• Fan Theory: Why Do People Hate Lars?

    Lars doesn't get enough appreciation and love! Yeah, he can be obnoxious in the show. But if you take a deep analytical look at Lars, there's a lot more to him than just pushing Steven around. He wants to fit in with the cool kids, he's very concerned about being left out. His own fears are often what cause him to lash out or act in certain ways. Maybe he was bullied as a kid. We don't know a whole lot about him. But being insecure about yourself is a really common teenage thing, and those feelings are handled differently by different people. So, maybe we should all take a step back and appreciate Lars a little more.

    What has he done wrong? I’m so confused. I saw so many posting “If this next episode is about Lars I’m gonna be so mad!” posts. Why? Personally, I love Lars. He completely embodies the uncomfortable teenager that everyone seems to know.

    He’s not confident in himself, he’s super passionate about his favorite stars (Tiger Millionaire and Purple Puma), he totally likes Sadie but isn’t good at showing his feelings, tries to be cool to impress people but it never really works. That sounds like a well-written character to me, because in my opinion, well-written characters are ones that seem real.

    How come people appreciate that Steven Universe harbors Amethyst, a character who lacks in self-confidence, and always thank the show creators for showing her insecurities but when the show displays Lars’ insecurities, everyone finds it annoying?

    It may be an unpopular opinion, but I love Lars and I hope he’s happy at the end of the series.

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