I think the main thing that frustrates me about the OMG IT’S JUST FICTION argument is that it’s not a black and white thing?
Fancy laser swords and talking horses in your fictional media. Awesome! Rad! Totally get it.
Actively portraying and/or character of colors as lesser or evil in you fiction….that is a problem. Fictional or not.
And guys, having this stance does NOT make you an “anti”. Like, ants believe that this stuff is inherent when you ship x. But thinking that actions and beliefs can be racist etc? That’s completely different.
Like guys, I’m DOWN to POUND for reylo, but not in a fucking racist way–I don’t need to put Finn down to put Kylo up.
He’s a hero and we don’t deserve him