Without going into revealing details, there is a pretty large group that I am a co-creator of to a particular fandom/show on DA. In fact, it is DA’s largest group for the particular series.
Lately the founder and a few other mods/co-creators are getting annoyed with the amount of yaoi/slash the group has been receiving.
In our admin area, in a private discussion, some comments are being made that are really getting under my skin. I’m replacing any revealing information with asterisks.
“The fluff kind that looks more like their good friends, I’ll allow to stay, but the hardcore yaoi needs to go.”
”I get disgusted when I see hardcore yaoi “***”. For crying out loud,*** single and straight AND *** is married to his wife then let’s not forget he has his daughter, ***.
So just because it disgusts you, you want to ban it from the group? Also, that particular guy has never officially claimed his sexuality out loud. While it is likely he IS straight, it’s not right for you to say it like it’s law, especially with said guy has made SEVERAL slashy jokes between him and his friend (WHICH is why so much slash art exists of it).
“Now whenever “***” is even mentioned, I gag with the thought because of the horrific things people create between *** and ***.
Even worse then hormonely-stressed girls hooking up with ***.”
Now, In my opinion, the slash fans have been way more mature than the “hormonely-stressed girls” of the fandom. We KNOW that these two people are not actually a couple, and we don’t deny that one of the guys is married and has a kid. However, I’ve had several friends on Facebook who fall under the “hormonely-stressed girls”, and I would always see things like, “Even though *** doesn’t know I exist yet, we will get married some day!” or, “Good night ***, I am pretending I am sleeping next to you tonight.”
“I didn’t create it for yaoi. ”
Fine, that’s cool…but it is really disheartening when you allow straight pairings/oc’s but not gay ones. That really seems homophobic. Not to mention, it is also the biggest group on DA for this series.
I gave my thoughts in the thread as politely as I could manage, and I said that it wouldn’t be a smart move on the group’s part to outright deny yaoi/slash, because I have seen backlash that other groups get when they do this.
I suggested that, if the group does not want yaoi, then they should say that ANY gender pairing mature images are not allowed, even het ones.
I haven’t gotten a reply yet…and I’ll be honest and say that I WILL leave that group COMPLETELY if they put this “no yaoi slash” rule in place, because I WILL NOT be associated with something that is so blatantly homophobic.
And this is the part where I’m asking “what to do”, because the more I read these comments by my fellow mods, the more I feel really irritated and dismayed. I feel like I want to leave the group completely due to how they are talking right now…but I do have high participation in this group with its members at the same time.
Several people have often found my own DA page and befriended me in saying that they saw I was a co-creator of this certain group too.
It always freaks me out whenever I get a huge spike in Deviantart pageviews for one day only….like 3 x’s my normal hits. I always want to know where and why when this happens.
Does anyone else get this way, or am I just a paranoid harridan?
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