What do you think about Sam the actor and Sam the person who seems not to care that other people are tarnishing his name and brand (MPC)?
Sam is a highly skilled actor and a joy to watch. I always think that classically trained actors are better anyway, so that is my bias. The range of emotions that he can capture through facial expressions is simply amazing. Granted, I don’t watch him in anything else except for Outlander. I’ve seen short clips of his previous movies and I have to be honest and say that I’m not impressed. Seems like he was born to play Jamie Fraser just like David Duchovny was born to play Mulder. This is not to say that Sam should be pigeonholed or typecast; his upcoming movie should tell us more about his versatility. I think he has a bright future but what do I know?
I don’t know they guy and never met him so I can’t say what’s going on with the extreme inaction on his part when it comes to the axis of evil harassing and bullying his fans. There seem to be a consensus in fandom that Sam is a people pleaser; my experience is that such a person does everything in their power to avoid confrontations. To think that he is unaware of what is going on in fandom and MPC is propsposterous. Why does he not take action? Perhaps he thinks that it is better to not get involved. Perhaps he is being given bad advice by his team. Perhaps he thinks engaging the axis of evil makes things worse. Perhaps…the possibilities are endless. Whatever the reasoning behind his inaction, the outcome - at least in fandom (remember, we are one corner of the fanbase and even so, not everyone thinks the same way) - is that he lacks accountability and integrity. However you interpret the inaction, it is not a good look on him.