I think the way they just removed it was slightly off putting like they were trying to cover it up, this is just my opinion but I feel like it might make young closeted viewers feel the same way, as if they have to cover up their feelings like it's something to be ashamed of?
yeah, it’s actually really damaging. like, on the one hand you’ve got the “they don’t owe us anything” people, but on the other you have fans like me, fans who’re scared that they’re damaging young people by not speaking up about it, whatever it may be. if they’re just friends they should talk about it, if they’re not, they should talk about it. like, of course it gives that shameful vibe. they’re so vague when it comes to anything lgbtq+, like dan with the love wins thing, it’s almost like he didn’t want to talk about it but we forced him by tweeting that they hadn’t said anything yet, if he had his way he probably wouldn’t have said anything, and even when he did it was like he was trying to do it quickly/change the subject as fast as he could. like, the way they’re handling it is awful. everyone would rather know the truth no matter how much it hurts. like, a lot of young people feel as if they’re delusional and are seeing something that isn’t there because they say they’re best friends but their actions contradict that a lot. like, they should just clear it up once and for all now? they’re going to loose fans either way. they should just rip the plaster off and get it over with. it’s been 6 years now. they should just explain? if they were in a relationship at some point and aren’t now? if they flirted but it never turned into anything? if they did [flirt] and always have been [together], like i wish they’d just man up and sort all this bullshit out. it’s getting tiring.