So, there are news article about the dating rumor again but now, its worse.
“We were really close friends until the scandal rumors, and it became unnecessarily awkward.”
That is such a bold statement, that I felt uncomfortable after reading. Mixed emotions maybe? Bias aside, I think one shipper’s greatest wish is for their OTP to continue being friends even though they are not together. Right? Okay. I’ll stop here. I want to talk about the things that I realized after this rumor.
I’ve always believed that my OTP’s greatest is the gift of friendship. And I really thank them for that. They started out as awkward and totally opposite pair, but they have grown to be a beautiful pair of friends along with their unnies and dongsaengs even to their company members. Oh how beautiful the friendship that they have is. And for all we know, this is not just to please the fans or for publicity. They don’t need it, what we see from these group of friends is what we get, or even more. If it wasn’t for that one cold awkward meeting… we won’t have this burning friendship we see today.
That’s the shipper’s greatest wish right? I’m just happy that after 3 long years, we have CNSD and SMFNC. YS might not happen (BUT I DO HOPE THEY DO!), but at least they have each other as friends. WGM for YS has ended years ago, and there’s almost no reason to act on stage just to please the fans, but look at them now? Where did all the awkwardness go?
The gogumas might be a pretty-well-known-super-active-shipping-fandom, but they (Y&S) are not obliged to please us. We are a pretty active fandom, we are there wherever and whenever and if it really bugs/hurts/intimidates Y&S, they could’ve done something or plead to us stop whatever it is that we’re doing that might have hurt them or what.
They know better, if they’re friends, they’re friends, if they’re dating, they’re dating, if they’re not, they’re not. Y&S have already matured, especially in this indefinite and sometimes cruel entertainment industry. They respect the fans, they know that they can’t help if you support them with another person, but if it’s enough, it’s enough. All they need is respect and a sound and peaceful private life. The friends that they have now are a big part of them, especially their true industry friends since they can relate to each other really well. It is rare for idols to meet real good friends in the industry, and you don’t want them to lose friends right? Right.
All I’m saying is, non-shipper, other-ship-shipper, or what, the important thing here is respect. No one wants to be called a big-fat-liar by his/her own fans right?