This is something I really have to say, as several posts of the last few days really shocked me. Please, all you Cumberfans out there, please help me to rehabilitate my faith in this Fandom. This post is an appeal to some so called fans out there, who literally have started a campaign against Sophie Hunter and in the end against Benedict himself. Please, please, please… listen to your heart. Do you really think it is right what you are doing right now? Come on! Cumberfans are clever people. You are no people who do this kind of cyber mobbing against the family of your idol! But hey… let’s start from the beginning. A few days ago I found this picture on Twitter (The red wording I have added myself, but the white ones are from the original poster). The picture came with a very unfriendly rant against Sophie, saying that it is all her fault because Benedict looks like that. Well… to be honest, it might probably not be easy with her right now, hey, she’s pregnant! Have you ever been with a pregnant woman? Believe me… that’s hell! On some days! ;-) But that’s absolutely normal. What is not normal, is the fact that there are people out there who think they can judge the life of a complete stranger just by the look at a blurry picture. So why does he look like this? Well, in the first pic he was wearing proper MakeUp. In the second one, too, but he is in caracter! Sherlock is a pale and thin person. A rosy face colour just does not work for this character. Also, the picture was taken from meters away and then enlarged afterwards. Not a very good quality. And in fact, if you have been following the shedule Benedict had during the last days (and I’m sure you did, as you are good fans), you will know that the Sherlock Scenes were filmed during night and also in the early morning. But at the same time, Benedict had to attend the Bafta Events. So he probably did not get a lot of sleep during the last weeks. But not because of Sophie… No! Just think a bit, do it, because you don’t have “funny little brains”. I know you are clever people. He looks tired, because of his shedule and because of the fact that he’s attending these celebrations to please the fans. He’s filming Sherlock, because people keep complaining they have to wait too long for the next season. But at the same time, they are also complaining that he’s turned down the role in “Lost city of X”, or they are mad because they have to wait so long for the Doctor Strange Movie. And people are complaining when he’s not attending all red carpet events. In fact, they are even booing and laughing at him when he’s in a hurry and just can’t please everyone, because he has appointments with the press (because people demand interviews and newspaper articles). Today someone posted this video and well… what can I say. I’m truly sad and shocked about this. Fans don’t behave like this! They don’t hoot! The people in this film are just part time fans who want to have their autograph or selfie at any cost. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYL9zzuaqAU&sns=fb&app=desktop
Yes…. this is really, really shocking and just so so sad. What do you think Benedict will think of you now? What will he think about the whole fandom now? Would you come back to these kind of people and be kind to them after what they have done to you? Think about it. You woul not, because you are proud people, just as our Benedict. And in addition, what would you do, if you would find out about these anti Sophie Campaigns in the Internet, which are also basing on most rediculous facts (she’s looking at us like at pesants! Sorry… what?!?!? When you are standing 20 Minutes and longer in the flashlight, of course some pics of the 300000 Photos don’t turn out very well. Especially when you set back your hair. Yes, then your chin rises up a bit. Give it a try! But does that mean you think that other people are your pesants?).If you would find these comments about the person you love the most, what would you do? Yes, you would defend this person and you would hate the haters. Can you see what you are doing? Come on, you are clever! I know it! You are pushing Benedict further away then ever bevore. You will see. I’m sure in the future his contact with fans will be less and less. But it’s not because of Sophie, it’s because of the fact that some just don’t respect him as a human being and treat him like their own property. Please, please, please… think about it. Please stop doing this. There is so much hatred in the world, don’t be a part of it.
And if you think the same and want to show that the Cumbercollective, Cumberfans and Cumberbitches are respectful fans, then like or share. Please spread the word. We are no maniacs, we have brains and we respect others peoples lifes. Especially the lifes of the ones we like. Benedict I like you! And I’m sure 99% of the Fandom is behind you and also behind Sophie and your family. <3