So, she’s apparently in the process of being cancelled. Anyone following this? I’m not sure what happened, but I think she she liked a terf’s tweet and started getting piled on, then made her twitter private, so they’re now ragging on her on her instagram. Stats Britain is going all in. What a mess!
If she really is transphobic she might want to stick around and learn something, but the bile out there is pretty harsh. 😬
I don't know what happened but that sounds like another witch hunting! Cancelling people for liking tweets???!!!
Also no one learn anything by being bullied and THAT particular theme make people irrational! I don't know why! It will destroy Internet! I would be much more hyperbolic and said civilization but most probably people outside social media doesn't know and don't care about it. It's just some pseudo activists making damage to their own cause! Example, The Guardian columnists (a lot of them also involved in this particular theme) furiously campaigning for Jeremy Corbyn a few days ago! Way to go, guys! You are the ones winning... but only on Twitter!
I am not a fan of, nor do I follow what AA is doing on social media, but it sounds to me like a lot of this is motivated by the same people who have a burr in their saddle about the character AA played on Sherlock. Freebatchers, TJLC gang and/or over-invested Johnlockers, #norbury types - they all have had it in for AA ever since the character of Mary was introduced on that show.
Those same types tried using the same "cancelling" bully tactics on Moffat and Gatiss because the show didn't follow their demands. They would have liked nothing short of those two being damaged professionally (and in Gatiss' cases specifically dropped from a charity) because they didn't fulfill THEIR particular fantasies concerning the show.
It's bullying pure and simple and I find it revolting. Then they try and justify it by wrapping it up in some pseudo social justice "cause" and tell themselves they're on the side of righteous indignation!
I actually would said that the account mentioned above, Stats Britain was involve in something but I don't remember exactly what! I know they loved BC but then they suddenly hated him and now they only mention him to say nasty things about him. I'm not sure if it was because he married to a woman or because there weren't openly gay scenes in Sherlock, tho. Anyway, it's not a surprise they are attacking Mary Watson!
Sadly that's in general the kind of activism you see on Twitter, extreme opinions based in fictional characters!
I do like her and follow her, but I hadn’t noticed she was missing from twitter until I read it here. She’s not the only one who disappears now and then, only to return eventually to tell what happened. She’s been suspended from twitter before - several times. Lots of people have. But I find it hard to believe she would leave voluntarily and without a fight!
Stats Britain is still after the both of them. 🙄 One way to get someone to listen thoughtfully to your argument and change their behavior/mind is definitely screaming and haranguing them for days on end in a public forum, don’t you think? Works really well!
All the Haters are in FULL support of slagging AA all over social media and crowing about how wonderful it is that MF "dumped" her! I guess they have a surplus of bile leftover (since BC and Sophie have managed to keep a very low private life profile lately) and just HAD to release it somewhere!
"You're going into the water... short-arse!" - Sherlock