Ian Somerhalder is not Damon Salvatore Nina Dobrev is not Elena Gilbert Paul Wesley is not Stefan Salvatore Kat Graham is not Bonnie Bennet Candice Accola is not Caroline Forbes Matt Davis is not Alaric Saltzman
Matt Davis is not even Matt Davis He is Ernesto Riley
“I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.”—Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen (via noely-g)
I think it's infuriating how the fandom is crucifying Ian. Saying the he is ruining his image, destroying himself and that they hate him now because he changed. This bullshit, they are hating him because he's dating another person that is not Nina Dobrev. Why Nina's fans didn't abandoned her or slut shamed her (like they're doing with Nikki) when Nina started dating Derek two months after the break up? Why Paul's fans didn't hate on him when he left his wife for Phoebe? Just nian stans are nuts
Yeah, it’s pretty intense. I mean, I do still see Nina and Paul hate for those reasons too, tbh, but regardless… all of it is completely out of line (tho the hate for Wesvitto breaking up tends to fall disproportionately on Phoebe, but that’s a whole other conversation).
I see a lot of talk in the mobile tag about Bamon fans and how they’re so horrible for feeling entitled to seeing their ship sail in canon, but I never got that vibe from this fandom. If anything, by s5 most of us were downright convinced we’d never get any inkling of it in canon, and had very strong suspicions (that have since been validated) that Bonnie and Damon were being kept apart by the narrative intentionally. So imagine our surprise and joy when Ian and Kat are so enthusiastic about whatever development we’ll be getting in s6.
If anyone acts like they’re entitled to something, it’s the fans who see that enthusiasm and feel like they can dictate how these actors and actresses can act, and what they can and can’t say, and what image they are and aren’t allowed to project. Ian is HAPPY to be working with Kat, forget the ships, forget the fandom, forget the drama. This guy that you supposedly stan for is HAPPY about getting to do something new with this character that he’s given 6 years of his life to.
If somebody’s not happy about the thing, okay cool, they don’t have to be happy about the thing. They should go write some fanfic or make some au gifsets or edits, or make posts about all their feels, the way the Bamon fandom has done for FIVE SEASONS. They shouldn’t harangue the guy on twitter and make all these CONCERNED posts on tumblr about how Ian is RUINING his IMAGE and LEADING ON THOSE POOR HAPLESS BAMON SHIPPERS and so on.
But then I guess people are gonna do what they’re gonna do, obviously. And we’ll keep on trolling and fangirling and flipping the fuck out about this pairing because that’s what we do best and we’re the damn best at it!
Haha, in looking over your ask again, I see you didn’t mention Bamon at all, that’s just where my head went because I am OBSESSED. But yeah, the rest of it still stands, Ian is HAPPY dating who he chooses to date. The fact that random people he’ll never meet always believed he’d end up with someone else has literally nothing to do with his actual life. These so-called stans are completely out of line, and they show their true colors with every one of these posts. They claim to love these actors, but really they only love them so far as they squeeze into whatever narrow narrative they’ve decreed. That’s not how you treat people, and that’s CERTAINLY not how you treat people you claim to care about. It’s dehumanizing and wrong, and people need to grow up and realize sometimes their wishes are not the most important factor in the way the world turns.
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i think bamon are good as friends. not a fucking couple. bc c’mon does anyone see how fucked up it would be? i’m not hating. i just think it would be a lot of issues that would never be resolved. plus, julie plec did say that damon will never fall in love again after…
but can we just talk about the fact that before we couldn’t see kat and ian hanging out or sitting together at interviews or even discussing the mere possibility of bamon??? like it was like they were FORBIDDEN to even mention it
and now man now it’s all everyone talks about. ian doesn’t give a…