I don't get why everyone is so obsessed with Yuri on ice (More like Urine on ice) it's poorly written and the only reason why its fanbase is as big as it is is because of a gay couple. (Not to mention they got a nearly nude bathhouse scene, I spent almost a month on another site seeing gifsets of Viktor's ass popping up on my dash)
"But Ink!" you fans undoubtly whine. "REPRESENTATION!"
Am I saying representation is bad? No, in fact I love it when there's diversity and representation! The problem is, its lacking in EVERYTHING ELSE. Lacking in story, characterization, and it's not even a sports anime, no matter how people try to paint it) its just some cash-cow shonen-ai who's fanbase majority are straight girls who fetishize relationships between men because it's 'hawt'.
Oh, and not to mention the fanbase is absolutely HORRIBLE.
"If you don't watch YOI you're homophobic UwU"
"If you don't like YOI, then you suck ass."
"MAI GAY BABEHS"
"You need to watch the show because it has gays in it!"
Oh, and that's not the worst part!
In a part of Russia (Cheyna, I think, but I am not sure if its just there) LGBT men are being rounded up and put into concentration camps, tortured and killed. Yes, right now, that's happening! And you know what the YOI fandom posted about??
"OMG now I'm so worried for Viktor and Yuri "
"We have to make it legal in Russia or our ship can't sail!"
You know, instead of being worried for REAL HUMAN BEINGS BEING DISCRIMINATED, TORTURED AND SLAUGHTERED LIKE ANIMALS, they're worried about two fictional characters' relationship.
THAT is low, and I know low.
So if you happen to be the very RARE fan who's NOT like them, then congratulations on not being a fuckwit.
And a sidenote, I remember that very early on in the fandom people were like "omg they better not be queerbaiting us >"
Like hold the fuck up:
Queerbaiting????? There's no such thing. How YOU interpret a piece of work doesn't mean it was the writer's intention. They weren't 'leading you on' or any other bullshit. Men can't even have friendships with each other without these idiots screaming that its queerbaiting and homophobic (even though the majority of these fangirls are homophobic as hell) and part of me thinks that the reason why their romance is so badly written is because it was shoehorned in last minute.