'Shadowhunters' Showrunner Responds to Controversial #Malec Consent Scene

'Shadowhunters' Showrunner Responds to Controversial #Malec Consent Scene

Shadowhunters fans had a lot to say about a sex scene between fan-favorite couple Magnus (Harry Shum Jr.) and Alec (Matthew Daddario).

During the latest episode, Magnus tells Alec that he feels vulnerable just before they get intimate. Alec then kisses him and pushes him off screen, implying that they do indeed have sex.

But for a lot of fans, consent from Magnus wasn’t given – or if anything, portrayed clear enough.

Showrunner Darren Swimmer took to social media to acknowledge fans’ concerns and thank them for bringing it to his attention.

“We thought it was a given that Alec wouldn’t have forced anything, but a fair point that we could have made consensus more clear onscreen,” he tweeted. “Consent: a big issue. Thank you for sharing your pov on this topic.”

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  • Ed Lilli

    A little too late. You’ve pissed off a ton of your fans. Good job.

  • Real eyes

    The problem is far bigger sadly, it’s also about equal treatment, which this show is starting to show it lacks, especially considering the heavy promo.

  • Mikelle Mika

    They should have put a ton more effort and thought into this instead of wasting a good part of this episode on pointless random stuff…a huge slap in the face for everyone who sees malec as healthy representation

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