Stop the Spoilers! Save Steven Universe!
On May 1st, 2018 Cartoon Network (CN) released MAJOR SPOILERS for Steven Universe on their OFFICIAL YouTube page. One of the clips shown is likely from one of the last episodes of season 5, or the ending episodes of the entire series, providing fans with all but an outright statement of how the biggest story arc of the show will end.
This is not okay for any show, but it's a particularly heinous error for a show that prides itself on complex world building, with intricately laced hints for theory-crazed fans to identify, dissect, and put back together again.
MORE IMPORTANTLY, by releasing this footage CN has seriously disrespected Rebecca Sugar and the rest of the Crewniverse. Barring learning that Sugar okayed the release of these clips (which is highly unlikely), a network should never reveal a creator's work like this without their consent. My heart goes out to Sugar and her team; this was their story to tell and their network, who ostensibly support them, did not give them that opportunity.
The dedicated fans of Steven Universe request that Cartoon Network issue a formal apology to Rebecca Sugar and the Crewniverse for releasing these spoilers. We request that any and all decisions about when and how all of the available Steven Universe episodes will air on Cartoon Network be relegated to Rebecca Sugar and the Crewniverse.
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