People in the public eye who are not "conventionally good looking", like joe locke, will always be subject to unsolicited and unkind comments about the way they look. That's horrible nature of this world, always has been. (Pretty people have to contend with the often uncomfy as they get reduced to their good looks, like will gao.). It sucks. And it's these needless comments that typically result in actors pulling back from online fan intetactions. It'll happen with most of the heartstopper actors sooner rather than later because those comments do understandable get to them
ok there is a whole lot to fucking digest here isn’t there
it is 5am where i am. idk what fucking time it is for you but like. why for the love of god are you spewing absolute bullshit in my inbox at 5am
firstly i’d like to address your conventionally good looking comment. beauty standards literally aren’t fucking real, but. let’s say for the sake of this they are. you see someone who you’re attracted to however you don’t THINK they’re attractive because they’re not necessarily fitting society’s beauty standards or whatever. i PROMISE you, calling them unconventionally good looking is basically the exact same thing as saying “hey i’m attracted to you but you’re ugly as fuck” or “ugly hot” or “pretty in a fucked up way” like. that is NOT an okay thing to say about someone. it’s one of the most fucking backhanded compliments in the entire fucking world and honestly i don’t understand why you looked at my blog, saw my bio which says i love charlie, saw my pfp which is… joe locke. as charlie spring. and thought it would be a cute idea to come in my ask box and say that he’s not conventionally attractive. he’s made a joke before i think about how that’s not a nice thing to say??? shut the fuck up
the comment you made comparing him to will gao??? why the fuck in 2022 are you SITTING THERE on your fucking little tumblr app with anon on comparing two teenagers to each other. they are literally children. they’re both attractive and talented. i’ve not seen people reducing will gao to his good looks?? at all?? actually. i’ve seen people mocking his hair in heartstopper, i’ve seen people saying he’s attractive and people saying that HE made them like tao when they previously didn’t care for him in the comics. literally they are both two teenagers who have people saying mixed things about them. like. seems a little weird to me as well that you’re saying will gao, not kit connor — who. the entire fucking world declared white boy of the month in april — has ?? an easy time because he’s “a pretty person” and joe locke isn’t?? like. idk it’s just weird as fuck why the fuck are you saying that shit. they r both insanely talented people, the fact that they’re both attractive doesn’t affect their talent, but even if it did?? they. they’re both pretty
i guess i just don’t really get why you are coming into the askbox of a nineteen year old who runs a fan blog for multiple tv shows, including heartstopper and calling an actor, who i’ve said on multiple occasions i like, ugly. like. i know that’s not your whole point but also i’m gonna be honest i don’t really understand what you’re saying! like. your ask is basically: joe locke is ugly, unfortunately because he’s in the public eye people are gonna be mean to him, that’s the way it’s always been. will gao is pretty, NOT ugly but he’s always gonna be reduced to his looks. it sucks and it’s gonna make them stop interacting with their fans. that’s what you’ve said to me, or at least ?? how i’m perceiving it.
i just don’t think you understand that you’re completely contradicting your own point? you’re saying that it’s fucked up how people are treating joe locke but then you’re calling him unconventionally attractive which is literally what people are saying to disguise the fact that they don’t think he’s attractive. like. that’s just a “polite” way of saying you think someone is ugly but you’re attracted to them anyway.
also the way you phrase your thing about how people who aren’t unfortunately “pretty people” like will gao will ALWAYS be subject to shit like that pisses me off because like. what, just because society treats people a certain way, does that mean we should just accept it??? should i NOT make posts about how people saying shit about joe locke is out of order, because it is. i honestly don’t give a fuck if that’s how people treat celebrities they don’t deem as fitting their fucked up dumb as fuck beauty standards. it’s wrong and not right and people shouldn’t just be allowed to say shit about a kid??? it’s like. either you’re one end of the fucking spectrum or the other. you’re either kit connor and have literal middle aged adults posting thirst traps and sexualising your, or you’re joe locke and have people tearing into your appearance and reassuring you that “oh don’t worry, you’re still hot even if you’re not technically conventionally attractive” like it’s FUCKED how can you sit in my ask box and say this shit
i just don’t understand the context at all for this because the only time i’ve commented on the fans treatment of joe was like a month ago, all i’ve done for days is shitpost about stranger things, something i was GONNA do before i saw this bullshit. i don’t understand your point and i don’t understand why you think this was an ok thing to send to me, and quite honestly this entire thing is just? baffling.
like honestly maybe i’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and say you just got mixed up and didn’t mean to basically call joe ugly and you just wanted to rant about the situation. i get that. but there’s this thing on tumblr called making a post, it’s really handy and you should probably try that! if you’re gonna send me asks about shit like this i’m gonna need you to first of all be respectful and second of all, make sure you’re explaining yourself properly because like. you don’t make any fucking sense love like you just don’t.
ok anyways good night i’m gonna uh. probably sleep for twelve hours! (also if you think i’m being a cunt with the way i answered this. perfectly fine that’s a valid opinion i am being a cunt! but like. this is my second time answering this ask. i wrote out a much longer one that was basically just me repeating the word fuck over and over again and decided that wasn’t a very nice thing to post!)