literally thats all anyone would need to tell me to get me to hate john green
"did you know in one of his books the two main characters make out in the anne frank house"
thats literally making out with someone at a holocaust…
Guys, the characters are horny teenagers. (I know they’re written to be deeper than, but in the end they are. horny. teens.) They will make out wherever
you realize that doesn’t make it any better that’s like saying “you guys hannibal lecter is a cannibal so you can’t really blame him for murdering and eating people that’s just what he does” yeah that’s still fucking murder and making out in a holocaust memorial is still incredibly disrespectful like that’s a memorial for the deaths of a bunch of innocent people so I don’t care how horny you are like were you raised in a barn????
Also, from what I’ve read, the narration of the scene is written in such a way as to indicate that the reader should celebrate the character’s act. As in, it doesn’t matter if they’re horny teenagers or complex philosophical people, the fact that the author wrote the scene as if it was something good; as if making out in a place where two families fought for their lives for two years and then to end up dead (except one) in the most horrific manner in human history is wonderful.
Making out in that place is trying to replace the history and horror that not only these two families went through, but of every single person tortured and murdered in the Holocaust. Two teenagers doing that, and the audience at the scene applauding them, is disregarding what happened in the Holocaust; it’s disrespecting the sacredness of that place with a teenage love story.
"But they’re cancer patients! They’re trying to find love in a life that is ending!"
If they’re trying to find love, then whatever, okay, good for them. But kissing in Anne Frank’s House is saying “these two teenagers’ story is much more important than what happened to the Jewish population (and everyone else who was murdered) in the Holocaust”.
"But they’re both stories of survival!"
The teenagers’ “story of survival” is combating a disease and trying to enjoy life while it lasts. Anne Frank’s (and that of every Holocaust victim) “story of survival” is about combating the systematic genocide of large populations by a man and his army who wanted to shape the world to their image through torture and murder. One is caused by nature, the other is humanity at its extreme worst, killing millions because of their identity.