I came online this morning to find the internet in meltdown. Sherlock fans venting their anger at the creative people behind the Sherlock episode “The Final Problem”.
I was going to stay out of it, but I can’t. Because I’ve seen this shit before and it is NEVER good for anyone.
The last time I saw an internet storm this bad was when Cote de Pablo, who played Ziva David on NCIS left the show. I said my piece then, but obviously people weren’t listening, so, at the risk of repeating myself… here we go again.
You have a right to be upset about a television show. You have the right to an opinion. You DO NOT have the right to be rude, vicious, and vile to the people involved in the creation of the show. THAT is bullying and harassment and is a crime in almost every civilized society. Problem is, in acting like that, you are displaying to the world that you are not civilized at all. Or mature. Or intelligent.
In what world do you think it is right to abuse Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss? Or Arwel Wyn Jones – a man who, while he is responsible for the wonderful sets and locations, has sweet bugger all to do with the script? In what world is it right to so harass the director Ben Caron that he deletes his Twitter account?
I’ll tell you what world. NONE. None at all.
The demonstration of vindictiveness and bile displayed demonstrates a lack of compassion, humanity, and sanity.
It’s a television show, people. Look around you. There are people suffering: homeless, hungry, miserable, dying in wars…and you’re bitching because a television show didn’t go the way you wanted it? Priorities, people, priorities.
It would serve you right if that was the last ever episode of Sherlock. I know that if I was involved with the show I sure as shit would be wary of making any more and exposing myself to that level of vitriol.
Grow the hell up!