Stranger Things SLAM Fans For Arguing Over SHIPS! (Byler? Mileven? Fillie?)
"every time I come to tweet but y’all are fighting in my mentions," Stranger Things tweets.
27 January 2020 by Fachana Techamaneewat
Millie Bobby Brown at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters'
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On January 27, Stranger Things' official Twitter account finally spoke out about fans arguing over Stranger Things' ships (pairings). Yes, that includes Byler, Mileven and Robin and her potential future girlfriend.
Ever since Stranger Things season 1 first aired, it has attracted a large audience with Stranger Things season 3 breaking viewership records. Of course, as with all popular TV series and movies, pairings between characters became a hot topic among fans.
Unfortunately, though, it reached the point where the fandom became relatively toxic, with many fans even "hating" on others who shipped certain pairings, such as Mileven and Byler.
The most common pairing is between Mike and Eleven (Mileven) and Mike and Will (Byler). However, several fans are also arguing for Will and Robin to have their own gay love interest.
These heated debates occurred frequently, and particularly in Stranger Things' official writers' Twitter account, where the writers tweet regularly. It even reached the point where the writers had to address it publicly.
Check out Stranger Writers' tweet below:
I "every time I come to tweet but y’all are fighting in my mentions."
I "be kind. just because someone has a different opinion does not mean that they are wrong or that their opinion matter less. don’t be offensive. opinions are subjective and people interpreting things differently is fine. don’t police anyone. let others express themselves."
Despite this, quite a few fans still hit back, stating that they wouldn't argue if Robin was given a girlfriend, or if Byler became canon.
This one fan summed up their thoughts:
I "we can’t agree on ships we’re sorry"
Stranger Writers saw this, and immediately responded with:
I "you don’t have to agree just let people ship whatever they want and don’t argue in my mentions."
Stranger Writers also added:
I "if y’all were sorry, and since y’all are not going to stop this nonsense, you would untag me and go be silly somewhere else."
However, shipping wars aren't the only thing that's affecting the Stranger Things fandom. There are also toxic debates over which actor or actress is more skilled than the others in the series, and in pushing for their favourites, fans slammed the other actors and their skills in the process.
Of course, not all of the Stranger Things fandom is like this, and many did tweet out in support of the writers.
Check out some of their comments below:
I "honestly feel kinda bad for you sometimes. Its great that the fans here are so passionate but it can be a bit... yikes."
I "Seeing people joking like "haha that's me" in the comments is just.... You do realize that's not a good thing, right? You shouldn't be proud that you're fighting each other because you disagree on which fictional characters should date."
I "Sorry to hear all this. People have to take note, bottom line this is a tv show. A show we love, a show that entertains us. We all have opinions but reality is let the writers do what they have been doing best, giving us the best show ever."
Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
Fun fact: On the weekends, she's an avid writer for practically anything. Her current obsession is the Umbrella Academy, and as of now, is writing a book.