I think it’s kind of silly to suggest Empires brings creepiness on themselves by being open, sweet guys. I hope the creepiness of some of their fans never gets to the point where they have to start changing their own behavior to discourage it - though I’m guessing if they haven’t already they might in the future.
It is possible to have a real, emotional interaction with them without being a huge creep and taking advantage of their kindness. I will never blame them for the bad behavior of their fans.
"I agree with your points but here are the reasons you are wrong!"
I had a big whole thing written, but I’ve changed my mind about posting it. Basically, everything this person has said is reminding me of the idea that girls who dress or act a certain way are asking for assault. Now, I know it’s not anywhere near as serious as that, but that’s essentially the argument they’re making. And that is downright scary to me. A person being open, kind, or generous, is not an invitation to take advantage of them, no matter how close you perceive yourself being to them.