus’s book relationship had so many barriers, their genders, their SPECIES made it difficult for them to be together, but at the end, they respected each other as equals and were in a loving relationship. the show is removing all of alec’s character growth and turning their relationship into a slowburn au where all their flaws don’t exist.
the same alec who tried to make magnus mortal out of selfishness respected magnus’s refusal to marry him without getting angry. alec’s parents, who at first did not approve of alec’s boyfriend, gladly accepted a warlock baby into their family. the entire point of the homophobia and biphobia was to show that despite having superpowers, shadowhunters are still humans with prejudices.
and i’m angry af at the show for removing the bigotry of certain characters in the universe, because they are depriving us of important development of some characters