Warning: IF you are Fujoshi and you are butthurt after reading this, you need to calm down. And, I do enjoy BL here and there but, I am not a hardcore fujoshi.
Hey there Potatos, I am back with a serious topic that had been bugging me for a REALLY long time. And, I am not sure what is the percentage of Fujoshi readers on my blog; as this topic is all about them.
We will start from the basics on what is the meaning of fujoshi. The literal translation of Fujoshi meant rotten girl, this meaning is derived from the kanji writing of the word fujoshi – 腐女子. However, the meaning that Urban Dictionary and posts about BL gave this meaning, Girls who enjoy Yaoi or BL (Boys Love). In simple English, girls that prefer two guys together.
You would be asking, what harm would they do to the ACG community? They are just hormonal girls that like guy on guy action. The answer, a whole new level of hell. All the over fujoushifying the straight OTPs to BL Pairs, hating over the main girl that contribute the most to story and plot. Ever since the dawn of Japanese Animation; BL, and Yaoi had a growing fan base with good manga sales and anime adaptations. The early 2010s, the fujoshi community spiked up with fans as Sekaiichi Hatsukoi and Junjou Romantica catering their thirst. It seemed alright at first; fans being fans showing their love and support. Now, it is just distasteful to all the new and old fans. As they are sort of ruining the enjoyment of the show.
Certain genres are ok with a drop of fujoshi fan service here and there to spice up some tensions. However, some genres are best left alone for example, Shoujo and Otome. These two genres are always the victim of fujoshis being whinny bitches about their BL ship is not canon because the main girl is a hindrance. For the love of God, just because Boy A and Boy B have an established friendship DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY ARE GAY! And, a shoujo manga does not have a BL pair worthy for you girls DO NOT HATE THE MAIN GIRL! SHE DID NOTHING WRONG!
Other than this, Otome games and Girl centric mobile games had to deal with this kind of treatment; girls PLEASE read the genre listing before deciding to give it a shot. A good example for this would be Uta no Prince-sama; UtaPri is a popular otoge that have a decent amount of boy characters for fujoshi to go cray cray with their shipping options. PLEASE DO NOT HATE Nanami Haruka just because she is NTRing your ship, UtaPri IS labeled as OTOME NOT BL/YAOI. This applies to the western fandom as well, please DO NOT demand your OTP to be canon if the creators have no plans for them to be.
In conclusion, is it OK to fujoshify everything you see? The answer, Yes and No. Why yes? YOU have the rights to ship all your characters how you like it. Why No? certain genre like Otome is a lone genre, leave it alone. And, here is a small PSA to you no chill fujoshis out there, PLEASE DO NOT harass the creators or VAs JUST BECAUSE your OTP is not canon. Let them do their job, they cannot satisfy a lot of people.