On the other hand, the little les mis italian community is pretty chill, has no shipping wars and no one that I know hates Cosette! /o/
It seems like the only ones who hate Cosette are occasional fans.
A curious thing happens whenever you mention the Les Mis fandom to anyone who is not part of it. Hordes of people going “But is a classic novel! How dare you. Victor Hugo is spinning in his grave”, etc.
Though it was in a discussion with some of these people that I first knew of a community of Italian fans outside the ones that I knew here on tumblr and on other social networks.