Sorry Lupa, but I can’t side with you on this one. People are putting words into his mouth, because he said that there ARE girls out there that genuinely love geeky things, but that there are ALSO girls out there that are only trying to either get attention or take advantage of geeky guys.
He most certainly did NOT say that all girls are like that, only some, and that he’d seen it happen personally. You know what? I believe him! I know a girl or two at my old high school that were both rich enough to afford to go to a convention and terrible enough to take advantage of desperate and hormonally ridden teenage boys, and I live in a smallish town. Imagine how many of those types of girls exist in a city!
Strange, then, that I have gone to so many conventions and NEVER encountered this. Ever.
And even if such a thing DID exist, who the hell cares what reason they have for dressing up?
And you’ll notice that men NEVER, *EVER* get questioned about their status as a nerd or geek for their costuming.
And they certainly never fucking used terms like “slut” or “whore” like those in the comments are.
And on top of all of that, Harris was also so *kind* as to make disparaging remarks about body types.
Oh, and in Harris’ comments section? He also took the time out to post some transphobic remarks while he was at it.
Fuck Tony Harris. Fuck him with a rusty spoon.
Really? Because I’ve only been to one con in my life and I’ve already seen/met one of these girls. Every time I passed by all she was doing was posing, and later when I’d gotten some lunch, I noticed she was alone and drinking some water. I sat down next to her because I was on a mission to befriend everyone I met at this con, and not one piece of me was thinking beforehand that this girl could be faking or phony.
I asked her a couple questions regarding her costume, just being polite, then when I asked her about her opinion on a topic that literally everyone should have known (within the fandom we were at this con for), she paused and made up some BS. After realizing this I didn’t press any further, and she had more “adoring fans” to greet and pose for anyway.