I feel like forcing Ryuko and Mako into a gay relationship before the creators have made a statement on it is…kinda wrong? canonically speaking, at least.
It feels the same way as when tumblr goes crazy and makes two straight characters gay
If TRIGGER comes out and says “hey they’re gay” that’s awesome, but given the context of the show AND THE FACT THAT EVERYONE’S PUSHING GAMAGOORI TO ASK MAKO OUT during the end credits, it doesn’t make any sense. If everyone is so cool with Ryuko and Mako, why would they be pushing Gama to ask her out? IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE
and trying to force the issue is…really weird
Remember everyone: In order to prove any character is anything other than straight you must present a 10 page paper single spaced in APA format with at least 20 citations before it might be considered.
I don’t even Kill la Kill but does op not understand why it’s fucked up to say “forcing (characters) in into a gay relationship” and then say “makes two straight characters gay”?
Because yes, fandom can do some fucked up shit in that regard at times — including erasing multisexual identities, since said characters usually have been shown to not be gay, but that doesn’t stop them from being bi/pan/polysexual but a lot of shippers will ignore that and tack “gay” on to them — but how is it not forcing a sexual orientation on characters to assume they’re straight? (Which is also erasing multisexual identities, while shitting on gay people.)
Because while I have little to say about an anime I don’t even watch, it is really fucked up that every time I see someone complain about that ship it’s because of complaints like “people forcing the characters in to a gay relationship” and then they gush about their ship instead, which is somehow not “forcing characters into a straight relationship.” (Funny how no one can force the characters into anything, they can only make fanwork, not affect the actual canon.)