When they say “down with Ereri shippers” “I will destroy Ereri” “Ereri is a pedo ship” “Ereri is an abusive ship” “Ereri is wrong and gross” and that “Ereri shippers should die” they are referring to ALL and ANY version of Levi/Eren. It doesn’t matter who tops or bottoms to them — nor should it matter to anyone, really, let alone have anything to do with the crap we’ve been getting — what matters to them is that we ship something with an age gap. I mean god forbid we find love between two characters, one whose age is unconfirmed.
So just because “riren” is your cup of tea, don’t think you’re safe. Your ship is problematic to them and that’s enough for them to think they’re on some grand crusade to rid the world of supposed pedophiles like us.
"Oh but I prefer Eren to top Levi. That’s okay, right?” Nah son. Not to them.
"But I don’t even like abuse. I read cute, sappy fanfiction of Ereri—" Nope. Still abusive. Still gross. Still wrong.
"I don’t even care who tops—" YOU’RE A PEDOPHILE AND YOU’RE GOING TO HELL TOO BAD.
"I don’t even read smut fanfiction. Just cute flower shop AUs—" your point?????///
So whether you prefer Eren topping or Levi topping or the two being asexual or stuck as shy virgins for the rest of their lives; if you prefer Ereri over Riren — it doesn’t matter because it’s got nothing to do with what these spammers are doing. They are completely and utterly convinced that their opinions are right and we’re wrong, leaving no room to reason with them, or for them to see reason. They’re convinced that it’s perfectly okay to harass a group of people playing it off as harmless spamming because of how problematic our ship is. News flash: we’re all gross.
Yeah well I am a proud gross bye.