When you're chatting with other authors, and possibly readers, do you think it's better to speak your mind or keep your opinions to yourself? I'm on and off the WattPad forums, trying to get people interested in maybe checking out my stories, and every week or so we always get a new thread about "diversity." It's always the same, someone doesn't think we're representing whatever minority they've decided they represent, and that needs to change. Every single time, I weigh in with my opinion (the plot itself is more important than representing real world people, pushing political agendas can only hurt a story, etc) and it always turns out the same way: "You're racist!" "No I'm not, I just--" "You're homophobic too!" "Hater!" "White supremacist!"
So, yeah, is it worth it to speak your mind about things like this, or should I just stay out of it? At first I hoped that someone who has similar views to mine might decide to look at my stories, but more often I'm worried that I'm just scaring people off.