he’s not calling fans bizarre, weird or twisted. he’s calling the sterek phenomenon to which you only support teen wolf for sterek that. ie the complete derailment in interviews with him to be about sterek. jeff davis doesn’t even talk about sterek and is always very dismissive. the teen wolf social media (tumblr/twitter/after show and after after show have been more baiting yet dismissive at the same time).
tyler is just saying that he wants fans to watch teen wolf for the ensemble cast and stories and friendships. and not to be about shipping. if you look at who runs teen wolf social media and the after shows, that’s his view of fandom. and it’s pretty fucked up what teen wolf social media decides to let through
please remember tyler posey’s history with fandom. and how large parts of fandom treated/and still treat scott mccall. and how very few interviewers ask him about his own acting and motivations but rather ask about sterek. and in episodes where stiles and derek aren’t even on screen together, the trend is to ask about sterek. rather than the strong stiles and scott moments. the social media of teen wolf has been overlooking posey and has been baiting with sterek fandom despite the show runner not seriously talking about sterek - jeff davis has not been at any time positive about sterek but has been dismissive and untactful and mocking. yet relies on the sterek fandom to boost polls or praises teen wolf fandom for their support by rewarding it with a sterek montage and ignoring the ensemble. it’s something the rest of the actors notice. and i am not surprised how posey has had a negative view of sterek fandom because of the history of parts of fandom towards scott’s character
Scott McCall is the main character of the show. And the level to which he’s hated in fandom (mostly by Sterek shippers) is ridiculous.
I agree with you that all the hate he gets his ridiculous, but can we please keep in mind, that if scott is generally not extensively appreciated as a character, is THEIR own fault, for not writing an interesting storyline about him in the first place? he could be great, though he still passes as mediocre, why? cause his character development is not as interesting as it could be. they keep throwing things at us, and expect us to believe he’s so great, when he in fact does nothing to prove us this greatness.
people like struggle, people like characters they can relate with, people like to watch things develop.
I’m not going to talk about stiles’ arc, just to prove a point. let’s compare character development with other characters:
let’s talk about allison. who went from sweet little girl next door, to badass hunter, to grieving daughter, to badass hunter with a purpose, to I don’t know what’s wrong with me. that’s interesting. I don’t particularly like allison, but that’s still interesting.
let’s talk about lydia, and how she went from popular bitch, to friend, to banshee. that’s also pretty interesting, and at the begining she wasn’t even a likeble character. stiil, they made it work.
I’m not even going to start on derek’s arc, who perhaps changed and grew more than anyone.
I hate that they’re being so disrespectful towards us. we’re part of the fandom. we’re that part of the fandom who maybe (probably) invests more on the show. and this is how they treat us? funny how they love us when it’s time to win polls or boost the raitings.
it’s not OUR fault if interviewers ALWAYS ask them the same questions. they should complain with them, not with us.
as a fan, I’m entitled to watch whatever show I want, for whatever reason I want to. I’m entitled to enjoy and support my ship.
you know what’s ridiculous?that they make us love some characters, and then complain that we love them too much, that we love them for the wrong reasons. that’s ridiculous