I know that a lot of people are going to roll their eyes this but….I’ve met Marc and he’s a pretty nice guy. We even talked about her for a bit and he had nothing but good things to say. I’m more than sure the “at least you’re nice to look at” comment was a joke. If she really believed that he meant that, why would she stay with him?
I’ve met him as well.
Actually, I’m pretty sure they weren’t dating when I met him (he was on one of the first stops for the TDC road tour), but not the point.
The point is that he was lovely when I met him as well. But that doesn’t negate the possibility that he might be an abuser.
Now, we don’t have any proof beyond that tweet, and you’re right, it could have been a joke. It’s up to Emilie to decide how to interpret it, and she seems to not be upset.
However, it’s understandable that some fans are uncomfortable with it, and unfortunately, abusers often appear to be nice, normal people. So just because she doesn’t appear upset with it doesn’t mean he wasn’t saying it to be an asshole. We just don’t know because we have no context.
(Note: I’m not trying to claim that Marc is an abuser, because he is a very lovely person who doesn’t seem like the type, but we have nothing to tell us one way or another, and we can’t jump to conclusions just because he doesn’t seem abusive)
I think that anyone jumping to think that tweet is evidence of some kind of abuse or otherwise asshole-ness on Marc’s part is way out of line, and that’s probably a sign that they have some shit in their personal lives they need to address. And before someone tries to say otherwise, having a history with an abusive partner—if that’s the case with some of these people—is not an excuse for jumping to think it of him just because of that damned tweet.
Like, seriously. Jesus fucking Christ this fandom is a disgrace sometimes.