matt stans really do have the biggest victim complexes ever. “let me love matt in peace”. no one’s telling you that you can’t love matt? saying your entire fandom doesn’t have bad apples does nothing because obviously you guys do have a fuckin problem in your little subfandom? you guys have racists in here. you may not do what “the other matt stans” are doing and you may not even be like “those other matt stans” but jesus at least try to acknowledge that there’s a reason the white boy with three lines and no personality that isn’t taken from established characters (2 of which are poc) is so well loved. fanon matt is flirtatious, a jokester, uses humor to mask how he’s feeling, troubled, kind. all of those are from lance. people want matt to take over as black paladin instead of allura who makes 1000% more sense to be bp over matt “i sure love them peas, dad” holt.
you’re not doing poc, especially latinxs and mentally ill/disabled folks, bc this racism was heavily targeted at lance and shiro, any favors by telling everyone to calm down and not make things into such an issue. telling people to delete racist anons or “trolls” and telling them not to be offended so you don’t have to think of this? well guess what just because you guys are having fun and shit doesn’t mean that poc have to deal with this shit in silence because it’s ruining your good time with your fave tertiary white boy.
hell even i loved the occasional matt posts and messing around and thinking about what he could be like and what he could bring to the team. but this matt love and appreciation would not be this big if he was not a boy or white and it doesnt mean you love him any less for acknowledging this and acknowledging the problems that are clearly present rn