They wouldn't tell me their legit reasons for disliking her so I sent them a PM and this is what they said:
Well....though people have the right to dislike a character I felt really....Idk...frustrated seeing this comment.
I know a lot of non-fans of EEnE don't think the characters are cute or like the style, but that's because they're outside the EEnE fandom. Us fans have grown on the weird style and come to think the characters are cute, am I right?
My point is, Alex is not supposed to be, but I am a fan of her, so I guess that's why to me she ''LOOKS'' pretty, but people outside the fandom may not think so, but that's also why I think Alex, unlike a lot of OC's, seems to be a love-child of Danny Antonucci, she just seems like she would fit into the EEnE universe, unlike a lot of other OC's that are too ''dolled up'' or too pretty. I mean, Nazz is supposed to be the only ''pretty'' girl character, so to have a bunch of them seems.... like it's killing the point. So I always did admire designs like Ivana and Roxie among a few others who aren't trying to steal Nazz's thunder. And we all know that Danny Antonucci likes weird gross stuff, so his character designs are usually more in the ''ugly'' category and not the Disney formula (he's not really a fan of Disney). I just think Alex really looks like a character he would design.
Second, when the person says they don't like her back-story....well fine I guess, BUT her backstory is actually based on Misjudgment as well as Shy Keenan, so her story IS realistic because it's drawn not only from personal experience of the creator, but from a REAL British woman who was sexually abused. This stuff happens and for people to say that bizarre abuse stories are unrealistic is a little offensive to people like Misjudgment, Shy Keenan and other girls out there who are abused. I know that it's common for Mary Sue types to have tragic unrealistic backstories, but Alex is realistic to me, that's why she's so loved. I don't think she's a Mary Sue at all, especially since she was created to support a cause, and the artist put a lot of her life into this character, so you can imagine how disheartening it would be for people to criticize this character that you created as an outlet. I'm thinking it's one of the reasons Misjudgment deactivated because people kept giving Alex crap. I think Alex is a great character, she's a great role-model for girls who have rough home lifes because she's so positive and a survivor. Misjudgment has a rough home life, so I am beginning to understand where Alex came from? Unrealistic? Not by a long shot.
Last, Alex is not a ''rags to riches'' story, her status never changes. She just escapes her abusive home life and finds sanctuary with her Aunt, but she doesn't become rich or anything, she's just middle-class. It's not like she's a Cinderella or anything. Sure, she lived on the streets for a few years after escaping England JUST LIKE SHY KEENAN but over-all, she doesn't go from a peasant to a princess or anything. She was born into a middle-class family, escaped, was homeless for awhile, then was rescued by her Aunt who is ALSO middle-class, so she never became Miss Money Bags or anything, she just left home, and found another home which was the SAME as the other one minus the abuse.
Anyways, I guess you don't HAVE to like Alex, she's not a perfect character (there's no such thing as a perfect character) BUT I still don't think she's any of the things this person said and she still remains one of the best OC's ever created and one of my faves.
Sure I can understand WHY people don't like her, but still. I think this person was being a little unfair with their reasoning.