:) I really don’t think Chris dislikes Klaine. I’m aware that Chris has said some less-than-encouraging things about Klaine fans in the past, for which I don’t…entirely…blame him, but I’ve never gotten the impression that has anything to do with his actual connection to these characters. His irritation — if it can even be called that — has had to do with things apart from the show, not within the show.
Furthermore, I think it’s flawed reasoning to connect any part of an actor’s portrayal to his or her real life thoughts in the first place. Glee likes the blur the lines sometimes moreso than other shows, but if there’s one thing I know about Chris Colfer for a fact, it’s that he isn’t Kurt Hummel. It’s pretty much the first thing I ever realized about Chris, during one of the very first times I’ve ever seen him give an interview.
Most importantly, it’s doubly illogical to side-eye Chris for depicting Klaine awkwardly in an episode whose literal whole point is that Klaine is having troubles. Was anyone hung up about Chris’ state of mind, after all, during happy Klaine episodes like “Love Love Love” or “Movin’ Out,” or even as recently as “New New York”?
I am sorry if Klaine doesn’t exactly inspire you in the exact same way that it used to and it’s totally fair for you to feel that way, but I really think Chris Colfer is the very last person we should hold responsible for that. It’s easy to scapegoat him for this, whether it’s due to things he might have said or his general presentation…but it’s ultimately irrational. I’ve never liked the notion that if certain parts of a show aren’t precisely as we like them, then that must mean certain actors or showrunners are consciously or subconsciously trying to sabotage the show or something. That’s tabloid fodder, not true analysis.
In high school I did everything I could not to take my shirt off in front of other people. Like, I don’t think I showered once after gym class. Now though, thanks to a little more working out, a little more protein, my outside-self is catching up to my inside-self. And I feel pretty comfortable in my skin. And that feels good.