Because this keeps coming up.
You are the perfect size, shape, gender, and sexuality to cosplay that character you love.
I’m not saying you are NEARLY the perfect size, shape, gender and sexuality to play that character you love.
I am saying you are the EXACTLY CORRECT AND PERFECT size, shape, gender and sexuality to cosplay that character you love.
I know this because that character and I are friends and they TOLD me. It was at a Ben And Jerry’s, over milkshakes. They QUITE SPECIFICALLY SAID that they wished you would cosplay them because the match was so perfect.
They said naysayers can go **** themselves.
PS. Good milkshakes, B&J!
All that stuff about thigh gaps, and all that stupid shit like that that’s emblematic of the pressures young women are under even more than when I was young. I can say fuck the thigh gap, and people go, oh, maybe that is okay, then. Even just to have one contrary voice in that sea of voices telling them to be thinner, or they’ve got to have perfect flawless skin and have no body-hair or no-one will date them… I wasted so much time when I was younger worrying about fat legs. Fuck it. It’s bollocks."
Louise Brealey, The Herald Interview