Maybe because people generally don’t ship people for their genders, but rather for their personalities?
I mean, is it just me…?
So what? John has a gay personality then?
How fucking homophobic of you.
Uh, dude, I’m pretty sure he meant that they like the way John interacts with other characters.
Like, lots of people ship John/Dave because they enjoy how their two personalities interact.
I know what point that they were trying to make. But in the context of the original opinion it just comes off as fucking stupid as well as kind-of irrelevant.
Part of the original opinion is how ridiculously often John is shipped slash-ways. Trying to excuse that by saying “WELL I SHIP BECAUSE OF THEIR PERSONALITIES”, is roughly equivalent to saying “Well I ship John gay so much because of his personality.”
Hence my response.