Just because certain fans dont like JLH doesnt mean they’re “hating”. I’ve actually thought she was a bad actress since Party of Five and am unimpressed with the idea of her on CM. I should be able to express that as much as those who are stoked.
Excuse me, did I say not liking her equaled hating her? No, I did not so don’t make assumptions, twist my words, or put words into my mouth. I was specifically talking about those who hate her already. I’m not overly excited about her (I don’t hate her though) but I’m giving her a chance. Which is something I’m asking everyone to do. Not liking her is fine. Give her a chance. And if not then at least don’t hate on her.
No, you did say stop hating. grow up. Those were your words exactly. And I’m just saying that just because someone expresses dislike, even intense, of the actress or even the character (though they havent seen her yet) that doesnt mean they’re “hating”. We just end up policing each other so often in fandom, and dont get me wrong because I think things often get out of control (the insanity with Alex/Jeanne made me sick and most likely lead to her exit).
All I’m saying is that fans dont have to give JLH a chance, dont have to like anything at all about her casting, and there are ways to express that without being visceral, disrespectful of those who do like it (or are waiting before they judge), or anything of the sort. I know a lot of people dont do that and I know you were speaking to those specifically but its a fine line to tread when we start attempting to censoring others and censoring ourselves not to incur the wrath of others.
We all have a right to express our feelings, positive or otherwise, on a show we all love or loved deeply at one time. I just think sometimes the “dont you dare start complaining” crowd can be just as out of control as the “I’m totally gonna complain about this” crowd. Respect of everyone’s opinion, even those I dont agree with or like, as long as its given with respect is really important to me as a fan and a person.
It wasnt my intent to start a fight, I completely respect what you have to say and who you’re saying it to. I just wonder sometimes how the conversation might be different in fandoms if we asked each other why more, opened dialogues, instead of all picking up weapons and taking vastly opposite sides.