The Vampire Diaries was one of the most successful supernatural dramas on television. The CW series created by Julie Plec developed extraordinary story arcs for each of its characters. However, the plot of one of them in particular was disappointing according to fans.
The Vampire Diariesthe horror-thriller drama that premiered on THe CW broadcast network in 2009, ran for 8 seasons until its conclusion in 2017. The series followed the story of Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder), two brothers turned vampires who fell in love with the same woman, Elena Gilberth (Nina Dobrev).
The success of The Vampire Diaries was so great that it inspired its creator Julie Plec to develop two spin-off series. TheOriginals Y legaciestwo shows with the same tone that ran on The CW until their fifth and fourth seasons respectively, keeping this fascinating universe on the air for 13 consecutive years.
The series not only owed its success to the dark plot in which Stefan and Damon Salvatore loved and hated each other throughout the 8 seasons, but also to the acting quality of each of the characters that were part of the narrative. Most of them became viewer favorites and received story arcs that were key in the development of the story.
Fans of The Vampire Diaries on the show saw the characters evolve and deliver satisfying closes. However, the viewers’ favorite who was played by Kat Graham during the 8 seasons, he did not receive the same treatment, according to them. Even though her role as Bonnie Bennett is smaller than that of Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev, fans of the series continue to remember her as a strong but highly underused character.
It turns out that some fans of The Vampire Diaries are convinced that Bonnie Bennett was not given the importance she deserved in the plot of The CW’s supernatural drama. According to viewers and some specialist critics, the role of Kat Graham was not immersed in the same depth as the Salvatore brothers and their love triangle with Elena Gilbert, since the directors were racist.
During a discussion on Reddit, fans said that Bonnie Bennet was a victim of racism on The Vampire Diaries. They remembered that their ancestor in the series, Emily Bennet (played by Bianca Lawson and Kat Graham), powerful as she was, she was a servant to Katherine Pierce (Nina Dobrev) in Mystic Falls in 1864, displaying the same subservient attitude slaves had during that time in Virginia, viewers said.
On the same forum, fans of The Vampire Diaries complained that Bonnie was always relegated to the role of being the “best friend” and only intervened when others needed help.. This was what really caused disappointment in terms of his story.
“The racism against Bonnie is 100% true,” one Reddit user wrote. “I love and adore Kat Graham, and they messed with her so much on the show. With all the times we had to put up with Caroline singing, but not Bonnie. Bonnie was pushed to the back until they needed her witch skills to survive , and then it is immediately pushed back.”
“Her and Damon becoming friends was so sweet, and I loved that story, and then it seemed like it was pushed aside…. It really upset me. I thought we’d see Bonnie more as a person, not just a tool for survive”.