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So you know more than anything I’m a fandom shipper and I support those who choose to take part in this blackout and even those who don’t. Personally I would love to, but since we have a podcast about Teen Wolf, we will still be watching and tweeting.
Now I will take it off my DVR and we’ll watch a livestream and we haven’t been using TW hashtags for a while anyway so that’s moot. I will try to tweet #thepowerofthefans hashtag as much as possible though they really need to make sure everyone is on the same page so the right hashtag goes out.
All of that is to say this: THIS IS NOT A STEREK ISSUE!
This is an issue of the culmination of the massive and ongoing disrespect Teen Wolf shows its fandom. And once they’ve successfully extinguished Sterek, they’ll move on to the next one. I could go on about how irresponsible this show has been in its actions just to deter a fanbase and how sloppily it tries to cover its tracks, but honestly the proof is out there and there’s not enough room on this post.
The issue is that if MTV and Teen Wolf are willing to try and humiliate Stereks, what are they going to do when others start getting on their nerves? When did this become a show where the fandom is expected to cater to the show and not the other way around? Why do they feel as though the “gift” of the show outweighs the gift of us watching? When did fandom become synonymous with $$$ and not with actual human beings that support and love your dream?
It’s really disheartening which is why I get the blackout. Some don’t, heck, even some of our panel doesn’t think it’s a big deal and that’s fine. But please don’t discount this as a bunch of shippers with their panties in a bunch. This is real and the way it’s handled is going to set a precedent for other shows.
Good night and good luck.
Edited - posted to wrong blog, sorry about that kids. I originally tagged the podcast because it was supposed to go on my page. These are my thoughts alone and don’t represent the overall thoughts of the podcast hosts.