Editorial

Please, Stop Demonizing Fandom

Please, Stop Demonizing Fandom
Comments (12)
  1. Monique L Scott says:

    What about the fans that threaten the actors that play the character this article is very onesided.

  2. Mitz says:

    Thank you for sharing, Shana. I’m a fan of the show but neither a survivor of SA nor other forms of abuse. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of all this going on in the SVU fandom. I appreciate you sharing your perspective as a fan and survivor.

  3. Evelyn says:

    Oh please, you speak like fans are innocent. These toxic shippers go on these actors pages and leave nasty comments. For you to think they just hate the fictional actor is naive. I saw it last season of organized crime when Angella kissed Stabler. Fans were up in arms talking about her looks, how she isn’t pretty and all that. Even on some of her personal posts on social media fans were writing that stop kissing Stabler. That is crossing the line. Don’t forget actors are people too and they matter. But Kathy is a fictional character. So fans should take it down a notch, should be more empathetic and telling them to respect the actress is not silencing them.

  4. Rayna Sussek says:

    Stop demonizing her & the actress that plays her. Your Fandom DOES NOT EXCUSE bullying her. You’re all supposed to be adults & yet there are children behave better. Want to know where the younger generations learned how to bully, YOU. The trolls on social media who get so “brave” behind that keyboard. GROW UP, there are children & teens who behave better.

  5. Shana says:

    Your point about Tamara Taylor would be a hell of a lot more valid if any of the Big Names came out here and caped for her like they’re doing for Isabel. They didn’t. If anything, you’ve made my point for me, so thank you for that.

    And…in this case…the actress specifically said she saw a bunch of posts about Kathy, the character. So, thank you for not reading but having something to say.

  6. Shana says:

    Monique, your point would be a lot more valid if there were actually examples, with respect to this particular situation, where it happened. There aren’t. The blog post that started this whole mess and had the fucking White House Press Secretary coming for people…was about what people said about the character, which the actress found out about through a trending tag.

    Weirdly, if you could read, you’d also notice that I mentioned some personal attacks between fans…We can have a huge discussion about some of the bad behavior at some time. The point of the matter is, creating a Mean Girls meme about Kathy Stabler doesn’t fall under that, and to somehow claim like the two are equivalent actually minimizes true bullying. So, thank you for that.

  7. Shana says:

    Mitz, you know…Not everyone is going to feel the same way. Some are, frankly, not going to care. But truly, this whole idea that people reacting to something that happened on a pair of shows (because really, at this point, SVU & OC are so linked with the characters and history that you can’t separate them) they love means the White House Press Secretary needs to say they have “poisonous venom pushing through their veins” is so disgusting. And this was another side to it. Seeing as how the people with the massive platforms are already controlling the narrative with their very out of touch interpretation of it, I felt like I needed to say something. I’ve honestly been really disappointed and hurt by this, and I…wasn’t even one of the all caps tweets that she quoted on her blog. Or the person who made the Mean Girls mean she doctored Kathy’s name out of to use as a featured image. Or the multiple people Warren Leight included in a screenshot on his timeline.

    WTF with all these powerful people punching down to make a point about kindness. Truly.

    Is fandom perfect? No. Have I seen SOME SHIT in my day? Uh, yeah…But the hill they chose to die on, and the shit they chose to call out….ain’t it.

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