Let me start out with this - I did not call Riker a douchebag for picking Maia or Laura or whatever in that Piper’s Picks TV Video. Honestly, everyone expected it, none of us were surprised, this was not about Raura AT ALL.
Is that clear now? Because every Riker fan has been twisting my words around and claiming it’s about Raura vs. Raia when it’s not.
I like Riker, okay? He’s sweet to his fans and he has a great stage presence. I’ve been a fan of R5 for years.
The douchebag thing comes in on interviews. As I said on twitter, HALF the time he seems like a douchebag. He can sometimes give off an attitude of disinterest, like it’s a pain to be there, makes comment whether under his breath or to his siblings that obviously make them uncomfortable, and downright has an off-putting presence to me as a viewer & a fan of him during the interview. He reminds me of a douchebag half the time.
Now I understand that R5 does dozens of interviews daily and these can get tedious and annoying, especially when having the same questions constantly, but other stars have done it for years and are still able to put up an interested and friendly front.
Honestly, R5 has a lot to learn still as they’re in the business, I get that, but this is how I feel half the time right now.
I had made a comment on Maia throughout this. It was my distaste how some of R5, and mostly Riker, completely disregards Maia’s feelings and her relationship with Ramy. I am not saying this as a Raura shipper, I am just saying this as a person. Maia has made it clear multiple times that the subject and thought of Raia makes her uncomfortable (She even tweeted Curt Mega on her original twitter account a few months after TBM finished filming that “Raia is disgusting.”). They continually made jokes that Pass Me By is about Maia, disregarding the fact that she is happily in a relationship with Ramy. That is why I talked about half of R5 picking Maia - they continue to not care that she is in a relationship or that this makes her uncomfortable.
Next off - I also talked about that half of Riker’s snide comments are directed towards Ross’ success out of R5 or Raura. I get that they are in a band but Ross also has a solo career in acting and he’s obviously going to get asked about those things. People have told me that Riker’s tired of hearing it. Well, Riker was never tired of hearing of HIS success as a warbler on Glee when he was the only one on TV. The other members were patient with him on that too.
I had made some comments about Riker’s acting too, some out o bitter distaste because I was upset with the attitude he presented himself with in the interview. Yes, I do feel that Riker’s acting is weak. Ross is a stronger actor. Yes, I do feel that sometimes Riker gets upset over the fact they moved to LA for his career yet Ross’ took off. It’s natural. But he needs to learn to not show it, which comes as a roller coaster (on some interviews he hides it or is truly proud of Ross, others he doesn’t or shows his, not jealously, but yeah..).
I understand that R5 fans, especially Riker fans, were upset by my comments. Understandable, I get it, that’s fine. It’s awesome that you’re really support of Riker and want to protect him. But sending me threats, some death threats, is crossing the line. I have been a fan of R5 for years and rarely did I ever consider myself part of the R5 family and THAT is one of the reasons why.
Sending death threats to someone because their opinion differs from yours is NEVER right. Hating on someone for their opinion is not right either. This is honestly how I feel sometimes and nothing you say will change that, just like nothing I say will make you feel how I do.
Everyone in the world has a different opinion than you and focusing on hating their opinion will get you nowhere.
I have said my piece on this and I am done. I have given evidence on twitter, I have defended my opinion multiple times, and I am officially closing the book on this topic.
If you tweet me about this, I will ignore it. If you send me more death threats, I will block & report you. I am done and I hope everyone else finally is too.