Yeah…no. Fuck off. DISABLED PEOPLE KNOW WE’RE DISABLED AND WE KNOW YOU KNOW! It’s not cute and it’s certainly not KIND to joke about them the first time you meet someone.
Tony Stark IS. A. JERK. Love him for that, if you like - I certainly do - but don’t pretend he’s some BEAUTIFUL FLOWER who just CARES SO DEEPLY and that that makes his behaviour ok.
^ Clare drops some truth bombs. (bolding is mine).
I love Tony Stark but he’s a douchebag! That’s the point!
tbh I think you’re all misconstruing it a little. Tony is very capable of being an asshole, just as he is very capable of caring about stuff. Fury is a massive thorn in his ass 99% of the time, he’s just pushing back when Fury is shoving at a time in which Tony does not want to even be remotely poked at. Everyone’s on his ass already and then Fury decides to join in. He’s hungover and fed up with the shit. Yes, Tony often faces the “elephant” in the room with more balls than anyone. Sometimes to be an asshole, sometimes because he understands, but it’s never for one specific reason or another 100% of the time it depends on the situation because while he’s a superficial asshole, he also cares more than people in his world give him credit for. But also people on tumblr seem to misunderstand as if Tony has this massive bleeding heart for everyone all the time which isn’t necessarily true either.
I think the problem is is that a lot of people think he’s exactly one way or the other, and the beauty about Tony’s character is that he isn’t any particular extreme at any given time. There’s a lot going on in that brilliant mind and none of it is without several segways and reroutes and confusing subroutines that make him the way he is. It’s just not as simple as being a douche bag or being a caring friend with Tony Stark, it never has been.
Yeah, great, whatever. But the thing is, it’s not TONY I’m pissed at here. Tony is a fictional character who is written to be a jerk & who has all his own fictional rationalisations & reasons for his behaviour. What I’m pissed at is the people going “n’awwwww lookit him be all ~*honest*~ with the disabled dude. BLESS HIS COTTON SOCKS HE’S SO AMAZE”