Anonymous asked: Just wondering what you think about this, cos I can't decide whether it's bad writing or just personal opinion. Blaine slut shaming Sam in Holding on to Sixteen and then appearing to support his stripper past in Makeover with no explanation for the turn-around? I also thought the slut shaming was out of character, talking as a Blaine stan.
I think it was a combination of bad writing and the writers’ own sex-negative attitudes.
For example, in HOTS, it wasn’t only Blaine who slut-shamed Sam (although he’s the only one who did it in a mean way). Finn, Rachel, and Sam himself all said things to imply that stripping/sex work is something to be ashamed of in the scene in Sam’s dressing room. The problem is, the writers clearly have some slut-shaming attitudes of their own, which is why these moments are never called out.
The other thing is, I don’t think the writing made it clear eno ugh that Blaine was lashing out at Sam because of his issues with Finn (which is why we have a scene of Finn and Blaine reconciling, but not Blaine and Sam). So I would guess that Blaine’s rude comment to Sam was less a reflection of how he really feels about sex work, and more him going for a low blow because he was pissed off. Which is why we later see Blaine having no issue with Sam’s former employment in Makeover, if that was even something indicated in the script rather than Darren’s improvisation or a note from the director.
But that’s just my interpretation.