Can people please shut the fuck up about how “shipping every male character is harmful to the male friendship representation”
Literally almost every single peace of media has platonic male friendships in it and almost none of them ends up in a canon relationship. So there IS representation. Some people shipping those characters don’t take away their canon friendship.
And it doesn’t only happen to the male friendships. Every close female and male/female friendship you see on screen will always have people shipping them.
Because guess what? That’s how fandoms work. It doesn’t only happen with male friendships.
Are we really ignoring all the people who assume every man and woman who breaths the same air are canonically in love with each other? But somehow it’s only a problem when queer people do it.
Are we really ignoring how we get so little male/female friendships in media without writers turning it romantic at some point?
But we never get to see two close male leads of an action movie kissing at the end do we? So shut up about “friendship representation” You have tons of platonic friendships.
And the thing is, a lot of people who say this don’t even care about platonic friendships or mlm fetishization by straight girls. They’re just trying to find a way to put queer ships down. They never say “I think this two specific characters are good friends so I don’t like it when people ship them”
Instead, it’s always “these characters showed a little pinch of interest to opposite gender so they’re straight. just let people be friends and stop making everything gay”
Because they’re not actually mad about people shipping two close friends together. They’re mad about people offering the possibility of some fictional characters not being straight
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Me: Hm, I think this character is not straight.
Someone: Ummm, actually, they dated *opposite gender person* so they are obviously a heterosexual.
Me: *pulling a "bisexual/pansexual/queer" card out of my sleave like it's a poker game and I am about to cheat*
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