You may be aware that “Star Trek Into Darkness” antihero Benedict Cumberbatch has a growing legion of fans. What you may not know is his devotees are distinctly fragmented between self-respecting Cumberfans and a group that has labeled themselves “Cumberb——es.” … Continue reading →
I’m really not impressed. Why sow discord among the fanbase with what was once a tongue-in-cheek, defiant naming? Hasn’t one of the lessons, especially for the Sherlockians among us, always been that labels are silly - and ours to choose or decline individually?
The one and only reason I am not calling myself a Cumberbitch is that it makes Benedict uncomfortable, and it’s one of my few damn rules of being a fan to not make life harder for the person I admire. No one else gets any say in the matter, and certainly not to divide between “real” and “immature” members of the Cumbercollective.
We’re all fans of that wonderful and talented man. End of story.