To get all the rumors out of the way: These are ALL the tweets about Destiel that have been sent to Jensen Ackles in the past 15 hours! All of them.
- is an innocent fanvid in which all of the cast is tagged.
- is a random post about shipping in general, BUT Jensen’s UN is NOT tagged in it, so it will NOT even show up in his mentions.
- I have no idea what’s being said there, and most likely Jensen doesn’t either.
- Someone who mentions that she ships Destiel, but the basic message is that she loves Jensen and Danneel.
- Someone apologizing for Destiel tweets that are not there
- Another person apologizing for both Destiel and Wincest tweets that are not there.
DESTIEL TWEETS TO JENSEN ACKLES, A SUMMARY; WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY DESTIELDRABBLESDAILY
Everyone stay pressed, no one is harassing Jensen about Destiel!
Misha gets harassed on the daily via twitter and ya’ll are worried about Jensen getting tweets about destiel?
You also have these baby teenage mutant ninja turtles to protect you.
This is actually such a good tactic for people with serious anxiety problems. Thank you. Really. Omg.
Also immunity cat protects your blog from “if you don’t reblog I’m judging you” posts
Number of tweets seen: 230
Tweets apologizing for hate: 17
Tweets apologizing for destiel people: 11
Tweets apologizing for wincest people: 1
Tweets mentioning how [insert twitter user] is a better fan, a sane fan, a real fan : 13
Tweets about destiel: 2
Of that: One link to a destiel video only containing scenes from the show, followed by an apology for posting said destiel video
Sexually explicit destiel: 0
Tweets about wincest: 1
Sexually explicit wincest: 0
Tweets about how destiel and wincest shippers are not real fans: 5
Threats of bodily harm to destiel shippers: 2 (same person)
I believe the same would be true about this situation, but I also agree that he should know better. I hope this didn’t offend you, I’m not really sure how messages on the internet sound, as there’s no inflection. I don’t know, I just thought I’d make that point. (2/2)
i honestly don’t think that when jensen says these things, the words “oh man i hate gays” or “wow gay men are so gross” are going through his head. i really really don’t, honest to god. i also believe that if he was asked, he would say that he supported marriage equality, and he had nothing against the lgbtqia community (probably. maybe.)
however. i also believe that he has a ton of internalized homophobia and misogyny from being raised as a cishet white male in a catholic and presumeably republican background (i say this because his father is catholic and pro-life, but i don’t know what his political veiws are, to be fair)
this can be seen in the way he’s openly rejected things that he deemed “unmanly” (that time when he refused to drink with a straw because it was girly, yeah yeah because femininity and being a girl is so shameful), and when he said that his interest in doing a western movie went down after brokeback mountain came out, and now saying that dean would refer to someone with highlights as a “fruitcake” (which is obviously a reflection of what HE would refer to someone as, bc dean has never displayed any type of homophobia on the show)
idk. it all just adds up, and i dont think that jensen realized he has any of these internalized isms, and it’s definitely a product of how he was raised, but he needs to educate himself, apologize, and learn what is okay and what is not okay to say.
nah it doesnt
but saying that dean would call someone “fruitcake” for a supposdly effeminate hairstyle is a homophobic thing to say
similarly, being disgusted by/vocally opposed to non-straight interpretations of characters does kinda make u a homophobe, because unless you’re getting EQUALLY outraged by straight headcanons, that kinda means that ur only comfortable when chars are interpreted as straight
Okay, I am so, so done with this. So done with seeing an angry rant in caps in the Destiel/Cockles tags every 5 posts or so. No, it is not okay to harass Jensen. Just like it’s not okay to harass other celebrities on Twitter.
I’ve just been through Jensen’s mentions, and most of them are ‘I love you’ and ‘you’re hot’. And yes, I am aware that there is also a handful of troll accounts that is harassing him. (From the looks of it mostly the same few people.) Because obviously, the SPN fandom is large, and there are going to be some assholes in his mentions. Just like some assholes are there in Jared’s and Misha’s mentions.
BUT, you are not going to stop these accounts by posting angry rant number 247837824 in the Destiel/Cockles tag. Half of the people on Twitter don’t even HAVE a tumblr, and 99% of the people in these tags are innocent shippers who are there to simply enjoy their ship.
