(Context: There's an animated show called RWBY; in a recent season, an antagonist named Adam is killed by two of the protagonists, Blake and Yang, the former of whom is his abuse victim. Since his death, there has been backlash from incels and homophobes who defended his actions and taking their anger out of Blake and Yang's ship, nicknamed Bumblebee. This is one of many examples of this backlash.)
Mojomito: Some of ya'll are completely missing the point...
Its not because of bumblebee, it's because the shirt is pretty insensitive regarding abusive relationships. Blake & Adam had an abusive relationship from the start - that's why she left. Adam wanted to control her and later in volume 3 & 6 he emotionally and physically abused her. "A lover's quarrel" downplays the fact that Adam practically groomed the much younger Blake, manipulated her and his physical abuse, suggesting it was merely a small trouble.
An Adam shirt is fine, a shirt that glosses over the abusive nature of Blake and Adam's relationship is not.
Ability-King-KK: It is because of Bumblebee. Adam was never abusive toward Blake, but he was turned into an abuser to please the Bumblebee shippers. To Bumblebee shippers, Adam is an obstacle that needed to be taken out of the picture. Hell, Blake and Adam's relationship could have stayed as student and mentor like Monty wanted and the Bumblebee shippers would still bitch. So don't try and defend this as if Rooster Teeth did the right thing.
Mojomito: Adam literally stabbed her?
What evidence of that do you have??
In the Black Trailer you can clearly see Blake is uncomfortable with Adam's forcefulness and violent ways, leading up to her decision to leave. If everything was happy with Adam, why did she leave?
How do you know what Monty wanted? Are you a personal friend of his with whom he shared his ideas? Fans throw around "Monty's ideas" without actually ever knowing Monty or his vision for the series,
I don't trust the opinions of people who claim to know what Monty wanted and constantly whine about how things used to be before Monty died.
Too late?? My first defensive comment was posted hours ago. Honestly, without the "Lovers Quarrel" I think the shirt would've been fine. I don't think sexual and domestic abuse is a topic that should be taken lightly and if your
only response to that is to call me "Snowflake" for having paper thin feelings, perhaps you should check yourself and all the dudes crying and whining over one (1) shirt being taken down and removed from a store.
Ability-King-KK: "In the Black Trailer you can clearly see Blake is uncomfortable with Adam's forcefulness and violent ways, leading up to her decision to leave. If everything was happy with Adam, why did she leave?"
That doesn't mean they were together in a romantic sense. Not everything has to be about shipping. Had it ever occurred to you that maybe Blake left because she didn't want to be a part of that version of the White Fang? She clearly doesn't share the same ideals as the White Fang, so why stick around?
"How do you know what Monty wanted?"
Ah, the same tired question every RWBY shipper uses to try and justify themselves. Any real fan would care about the story and character development, you know, what Monty tried to give us. Any real fan knows that Adam was never meant to be a psycho ex-boyfriend, you know, what Monty did give us. But unfortunately, after Monty's death, there was clearly a change in how RWBY was written and not for the better. Everything now is clearly there to cater to the shippers and that includes turning Adam into a psycho ex-boyfriend to help push Bumblebee.
Clearly you are being defensive. At no point did I even call you a "snowflake", but you're acting as if I did. And people aren't upset just because one shirt got taken down. They're upset because of WHY it was taken down, WHO Rooster Teeth would rather listen to, and the fact that Rooster Teeth are flat out ignoring more important criticisms.