Kate (mskatej) wrote,

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A rant. (It's been a while!)

I’ve managed to stay out of the loop when it comes to most of the obnoxious/offensive things that go on in SV fandom, by using my innate (and very useful) gift for ignoring and avoiding things that upset or bore me (like TWoP for instance), and by making sure my flist is full of awesome people. But every once in a while I stumble across some seriously assholeish behaviour that makes me want to punch certain people in the head.

Like okay, for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll fill you in:

Erica Durance, who plays Lois Lane in hit television show “Smallville”, submitted herself for a lead actress Emmy. Awesome right? She’s taking her career seriously, she’s ambitious, she knows that a great way to get her name out there is to shoot for the stars no matter what the chances are of reaching them. Personally, I’m proud of her, and more than that, I think she most definitely qualifies as a lead actress despite only doing thirteen episodes because she plays Lois Lane!

But that’s beside the point. I keep seeing all these people saying totally fucked up shit about her, like that she’s “unethical” for putting herself forward (with bonus Lindsay Lohan trashing!); I’ve seen condescending snickering aimed at her because she’s so delusional for thinking she stands a chance and it’s omg the funniest shit ever and oh how entertained I am by the silly, silly girl. It’s such bad PR! Because Chloe and Lana fans are really mad at her for *daring* to think about her future when Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack clearly aren’t!

Good GOD. Newflash: the only people who think that Erica submitting herself for an emmy is a stupid move are the people who *don’t like her*. NO ONE ELSE CARES. In fact, all the academy is going to see is her character’s name (and then they’ll look at the show she’s in and they’ll laugh their ass off, but that’s neither here nor there). Do you really think it matters to THEM that she was only in thirteen episodes? No. It matters that she plays Lois freaking Lane, one of the most iconic pop culture characters of the twentieth century (and in no way a supporting character), and that she’s got talent. Further, it is not Erica’s fault that Allison and Kristin didn't submit themselves, nor does them not submitting themselves mean that Erica has behaved improperly, unethically, or broken some unspoken code or rule.
Tags: rant, tv: smallville
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