That article sort of necessarily ignored other factors in people’s decision to leave shows behind because we wanted to highlight similarities in the bahavior of TPTB regarding slash specifically. But I think that we also have considered other factors in articles like this one, which looks at how fucked up in general SPN’s relationship is to its fanbase overall.
But then again, my friends were just telling me the other day that we also have people bailing on TW in order to ship Hemlock Grove because they think it’s more liberated or whatever?! I haven’t seen this on Tumblr because if I had I’d be reblogging it with a world of NOPE, because HG is not only deliberately injecting itself with miles and miles of subtext that will never go anywhere, but also trying to get you to support a main character (and half the show OTP) who’s also an unapologetic rapist. So I feel like there’s a subset of fans who are probably just out to blindly follow homoerotic subtext wherever they think it might pay off next, instead of going to shows that have already nicely queered their canons and are also diverse and in need of fandom support like In the Flesh.
I’M GOING TO GO PITCH AN ARTICLE ABOUT IN THE FLESH RIGHT NOW, ACTUALLY, THANK YOU, verstehen1 :D