The Shadowhunters fandom has been hard at work trying to save their recently cancelled show and their efforts have been incredible! They have raised money for charity, flown banners, and flooded social media with the hashtag, #SaveShadowhunters. They have accomplished so much!
So, why are they fighting so hard to save this show? Because to this fandom, it’s more than a show. We asked our followers on Twitter to share what this show means to them and the results were amazing. Here’s what they had to say.
The LGBTQ+ representation and diversity in this show is unmatched
Magnus is the 1st bi character that I’ve ever seen on tv that accurately represents my sexuality, without any biphobic tropes. This kind of rep is so necessary, as many of us have lived years without ever seeing our sexualities represented accurately! #SaveShadowhunters
— Love, Joanna II #SaveShadowhunters (@LostInGallifrey) July 27, 2018
Shadowhunters was the first TV show to showcase an Asexual character who was not only a MOC of power, but was portrayed perfectly with regards to his sexuality. There was no written judgement or gaslighting of his sexuality. For an asexual, this was formative.#SaveShadowhunters
— Jaye (@MackintoshJaye) July 30, 2018
Raphael is the ONLY ace character I’ve ever seen on tv. We’re a minority within a minority, and shadowhunters still included us. As an ace person who comes from a catholic family of Mexican descent, I see myself in Raphael. Representation matters!#SaveShadowhunters
— Jax (@Vegan_jax) July 27, 2018
The show brings people together!
Shadowhunters is about family. About friendship. About coming together, even if you have different backgrounds. Shadowhunters is about acceptance. It’s about love. And it gave me the best friends I could ever ask for and I am so thankful for all of it 💖
— Rebecca (@sourwolfmalec) July 27, 2018
This show inspired them to come out
the day before the cancellation news, I came out to my parents. I came out bcos alec did and bcos magnus made me feel comfortable in my own skin and bcos maryse loves her children, no matter what.
shadowhunters means family, to me. it means love.
— katherine🐦🐧 (@writeywritey) July 27, 2018
This show has brave, powerful women!
Shadowhunters means so much to me, it was a safety, happy and stressless place ❤ also seeing Maia, Izzy, Clary remembered me how strong females can be and made me more confident 💪 #SaveShadowhunters #PickUpShadowhunters
— Gladys➰🇵🇪 | #SaveShadowhunters (@gladys_54) July 27, 2018
Growing up, I was surrounded by weak and competitive female characters, thus girls at school bullied one another. Shadowhunters shows females as powerful and supportive of one another. It's important for young girls to see strong females they can look up to. #SaveShadowhunters
— Josie 😈🇦🇺 (@SilencedFlea) July 27, 2018
This show and the fandom is a safe, happy place for it’s fans!
SH premiered when I was unemployed & looking for an escape. But I found so much more. I found an out & proud bisexual who has come to be my conscious most of the time (What would Magnus Bane do?) I found a coming out story for the ages. I found a FAMdom where I feel at home.
— astudyinfic @ BlizzCon (@astudyinfic) July 27, 2018
I just really love this show. It showed me real life situations and gave me something to turn to when I was sad. So I thank this show and know that it will continue ❤️ because something this amazing can never die!
— shadowhunterfan72 (@shadowhunterf18) July 28, 2018