Mercedes Jones+ being “lazy”, “entitled”, “lacking ambition” and “simply wanting things handed to her”
Favorite Glee Character Meme ≈ [1/5] Quotes
Favorite Glee Character Meme ≈ [4/5] Outfits
Because when Mercedes said the middle gif she was talking in terms of talent. And the fact that there are countless sets, one even surpassing 10k notes, of Rachel crying about things that have nothing to do with her talent and people whining about how Mercedes is a bitch for saying this gets on my nerves. But this will most likely not even get 100 notes. Because fandom, although they’d be loathe to admit it, is even more bias than Will Schuester. Stay transparent fandom.
Yes! Thank you for making this. People have put Rachel down and I would never argue against that, but her talent is ALWAYS acknowledged. Mercedes waited for years for this moment, no one has ever flat out said she was better, even when she was, they always wait for Rachel’s cue before they give Mercedes her due. Even in Sectionals after Mercedes sang I am Telling You, and everyone clearly loved it, they waited for Rachel to give the okay for Mercedes to take the solo.
But really, this isn’t about arguging who’s better, who’s had it harder, we’ll be here all day. But it is nice to see fans of Mercedes stand up and want to give her the same moment and call out the biases in fandom the same way Blaine stans have been doing over the last couple of weeks, because the bias is there. The traits that Mercedes gets knocked for, the behavior that is supposedly so unacceptable when it comes from her is the same behavior that has been meta’d away or excused when it comes from Rachel, Santana, Quinn or even Kurt.
So thanks for this gif set, though I doubt it will get half as many notes as some of the others I’ve seen.
I want this to get 10000000 notes because it is perfect. Kay, I love you.
No one is saying that Rachel hasn’t had a really hard time. She has. But she has never, ever had a hard time having her talent recognized. Mercedes’ quote is not her trying to discredit Rachel’s pain about other things. Her quote is about how she’s sick and tired of Rachel’s talent never being questioned; how her voice is treated like a treasured gift. Everyone is scared to tell Rachel she isn’t always the best singer.
Mercedes has been neglected in this respect for years. And she has every right to be upset. And I’m so glad she’s trying to shut down the bullshit in the club.
I love this gifset and I love Ms. Mercedes Jones.
The thing about this gifset and the other one is that Rachel and Mercedes have been on kind of opposite trajectories. The pair of gifsets shows Rachel’s - she’s never had any trouble having her talent recognized and praised, to the point where she doesn’t know how to take rejection. But in her personal life, especially in S1, the gets nothing but rejection. People respect and praise her talent, but people are very cruel to her as a person.
On the other hand, Mercedes is well liked, has friends and makes easily. Even when the Glee kids are super unpopular, she has friends among them and doesn’t ever seem as socially isolated as Rachel. But she is never, or almost never, given the respect her talent and hard work deserve. She has to fight tooth and nail for the bits she does get. That’s what she’s upset about in the middle gif, and why this gifset is probably a better illustration of her point than the first.
Both Rachel’s and Mercedes’ stories are important. And neither girl is the villain in the other’s story.
Mercedes makes the friends, and then they’re all given to Rachel without Rachel really having to do any learning or work, leaving Mercedes unrecognized for her talent and forever alone. They might not be the villain in each other’s stories, but for the narrative that is Glee, Rachel is certainly the special snowflake while Mercedes is regarded as a lazy lump of coal - can’t even say a diamond in the rough because this show simply refuses to let Mercedes sparkle and shine.
Favorite Glee Character Meme ≈ [2/2] Episodes : The Sue Sylvester Shuffle
CICI! That made me blush. And no, I haven’t, but here, I just wrote a quick one because I love you.