Cartoon Network, If you want to create a likable love interest for one of the main characters, he/she should have at least a personality or be well-written, or else something bad might happen with this guy..
Blossom’s Unnecessary Boyfriend
Media of Origin:
The Powerpuff Girls (2016)
Jared Shapiro is a recurring character in the 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls. He's Blossom's love interest and crush. He's infamous for his lack of personality and almost ruining the Brick x Blossom relationship but mostly because of his resemblance to writer & voice actor Jake Goldman leading to accusations of Jared being a romantic stand-in.
Why He Sucks
Two words: Child Sexualization, He appears to be much older than Blossom as he's like 9-11 whilst Blossom is like 5-6.
Their relationship with each other feels very forced, cringe-worthy, dull, bland, and creepy, Since as mentioned above, he's older than Blossom.
The interactions between him and Blossom are very awkward.
Even though he's supposed to be an elementary school student, he looks more like a preteen or teenager.
He's nothing but a satellite love interest who shows no personality traits except the fact that he's a nerd stereotype and a love interest of Blossom.
His design is mediocre, it even loosely resembles Andrew Goldberg from Big Mouth.
He was modeled after and voiced by series lead writer Jake Goldman. But, the interactions between the character and Blossom are no less creepy. Many accused Jared of being a self-insert of Goldman because of the character's design.
The Only Redeeming Qualities
Him getting sick from the cookie Blossom offered him in "Never Been Blissed" is what he deserved.