Calling Out The Hypocrisy of the Walking Dead Fanbase

Calling Out The Hypocrisy of the Walking Dead Fanbase

Dear Fandom, why don't you call out the women?
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It’s time to discuss the elephant in the Walking Dead Fandom. But before we dive in, I have a couple of disclaimers to put out there.

Disclaimer number one, I no longer associate with the fandom in any way, but from my observations from afar, I have noticed an odd pattern of behavior with occurs between two of the primary antagonists of season eight- Jadis and Negan.

Disclaimer number two, I adore Negan as a character. Anyone that knows me will know about my Negan shrine, my Negan action figures, Negan busts, pop figures, my seven Negan tee shirts- I love Negan! That being said, I’m not above picking out what’s right and wrong about his character.

Disclaimer Number three, Jadis isn’t a character I adore, but I do like her. She’s interesting, and new, and while I don’t quite like her as much as I could, I think had she come at a better time I would love her as a lead antagonist. Basically, this is to say that I am not in any way bias against her for any reason other than wrong timing. Her as a character is something I can strongly get behind.

Now let’s jump into it.

It seems the members of the fandom are incapable of noticing that their judgement is entirely biased for or against certain characters, the two major antagonists. But let’s start with the beginning- Negan’s wives.

Every time the wive’s make an appearance on the show, I notice a drastic spike in the way people complain about Negan and the way he takes control of his wives. This is an issue I am very passionate about simply because the fandom looks at it as a black and white issue, and not the grey issue it is meant to be.

First of all, Negan is not a rapist. No, he does not have sex with the women he “marries” (and I use the term loosely), it has never been proven, never stated. All we have to go on is Negan’s mouth and, to be quite honest, he’s all talk and no action when it comes to many things (running a train on Carl? Never happens, and luckily so.)

He also does not force women to marry him- the argument that he forces them to marry him or death is completely out of context. It is said blatantly when Negan tells the story of how Sherry became his wife: she offered her hand in marriage to save Dwight’s life. Negan did not ask her to marry him. Saying that he says “marry me or die” implies that that was the original ultimatum when it wasn’t, and gravely misinterprets his character.

However, Negan does have a wife system which women are scared. This system is flawed and it is morally disgusting not to be romanticised. It is clear that the wives are held on a tight leash, and while they may have made the decision themselves, they may have felt it was a better decision. Amber, for instance, needed medication for her mother, and while it is not out of the question to work for the medication, supplies are limited and that means more work needs to be done; therefore, there is a sense of need to be a wife, even if Negan does not directly cause it.

“But Kaitlyn! They can leave any time they want!” Right you are, Negan stan, right you are! But as I said, if there is something you need to have, and need quick, one would automatically go for the easiest option.

Is this to say that Negan will force his wives to have sex for the medication? Will he hold the meds in front of their face like a bacon strip to a yorkie and make them beg and have sex for it?

I don’t think so.

I think that is where the line is drawn, and therefor I can not consider him a rapist because he has made it clear and evident that a woman should not be forced to have sex if she doesn’t want to, but this is where lines blur. The women may say yes simply because they feel like they have to, and Negan may take it as a yes because it isn’t a no. And let’s be honest with ourselves, the way Sherry kisses him, it doesn’t look like she’s fighting it.

I bring all of this to attention because I need to emphasize how much of a grey area this whole ordeal is, but it is not the primary point of this article to begin with so many details have been disregarded and only the basic info is left. Perhaps I will do an article solely on this later, but for now let’s move on.

Negan’s wife harem is a morally ambiguous system and I can not accept nor deny either general arguments. What I have noticed about this, though, is people are very quick to jump on the accusations about making Negan a rapist despite evidence he isn’t, and yet no attention is drawn towards the way Jadis approaches Rick.

While it has only been a couple short days since the episode premiered, I have noticed an uprising in the amount of Negan discourse and yet not a saying about how Jadis made Rick strip down to nothing, and offered him the chance to get naked for a sculpture (this season is weird.) Wouldn’t that fall under the same window as sexual assault? Negan got hell for having his wives in short black dresses, and yet Jadis outright strips Rick of his wardrobe, brings him out from a box, takes photos of him for humiliation, throws a Winslow 2.0 at him, makes him wrestle him as well as more of the garbage people and then states she wishes he would remove his clothes more.

And truth be told, if I do remember correctly- and I'm sure that I do- I believe when Negan did the same to Daryl (forced him naked and fed him sandwiches), he got hell for that because it was sexual abuse and just wrong. And what did he do aside from feed him and strip him naked? Played an annoyingly catchy song on repeat and put him with walkers. What did Jadis do? Almost fed him to a walker- again.

There’s something sketchy about this to me, and I can only think of two reasons why this would be the case.

One, because Jadis is a woman, and Negan is a man- which, seeing as it is tumblr I am looking at, would be very likely.

Or Two, because Negan puts on more of a show about it than Jadis.

Neither of them have either been shown to force others into sexual acts, but only one has shown a great distaste for it and murdered someone who attempted rape on someone that was held hostage- and that villain is the one given the brunt of the argument.

So I ask you, dear tumblr- why doesn’t Jadis get the same disapproval as Negan? And for those who don't call Negan out on his mistakes, why do you sexualize Rick being stripped to nearly nothing? Be honest with yourself.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
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  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
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  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
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  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
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    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
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    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
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    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
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    6. Mac Miller

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    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
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    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
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    • "Imma give you what you came for"
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    7. A$AP Rocky 

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    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
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    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
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    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
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    • "That sh*t cray"
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    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
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    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
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    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
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    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
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    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
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    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
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    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    Summer has finally come again and it's now the time where everyone regrets not working out to get their "perfect" summer body. I'm here to say that these summer bodies everyone has been talking about are an unhealthy way to look at yourself and can hurt one's body image. If you're a size zero, that's great for you. If you're not a size zero, that is still great for you. There is no defined size that is required to wear a bikini during the summer, and there shouldn't be these unrealistic society norms on who can and can't wear them.

    My entire life I was never worried about my size or how I look in a clothing item such as a bathing suit during the summer. I had always maintained a small figure from being active in grade school all the way through high school. Now that I am in college with no daily or weekly (and sometimes even monthly) exercise routine, I have gained weight and started to feel self conscious in what I look like in certain items that show my stomach. I don't look like the swimsuit models that are posted all over Instagram and started to feel that when summer came along I shouldn't be caught dead in a bathing suit or a shirt that showed any part of my stomach. I was beginning to feel bad about my body image because I didn't have the body shape or size that is considered to be a "society norm" and let it get to me. This is when I knew I needed to change my mindset, and not my physical appearance.

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