Let's get something straight
I do not hate Iris West. In fact, when I started the show last year, I kind of liked her. She was feisty, and for the most part, she knew what she wanted. But, even in season one, she did stuff I didn’t like. But I didn’t really care. I was excited to see what was gonna happen on the show. And as I started shipping Snowbarry, I was excited to see where that would go. But then I got on Tumblr. Mistake. Well, actually, not really, but yet, it kinda was. If you are confused, let me explain. It wasn’t a mistake, in that Tumblr is a place where, for the most part, I can safely fangirl about my ships, without the eye roll from my sister as I start giggling uncontrollably at 10:30 pm. But it was a mistake in that, not only did it open my eyes to how badly Iris is being written (I was ignoring because I had, at this point, become indifferent to Iris), but I also discovered how nasty people can be. Especially when you don’t happen to really like their interracial ship (oh no). And actually, up until I really got involved with the Flash fandom on Tumblr, I could live with WA. I might not love it, but I could live with it. But, as I read the horrible things written by the WA Stans, even the name Westallen started to make me roll my eyes, because WA fans take that poor ship, and hold it over us Snowbarries, calling us racist pieces of turtle poop, telling us about the canonicity of their ship, shoving it further down our throats than even the show does. And you know what? I would actually like Iris more if they let her go back to doing her job at the paper, telling us that she actually still has a life outside of Barry. That is all.
Footnote: I am actually not a racist piece of turtle poop.