Some of the issues with Teen Wolf’s Sterek problem come from people conflating slash shipping with social activism. Many fans want Sterek to happen purely because they want Stiles and Derek to fall in love, while others are hoping for better representation of LGBT characters on TV in general. Writer and creator Jeff Davis originally planned for Teen Wolf to be a diverse show with a strong LGBT presence, but many fans felt that the show’s third season failed to live up to those promises. Unfortunately, Teen Wolf’s changing social media message isn’t helping.
Last week, Teen Wolf released a video of actor Dylan O’Brien asking for fans to vote for Teen Wolf in a TV Guide poll, a similar situation to the Teen Choice Awards campaign that produced the “ship” video last year. But this time round, they went for threats rather than bribery. Instead of teasing with more Sterek footage, O’Brien joked that if people didn’t vote, they’d kill off the show’s lone surviving gay character, Danny.
The joke didn’t seem very funny, particularly when the survival rate for side characters in Teen Wolf is notoriously low for anyone who isn’t a straight, white man. To make matters worse, MTV released an “In Memoriam” video of all the characters who have died on the show. It was meant to advertise a fan contest to appear (and then die) in a future episode, but it ended up highlighting just how many women and people of color have been killed off so far. For a show that was originally touted as diverse and forward-thinking, things did not look good. [READ MORE]
Thanks for all great prompts! I’m done for today but i will save them for later :)
I’m calling it now
in the season finale danny loses his patience and wolfs out
and is just like
you guys suck so bad at being werewolves
my last name is literally ‘full moon’
Crystal Reed and Daniel Sharman leaving Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood - may 10th
This is a pic I commissioned from Nina Kask (NiniKask on DeviantArt) of Danny and Isaac from Teen Wolf. She’s great and so are her rates!
It’s based on a fic I wrote for the Mahealahey Trope Challenge called “Winter Wonderland (Baby It’s Cold Outside)”. You can find it here.