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*make mindless text post hating on a book that resonates with millions of people on a deep and complex level because they feel like showcasing how clever they are and because clearly there’s not enough hate in the world* IT’S A METAPHOR
The sudden increase in TFiOS hate is making me uneasy. Thousands of people who haven’t read the book are passing judgement on it from a minute long clip, and it’s really irritating me because they’re jumping to conclusions so quickly.
If people took a moment to do research, they would see the reasoning behind why Gus is like this. None of these people hating on Gus probably know he’s dying of cancer, too, and that the cigarette bit is an attempt to remain in control of a small portion of his life. It’s symbolic, yet no one is getting that because they’re taking everything for surface value.
I thought Tumblr was better than this, or we all that willing to follow the crowd that we’re totally okay with hating on a touching story based a minute long clip that doesn’t accurately show the depth of the characters?
Do people just want to mean? Are they not happy unless they’re angry about whatever insignificant injustice they can find?
I will maintain that “The Fault In Our Stars” is easily one of my top ten favorite books of all time and that John Green is one of my all time heroes and that things and people with flaws are still worthwhile to so many people.
That book and John Green got me through really rough times, and my boyfriend who is himself just about over a year in remission related to the book on a really deep and wonderful level because different WORKS CAN RESONATE DIFFERENTLY WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE.
YOU CAN DISLIKE THINGS BUT DON’T SHAME PEOPLE FOR NOT AGREEING WITH YOU.
Also, this whole “John Green leads a cult” thing needs to stop. Fandom shaming needs to stop. Stop shitting on people for being excited about things.