I have no idea when this started, but it’s gotten way out of hand.
So, let’s start this off with Kiniro Mosaic, which is actually where I’ve seen the most of these arguments go down. As is clear, Ayaya clearly has affections of some level for Youko that appear to be more than friendship, which Youko is painfully unaware of. The question then becomes, is it simply admiration, or is it love? I seem to recall a period in which people were raging an endless war on Wikipedia about this, and checking now, it seems that they’ve settled for calling Aya a tsundere but leaving the exact level of her feelings vague. As a sidenote: Wikipedia editors, what the fuck? It’s disgusting and horribly unprofessional to reference a character from a different series in a character description. If you’re reading this, go check and see if it’s still there. Some K-On fanboy must have edited the article, because Yui is referenced in Shino’s description. Now, I love K-On, but that just isn’t right. (And I’m just going to complain and not do anything about it myself, so someone go and fix that shit for all of our sakes)
On the other side of this we’ve got Love Lab, affectionately called “Slut Lab” by shitposters. The series starts out in an all girls high school, and it appears that there will be yuri elements between the members of the student council. However, as time goes on it becomes apparent that they won’t just limit their activities to dakimakura, but move on to (dramatic gasp here) real boys(!?!). Now to be fair, it did seem at first that the anime would stay within the limits of the school, and the OP and ED make no mention of males appearing. But if you stopped to think for a bit it would become immediately apparent that this wouldn’t last, especially with all the crap Riko says about her past relationships. I think that most of the anger towards LL comes from the people expecting nothing but pure love (read: yuri) relationships who got sideswiped by the appearance of guys halfway through. I personally couldn’t care less, as I’m an anime-lover who doesn’t judge based on preconceptions or hearsay. Things are nearly as bad as the edgy vs SoL debate going on with Gainax’s most recent show C3, and how neither side seems to be satisfied.
In conclusion, other than just me calling both sides of this argument goddamn idiots, I think we should all take a deep breath and get back to enjoying our weekly anime. Again, nobody is forcing you into this hobby, and nobody will notice if you suddenly disappear from the discussions. Watch what you want to, have fun, and most importantly, don’t forget to do your passionate idle activities.