Okay, so I may be late for the bandwagon on this one, but I’d like to talk a bit about this. Because it’s important. VERY IMPORTANT.
Throughout all of Season 9, the fans were not heard. The fans were not listened to. A large chunk of Supernatural’s audience was ostracized by higher up shmucks who don’t seem to understand their audience.
And then I saw this. I saw that for a period of time, there was an #AskSupernatural twitter. And then it was taken down.
Have you seen any of the questions asked or the responses about the whole ordeal?
People asked the CW genuine questions. They asked about the sexism, the whitewashing, the queerbaiting, the obvious neglect of their true fan base, and do you know what the CW did?
They deleted the #AskSupernatural twitter and Facebook.
Is that how you deal with your problems? Ignore them?
You see legitimate criticism over the major problems in your show, and you what? Pretend you never saw them and go on with your life?
News flash, CW: Your fanbase is mostly women and people who support the LGBTQ community. Most of your viewership stems from the ideas of Destiel and Wincest. Pretending that your show is a hetero brofest is like watching a really sad version of the Emperor’s New Clothes.
I’m sure they wished they had some mainstream, two dudes kissing is funny sort of audience, but guess what? You don’t. Your audience are the nerds, the women, and the LGBTQ Community: Major groups of people you have flagrantly ostracized in the show itself.
What did you think we were going to do when you opened up #AskSupernatural? Pat you on the back and give you a cookie?
Season 9 was an overall insult to your fans.
It’s really easier for Supernatural to have Dean in love with a dog than with a male that he’s grown a strong relationship with over the years? It’s easier to make Dean a Demon than to make him bi?
And what about women? Sure, you’re bringing in Rowena, and that’s cool, but you took away Charlie. You’ve killed off potentially awesome women or written them out like Anna, Lisa, Naomi, Abaddon, Jo, Meg, Ruby. Hell, I didn’t even like most of these people, but that doesn’t mean you kill them all off because MANLINESS and needing more pain.
And what about people who aren’t just white males? Ennis was a step in the right direction, but three steps back when you killed his girlfriend. The portrayal of Portia was awkward and insulting at best. You killed off Rufus, one of the only Jews on Supernatural (Being a Jew apparently gives you a 50% death rate on the show). We never saw Missouri ever again. The list goes on.
Then, all of Team Free Will suddenly got specific amnesia on life lessons they’ve already learned as well as huge steps back in character development. Don’t get me started on Dean’s character development.
Not to mention killing off and writing off people who have great potential in growth and character development. Like Kevin, who could have been so much more than a quick death halfway through, or Linda Tran, who gets written off just because Kevin’s dead? And Charlie, who’s transported to Oz and Benny who’s shooed off because the world let him down. I could name more, if you wanted me to.
You ask us to tell you what questions we have. We respond with legitimate questions. You delete your account and never speak of it again. If you already had “bad PR” with your #AskThicke sized twitter problem, then you should get even more horrible PR for deleting the whole thing and IGNORING YOUR FANS. Because, you know, IT WOULDN’T BE BAD PR IF YOU LISTENED TO THE FANS AND TRIED TO DO MORE TO FIX THESE MAJOR PROBLEMS.
People are saying the Supernatural community should apologize to the CW for #AskSupernatural. Didn’t CW bring this upon themselves, though? You expect a fandom that is tired of all the crap it’s been through to just roll over and let the CW kill off every woman and ignore a character’s blatant bisexuality and let the show go on as it is in this downwards spiral of repeated plots and backwards character development?
Shouldn’t they be the ones apologizing for their childish behavior? They didn’t face their problems head on. They’re ignoring them and telling us we’re the problem. Is that really how you should treat your fanbase?