im glad that the jughead comic is staying true to his ace/aroness in the new comics but i’d also like to highlight that it’s showing precisely what it’s LIKE to be ace.
all of his friends are “supporting” him in his “burger girl” adventures. and by “supporting” him they’re actually forcing him. even mildly teasing him. though it’s being played off lightly: this is actually a really harsh reality of being asexual and/or aromantic.
it’s not actually support. it’s your friends hoping that you’re “normal.” if you show any sign of having interest in another person, they will get overbearingly excited, prying and downright forceful about the ordeal. that isn’t what support is. it’s cruel, uncomfortable and discouraging and leads to nothing more than that.
(1/2) Can anyone help me understand what reaction Mofftiss et al. were hoping for? AFAIK Mofftiss, Ben, and Martin aren't opposed to portraying gay relationships, but all 4 have said at various points that the S/J relationship isn't sexual. If that's so, why did they load up the show with so much gay subtext? Were fans not supposed to notice?