That fucking photoset that makes Mercedes look like the bad guy for saying, “Why is that no one ever wants to hurt her feelings?” That same fucking photoset has a million fucking gifs of Rachel crying. I love my girl Rachel, but she cries. A. Lot. Most of those gifs were of her crying for bullshit reasons, Finn doesn’t love me, Schue isn’t giving me another solo, or Finn, Finn, Finn. NONE of that shit is was Mercedes is talking about, Rachel gets everything under the sun, and I don’t have a problem with that, but the one fucking time Mercedes or, that fat black girl with the loud voice, tried to speak up she’s shut down. Rachel can handle one fucking time out of the spotlight. That photoset pisses me the fuck off because in all of those gifs she’s not crying over losing something important, she’s crying over lost ‘love’, or not getting what she wants, and that’s selfish as fuck, so that photoset is a big fucking joke because in all of the three seasons of Glee I’ve never seen Rachel cry for real, like for something that’s really killing her. Imagine getting shoved in that back for so long and finally trying to step up, to get knocked back down, exactly, fucking hurts. Rachel’s never had to go through that, sure she didn’t really have friends but when she did, she was always front and center and still is, she’s never been pushed in the back, or willingly given up the spotlight. And don’t throw Sectionals in my face, because just fucking don’t. And don’t throw Hold On To Sixteen either.
To end my rant, that photoset is bullshit, stop trying to make Mercedes look like a huge bitch for pointing dropping a mother fucking truth bomb like a bad habit.
Direct your hate to someone who gives a fuck.
I can somewhat understand not including Lauren/Ashley since she’s not on the show anymore. But the other two, not so much.
Jenna is almost always left out, Amber has been getting left out less lately. But seriously, don’t do shit like that and then not include them, especially since they were two of the original 5.
OMG, THIS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!! I WAS SO PISSED WITH THE MOVIES ONE… BECAUSE EVEN JAYMA WAS THERE….
In a way, it’s worse when fandom does it. Magazines? Okay, they might have legitimate reasons - like when Amber was sick for the FNO shoot. They probably don’t, but sometimes they do. Fandom? Fandom doesn’t have to worry about that. Members of fandom can go to google and get whatever picture they want. They’re making a conscious choice to leave those two women out, with no decent reason. They’re not leaving them out because Amber’s sick or Jenna doesn’t want to do that shoot, they’re leaving them out because, for whatever reason, they’ve decided that those two don’t count. They’re basically saying a few things (I’m going to use dot points, I’m lazy)
- Amber and Jenna aren’t pretty enough to be included, or aren’t as pretty as the other girls
- Amber and Jenna aren’t important enough
- Amber and Jenna aren’t feminine enough to count as the “girls of Glee”I’m not even sure which of those is the worst, tbh.Sure, I know people will say “But I just liiiiiiiiiiike those four more!”, but hey, fandom, have you considered why you like them more? Tell me why. I know if I did a photoset about the ladies of Glee and only included, say, Dot, Jane, Ashley, Lauren, Amber and Jenna, people would moan about “BUT WHERE’S DIANNA, LEA NAYA AND HEATHER?!?!?!?! omfg why aren’t you including them?!?! they’re on the show too!!!!”.
There’s nothing quite as disappointing as seeing “The GIRLS OF GLEE!” and having it include Lea and Dianna (okay, two of the original girls) and Naya and Heather (two people who were guest stars for the first season), and, oh hey, apparently Jenna and Amber have stopped existing despite being full time since scene one, episode one, season one. I get not including Ashley and Dot and Jane and Lauren (Guest stars or former guest stars, or not one of the ND actresses), but to leave out two of the full time ND actresses is just so wrong. Ugh it pisses me off so much.
(Oh, and on a semi-related note? Stop putting Chris/Kurt in with the girls in things, or leaving him out of the boy’s group. It’s reaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllly offensive)
All of this. Just all of it.
The fandom has absolutely no excuse, and part of the reason that makes it so frustrating is that THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER. A good majority of the fandom can attest to feeling like the underdog, which is part of the reason so many people were originally drawn to Glee in the first place. But what do they do once they’re apart of the fandom? They latch on to the 4 conventionally attractive girls on Glee, and virtually ignore the two WOC. And then they try and say that they’re all for equality and acceptance, yet they treat two of the regular actresses (whose characters are two of the original members of Glee Club) like shit.
I see you fandom.