pEOPLe were speculating about the chillyness between Mark and Jackson and at least one person wanted to immediately discount the shipping, but nah fam. Guarantee that's a big part of it. When I first started following GOT7, I almost noped out of the fandom completely when I saw the complete nuttery of "Markson" shippers. They were literally on every single GOT7 video babbling about it and apparently they also took it to Jackson's Instagram. When he finally told them off, they started hating on him. I still believe the hair snafu was just a way for a certain other segment of fans to get mad at him for opposing shipping. So yeah, I guarantee that's part of it and even a BIG part of it.
Like, I know most of you all are too brain damaged to get it, but try for a second to put yourself in their shoes and imagine if people were not only publicly shipping you with your friend or coworker, but actually yelling about it directly TO YOU or your other friends. Furthermore, like this one good comment I saw on Tumblr of all places, SK is not exactly approving of gay relationships period, as in it's frowned upon, so it's not about you, it's about THEM. To them it's not kosher. Plus the fact that companies even arrange it and pander to silly shippers, like what kind of fool do you have to be to actually FALL for that.
i MEAN, yes, I find the whole thing fucking stupid, but ultimately what I really have a problem with is fans doing it publicly and even to their faces and not caring how it affects the people they supposedly support and care about. Like, I'm not saying I've never written any fanfiction about real people, or don't enjoy a good brotp, but it's either been for my own private use or on major lockdown so nothing objectionable is in any way public. Because that's what's respectful. I'm just not down with objectification no matter who's doing it. These are real people, not things or characters.
aND while I'm talking crappy Kpop fandom, the other thing that bugs me a ton is the tendency to infantilize both girls and guys. I don't mean calling them dopey affectionate names, but implying that they're angels and innocent and the nicest person ever and need to be protected and all this junk and it's like....you don't know them. They are not children and I guarantee that round about none of them are angels. I assume, as per usual, that this is an ifan problem and is further rooted in the desexualizing of Asian men in particular, but it can apply to young women as well.
I'm just like wow how hard is it to just treat idols like people and appreciate their hard work without being disgusting about it? I don't get it.