Oh, Jesus, you know how I told you guys that the only reason Alec is here in this scene was that he was gay and Clare was trying to collect her gay ally card at the door? Yeah, this is some more proof of that.
First of all, Alec has been acting way too OOC in this damn scene. Maybe I’m mixing up my book characterization and the way more awesome show characterization of Alec.But isn’t he supposed to by the book and a stickler for the rules? Yet, he is just so happy to try out an experimental rune? This seems way out of character for Alec, in my opinion.
Then later, he’s all: “The Law is The Law, but The Law Is Hard.” Cassandra Clare can’t decide how to write Alec or what personality that he’s going to have today. Again, this tells me that Clare has no idea what to do with Alec is there and it’s more proof that Alec is only here to be gay and nothing more.
And the last snippet proves that more than anything else. Because the only real reason Alec took the rune was so Clare can play up Alec coming out of the closet for laughs. Because coming out is just so funny, you know? It isn’t like dozens of people get killed, or hurt, or kicked out of their family every year because they come out as LGBTQ+. It’s all just a funny skit and everybody should laugh.
TAKE YOUR FAKE ASS GAY ALLY CARD CASSANDRA CLARE AND GO FUCK YOURSELF WITH IT!
Let me be clear, coming out the closet is not a laughing manner and in my opinion, never will be. Especially, in this current political climate when the rise of hate crimes have risen considerably this year. To joke about coming out in this way is the height of straight privilege and Clare should be ashamed of herself.