uponadreamxd wrote in twilight_sucks

So much Twilight defending lately on Youtube.

First: This post has absolutely no point and I know LiveJournal is as dead as rocks, but I just wanted to start a convo and see if anyone here still exists.


Look, as a grown ass woman, I obviously don't think Twilight is the worst of the worst in existence (cough, Sarah J Maas' books are worse than Twilight because... so many reasons. They just annoy me, they're like.. smug when they shouldn't be. Idk how books can be smug, but they somehow are. Oh man. Anyway, moving on.) and I have a bit of a nostalgic adoration for the series now that over a  decade has passed since its craze. 

But oh my gosh, what's with everyone suddenly defending it, claiming that people only disliked it so much because "it was made for teenage girls, and you just hate teenage girls, checkmate atheists".

Look, I get it to an extent. I personally remember hating it as a teenage girl myself back in 2008-2012ish because it gave me a sense of superiority and a "not lyke other gorls" attitude. As an adult, I laugh at myself for Twilight being the biggest issue of my time. Oh, how simple life was...

I really don't believe all the hate was due to it being popular among teenage and college aged girls. There were a lot of factors, and I don't even know how to explain all of them. The books were genuinely pretty bad and I think part of it was the fact they won awards and received praise while genuinely good series were ignored. Though that's an objective view.

Can't really explain why Twilight got so much hate--all I know is the sudden defense Twilight is getting from feminists on Twitter is amusing. Just because teenage girls liked it, that means it deserves the "it wasn't that bad you guys are just mean and hate girls" rhetoric?


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