You'd hate anyone who isn't Mercedes.. just because you like Mercedes more, doesn't mean everyone else's opinion is completely invalid. You are just being rude.
Asked by Anonymous
I don’t hate anyone who isn’t Mercedes; and since I’m actually able to refute people’s BS based on canon, I would actually say I’m more accurate than rude. What I hate is the show not giving Mercedes chances to shine (without needing permission/blessings from the show’s fave white characters). I’m not interested in her excelling at the expense of everyone else, like they’re doing with Rachel; I’m interested in them not breaking and resetting everyone else’s narratives and characterizations just to prop up Rachel on a pedestal. Mercedes is never allowed to win (even when she does), and that’s bullshit. I’m not going to apologize for calling it out or being annoyed about it - especially when making her thus really advocates the status quo of black women always having to stay off the sidewalk for a white woman’s sake and be twice as good (which Mercedes is) just to be considered equal. This goes deeper than some petty show nonsense; it hits buttons. If it were happening in a vacuum, it would be one thing. But it’s not, and I’m going to keep riding or dying with Mercedes, bc there are too many girls of color/fat girls/black girls who may think the way she’s being treated is okay and not even remotely racist/sizeist, which it is.
#glee is not a gift#don’t conflate ‘anyone’ with rachel berry#i like others just fine#unique for example#i like jake#i like puck#quinn santana even though they tried to throw those relationships under the bus so she can prop up rachel#but the people i dislike have earned that over several seasons#and i’m not confusing their characters with the actors either#i know lea stans for amber#as she should
because the tags add to the already great response.
In this context, “you are just being rude” echoes that “time and place for the truth” comment from the when it aired. Here, the demand for politeness is a silencing tactic. It’s not that they want you to find a different way to say it; it’s that they don’t want you to say it at all.