Anonymous asked: Can I just say that, as a gay guy on Tumblr, I understand your views on Sterek, but I have to respectfully disagree. While Danny does get pushed to the background, I like how Danny isn't existing as "THAT GAY CHARACTER" on the show. He exists outside of the box created for the token gay character, so he stops being "that gay character" and starts being 'that character."
Can’t speak as a gay man, obviously, but as a POC who rarely sees major (positive) POC representations in any of the media I enjoy —let alone POCs of varying sexualities— I’m really uncomfortable with the way fandom and Jeff Davis putting two hot white guys over Danny’s existence. I don’t understand why, if we want the show to explore a homosexual relationship (which would be awesome, obviously) we’re not rooting for more Danny screen time.
Not being a QPOC myself, I’m not going to write some 10 paragraph post about it (there are plenty of capable people on my dash), but it really boils down to what I said earlier: this is the clear elevation of two hot white dudes over not only the QPOC on the show, but the POC MAIN CHARACTER. It’s a racist microagression that I’m used to dealing with in media, but am really just done with staying silent about.