Let me start off by saying this post is entirely my (Devin’s) opinion and any disagreements or, let’s hope we don’t come to it, hate goes to me directly. Not to this blog.
I had wished to not let FYJFF get involved with the Reapersex controversy. I admire and respect both artists greatly and support them. But again that’s my opinion. I am only making this post because of the disturbing things I’ve seen from both sides of the argument.
I do not care what your opinion on this issue is. I don’t care if you think it’s fine or it was rape. What I do care about is sending hate and vicious words to someone who’s opinion differs from yours.
Now when I see this going on my only thought is ‘This is why actors are put off by their fans’. So far the cast and crew of Sherlock have been welcoming and warm, happy to involve themselves into our fandom. Think of how horrified they would be to know that their fans are sending cruel words to each other and failing to debate like adults or civilized human beings. It’s embarrassing and quite disappointing.
Now I’m kindly asking you that if you wish to discuss your views on the matter you do not attack anyone with a different view.
I could go on and on about my opinion but that is irrelevant. I just want to be able to go on tumblr without seeing hate from a fandom that is generally so loving.
Also I’m asking you to keep Reapersun and Sexlock out of this. The fact that they drew something that you disagree with is not just cause for you to attack them. They should never, never feel like they cannot post what they wish to.
And before I get any messages saying I don’t understand the “it’s rape” argument, I do. I’ve had my own experiences with date rape and I can reasonably find strong points in both sides of the argument. So I am asking you to be respectful to others as someone who does understand.
I’m really disappointed in the fact that I felt the need to make this post.
EDIT: I don’t know if it was clear enough but I’m talking to both sides here. I’ve seen awful messages from both sides of the argument and at no time is it acceptable to spread hate.