nope. you’re not funny. let me tell you why.
This sort of “poke” just continues to shame people that genuinely want to use such labels, because it makes it seem as if you own the right to judge why other people label themselves, and gives you the right to define other people’s lives. You can’t know for sure if someone is trying to be trendy or is truly pansexual, so hey, just let them be, because their labels don’t impact you at all. I think they should be fucking allowed to have that privilege, to label themselves as they see fit without your judgement.
This line of thinking is what continues to pigeonhole and shame people in the lgbt community, and discourages the acceptance of diversity that should come with labelling being a choice with no universal definitions. If someone is pansexual and it’s not the same “pansexual” as yours, then you know what? That’s totally fine, and it should not reflect on your own “pansexual” one bit. Labels work on an individual basis and mean different things to different people. There is no one that owns the term “pansexual” and can decree what it does or doesn’t mean, so maybe yeah, shut up.
and I shouldn’t have to say this, but labels are also not ever “crappy”, jsyk, thanks.