Pretty Little Liars’ Marlene King Responds to Ezria Shipper Outrage
Pretty Little Liarshas some of the most devoted fans in TV land, but sometimes shipper love can take a turn for the worst!
The Twitterverse exploded after PLL Season 2, Episode 8: “Save The Date,” when Ezra (Ian Harding) and Aria (Lucy Hale)’s fraught relationship was threatened by Jason (Drew Van Acker). Passionate Ezria fans began angrily tweeting showrunner Marlene King and star Lucy, resulting in the two joking about the “storm” that the episode caused. We know ya’ll love yourselves some Ezria, but can’t we all just get along?!
After the storm had (somewhat) faded, Marlene, responded to the shipper rage on Facebook.
“I have great respect for PLL ‘shippers’ and I truly value your feelings and opinions,” Marlene wrote on Sunday. “Because I love you, I'm going to ask one favor from you... In spite of our occasional differences, please try to stop using the word ‘hate.’ We're better than that and let's prove it to people.”
Awww, wiser words have never been spoken! Whether you’re team Ezria, Jaria, Spoby or Wrencer, don’t forget: All shippers were created equal.
Catch a new episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, August 16 at 8 PT/ET on ABC Family.