It’s not that you’re -ist for disliking/being critical of something in and of itself, it’s if you’re biased about it. If Red felt that way about ALL slash ships or condoned in het ships things she dislikes about Sterek, then you’d have a point.
I call a massive amount of bullshit on this. Because people have and are continuing to be called racist for the ‘crime’ of not liking Scott or Posey, despite liking other PoC actors. So why does your argument apply to your buddy Red wrt homophobia and liking other slash ships, but NOT APPLY to lightsiders or others who just happen to not like Scott/Posey but like other PoC actors? Which was the POINT of Andartha’s post. Which you conveniently did not address in your defense of your ally. By the logic of your above statement, if I like one single PoC actor (i.e. not disliking “ALL” incidents of X), then I am not a racist for disliking Posey.
Good to know, since I’m not. Now why don’t you expend some of that energy you spent defending your friend’s dislike of Sterek to Andartha, defending me and my dislike of Posey to the rest of the TWFP/Anti crowd, hmmm?
"or condoned in het ships things she dislikes about Sterek"
"condoning in white characters things you dislike about Scott"
Well here’s one of the things I dislike about Scott that doesn’t apply to any of the other white (or PoC for that matter, Boyd was kinda cute and don’t get me started on the adorable hotness of Mr. Yakimura who I totally count in the hot dads club) characters: I think he fell out of the ugly tree and hit every damn branch on the way down. I literally hate seeing his face on my screen. Which in a show sold to me on the merits of its beefcake is a big deal.
I condone things in other characters (of whatever race) because their characters include other things I enjoy. I despise characters who like so many in this tag, think they’re morally superior because they get others to do their dirty work. I will always admire an outright villain like Peter over a milquetoast like Scott, even if they do the exact same things, because the REST of their character is not the same.
I forgive and condone in Derek many things I condemn Scott for because the REST of his character justifies and informs upon his actions. Scott’s does not. Scott wasn’t raised in werewolf society where the standards of physicality were different. Scott didn’t lose his entire family to a fire he feels guilty for. So many other aspects of Derek and Peter’s character explain their actions and DON’T for Scott. Nothing in Scott’s background justifies s2e12. Except he’s a moralist who doesn’t want to get his hands dirty so puts it off on abusing Derek and poisoning Gerard instead. Scott is the WORST kind of character to me because he can do no wrong and he’s doing it all ‘for your own good’ and everyone around him suffers and he comes out like his shit don’t stink.
I can sit here and cite dozens of reasons all day long that I don’t like Scott. And not a single one of them is even remotely influenced by his race. Not. One.
But none of that matters. Because the thing is, preferences don’t need to be justified or apologized for. I don’t like blandly moral characters whatever their race. And even IRL, I don’t like people who can’t see complexity and shades of grey in ethical arguments.
Y’all just need to get over this idea that if you don’t like Scott you’re a racist. If you don’t like X female character you’re a sexist. If you don’t like Y queer character you’re a homophobe. Whatever. Not everything is part of your politically correct SJW crusade. Sometimes it’s as simple as not liking blonds or dark brown eyes because your first bf had blue eyes and dark hair. Nothing more nefarious. I hate ALL sitcoms, does that mean I hate Bill Cosby? Nah, it just means I hated his show and I hate Friends too, even hate Modern Family.
Sometimes a fucking cigar is just a fucking cigar, ffs.
lol scott doesn’t think he’s morally superior, though. like, his entire schtick is about everyone working together because he values everyone equally, even those he doesn’t care for. and when it comes to dirty work, scott does his own. don’t forget one of the many reasons you dislike scott is because he forced derek to bite Gerard. that sounds an awful lot like doing your own dirty work, as opposed to what derek did when he tried to form an army made of teenagers so he could become more powerful.
your “main reason” for disliking scott has now been invalidated, so what other reason could there be for you to give white characters a pass while giving a poc character shit? basically, all you did here was try to justify your racism, lmao. next time, when you want to try to not sound racist, don’t pull up token poc characters that you “like” for no reason other than for sexual objectification while giving detailed explanations for the white characters you like.
to sum it up, you only like poc characters you can sexually objectify. a white man’s suffering is enough for you to condone his actions, but a poc’s suffering, like being raised by a single mother, not having a father, and being bitten and turn against his will, is not enough to condone his actions since he’s ugly.