I’m wondering if I should say anything about this (especially after a long, draining shift at work where two things went wrong – but those two things were enough to occupy me the whole entire night), but –
I just think it’s unfair that there have been callout posts for artists who have drawn Pharmercy in an offensive way, but have admitted their mistakes and have apologized for them.
It’s one thing to call them out if they didn’t. But the thing is, they owned up to their mistakes, and one of them is even reluctant to draw Pharmercy now because of it.
I just think Tumblr is too obsessed with being right and having this moral rectitude that’s personified in callout culture, to the point where even people who make simple mistakes are punished for them via death by crucifixion.
If you really want to help someone out, you’d engage with them one on one instead of getting thousands of people to shame them, and then smearing an entire subset of a fandom with the same brush, especially since there are members of that fandom who admit that there is a problem with racism, fetishism, whitewashing, etc. and have actively spoken out against it.
And in my case, I’ve even taken hits for it from members of my own fandom, and have lost people that I once considered friends because of it.
So yeah, Pharmercy fandom does have a problem with racism and bad portrayals of Fareeha, etc. And that should rightfully be discussed. Most of us are aware of this, and are trying our best to counteract it. But I do think it’s unfair to make callout posts for misguided artists who have made mistakes, and who have also apologized for them.
What she means:
Timothy Jackson Drake dedicated himself to searching every corner of the earth for proof that Bruce was still alive even when everything was saying otherwise. He's devoted his life to his friends and family and cares too much about all of them to give up on them. But everyone just went along and accepted that Tim was dead when there wasn't even a body, just a bloody staff left. Everyone Tim cared about just assumed he was dead after his death was staged and didn't even try to see if it wasn't true. Why does DC comics hate Tim Drake so much????
(When you find the perfect gif to use but the stimboard it’s in was credited by “putting the credits in the descriptions” and the credits aren’t showing up on your phone OR your laptop so you can’t find the source)