I wonder what prompted the post? But it was perfect <3
Honestly, I would say this comment, that Ono made after her original one, where she realizes the original commentor in the thread was reacting to the comic in a the way she did because of their own experiences with domestic violence and abuse, is the more important one.
Because your content may trigger those who have been through serious abuse. That triggered individual may know it’s a fictional character, may know that your storyline may not attempt to romanticize an abusive character, and may certainly know “how to read fiction”, but if you’re a creator of content with such mature themes (or as closely affiliated with it as Ono is), you need to be able to address the reader’s actual concerns instead of getting defensive to the extent Ono’s original comment was.
And while Starfighter might not endorse abuse or romanticize abusers (or that isn’t the creators’ intent), the genre it is in consistently DOES have those problems, and a good portion of the readers that dabble in the rest of the genre CAN AND DO romanticize the problematic aspects without realizing.