The thing is this whole thing with the SCs started several months ago when they, completely unprovoked, said rude stuff about Iris and her journalism being not nearly as “useful” or “important” to Crisis as Lena, the scientist, would be. There was absolutely no reason for them to single out Iris in order to advocate for Lena to be in the crossover. Never mind that Iris has been sidelined and disrespected in every single crossover, despite being the leading lady of The Flash. Of course the SCs had to single out a Black woman in order to “advocate” for their white fave. It’s the same pattern with every Arrowverse fandom that stans a white woman first and foremost and stans a white ship, as well. Since then, they’ve provoked Westallen fans for no reason, and today, they yet again showed their blatant anti-Blackness (which, by the way, they have a history of… look no further than their treatment of James) when one of them claimed that neither Iris nor Westallen are good representation. This is blatant misogynoir. They then turn around and are like, “We love Candice! We love Iris!” But do you, though? Do you?
And literally this most recent drama, if you will, only started because SCs started shit when the whole Shantel article came out, by claiming that WAs were siding with AJK, which is so unbelievably ugly and offensive of them to say. If you don’t know the history of The Flash set and the behind the scenes politics, please shut up. WA fans were calling AJK out long before anyone else, and we’ve known that that man is trash since the very beginning, because we’ve seen him mistreat Candice, most vividly in season 2. WA fans calling out a white woman on her entitlement, entitlement which was, mind you, enabled by AJK as he tried to sideline and replace Candice, does not negate the fact that we know AJK is a disgusting human being. In fact, it reinforces the fact, because her entitlement was enabled by AJK. SCs then brought up WA fans for no reason today, but this was literally how this whole thing most recently began.
They think WA fans are bothered about them paralleling their ship to WA, but nobody would care if they hadn’t been racist towards Iris and claimed WA was “not good representation” and “just another straight ship.”
Anyways, I don’t want to get into this whole thing about SCs, but I think it’s pretty evident that there’s a very clear parallel in the behavior of OFs, SBs, SCs, Kara/Mon-El shippers (back when that was a thing, don’t think I’ve forgotten what a lot of those shippers said about WA… The North Remembers) towards Iris and WA, and it’s misogynoir. Unlike the others, the SCs often will say that they love Iris and WA (or otherwise have no issue with WA) and that this all was started by the WAs, but it never was.