T Magazine, The New York Times March 9th edition (via bellaautumnbby)
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Maaaan this is such a bull shit quote. It makes Benedict’s fans - as a whole - sound like like a bunch of cult, loony followers. It has such a stalkery smell about it. Myself and many others are not that warped to think that we “do not care what he does” - It’s like they’re saying some things he does or says doesn’t annoy me and that whatever he does in the future i would be 100% behind. I am a huge supporter of his, don’t get me wrong but he isn’t perfect. I don’t see him as a perfect human being. Just like everyone, he says some silly things and no doubt does them too. Damn, ‘as long as they get to observe him doing it’ paints us all like brainless sheep that are fumbling in his general direction, completely brainless robotic little girls. Some may argue with me on that, but i certainly speak for a few people - we certainly are not THAT. Such a douche bag fucking quote. I’m sick to the back teeth of fan shaming and the bad stories always outweighing the good. I have heard some pretty fucking awful stories but i’ve heard more amazing ones. I’ll get blind ass drunk the day i see a reporter or Benedict instead talking about all the money his ‘rabid’ fans have raised for charity. But it won’t because i guess that shit don’t sell. Tired of reading ‘they call themselves the Cumberbitches?’ and see Benedict awkwardly tip toe his way out of the question. It’s bollocks, a little bit of research goes a long way. Some of his fans do amazing things and these fucking cool acts should be something he should be proud of
(i’m sure he is that btw i’m just saying) and get to be able to mention instead. I’m just so damn bored of reading this sort of thing with his name attached to it. Yawn x’s 100.
Fucking thank you. Yet another article that’s all about painting everyone as a “rabid” fan incapable of independent thought and expression. Does this journalist think we worship him or something? I care about what Benedict does in the sense that I’d care if he were driving drunk or treating other people like shit. But beyond that? I don’t give a fuck. I adore Benedict, but that doesn’t mean I think he’s a perfect infallible god, for fuck’s sake. And, like Tor said, where is the mention of the incredible things those “rabid” fans do? The charity donations? The connections made between fans? The friendships formed? Where’s all of that? How about a nice paragraph on the huge diversity of Benedict’s fanbase? But, lol, we’re all just silly girls who think he can do no wrong and like to stalk him. Ugh, puke.
It must be my age but as I read this excellent article about fan concerns on reporters printing misconceptions my one thought was
"They are reporters. It is what they do".
Lazy journalists, maybe. I work in journalism with excellent reporters on our staff. They do their research. This one didn’t and it’s obvious.