And now that she has finally has two guys who want her, people are STILL holding on to shipping her with food? A storyline that lasted half an episode in season one? Defend that. I dare you.
Don’t discriminate non-canon couples. I still ship bradtana and that lasted less than half an episode and it was mostly subtext.
Also, not wanting to start a discussion or something, just an observation, but how is Mercedes the last to have a kiss? Santana is still unkissed, unless you count the kisses she gave to her motherfucking beards. Not even coming from someone she likes… hell, not even coming from people who match her sexual orientation. If someone were to count Brittany as Kurt’s first kiss, half the fandom would ask for their heads on a silver plate…
Yeah, except in Bradtana both parties are HUMAN BEINGS.
And yes, I do count the beards. It was still a physical kiss. Not all the kissing that goes on in the show is true-love’s kiss, but it at least shows the characters as beings with sexualities, unlike Mercedes, who has been portrayed as undesired until this season.
Not gonna lie, that smacks of derailing to me - even if it’s unintentional. In no way can you equate Santana’s treatement with Mercedes’ treatment. Santana, up until “Sexy” was at the very least pansexual. She was still panting after Dr. Carl for goodness sake. Mercedes was a forced asexual mammy/involuntarily celibate from S1 up until now, and people in fandom were quite happy with her being such. Granted, the hypersexual!Latina stereotype isn’t cool, but they gave her some layers and softness. Mercedes is long overdue for this sexually layered treatment as well.
The same mama who opened her home to a pregnant girl who used to bully her daughter; the same mama who allowed her child and her friends to raid her garden for corsages; the same mama who spends money on fabric and sewing machines to help her daughter create/make costumes for New Directions. The same mama who’s raised such a fantabulous daughter.
That is the next family I need to meet, farreal!
(And while we’re at it - how about Artie’s and Tina’s folks too? Is that too hard to ask?)
Maybe we should be glad they aren’t trying to write for a Black family. Just imagine all of the offensive shit they could do. But I still want to see her family, her house, her brother driving Sam crazy, there is just so much potential for awesome being wasted here.
This is the SAME MAMA who loaned their church’s choir for New Directions stuff…c’mon now. Come on! And Mercedes’ dad is probably the dentist all the kids had gone to until Dr. Carl moved his practice in because Mercedes’ dad had retired or turned changed his practice to oral surgery or something equally kickass, which is why he’s rarely around. And you know Mercedes’ bro got jokes for eons with Sam, and Stevie and Stacy are in love with him themselves…ugh. Too much potential being wasted. I cannot.
Sam is beautiful. He doesn’t want her. He’s playing with her heart and then he’s going to throw tots at her. lolololololol
And even if Mercedes were fat, black, and ugly…Sam is still fighting to get her back.
Who gave fluffykins the mic tho?
quinn wants her baby back = selfish.
rachel gets a lot of solos = selfish.
mercedes demands every solo throws a bitch fit if she doesn’t get them, tells the whole club shes outgrown them and quits the new directions = not selfish.
how does that work?
okay i know quinn went a bit of the rails but wouldn’t you if the woman who adopted your baby and dangled the chance to see her right in front of you face?
You misspelled Rachel re: the bolded. Mercedes doesn’t demand every solo. She demands an opportunity to have one - which she’s not had for New Directions in competition even though she has one of the strongest voices in the group. Mercedes did in “Asian F” what Rachel has done countless times, and for no reason, because Rachel actually gets solos she doesn’t even earn. She’s given them - there aren’t any auditions, there’s no discussion of who else could get them. And Rachel’s not gotten a solo three times: 1.) When Mercedes beat her out of one and the group voted for Mercedes to have it (then Mercedes, being humble and thinking of the team, gives Rachel the spot when they discover the set list had been leaked and stolen); 2.) When Mr. Schue deems the winners of the duets competition leads - the same competition Rachel and Finn conspired to throw, and it turned around and bit them on the butt; 3. ) When Rachel’s suspended because she cheated in the school elections. Every other time, however, who had the solo? Rachel. Who hasn’t, even when she’s the team player, doesn’t demand quite so often, and has earned the opportunity to be featured? Mercedes. Even Brittany had a featured spot before Mercedes, and Brittany’s nowhere near the vocalist Mercedes is. Quite frankly, Mercedes earned that blow up in “Asian F”, and I was glad she told them all off. New Directions didn’t appreciate her at all and took her for granted. And furthermore, Mr. Schue kicked her out - she didn’t quit. He said if she left, she was out…she didn’t leave. In fact, they left her so…hmm.
But I suppose the moment Mercedes decides to stand up for herself without permission from nonchromatics, she’s a selfish bitch. LOL k.
