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Today this blog turns two years old! I first started it as an outlet to geek out about the show and for the first 2 weeks I had just 11 followers, now I have over 11,000 thank you to everyone that interacts with this blog!

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anonymous asked:

What do you think about the backlash against Benedict Cumberbatch, now that he's been confirmed as Dr. Strange? Now, all of a sudden, it seems to be his fault that white-washing exists, and everything he's every said is intensely problematic

Actually, I wrote an article about this back when the Cumberbatch/Dr Strange rumors started spreading a few months ago, and I think it still holds true now the casting is confirmed.

TBH I don’t think it’s accurate to describe the backlash as sudden, or particularly widespread. It’s been around for a while, but it’s not a mainstream phenomenon.

A lot of people do dislike BC, either because of things he’s said in the press, or because they find Sherlock fandom annoying, or because he represents a certain kind of white male privilege. It doesn’t help that he accepted the role of Khan in Star Trek, thus tacitly playing along with Hollywood’s habit of whitewashing roles that should have gone to people of colour.

That being said, most of the people who watch Dr Strange will not know or care about this backlash, because it’s mostly restricted to social media, fandom, and a handful of articles in entertainment news and geek culture outlets. If there really was a massive backlash against him, he wouldn’t be viewed as a desirable hire for a major franchise like Dr Strange.

I don’t personally dislike BC, but I do think he’s a boring choice for Dr Strange. Marvel Studios have already launched way too many franchises with white male protagonists, and there’s no real reason why they should start another one.