Disclaimer: This is not a rant or an unpopular opinions thread. Please be respectful, we all have different opinions and this is purely made to debate and share ideas. I don’t support ageism, but I’m old enough to see my past self and realize how things are different once you grow up (I’m not an old person, I swear. I’m barely an adult )
I don’t like how this app is targeted at teens. I get it, I used to read Wattpad when I was 15, but most authors are young adults and we should be able to write about things according to our age. Some people dislike cliches but guess what, that happens when your audience is a bunch of teens, most of them like those topics so they will make those stories trend.
I started reading Episode stories as a teen and my preferences have changed, I’m not saying this to make teenagers feel stupid, it’s ok to like stories with bland and cliche plots, but you will get past that phase once you grow up. Episode should make a shelf for adults only, people dislike this idea because most authors would include explicit sex scenes, but I wouldn’t write those things, I wish to have more freedom and not worry if a little girl would read my story (I don’t want them to read about certain things that aren’t age-appropriate).
Just to summarize, it’s fine if you don’t want to read mature content, nobody is forcing you. But you do limit a lot of people when you only want to see vanilla stories on the app, Episode and the parents should be the ones making sure that teenagers can’t see certain things, not the authors.