…and I just wanted to squee at the fact that they’ve shown Mercedes as a desirable woman. Here’s a big fuck you to all those people who’ve been saying “boo attractive blond white men with abs will never want to date fat black women blahblahblah.”
*insert appropriate .gif here*
WORD! Samcedes is happening, y’all. To the racist fuckers:
There’s nothing to Mercedes. She doesn’t have an interesting storyline whatsoever. I just can’t bring myself to like her. She’s so arrogant and such a bitch. She had no right to yell at everyone and convince Brittany and Santana to leave the New Directions, as much as I love the Troubletones.
AKA - I don’t like her now that’s she’s standing up for herself and isn’t a doormat to Rachel and Kurt and Quinn and Santana and everyone else like she used to be for the majority of the time, and they couldn’t sing it out and revert back to the status quo with which I am comfortable, where Mercedes is off the sidewalk and waiting for permission to stand on it for two minutes. And I also don’t like she presented a rational argument for Santana to leave New Directions, and then convinced Brittany to come with her to the Troubletones where they are ALL thriving and kicking ass and taking names…and thus, I love the Troubletones, but still…why can’t Mercedes get back off the sidewalk? I liked her better when I didn’t have to give a shit about her.
I hate Mercedes’ Born This Way t-shirt. No Weave? Seriously?
1. I didn’t get it at first, I had to go look it up.
2. Everyone else took this seriously. They all chose these really important things that bother them and can’t be fixed. And you choose this. Seriously?
3. I love you Mercedes, but this upset me. I was looking forward to seeing what really bothers you, gets you on the inside, and this is what you choose? I still love you, but it just made me angry.
4. You could choose so many other things. What bothers you, Mercedes? Like how about weight, I’m pretty sure you mentioned it once or twice. Or that you loved a gay man. Or that no matter how hard you tried, you were always lonely. I’m sure you could come up with something meaningful.
5. Seriously. Worst Born This Way shirt ever.
You should have done more research. Do you understand what her Natural hair looks like? It’s kinky, and coilly, and big, and thick, and tough to deal with if you don’t know what you’re doing/don’t have the patience, and really fragile even though it seems like it should be the toughest stuff in the world (kinda like Mercedes herself in a way). Her weave covers up her real hair, her true self. A lot of young Black girls in America feel they have to conform to the straight hair look that is more widely accepted. So we put chemicals in our hair that fuck up the chemistry and break the bonds in our hair so we look like what is more widely accepted (and our scalps, I do not miss those chemical burns at all). We use massive amounts of heat to take out all of the kinks in our hair. We hide our true selves to make live easier. I really wish they’d explained Mercy’s shirt on the show, because most people don’t get it, and don’t want to get it. For more on this, see Amber’s own personal post about the shirt that she posted on her personal Tumblr here where she posted pics of her real hair. You should really try doing more research, because I’m thinking you didn’t look in the right places for the right answers and probably asked the wrong questions. There are plenty of articles out there on Black hair sites about Natural vs Relaxed vs Weaved if you are interested in actually educating yourself.
I had been getting perms since 3rd grade, before that my mom used to sit me down and use a hot comb (from the stove… not fun), I did flat ironing, I did a lot of really bad stuff to my hair to get it to look how it was “supposed” to look. Deciding to grow out my straight hair and rock my natural hair back in 2009 was the best decision I ever made. I understand her shirt because I’ve been there, she was born without the weave, and with the kinks, and that’s why her shirt is not stupid at all.
I know. I know all of this. I was not looking for a fight, but I was just saying that she never really talked about having trouble with this on the show. I just thought she should have done something more ‘true’ to her character (not just the actress), and maybe gone with something the audience knows that Mercedes struggled with. Please don’t attack me, just blacklist unpopular opinions if you can’t take stuff like this. That’s why I tagged it that way.
She’s talked about her weave several times, yes as primarily as a joke, but she’s spoken about it. The only time she had personal issues with her weight was once in “Home”, if I recall correctly; but otherwise, she’s had a default healthy opinion of herself in terms of body image. Weight doesn’t read quite the same in black families/communities as in predominant ones. ”Thick” girls are regarded as beautiful and desirable, so I don’t think she’d consider that something she’d want to change. Lauren didn’t want to change that, either, so I’m curious if that’s just a feature you wish she would’ve done for your personal satisfaction or because you think it would be consistent to Mercedes’ character arc (what little we’ve seen of it, but that’s obviously a writer issue).
Now I want someone to show me the “attack” or the “fight” in the responses to the OP. People always want to say we don’t educate, but um…there’s a whole lot of educating go on right here & you see the reaction right? Mmkay, but we’re playing the race card & we’re the problem.