Speaking Out About The Sebaciel Ship
Trigger Warnings: mentions of pedophilia, abuse, and trauma in general
Now I see posts - many posts - about Black Butler. I see my favourite characters such as Undertaker, Sebastian, Ciel, and much more. And there I sit lounging in my tracksuit for the day and scrolling through Tumblr, admiring all the contributions to the fandom and eating some sandwiches…
And then I eventually come across Sebaciel.
And damn…it really puts me off my sandwiches.
So this is the subject that I’ll be talking about today:
So I see people on Tumblr - Sebaciel shippers in particular - ranting on one of their posts about how the Antis don’t leave them alone and always make posts going on about how “bad” Sebaciel is. If you ask me, they’re just expressing their opinion. Just like the Sebaciel shippers that rant about them in their little post(s) of their own.
And now it’s time to express my opinion.
I don’t like Sebaciel.
I despise the ship.
So in this post I’ll be talking about the reasons as to why and going into detail about them in order to make my points as clear as possible for both the Antis and the Sebaciels.
So one of the seemingly more popular excuses for shipping Sebaciel is that “it’s only fictional, it’s not real”.
This reason for their relentless shipping of the pair bugs the absolute living shit out of me.
So first off, there are survivors of underage/sexual abuse out there that could easily be offended and/or triggered by the content that the Sebaciel shippers make and publish. The victims of this abuse would have went through something utterly traumatic, something so horrific it would have likely left scars on their hearts and on their minds. PTSD for example, many, many survivors of underage/sexual abuse may have developed over time. The content that the Sebaciel fans make can easily be triggering for the survivors.
Second of all, imagine a scenario where you’re writing a story. One subplot of the story involves an underage child being sexually abused and in a “relationship” with an adult. As you can tell this book is fuckin dark but that’s besides the point. Nobody would be rooting for them two. Nobody would want this “relationship” to last. Nobody would think “ah yes, pedophilia is so good, let’s ship it”.
That is essentially the Sebaciel ship. But instead of people not liking the ship, many just pour some sprinkles on it and sugar coat it by saying “aw so cuuuutttteee uwu look at how Sebbbbyyyy looks at Ciel kyyyaaaaa!!!!!!”.
It’s not a healthy ship. It’s pedophilia.
I also notice that some Sebaciel shippers like to point out mistakes made by the Antis. For example not mentioning trigger warnings at the beginning of a story. If you’re that concerned about that kind of stuff Sebaciels, maybe but a trigger warning on your entire blogs? Might prove useful. You of all people are in are in no position to criticise someone else’s mistakes, I’ll just say that.
Ok let’s put aside the fact that Ciel is a literal child for a second. Let’s say that he’s aged up and in a consenting, adult relationship with Sebastian.
It’d still be very toxic.
Firstly, if people were aging up Ciel from a child into an adult, he’d still be the Ciel we know - a child. At the centre of it all, past that adult exterior, lies a child. Not an adult.
Secondly, even if Ciel was an adult to begin with, the relationship would…guess what…still be toxic.
Ciel is a traumatised human being, having gone through absolute Hell to get where he is - he even shows a lot of symptoms of PTSD! And then there’s Sebastian. A hungry, practically emotionless demon that is taking advantage of a traumatised person just for his own benefit.
And now let’s add back on the fact that Ciel is a literal child. The ship only gets worse from there.
It’s not a good ship.
Now that’s my opinion on Sebaciel and it’s community. Fuck that, I wouldn’t even call it a community, more like a bunch of people that agree with pedophilia.
But anyway, I hope you guys with at least a brain cell out there are having a good day! Signing out!