Coach Finstock caring about Isaac being in the hospital (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
I am not in the Teen Wolf fandom and I do not ship Sterek but I did find this quote very offensive and wanted to address some of the excuses I’ve seen people throwing around to try to excuse this statement:
- Tyler is a nice guy who is just tired of being asked questions about Sterek. If this is the case, then he should have said NO COMMENT. Instead, what he did was answer a question that wasn’t directly asked to him. If he’s so tired of these questions, then he needs to let his co-workers answer them. Co-workers, which based on that interview, handle these questions a lot better.
Look, I’m sorry, but if you are not in this fandom then you have no fucking idea what you are talking about. Posey’s fans do hold him accountable for problematic things he says and does but the enormous backlash against him is completely disproportionate to the response his white costars would and have received for similar comments.
Posey has never been treated fairly by the fandom. This isn’t just about Sterek being fine if it was “two black guys” - though you know what, yeah, if the dominant ship in this fandom was between two POC that would make a difference. But it’s not, and making flippant remarks like that ignores the reasons it isn’t and never would be. Danny is a queer MOC on the show, and we’re lucky when the fandom remembers he exists. Boyd was an MOC on the show and he was consistently ignored by the fandom and then erased from his own fucking death scene by Sterek fans who were more interested in using the drama to fuel their ship. Scott McCall is the MOC protagonist of the show and he is constantly torn down by the fandom, has his virtues and accomplishments attributed to his white friends, and is sidelined in favour of a ship between two white guys. This shit does not happen in a vacuum! I rarely come out and say it so bluntly (although plenty of other people rightly do), but tonight I think warrants it: this fandom is fucking racist.
And it carries over to interactions with the cast. Posey has gotten so much shit from supposed fans of the show, and I’m not just talking about being ignored (although that’s definitely a huge problem). I am talking about aggressive, unprovoked and undisguised hatred. It’s been like this for years.
Sterek is not the be all and end all of queer representation. Posey has previously supported the idea of his own character being canonically queer. He’s positive about other non-canon slash ships like Sciles and Scisaac - queer relationships which don’t involve a massive age gap and abusive dynamics, you’ll notice! I’m not saying someone can’t fuck up if they support queer rights, I’m saying that Posey’s aversion to Sterek isn’t reflective of a general aversion to characters being portrayed as queer.
The thing is, Sterek fandom is bizarre and twisted. I do kind of wish Posey hadn’t said it, because hearing that from a straight person’s mouth was kind of off-putting for me even completely understanding the context and Posey’s valid anger. But he is not wrong. What kind of fandom calls for a sixteen year old boy to canonically start a relationship with a twenty five year old man who has threatened and physically assaulted him more than once? What kind of fandom claims that would be the epitome of positive queer representation and refuses to settle for anything “less”? That is the fucking opposite of how I want to see myself represented in the media. Sterek fandom does not fucking speak for me and I am so tired of anyone who is critical of it being called homophobic.
Like look I know you think you’re being all righteous and fighting the good fight with this, trying to make people who refuse to acknowledge their fav’s fuck ups see the light, but trust me when I say you are buying into something without understanding all the facts.
This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Go to this page on your phone and let it sit for a while. Set it before you hop in the shower, while you sleep, let it sit on the corner of your desk at school. Literally, just don’t touch your phone for a bit and you’re providing days of clean water for someone. I know personally, I’m not going to touch my phone during any of my classes this week. And probably be more attentive because of it. :)
Please, please signal boost this, and for more info on the campaign for clean water, you go can go here.
because life is fucking hilarious sometimes
I have a feeling the spn fandom won’t be forgetting this whole JB incident anytime soon. I know i wont!
the gifs make everything omg