connor is literally awful and outed someone (for the sake of hurting a supposed friend and a colleague), and manipulates people habitually/repeatedly, and says shit just out of spite/to taunt them (see: all of the connor/michaela interactions in 1x03)
and you can definitely like him if you want (i do, a lot), but don’t fucking defend or excuse his actions
he’s a fucking asshole who deliberately tries to hurt the people around him over the course of several episodes and even if you like him you need to stop pretending he doesn’t and isn’t
it doesn’t matter if he did it to “get ahead” or not. it doesn’t change how horrible the things he’s been doing are whatsoever. his motives are irrelevant to the cruelty of his actions towards other people
"i don’t pay attention to color" did you mean “i don’t realize the difficulties that characters, actors, and people of color go through because of a lack of media representation and a vast history of oppression and discrimination and how important it is to have complex, non-stereotypical POC characters”
"most of the fan base is likely straight females so they naturally pay attention to Connor more" i. what. is there something saying that straight females must all love pretty white guys like Connor regardless of their manipulation and awful behavior? Why can’t they like Wes? who told you the fanbase is straight females? Do only straight females enjoy shows like HTGAWM? Are LBGTQ+ and males not people who enjoy good TV shows? your statement is both severely heteronormative as well as straight up racist.
I’ll never understand people who don’t drink alcohol
Maybe they know what alcohol can do to people, maybe they fear liver failure, maybe they had a family member or friend that died from an alcohol related accident, maybe they don’t feel the need or desire to drink, it’s really not that hard to comprehend.
A black boy gets murdered and his community stands up for him and are attacked by police for over 2 months and are deemed animals and violent rioters
white people set cars on fire over some damn pumpkins and get called “rowdy” aint that some shit
yeah you see my point /sigh
if you think michaela pratt is ‘evil’ anything i immediately need to you get the fuck out
i’d love to see you live the life of a black girl busting her ass for years on end for scholarships and accolades, knowing full well she’ll get less than half of the due respect for her efforts and shot down at every opportunity
cat people: dogs are cool too
dog people: cats don’t feel love did you know a cat once MURDERED my MOTHER
Oh god yeah I completely agree, every character does have flaws, and I cannot deny how biphobic Michaela’s reaction to Aiden’s past affairs was. Like it’s okay for Aiden to have ex-girlfriends but not ex-boyfriends that bothered me. But Tumblr is largely villainizing Michaela because of her ambition and careeristic views, not her biphobia, and loving Connor for being ambitious.
Connor outing Aiden was actually such bullshit I could not deal with that, that was awful.