Some bizarre May hate on twitter I notice to this day

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I guess its because you don't see any hate to her on forums anymore, but when you go to social media, it's pretty obvious how hated her character still is:

View: https://twitter.com/CaptainCutter/status/1293640404118642688


View: https://twitter.com/CaptainCutter/status/1293640724617916421


View: https://twitter.com/CaptainCutter/status/1293641142232203264


Not only are there many other twitter posts like that, but also the attached image I added below was a reply to Pokemon.com's official facebook page about the Hoenn seasons being added on Pokemon TV.

If you look through any of the official Pokemon websites twitter/tumblr/facebook/instagram pages, whenever something about the Hoenn seasons is mentioned or uploaded or whatever, if you look at the replies, they're filled with a lot of people talking about how much they hated May or how they couldn't stand her. And keep in mind this isn't just from people bitter that Misty is leaving, this is from everyone.

I guess wrongly just viewing Pokemon forums gave me the impression May was relatively well liked, but go anywhere on platforms where most hardcore anime fans don't visit, she's almost universally despised. I don't even think characters like Iris or even Serena get this much hate from casual fans simply because they never watched their seasons or got up to those points, but since Hoenn came directly after the original series, it's what they were still exposed to.
 

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Really now, May is my number one favourite girl in the show, probably the number one favourite character in the show. And those tweets are so wrong.

May isn't moronic, she is pretty much just like Ash. If these people don't consider Ash moronic but only May, then they are just misogynists, nothing else.

There is nothing wrong in not liking Pokemon at first. Not everyone has to start out loving Pokemon on first sight. And she does love them later on (character development!). And so what if she likes only cute Pokemon? She is a ten year old girl, let her be girly. Misty hated bug-types for no reason at all, but nobody criticizes that.

And yes, she doesn't want to be Pokemon trainer, but nothing wrong with that either. We got to see a different profession of Pokemon Coordinator thanks to her. Not everyone in the Pokemon world has to become a Pokemon trainer.

She obviously has a purpose and goal. She wants to become a Top Coordinator. Anyone with common sense can tell that.

Nothing wrong in her being clueless at the beginning of her journey either. Ash wasn't any different. And I am seriously starting to think that person in the screenshots is a misogynist.

I won't even get into the annoying and whiny insults, because they are universally used for a lot of female characters, and only female characters. (Just look at the reviews of any YA novel with a female lead).

Personally, I think people hate May because she doesn't come across as tomboyish and dashing to them. They think there can be only one way for female characters to be strong.
And you are right, they probably haven't watched the later seasons. They only know Misty and May, and out of them Misty comes across as smarter and experienced than Ash, so they respect her. May is a newbie, so it's easy for these people to hate on her.

I actually follow some Tumblr blogs that are May-fans! I can message you their list if you want! But most of them are inactive now.
 
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This is making me feel so weird about never minding Misty's replacement at all. I didn't hate Misty, but I never hated May either.
 
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This is making me feel so weird about never minding Misty's replacement at all. I didn't hate Misty, but I never hated May either.
Well keep in mind these posts also have nothing to do with Misty leaving, they're just talking about May in general. A lot of these people also like most of the other female leads except for May. Like here's another tweet from someone else from August 9th (last week):

View: https://twitter.com/keriwhy/status/1292640203430080512


View: https://twitter.com/keriwhy/status/1292641151363710978



I mean, these people like the other characters (the person in the tweet above says she likes the Sun/Moon cast), but for some reason...she finds May the most annoying female character of the series and talks about how much she hates her.

Like it's absolutely bizarre. Obviously not everyone has to like May, I don't care if you don't like her or whatever, but then you come across these people with sheer hatred for her and talk about how annoying she is...like are we watching the same show?
 
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Well keep in mind these posts also have nothing to do with Misty leaving, they're just talking about May in general.
I know, but I was there when it happened. I didn't know I was supposed to hate her at all. :p I also liked that she had a concrete goal unlike Misty. Also, when where Misty and Brock underappreciated?
 
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i didn't watch the anime when i was a jit, but if i did i probably would've hated all the female protagonists. i was so toxic when I was younger lol. i did hate May for that fight on route 110, tho. yikes
 
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Maybe they're still fed up with Scott85/CyberCubed/Cybersai. He was obnoxious.

Oh, he replied here. Awkward.
 
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@Silktree most people on twitter have never been on a pokemon forum or in the main pokemon fandom. Keep in mind twitter is a huge casual place (of course), they're not necessarily in the pokemon fandom, it's a tweet I came across since she used the #pokemon tag on twitter so I came across it while searching the tag for other stuff.

Anyway as I said, it's very weird the sheer hatred for her character she can have, saying May is a "terrible person" and "shitty character" because she didn't want to be a trainer in her first ep, and then went on to describe her as annoying/moronic based on two eps, lol. As I said not everyone has to like her (or any character), but the sheer vehement disgust I see from these people toward her is just...odd to say the least. There's a difference from simply not liking a character and acting like they're seriously offended.

I mean May hasn't been part of the anime in nearly 15 years since 2006, and some of them still harbor such hatred of her after two decades, lol. Anyway it's just something I came across.
 
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Why is this surprising? She starts out as a trainer with selfish intentions - she plans to go around and travel without a care of the Pokemon she'll have. As Advance continues, she quickly neglects Torchic for her pretty pretty butterfly, to the point where it tries to train itself to capture her interest. It's only when it's strong and evolved that she seems to actually care for it. So How on earth will she not receive hate out of this?
 
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Why is this surprising? She starts out as a trainer with selfish intentions - she plans to go around and travel without a care of the Pokemon she'll have. As Advance continues, she quickly neglects Torchic for her pretty pretty butterfly, to the point where it tries to train itself to capture her interest. It's only when it's strong and evolved that she seems to actually care for it. So How on earth will she not receive hate out of this?
Is that you, Angel? lmao.

In any case she isn't, the reason I brought up those tweets from those people is they have a minority opinion that doesn't reflect the fandom as a whole. Most people on forums and the main pokemon anime fans on twitter consider her one of the best developed characters of the show. It's also rather obvious reading tweets like those, that those people take scenes out of context, every female companion has episodes where they act "like a brat" or throw a tantrum for no reason, hell Misty did that for most of the early Kanto eps. But if it makes sense for a characters development, it's good.

Also May neglecting Torchic was addressed in the anime itself, so again it was part of her development.
 
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In any case she isn't
In any case, she really is but please go on ahead and enjoy your rose colored glasses.

the reason I brought up those tweets from those people is they have a minority opinion that doesn't reflect the fandom as a whole
It doesn't actually seem to be a minority opinion at all because threads like this one are made several times a year in numerous forums by Scott. So I really doubt that it's a minority opinion. Had it really been a minority opinion then all those numerous threads created by Scott would not exist and I would not be writing this.

Most people on forums and the main pokemon anime fans on twitter consider her one of the best developed characters of the show
Definitely not one of the best developed characters tbh. I have never seen anything positive about her on twitter nor the forums. Always negative and extremely bizarre things that don't make sense about her character. But you see her as a Mary Sue so Idk what else to tell you really.

It's also rather obvious reading tweets like those, that those people take scenes out of context
It's also rather obvious reading tweets like those, that May is one of the most bizarre characters in the series. After all, she didn't even like Pokémon in a world infested with them.

Also May neglecting Torchic was addressed in the anime itself, so again it was part of her development.
Torchic as her first deserved more attention. They should have bonded first, but instead, the poor little one stays in the Pokéball way too often. Torchic was neglected and ignored until it evolved. Yet that is part of her development? lmao. These parts of her character were not handled well at all. It's a mess really.
 
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