You can find the article here.
I’m posting the comments because lately, MTV is censuring fans to expose their opinions.
Which they (Teen Wolf) consider the opinions “outrageous”. In fact fans have always been honest with the show. So the TWPR team are deleting comments and taking articles down. Better be safe than sorry, so I’m posting the comments.
You never know right?
I really, really try to stay positive about the show, even when it’s so incredibly hard. But this…this is unbelievable. Thank the gods for the awesome, thoughtful comments calling out the show, MTV, and The Advocate for their delusion and/or outright lies.
Part of me wants to hope that the timing of this article is an attempt to set up something Stereky in the finale tonight, which, of course, would be amazing. But regardless of what happens to tonight - even if Stiles and Derek reveal they’ve been fucking since day one - it still will not make up for the show’s treatment of Sterek fans or its terrible queer representation.
And you know what, Teen Wolf, MTV, and Jeff Davis? We fucking get that it’s really hard - not impossible (see Lost Girl, In the Flesh, Orphan Black, Buffy, etc.) to have meaningful queer representation on TV, especially on network TV. We get it. We understand it, it frustrates us, and we appreciate and support shows that may not always get it right, but at least are thoughtful and careful about representing alternative sexualities and relationships.
But you know what we don’t appreciate? We don’t appreciate being told that we’re getting a show “without homophobia” that sidelines its queer characters, forgets they exist, and primarily defines them by their sexuality and their relationship to the more important, straight, white characters (please, someone tell me anything about Mason other than the fact that he’s gay and Jackson 2.0’s best friend…just like Danny).
We don’t appreciate being told - in so many ways, directly and indirectly - that there’s something wrong with us for wanting a real queer relationship on the show that we love, that we’ve helped keep alive for four seasons. We don’t appreciate the near-erasure (without explanation) of Derek and Stiles’ relationship/growing friendship because you’re scared of Sterek. We don’t appreciate the queerbating or the uncomfortable, problematic heterosexual relationships that have taken priority over meaningfully exploring these characters and how they’re dealing with their respective traumas.
We don’t appreciate seeing the actors we’ve come to love telling blatant lies in interviews designed, quite poorly, to trick us.
And we definitely don’t appreciate self-congratulating, look-at-how-fucking progressive we are, circle-jerk, bullshit articles like this that have more reach-arounds for Jeff Davis than all Srerek fics combined.
It’s reprehensible, dishonest, and downright insulting to our intelligence.
Holy shit, that was so much fun to read, the internet is /pissed/.
Though it’s true.
Orphan Black has a gay main character and it’s getting awards like they’re free. In the Flesh went from zero to hero in the span of a few months.
Teen a Wolf got lucky and found two actors with incredible chemistry, the sort you can’t buy, wrote them playing against and off each other, and their response is “lol sterek wat no”, which even from a network’s perspective is just plain dumb. If you have a golden goose, you let it keep laying, and you can’t lay a better golden egg than the free publicity the sterek fandom was hurling their way.
So yeah. I love teen wolf, it’s fun and engaging, but no matter how you slice it, their audience is, uh, a little irate.