Warning: This might cause you to defriend, unfollow, etc. but it’s something I feel I have to get off my chest.
I haven’t been a part of the Benedict Cumberbatch fandom for as long as some of the people I know. So I doubt many people will see this or give a flying fuck what I think.
I have meet some of the most wonderful people since starting my CumberNinjas twitter. They have been supportive, kind, selfless and loving. Those are the people that make every day a happy one for me by just being friends or posting silly things.
They are the part that keeps me going and uplifts me.
Then there is the other part.. The part where because someone has countless followers that they can be mean, condescending, pretentious and just plain rude.
These people ruin what this place means to me because I see people bow down to them because of the “access” that they have to Benedict.
No, this is not me being jealous. I don’t give a fuck if you talk to the man, if you this or if you do that. Congrats! More power to you but wielding that as something that makes you better than others is not right.
It doesn’t make you more special or better than me. No one is. We should be in this together and hold the other up, not brag or bring others down because we want all the glory.
This is the world we live in regardless of the fandom or life you lead. There will always be someone like this. I get it, I can’t change it. It is what it is but I will make it my mission to spread as much joy and love as I possibility can because I CAN!
We can. We can affect change by spread kindness to others. A simple hello can make the difference in someone’s day. Trust me, I know this for personal experience.
So that’s it, I’ve said my piece. I need to take this weight off my shoulders because it’s not worth carrying around.