I guess that sole
comment where someone suggested Stiles should go for Derek was easy to miss… [x
Yeah, no, that’s most definately not what the majority of us said. But I get it DEREK is a name that could so easily mistaken for LYDIA or MALIA, ami’righ?
I’ve been ignoring that Facebook post, because the screencaps turning up on my feed made it clear it was eye-roll worthy. Given the responses being posted by fans, I figured the PR team would just let it quietly disappear.
Obviously I gave them too much credit. This “summary” of the response is so poorly done. Shame on you Teen Wolf PR team. If you had to make a post and didn’t want to mention Derek, it could still have been spun in ways which weren’t gross, including focusing on how worried the fans were for Stiles’ wellbeing — that could actually have made really great copy. Much more fresh and interesting than the tripe peddled in this article.
But no, instead the writer went for a complete disregard of the two clearly expressed popular opinions, and a gross misrepresentation based on the few other comments for the sake of a het love triangle that barely exists in the show.
Homophobic. Lacking compassion for mental health issues. Unethical misrepresentation of the facts.
Congratulations. You’ve achieved a trifecta of incompetence, Teen Wolf PR.
THIS IS SOME STRAIGHT UP BULLSHIT and I am surprised everyone is being so calm about it.
About 8.000 comments.
About 7.000 saying NONE or DEREK.
A SINGLE Derek answer gained 3.351 like.
MTV, do you have NO SHAME?
Or a little bit of a thing called PROFESSIONALITY?
By the way, I will never watch your fucking channel again. You and your sponsors can go fuck yourself, thank you very much.
It’s like we get it.
You don’t like Sterek OBVIOUSLY.
It’s NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN OBVIOUSLY.
But at least if you are going to fucking ASK PEOPLE WHO THEY THINK A CHARACTER SHOULD BE WITH ON YOUR FUCKING SHOW YOU SHOULD REFLECT THAT OR DON’T ASK US, YOU BUTTNUTS
I am so done.
I feel like this is important because…
we can all be like, ok cool. We get it. Sterek is never going to happen. Whatever. We (mostly) accept that. We’re fandom. We’re used to that.
But there’s this other level of shitty when the network, on one hand engages fandom and queerbaits for viewership (YOU KNOW THEY DO) and on the other hand completely handwaves the slash ship like it’s somehow MORE CRACK-Y than Stiles giving up his V-card to a coyote girl that he just met a few episodes ago. Oh, ok.
After a while, this shit becomes really offensive.
Because WHY can’t this pairing be canon?
NO REALLY. WHY? Like, WHY?
Explain. Try to explain without being wildly offensive. Also explain how you can completely ignore thousands of people talking about their queer pairing, like it never happened?
I’m not asking these questions as a butthurt shipper (because I could CARE LESS if sterek was canon), but as someone who sees queerbaiting and then this behavior as heteronormative and homophobic. Just stop talking to us, then. You’re revealing some fucked up shit about your network.