people always get so… weird about su, and treat it like it’s not a kids show when they get mad at su critical blogs for being upset about things.. i wonder if i can put this into words correctly?? ill try
so, portraying a character doing something morally wrong, like manipulating a child or being unreasonably cold and forceful isnt… necessarily a bad thing to do in media in general, it could be an important plot point or a social commentary. But it’s not okay if it’s a KID’S SHOW. I don’t mean this in a “its a kids show so it cant have an interesting plot” kind of way, i mean that kids are going to take a message from it, whatever it might be.
for example, a situation like pearl and connie in sworn to the sword could be a really interesting character study in a different story, but in SU? a kids show? all that does is teach children that it’s ok to have no self worth and its ok to teach others that their lives dont matter. There was no “pearl that’s bad” in that episode, not really.
And this show just keeps doing it! it shows harmful behavior and then doesn’t do anything to try to teach children that it’s wrong. If SU was a better written show for adults, then maybe these plot choices could be justified, given that they had more explanation and existed as character studies or instances of character growth. But in SU, that just… doesnt happen
really what im trying to say is that we aren’t complaining because a story has some instances of characters doing harmful things, conflict is a necessary part of any story! we’re complaining because this is media that is being created in order to teach children lessons, and the lessons aren’t right.