I haven’t sensed homophobia about the last few asks I received, I have sensed a difference of taste or interest in genre. One doesn’t need to be homosexual nor heterosexual to enjoy a particular genre, or preference of reading material.
I don’t like labeling or judging. So I won’t do that to my Anons. I can’t see into their hearts by a few words dropped in my ask box.
Which part is “not so subtle homophobic connotation?” Is it because they don’t like reading Yaoi/BL/ShonenAi or slash? Anon, it’s all about individual taste and preference.
I’ve never read any of the “Twilight” series, does that make me vampire/werewolf-phobic? I’ve never read “Fifty Shades of Grey” does that make me BDSM-phobic? Must one partake of BL/Yaoi “HoMin” fanfiction in order to not be homophobic in your view? Since I can’t read their minds or hearts I don’t know what they truly feel, but I sense that they were just ‘overwhelmed’ by the rather large amount of the slash fanfiction in the KPOP fandom in general.
Not that it’s anyone’s business, but two of my nephews are gay. My niece is bi-sexual. I would never, in a million years want any human to have to undergo the pain and suffering they felt as teens trying to fit in, and being bullied or ostracized because of their sexual orientation! The bullying, the exclusion, the malicious comments, THAT’S homophobia, ignorance and hate. Not wanting to read BL fanfiction? That’s a matter of choice and preference.
Finally, I wasn’t going to say it before because I don’t want to name names, BUT I will say that most of my favorite TVXQ fandom fanfiction writers also write M/M (BL) mature material. I have 238 saved LiveJoural Memories under “HoMin” now, that I didn’t have in 2011. Our tastes change, we grow, we move on to new interests, new horizons, but that doesn’t mean just because my Anons don’t read those stories that they’re homophobic. I didn’t read them either previously.
One of my favorite fanfic stories outside the fandom, is “Captive Prince” by C.S. Pacat. It’s probably the best written fanfiction story I’ve read, but it’s not “PWP” porn, it has backstory, it has substance, it has imagination, intriguing characterization, masterful detail. And when the sex does come, (no pun intended), it comes hard. (ok that was intended)!
PS. If you come out of Anon mode, I would be happy to share my list of 238 awesome “HoMin” recommendations! Or check the girls and boy I follow … they’re on there!