here is when liking something problematic (tv show, movie, book, real person, ship, etc) is a problem:
- when the person who likes said thing is unaware it is problematic
- when the person who likes said thing is aware it is problematic, and:
- makes excuses for its shitty views/problematic things
- completely disregards what is wrong with it
- dismisses legitimate criticism from offended groups with “you’re taking this too seriously’ or any other flippant argument
- tries to justify why the problematic things occur (ie, “there were no people of colour in europe in such and such time!” or “well this person did a lot of good, so it doesn’t matter that they held this problematic and destructive view!”)
here is when liking something problematic is not a problem:
- when the person who likes said thing is aware, knowledgeable, and accepts the fact that the thing is problematic
- when the person agrees with legitimate criticism, does not make excuses for the problematic aspects, and does not view them apologetically
- when the person makes those criticisms themselves
- when there is no justification for why the problematic aspects occur, but rather acceptance and trying to recover what is still positive/what can still happen in order to make up for the problematic thing
- when a person likes other aspects of the thing, but not the problematic material
you can like something problematic without perpetuating or supporting what is wrong with it; furthermore, virtually EVERYTHING has a problematic element to it
I find it funny how people refuse to acknowledge mental illness until they need an excuse to protect a white man
"she shouldn’t have worn that skirt to the frat party."
"yeah, well, archduke franz ferdinand shouldn’t have been wandering around sarajevo in an open-top car, so i guess he was asking to be murdered, too."
do you ever have a plan for the day and suddenly it’s 4pm and you’ve achieved literally nothing
if jesus was here,right now what would he say? well He would probably say “why do i look so white in all these paintings” but,
Don’t get distracted. Life is music and dancing in the kitchen and sweet watermelon in a yellow bowl and a dragonfly on your thigh and a faint sense that you’ve lived once or twice before and that breathing feels like a thing you’ve done for centuries.
Don’t forget these things. Everything else is details.
I HTAE BEING A TEENAGER I ALWAYS EITHER WANT TO THROW MYSELF OUT A WINDOW OR CUDDLE WITH CUT E PERSON OR EAT A COW