When someone says that they don’t want Samcedes now - but they wanted it before - because of how Mercedes is acting in season three.
Does anyone ever think there could be another reason why she’s acting out? Does anyone ever think, that on top of being frustrated with Rachel, perhaps Mercedes misses Sam?
Oh but God no, it’s Mercedes. If any other character did it for that reason they’d be sympathised with but give the idea that perhaps that’s what’s going on with her and you get told it isn’t.
Excuse me, because I’ve made this point before and people still don’t get it, so I’m gonna hit my head off a brick wall really really really hard.
Firstly, this positions Sam as a prize and not another human being who is flawed his own self, has the capacity to think for himself and make decisions for himself. Secondly, the fact folk think Mercedes has to be on her “best behavior” to be with someone she likes and who, at the very least, liked her in return is patently offensive because that’s not how attraction and relationships work. For example, Santana is pretty much a bitch (self-proclaimed, no hate here) to everyone but Brittany, and even in that relationship Santana hasn’t been completely 100 with her, but that’s okay? Why should the standards be so amazingly high for Mercedes to be in a relationship (with people the fandom knows and likes because while there may be those who like Shane, nobody knows anything about the dude but mere observational basics) and not for the other characters on the show?
Well, I know why…that’s a rhetorical question.
OFF THE SIDEWALK WITH YOU MERCEDES!