First of all, love the show. Everybody continues to kill it and it’s one of the few shows I watch now that actually gets me cackling on a regular basis. I’m literally always recommending it.
Not here to hate, cause arguments, offend, or the like, just want to put something out here to see if others agree.
Newest Harley Quinn episode was a total highlight, really enjoyed how up front it was (along with the whole show) and how risky it was with where they out Batman at the end (“risky” in the context of how loud some can get at altering source material. Personally, we should really be allowed to do anything with source material), but does anybody think it painted Snyder-Cut supporters incorrectly?
I understand this is clearly just for jokes, clearly for funnies while also including a point. It’s a fun laugh at the expense of an exaggerated version of a certain kind of people, but it sort of rubbed me the wrong way that the guy with the Snyder-Cut shirt was a pretty presumptuous sexist, among other things. I understand the fact that their jerks and misogynistic is the whole point of the bit, that they’re anti-The Harley Quinn Show people and the quality of the episode they watch challenges their opinions and proves them wrong in a sense, (because people who have those qualities challenge and dislike the show in real life), but throwing the Snyder-Cut shirt on the guy kinda makes it seem like the show understands Snyder-Cut supporters as people who share these traits to some general degree. That being said, you could also understand these characters as jerks who also coincidentally support these ideas that are on display on their shirts, but considering it’s a short bit it comes of to me that the shirts are pretty much part of their identity and meant to represent the general treatment from and ideals of the people who have been vocal online for these same things displayed on their shirts.
With that down the drain, the ultimate reason I bring this up is because I don’t feel I’ve ever seen/met a Snyder-Cut supporter like this and thus I kinda feel newest episode of Harley Quinn misrepresents them (I can’t speak for anti-The Last Jedi people). Snyder folks that I know/have seen online are progressive, are not sexist, and are pretty big fans of The Last Jedi actually. These fans support their pretty diverse casts and basically just want creative freedom supported from what I know. Yes, hardcore Snyder-Cut peeps can be annoying online with the constant hash-tagging and loud behavior, but as far as I know things have never gone farther than that in the general sense we’re speaking, right? No harm seems to be actually done by them just asking (yes, constantly) for something a lot. That’s the worst thing they’re guilty of from my experience, so I feel like the show is almost assuming the quality of their character based on annoying, bordering on troll-ish, internet behavior and misrepresnting them here.
I just worry about misrepresentation because I worry about it affecting the way others may treat the people being misrepresented. Like I said, Snyder-Cut supporters I know aren’t sexist, aren’t misogynistic, and aren’t racist, I would hate for them to be treated as such. But at the end of the day, this is all mostly for fun.
What do you think? Did I miss anything? Do you agree or disagree? Do your experiences with Snyder fans/cut supports differ? Have I forgotten something obvious? Am I reading top far into this? If you read all this, thanks.
This is the most I’ve written since college. Have a good one!