It's likely not surprising that Arrow's writers are getting increasingly political -- Oliver Queen is now the mayor of Star City and it's a Presidential election year, after all.
But what does Arrow writer Benhate as much as Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump?
Apparently Arrow viewers who aren't on board for the Oliver Queen/Felicity romance.
Leaving Presidential politics aside (I know, good luck with that), since-deleted tweet (you can still see plenty of him apologizing for it in his mentions) isn't the first time the recently that Arrow's writers have taken aim at viewers who don't toe the # line.
In a tweet that's still live, Jake claimed that "you can't love Arrow and not love . It's literally not possible." When (ironically) said that he knew plenty of people who would , retorted that those people are "bozos."
At the time of comments, being enthusiastically pro- was likely just de at The CW; the relationship steadily became a bigger and bigger part of Arrow's dynamic throughout the third and fourth seasons, until the two had an ugly , when it returned to familiar status of "will they or won't they?"
Over the course of the last six months or so, though, it's become a hugely divisive element of the series, with pro- and anti- fans both going way too far in service of their . Actors, writers, and producers have been harassed, threatened, and bullied on social media with the only significant difference between the two seemingly being which people they choose to harass. That the Arrow is pro- is no longer a safe assumption -- as is learning from dozens of comments that range from the genuinely offended to the politically offended to the opportunistic trolls.