While we are well aware this is very dangerous & we would never approve of this type of behavior outside of a tv show we can’t help but laugh every time we see this scene.
"He in trouble?"
An addict is described as a person who is addicted to an activity, habit or substance. 23-year-old Fiona Gallagher is an addict. She may not see herself that way, but she is. It would be easy to call her a drug addict or even an alcoholic. An argument could even be made that she’s addicted to relationships; although, that one admittedly is a huge stretch.
I'm disgusted that you removed a staff member for reblogging the Mickey gif. For too long, Shameless fandom has allowed a few prominent bullies with consistently negative views of the show's writers, characters and storylines to intimidate and silence fandom members who wish to celebrate the show and express more positive views. That gif was actually a stand AGAINST the negativity in the fandom that ruins the experience for so many, and you removed the person who reblogged it. Very disappointed.
We can understand your frustration. First of all let us just say that SN did not reblog the gif. What happened is the post was liked & a comment was left saying how much they loved the post. Whether the post was directed at anyone person we do not know the OP’s intention.
We’ve read that it had no intended target & we are choosing to believe that to be true considering we’ve never seen the OP negatively call out any specific blogger.
This doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened only that we’ve never seen it & we will not condemn someone for something we have no proof of.
As far as “our” comment that was a personal opinion stated on behalf of the site. In order to maintain a successful news site that the whole fandom can enjoy personal opinions regarding the show are kept to our articles & we support our writers without question.
For example Mendie wrote an article that upset several fans and a few even stated she should be let go. She wasn’t. She didn’t bring her opinions to tumblr & say she was speaking for SN, she kept it to her article.
There is a difference between speaking on one’s own behalf & on behalf of others. And that was where this person was in the wrong. We have, however, been assured that the person had not meant any harm & was in fact trying to come off as amusing.
As far as the commenter in question goes they are fine & will continue to be an active member of the fandom.
Did the shameless fandom have a name and if not maybe you can get something started to fix that
To be honest we are not sure if the Shameless Fandom has an official name other than to be called the Shameless Fandom. And considering the fans that frequent tumblr actually make up for a small portion of the millions of fans around the world who love the show we seriously doubt there will ever be an “official” name.
Of course “Shameless Rules” has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?
Not sure your last anon knows what a bully is. Bullying refers to using "superior strength or influence to intimidate (sometime)". I fail to see how a post not aimed at anyone would accomplish this. I do understand as a news site you must be neutral
Thank you for understanding our position within the fandom itself. As far as how others may perceive who is being bullied vs who is bullying we don’t feel it is ever right to address negativity with more negativity. It’s counterproductive & often the results are never what you desire them to be. With that being said we do believe that everyone in any fandom has a right to express their views about the show or characters in question without feeling as though they have to remain silent for fear of making someone else mad. No one person or site runs the Shameless or any other fandom.
If you should happen to feel strongly about a storyline and/or character then say so. And if there are those who wish to attack what you’ve said in a negative manner simply reply that you respect that they have strong feelings on the subject and move on.
We hope this has addressed your concerns but if it hasnt please feel free to send us another message. We love hearing from other Shameless fans.