Have many times are people going to have to explain this to other people before they realize how rude this comes off as?
I see this daily, but mostly on Twitter. Saying things like this is massively disrespectful to both Karen and Matt. Not only is it huge invasion into their personal lives, but it is also wildly inappropriate and probably makes them feel very uncomfortable.
I, for one, do not like shipping real people, and that is a standard I will continue to uphold. However, and please don’t take this the wrong way, but the people that continue to do this are Smillan shippers. Not all of you, of course, I am not stereotyping here, just stating the facts.
Now I understand. Everybody wants their pairing to be together, or “canon”, but Karen and Matt are not characters in a show. They are living, breathing, human beings, and should be treated as such. Invading into there personal lives like this is doing nothing but making the fandom look bad as a whole.
I’m not saying people should stop shipping Smillan. I myself do not, but I’m not going to tell anybody what to or not to ship, because that’s just idiotic and rude. I’m simply saying that telling Karen and Matt things like the tweets above, or “lol you two are TOTALLY married!!!” or “have you confessed your love for each other yet??!” is very disrespectful and needs to stop immediately.
Please, try to think of their feelings, thank you.