You see an offender on Twitter who is harassing Jensen? How about instead of yelling about it in a random place where almost everyone is innocent, you use that time and energy to actually try to help solve the problem and make Twitter a safer place.
- Step 1: Go to the offenders profile, and report the account. It’s one simple click and only takes a second.
- Step 2: If said account is tweeting Jensen truly disturbing stuff, signal boost to your friends/followers on twitter that they should report the account as well. The more people report, the faster it will be taken down. I’ve been on twitter since the beginning of time, and in my experience, yes, Twitter (unlike Tumblr) DOES actually check out offensive accounts and DOES suspend them.
- Step 3: If you see someone tweeting Destiel/Cockles related stuff to Jensen in a manner that is not rude per se, and you don’t immediately want to report, but you feel like you need to call them out on it, do it. But do not do it in the general Destiel tag on Tumblr where the chances of these offenders seeing your angry rant are slim to none. You want to address it, address it. But address the person who is actually committing the crime. Politely tell them that what they’re doing is not okay, that it might be upsetting to Jensen, that it’s upsetting to you because it might make him leave twitter; whatever you want to get off your chest.
And last but not least; Jensen is a grown man. No, it is not alright for him to get hate, but what he’s getting is no more than what (for example) Jared or Misha are getting on a regular basis. Keep track of their mentions for a couple of days; not everything you’re going to see is going to be pretty. Of course Jensen is a hype right now because he’s new to Twitter, and all eyes are on whatever’s being send to him.
Still, I’m going to go ahead and assume that Danneel (and maybe Jared/Misha too) prepared him and warned him about the things that he would inevitably stumble upon sooner or later if he joined twitter. I’m pretty sure they explained to him what it entailed and what the consequences were, and he decided to join anyway. Which makes me think that he can handle a lot more than everyone thinks, and that maybe we should give him just a little more credit.
This has been a PSA.
Odd Romeo and Juliet Tumblr Posts
Why hasn’t this got more notes…? It’s fucking hilarious………or maybe I find it so funny because I have a weird sense of humour…hmmm, lol :)
the Shakespeare obsessed side of tumblr is the best
the undertone of all this is ppl being ashamed of slash ships when they shouldn’t be, particularly when so many of us are queer, and are invested in them because they are interpretations and dynamics we can relate to.
and if jensen doesn’t understand that, if he lets his casual homophobia or discomfort come to the fore, you know what i don’t really care, if he finds it so unbearable to even glance at a 140+ character tweet about a ship like…seriously….he does not need to be protected from ‘TEH GAY’ that’s fucking offensive to me as queer person, there are plenty of actors out there that talk about m/m and f/f ships that directly involve their characters diplomatically and with grace/tact. it’s not that hard to do.
and as i said before, i’ve never seen such an uproar over the legitimate hate, death threats, sexism, misogyny, that a lot of cast members and associated parties receive…
like really jensen’s so-called aversion to slash trumps all that? that’s what’s seen as most important?? that’s what we’re prioritizing?
this is all so transparent.
allow me to summarize: ‘i hate this ship wah wah and its shippers are allegedly tweeting about it to an actor who’s repeatedly made homophobic statements tears fall slowly down my face i will use this as a reason to justify my hatred for said ship and its shippers because i don’t know how to focus on the ship i love and move the fuck on with my life I MUST PROTECT THE FEELINGS OF MAN ON THE OFF CHANCE HE HAPPENS TO SEE SOMETHING ON THE SMALL REMOTE POSSIBILITY THAT HE WILL BE OFFENDED BY QUEERNESS RE; A SHIP I VEHEMENTLY DISLIKE EVEN THOUGH I’M LIKELY QUEER AND SHIP A QUEER PAIRING MYSELF I MUST PLACE HIS POTENTIAL UNEASE ABOVE EVERYTHING’
#and please don’t come into my askbox saying jensen has never said anything homophobic#or that his lesbian aunt trumps everything#homophobia is not confined to hatred of queer people#it’s the little jabs the false assocations (gay = unmanly)#(frosted tips = fruitcake)#that promote an ‘othering’ of us as outside of the norm#he has done this repeatedly and needs someone to sit his ass down and teach him why it’s not appropriate (via bittercasgirl)