I’m not going to get too far into why I dislike Ashley Marin. I’ve offended people before with my reasons for not liking her and that isn’t something I wish to do again. All I’ll say is I think she has a drinking problem.
As for Alison - I dislike Alison because I think she’s a bad person. I was hoping she could be redeemed but with the way things are going, I don’t think she will be. She was manipulative, mean-spirited, and cruel. She treated her friends like they were dirt on her shoes.
She tried to pit Spencer against the rest of the girls, not to mention blackmailed her about Ian.
She blackmailed Aria, AND her father.
She absolutely destroyed Emily and while I think it’s possible she has feelings for Emily, I don’t think it’s something Alison actually wants at this point. She happily lead Emily on knowing full well Emily would never betray her. Knowing full well Emily was in love with her. No matter who you are, that’s a shitty thing to do.
And don’t even get me started on the hell she put Hanna and Mona and Lucas and Paige through.
I am all for forgiving people - I often forgive too quickly. But there’s only so much destruction I can watch from one person before I get overwhelmed. To be honest, I was still open to forgiving her until a few days ago when I was gif’ing 2x25 and paused to read some of the things in her diary when Spencer is looking at it in Mona’s lair. She admits to trying to get Hanna to shave her head but it failed because Spencer stood up for her! Sorry but no. Unless they can seriously find a good way to redeem her.. she will remain on my list of least favourite characters.
And I should point out - I don’t respect people any less for liking Alison. She’s not my cup of tea but I do find her character complex and intriguing and I just kind of love Sasha Pieterse so.