This is no hate or anything I'm just wondering: Why do you think Paige gets irrationally hated by the fandom? Like why exactly do you think it's irrational?
Okay, so. I’m glad you asked.
People continue to say that the reason they don’t like Paige is because of what she did to Emily in season one. I get that it wasn’t cool. I understand that. And justifying it doesn’t make it cool, but you can try to understand it. She had done that to Emily out of self hated, and cowardliness. She was a scared girl who hated who she was and was jealous of Emily because she had came out, and done the thing Paige never had the courage to do. Paige then apologized to Emily, and never did anything like that again. She’s never been abusive towards Emily. She’s not perfect—no one is. But she’s been very understanding with Emily and very forgiving, and always there for her. And yes, Paige did break Emily’s trust by telling the police about Alison. And yes she admitted that it wasn’t JUST about Alison. But half of the reason she told the police was for Emily. She was just trying to protect her. Alison is a monster. Alison is toxic. And frankly, Emily and the other girls don’t owe her shit. Paige saw that. She also knew how Emily felt about Alison and how she toyed and manipulated her, and broke her heart. Paige wanted to help Emily, and didn’t care what would happen to Alison in the process. Paige doesn’t care about Alison because Alison threatened to fucking out her, and then BULLIED her about Paige cutting herself? That’s fucking messed up. And if you’re going to hate anyone, hate Alison. Not Paige. You don’t have to like Paige, but there’s really no reason to hate her like people do. She honestly gets the most hate from the fandom, imo. Toby and Ezra and Caleb have all done things that aren’t exactly perfect, either. Yet they don’t get nearly as much hate as Paige. Yes, Ezra gets a lot of hate, and Toby did at one point too. But I don’t know. It’s different. It’s justified hate. Most of the time those people have good reasoning. And I know I’m supposed to respect people’s opinions but most of the time, the hate Paige gets is just completely irrationally, and it pisses me off.
“I was heartbroken, obviously. I want to see Paily work. There is so much invested in Paily and to kind of watch it deteriorate because of the same issues that I thought we had overcome is hard. But that’s how things are in Rosewood. Things reoccur and things come back around to bite you. I was sad, but I was also intrigued because a breakup really only means maybe they are discovering new sides of each other and new sides to themselves. Ultimately, I want each of them to be okay on their own. I don’t see Paige emerging a little darker though this season. I think she is finally really figuring out that she wants to stand by her own brand of light. There is nothing she is trying to do maliciously. In fact, she is trying to really take the high road where this big gash, this wound in her life is. She wants her girlfriend to come along with her, but she is choosing herself. Paige is choosing herself and I think that is incredibly strong and beautiful.”—lindsey shaw in starrymag (via fifteendivision)
it’s 2014 and i’m still trying to understand why people hate on paige mccullers so much for something that she did four seasons ago that both characters included the situation already forgot about it and most of these people want aria to forgive ezra for stalking her and her friends for years without giving any clue of what he was doing just because he “was writing a book about alison”
“So I went to Disney about a month ago and i got to meet aurora. she asked me and my mom if there were any “princes’” with us today. When I told her that I leaned more toward princesses she looked over at Cinderella sighed and replied with “yeah me too” and I think about that a lot.”—8isexual8itch (via bloodymeth)