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    So, the question that landed today is to talk about “The social media backlash of flames of Vic Mignona cast in Free! Eternal Summer.” Apparently there was some commotion when Vic was cast in the role of Rin for*Free! Eternal Summer a few weeks ago, though if you go by the comment section at FUNimation […]

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    Re: Questioned By Fandom: Social Media Backlash

    Originally posted by Chris Beveridge View Post
    The closest we often get are the occasional yuri show and the even rarer boys-love shows, but even those tend to focus on some pretty bad relationship dynamics that don’t portray things well.
    I was under the impression that yuri-focused content was actually rarer than BL. I'm not in the know on how much anime is truly BL, but it feels like yuri shows are so rare that I wouldn't be surprised if there's comparatively much more BL.

    Well, I'm not going into this with my full thoughts (given rules here, but I probably wouldn't want to even if I could), but I do loathe the rampant hate, negativity, and extremism on the internet, on any number of issues. Just got to ignore it and try to be positive, I guess. I appreciate yours and Justin Sevakis's (in the ANN Answerman column) responses to this.

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      Re: Questioned By Fandom: Social Media Backlash

      Both are definitely rare. Yuri tends to do a touch better in the sense of getting TV series, though even those are few and far between. what we get are more yuri-instances within mainstream shows as opposed to boys-love instances. BL gets a few more OVAs along the way, but those tend to be real domination pieces that are a few hairs shy of porn.
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        Re: Questioned By Fandom: Social Media Backlash

        I did not know that Vic was known for being anti-homosexual. Even though I am at least 90% straight, I have a gay brother and have a ton of close friends who are gay. I could not really imagine why anyone would take such an extremist viewpoint in this day and age. That said, I did a web search for his name with "gay" and there were a lot of rumors but nothing substantial said from the man himself other than insisting a femme character he played was straight, and saying he doesn't like yaoi. Neither of those things are damning in any way. Not to mention, he is merely an actor. The real life beliefs of an actor don't have much to do with a role that someone plays. Disliking someone or boycotting someone based on hearsay is ridiculous. Even if he is on record for saying hateful things, that does not nullify any of the work he has done really. Though I do question things about that. Should I not love Miyazaki movies because of his sometimes controversial opinions? Should I listen to 2pac when he is a confirmed rapist and killer? Should I listen to black metal band Dissection when they have convicted killers in their band? Should I watch the Cosby show now that there are all these allegations against him?? I can see both sides of the issue, and if you have a strong ethical code that you follow I can see not wanting to support people that do not follow a similar ethical code. Though at the same time, if your ethical code is strong can't you just be strong in your self and not worry about the behaviors of others?

        Personally, I do think that maybe it is best to look at the creator and the creation as two separate entities.

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