Alec stopped in the middle of the road so suddenly that Simon almost crashed into him.
“No,” he said, “but apparently everyone else does.”
“Except Jace,” Simon said. “He doesn’t know, does he?”
Alec took a deep breath. He was pale, Simon thought, or it could have just been the
moonlight, washing the color out of everything. His eyes looked black in the darkness. “I
really don’t see what business it is of yours. Unless you’re trying to threaten me.”
“Trying to threaten you?” Simon was taken aback. “I’m not—”
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 4: Daylighter
Oh my god, why is everyone in this book so stupid? Alec practically outed himself way back in Luke’s “City of Ashes”.Is Cassandra Clare that stupid or is she just she is just too lazy to actually make a revealing work. Actually, Cassandra Clare is coming down to Texas apparently. And a part of me wants to sit down and demand to know what the fuck she was doing by writing these characters the way that she did. However, if you guys don’t know, I have a bit of a temper, so I know I probably will be escorted off the premises and that would be a waste of money.
Anyway, back to Alec and his constant need to threaten anyone tells him that they know he’s gay. I mean, when Alec basically threated to kill her if she told anyone. And as a queer person, I know that it can be scary to be outed. Hell, this year alone were hundreds of LGBTQ+ people were attacked and murdered this year, not to mention the high sucide rates for LGBTQ+ youth.
I understand that panic or fear, but it also does not excuse the way Alec treats people when they bring it up. Simon wasn’t threatening him at all, but Alec first thought is that he’s blackmailing him. Again, Alec is supposed to reprsent Gay Men, and honestly he is lackluster at best. Honestly, Alec is a racist asshole all of the time. He’s doesn’t flinch at hitting or hurting a defendfless girl, which is not okay no matter what she said to him. Yet, this is Gay Men’s representation, and yet Gay Men are defending both Alec and Clare and I don’t get it okay?
Aline is the female queer Shadowhunter and I don’t defend her at all. I actually rip her just as much as I do Alec. I honestly want to shout to everyone: STOP SETTLING FOR SHITTY REPRESENTATION 2K18!