Gaston from Beauty & the Beast has got to be one of the most unlikeable characters ever! Seriously, what a douche!
A résumé of his attributes:
1. Obsessed with himself
2. Abusive ‘friend’
3. Unhealthy fixation on hunting (gee I wonder what that’s a reference to…)
4. Disrespects Belle’s boundaries
5. Scheming jerk
But the absolute WORSE THING EVER–especially for a book lover like Belle–is the fact that he’s a:
6. Borderline illiterate tard!
… Complete with archaic views of women:
Oh no he didn’t!!!!!!! Even the Beast listens to–and seems to enjoy–her reading! LOL
On another note, I’ve always wondered why Gaston wears a red coat? From what I know, I could’ve sworn that his red coat was usually worn by the English army and that the French–where the movie is set–wore blue. If I recall correctly, ‘redcoat’ is also a historical term that was used to refer to British soldiers. I wonder if that’s a way of setting Gaston as the ‘enemy’, since France and England have a long-time history of rivalry? In any case, I suppose that red is also just as good a hint of his, um, ‘passionate’ approach to things. HA!