People Find The Stupidest Reason To Hate ‘Yellowstone’ Creator’s Writing

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Faceless trolls on Reddit apparently hate the way that “Yellowstone” co-creator Taylor Sheridan scripts women.

STOP LAUGHING. These people are serious, according to an article published by Looper. The gripe started with “Yellowstone” star Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly), arguably the most consistent character throughout the seasons. When we first introduced to her f*ck-you attitude, we loved her.

For those of you who haven’t seen the show, Beth Dutton is the present-day matriarch of the Dutton-Yellowstone Ranch. After surviving repeated, horrific trauma during her adolescence, she grew into one of the most powerful, inspiring women in the 21st century. No one like her has ever existed on television before.

But according to this female Looper writer, Beth has “no nuance” anymore. Redditors (who we all know are so smart and always get everything correct) also hate how women are portrayed in his other shows, like “1883” and “1923.

“Having watched 1883 and three episodes of 1923, I have to say the female characters and how they act make me wanna rip out my hair. They are mostly fiery, flamboyant, and in the end, insignificant,” one Reddit user wrote. I don’t even want to post the others because they’re so stupid.

It’s like these faceless trolls are watching a completely different show.

Yes, the character of Alex (Julia Schlaepfer) in “1923” can be annoying as crap, but mostly because she reminds me of me. I am also a blonde British woman who ran away from everything I knew, only to end up living in rural America. She’s probably the most accurate portrayal of a busy British chick I’ve ever seen, and that’s no mean feat for an American writer.

For Sheridan to get so much correct about Alex, as well as all of the other intense, powerful women across all of his shows is a testament to his talent. I honestly wish we could all behave more like Beth in real life, to be honest.

I also truly believe that all of the fictional women Sheridan has created would beat the living crap out of the faceless social media trolls if given the opportunity. While I’ll never advocate for violence outside of extreme circumstances, it would probably be satisfying to watch. Just like how satisfying it was to watch Beth and Summer (Piper Perabo) beat the crap out of each other.

Honestly, it’s really lovely to finally have a writer in Hollywood who doesn’t make women woke, weak, dumb, or cringe. The only other powerful female I’ve seen written like this is Kim from “Better Call Saul.”

Listen, I get that many women subconsciously hate confident, powerful women. The older we get, the smaller our friendship groups become because of unmitigated jealousy, insecurity, and pedantic BS. Those of us who’ve gotten therapy for this female flaw get over these issues, and go on to form stronger bonds with the most brilliant women.

Only women who hate themselves say the type of stuff I’ve read in this Looper article. It’s the most anti-woman crap I’ve ever read. I’m not sure what the author was trying to achieve, but Sheridan certainly didn’t end up looking like the bad guy. (RELATED: ‘1923’ Star Brian Geraghty Says Taylor Sheridan ‘Tortured’ Cast During Training For Epic Show)

So, ladies and weird men with too much free time on their hands to care about something like this, if you have a problem with Sheridan’s writing … you are almost certainly the problem. How about fixing your insecurities before trashing women who are inherently better than you (even though they’re not real)…?