"You guys are overreacting ! You don't know what's going to happend the next episode, If Chair is really ending , What Chuck is going to be in , Louis and Blair etc etc etc . So let's just watch the show , stop being hypocrites because in the show you can use drugs , you can kill a guy , But having a rage attack and punch a glass is HORRIBLE right ? pfff" This isn't only one instance of abuse! My god, his behavior has been this way since season one! He has received no reparations for his deeds. He is given a "get out of jail free" card because of his issues. WHO DOESN'T HAVE ISSUES? Does that mean we can get away with attempted rape, vandalism, prostitution, rage? No. This was the straw that broke the camels back. This isn't just an isolated incident.
For the love of God, if people actually take Safran's word as adequate proof of the scene not being an advocate of abuse then I've truly lost all hope in humanity... This is pure stupidity. I hope to God the people who run this site don't believe in this bullshit. The show operates on public television. It's not HBO or Showtime and therefore must be vigilant about what it's showing to viewers. I know the CW is a trash network and it produces junk food, but the way it's marketed is obviously intended to bring in a large teen following. Don't tell me it's just a TV show. Media has the propensity to influence entire generations of viewers (if you don't believe in the power of a media message just look up film in agetprop trains during the communist regime in Russia) towards both good and bad behaviors. Will watching this show make one go and hit a window? most likely not. However, will it desensitize you and have you appropriate this behavior as being less shocking and wrong than it's supposed to be? You bet it will. For those of you who beg to differ apparently you're the stupid ones who give no thought to how media influences society. Shame on those of you actually wanting them to get back together. Their relationship is not working. They don't fit eachother. You aren't supposed to pull your partner down, you are supposed to complement their strengths and weaknesses. Clearly Chuck and Blair never do that. Chuck has had so many "rock bottom" moments, I'm simply waiting for this one to pass so that he can have another emotional breakdown and further spiral downwards into an angry black hole. He needs help, not a mommy in Blair.
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