Here’s the thing though.
THose people wouldn’t exist (or at least wouldn’t be so numerous) if not for shippers who both
1-Claim “It’s canon” when it’s not
2- Will angrily attack anyone who dares say it’s not canon, calling them homophobes and bigots.
Shippers who just ship? Most people don’t give a fuck.
Shippers who live in a delusional reality where “It’s canon, if you don’t see it you’re a bigot, and I’m super-mega-progressive because I want these two white guys I find hot to fuck”?
Yeah, they’re gonna draw a lot of ire.
Your words are what I wanted to say but was too dumb to word it. Well done.