Of course you are right Ellie and I agree fully with you.
I can take the stuff like the Daily Mail commentators in small doses, but sometimes seeing and thinking too much about them (just like the Sophie Haters or TJLCers), somehow creeps in and almost taints all the wonderful things BC does with a “residue” of cynicism.
And that just makes me very sad (and sometimes angry). But what I really want is to just feel purely happy when I see him so joyeously interacting with those children, and not feel he has justify or explain every aspect of his being for just showing up to do some charity work.
I truly wish those nattering naybobs of negativity would just see past their hatred, just even once, and recognise the BC I think a lot of us on this board see - a generous, intelligent, well-meaning person who is trying his best to make his world a better place and live his life the best he can.
I’d like to imagine that more people than not appreciate someone who shows a charitable behaviour and a generosity of spirit... but maybe that is just a pipe dream??
"You're going into the water... short-arse!" - Sherlock
The Daily Mail is sadly a daily reminder that the greatest threat to humanity is the fatal combo of bigotry & stupidity
I used to think that horrible online comments were only directed at Benedict, but that's because he's the only person I follow. It turns out that there are people everywhere just waiting for the opportunity to unleash their hatred for the world to see.
I've always been a huge fan of Stephen King, and I follow him on Twitter. He doesn't tweet very much, but it's interesting to read what's on his mind. Long before the Internet, I learned a lot about him the old-fashioned way - magazine and newspaper articles, and tv interviews. He's such a good, kind, caring person. So last week, he tweeted something that was meant to be funny, and the next day, in hindsight, he realized that his joke had been in poor taste and not at all funny. I felt so awful for him and I understood completely how it feels to say something so wrong. But almost all of the comments on Twitter were absolutely vicious. Many were just ridiculous and childish, saying they were no longer his fans and were throwing out or even burning all his books. But others told him he was the worst human being that has ever lived, and wished all kinds of awful things to happen to him. It made me feel so sad and a bit sick to read what people were willing to say to someone they didn't even know. I had to just stop reading and get out of there. To his credit, SK didn't respond to any of the nastiness. The next day, he tweeted something about his dog Molly like nothing ever happened. I was so relieved!