Growing up, I always used to say "I hate this" and "I hate that." It was never "I don't like." If there's one thing my dad taught me, it was that hating is a waste of time. "There's enough hate in the world" He'd say, and I'd always think about how true that was. Even to this day, I still think twice before saying I hate something.
Whenever I search fanart of any cartoons or cartoon couples, I am always met with hate art. "Anti-Sonamy" "Anti-Sonally" "Sally sucks" "Amy sucks" And I just become disappointed. All I'm trying to do is find some neat fan art for inspiration or to give me some new ideas, but whenever I see these stamps and screenshots with X's drawn over the character, it does the exact opposite.
So I'm going to tell you what my dad always told me. "There is enough hate in the world. We don't need anymore. It's okay to dislike, but don't hate." Hating is literally as waste of time. And I know haters have heard this a million times, but you really need to think about what that means.
You're taking something that you dislike. Something that you do not enjoy at all. And instead of using your talents to make something you WOULD enjoy, you're using them for hate art. You just gave attention to something that shouldn't have been worth your time. Only to what? Only to let people know what you don't like? Only to start online arguments? That doesn't seem worth it.
There are people out there who DO like some of the things you may not, and we should respect it. I'm tired of looking up fanart and getting faced with hate art. That doesn't seem fair.
Like I said, it's okay to dislike something. You may have good reason for it. But don't let it waste your time. I'd rather see artwork of what you enjoy, not what you don't.
If you see hate art, please tell the artist IN A NICE AND CONSIDERATE WAY the things I have told you in this journal entry and ask them to consider removing it.
If you are making hate art, please consider what I've told you and remove it. With hate art, you make more enemies than friends and it's easy to get into arguments that you don't want to get into.