*Gotye voice* And the saddest thing is all of it could have been avoided.
(what’d I tell y’all about malice envy? what’d I tell y’all about the dangers of being too quick to embrace validation in any form?) (okay maybe I didn’t explicitly state that last part)
protip: If you want to protest hetrom aces being labeled straight without their consent, use the greenchestnuts tactic and point out the implications — that it would mean straight people are pathologized for their orientations, that straight people are punished for not experiencing sexual attraction to the right gender, that straight people’s sexual orientation is underrepresented in media, and see how many people are comfortable with that framing then.