Everybody in the Sherlock fandom, whether they are staying away from setlock or not, needs to know that Martin Freeman’s spouse, Amanda Abbington, was sent death threats by supposed members of the Sherlock fandom today. The people who go to the setlock tag know why so I don’t need to say why. People staying spoiler free, you don’t need to know why. It happened and it never should have happened. I can’t imagine how devastating it must be to receive death threats. I can’t imagine how devastating it must be to have your beloved spouse and mother of your children receive death threats. It makes the Sherlock fandom look like a bunch of peckerheads. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE needs to speak out against this. Reblog posts that support Amanda. Make your own post supporting Amanda. It is not enough to stand back from this, say you’re not involved and do nothing. That’s how bullies get away with their shit - they don’t get called out on it (and by ‘calling them out’ I don’t mean reciprocating with your own threats of violence against them, surely everyone can see the hypocrisy of such a response). You can let these bullies know that what they did was not okay by posting words of love and support for Amanda and Martin, and for everyone who is involved in Sherlock.
RALLY ROUND, PEOPLE, RALLY ROUND. SHOW YOUR QUALITY.
Edit: I forgot to say, please tag your posts and reblogs #weloveyouamanda so that if Martin and Amanda have any desire to check out tumblr anymore they have a safe tag to search where they can see our love and support for them.
Take photos of yourselves holding the “I support Amanda Abbington playing Mary in Sherlock!” (Even if you are a Johnlock shipper.) Show Amanda, along with the rest of the Sherlock cast and crew, what fandom really means. Family!
If you can’t take a photo, please pass along the word! #weloveyouamanda #isupportamanda!