How Anthony Mackie found out about Falcon-Bucky ship (this is just a fan theory):
One day Mackie was bored during lockdown and decided to google some fan-art of his latest show Falcon + Winter Soldier, he saw lots of nice artwork of his character Falcon with his best friend Bucky, he thought “awww, my fans are so sweet”, but as he scroled down his expression of joy turned to one of horror, scattered between the innocent fan-fictions were the lewdest of the lewd, images of Falcon doing ********* and ******* with his bro Bucky, Mackie shut his laptop unable to unsee what he’d just witnessed, his only relief that he haden’t searched for that fan-art toghether with his kids
These people are just sad really. They can’t seem to tell the difference between real-life and fantasy🙄. Even ten years ago these crazies would’ve been locked up. Glad Anthony put his foot down on this nonsense.
Toxic shipping has been around for as long as I can remember – And it’s almost always pushed by crazy women fetishizing male bonding as homosexuality. I’ve sort of wondered what’s behind this phenomenon, especially when guys who like female couples don’t really do this. It might be that heterosexual romances in most media are either done not very well or are just underdeveloped, while male platonic friendships portray a depth of trust you rarely find anywhere else. I think they innately want that for a relationship IRL, hence, they project that onto certain characters, insist they must be gay and push this view as canon even when it demonstrably isn’t.