Why ‘The Bold Type’ Fans Aren’t Buying Katie Stevens’ Tweet Supporting Aisha Dee

by Jeremy Spirogis
Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan, Aisha Dee as Kat Edison on

Fans weren’t pleased with the most recent episode of the Freeform present, The Bold Type. That’s as a result of Kat Edison did one thing that many are saying was out of character.

Aisha Dee launched a press release exhibiting she agreed. Katie Stevens, who performs Jane Sloan, confirmed her help however some folks aren’t shopping for it.

Kat Edison related with a really totally different girl on ‘The Bold Type’

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Kat Edison isn’t the one to carry again with regards to her political beliefs. So it wasn’t shocking that she clashed with a conservative girl named Ava Rose (Alex Paxton-Beesley) in season 4.

Kat pushed herself to attempt to discuss to somebody with very totally different political beliefs by way of Ava. She even determined to begin a podcast and had her on as her first visitor.

Their interactions have been stuffed with pressure till Kat discovered Ava is a lesbian whereas recording her podcast episode. The two find yourself hooking up, which shocked and angered many followers.

Aisha Dee stated the story was out of character for Kat

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Fans weren’t the one ones thrown off by Kat’s shocking attraction to Ava. Dee addressed it in a public assertion she shared on Instagram. The assertion learn:

The determination to have Kat enter right into a relationship with a privileged conservative girl felt complicated and out of character. Despite my private emotions concerning the selection, I attempted my greatest to inform the story with honesty, though the Kat I do know and love would by no means make these selections. It was heartbreaking to look at Kat’s story flip right into a redemption story for another person, somebody who’s complicit within the oppression of so many. Someone who’s politics are actively dangerous to her communities. 

I’m vital as a result of I care, as a result of I’ve seen firsthand the unimaginable influence of this present, and I consider in its potential to be higher. The Bold Type has executed a lot good, however it struggles to grasp the intersections a lot of its characters dwell in.

Aisha Dee, Instagram

Many followers confirmed their help of Dee for talking out concerning the writing of her character. One of her co-stars additionally joined in with supporting her.

Fans observed Katie Stevens tweeted help of the brand new couple

Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan, Aisha Dee as Kat Edison on 'The Bold Type'
Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan, Aisha Dee as Kat Edison on ‘The Bold Type’ | Jonathan Wenk/Freeform/Universal Television/NBCU Photo Bank

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Stevens tweeted to indicate help of Dee after her assertion. “I stand proudly by my sister @aishadee. So proud of you. head to my instagram to see her beautiful letter,” she tweeted on July 16.

Fans have been fast to level out Stevens’ earlier tweet, which was exhibiting help of the brand new pairing. “I love this episode because I think it’s so important to explore the different dynamics of love. Each one of these short stories are part of a MUCH larger story that we want to tell. just keep it in mind #TheBoldType,” Stevens tweeted on July 9.

One fan responded with, “I appreciate exploring different relationships dynamics but what we don’t need is for a Black bisexual woman to put her beliefs aside to date a republican. Republicans are stripping away our human rights. It’s bigger than a ‘difference of opinion.’”

Stevens then tweeted, “Totally hear you. We didn’t get the full season that we intended. But trust me that it’s part of a bigger story that we wish we could’ve told. But hoping for another season to continue.”

This is why followers aren’t shopping for her newest tweet. “Gurl, this you hyping up this storyline…from 6 days ago,” tweeted a fan.

“How are you gonna sit there and pretend you stand with your ‘sister’ when you were all too happy hyping up this problematic storyline a few days ago and trying to gaslight and silence people sharing valid criticism. Did you even read what Aisha wrote?” requested one fan.

Time will inform if Kat’s story will change. Dee referred to as for extra variety within the writers room to handle this situation and extra.

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