Hello, fellow members of the Sherlock fandom!
As you may have noticed, things have been pretty hateful in the fandom lately. Amanda Abbington has been receiving some cruel & totally unjustified comments regarding her taking on the role of Mary Morstan in series 3, and after a lot of fans were left unsatisfied after the very fast sell out of the premiere tickets, tumblr became littered with anger (more on that here). Some people have even been sending hate directly towards Mark Gatiss, who is not even involved in BFI proceedings, and he is understandably upset.
As a result, I thought it would be nice to spread some love.
If you’d like to participate, please type out a short message (no more than 100 words) addressed to Amanda, Mark, or any other members of the cast & crew, thanking them for all they’ve done for us and showing them that many of us do appreciate it. Once you’ve made your post, tag it #lovesherlock
My plan is to collect all of the responses and write them out. As I’m one of the 104 fans lucky enough to be going to the premiere, I’ll take them along with me and try to pass them on to the people they’re addressed to. If I’m unable to do so, I’ll photograph them and pass them on to Mark, Amanda & co. via Twitter.
I’ve seen fandoms do incredible things before, so let’s pull together and show the wonderful people involved in making the programme how much they’re appreciated!
Hey guys, as some of you may have seen, Martin discussed how Amanda’s been treated by some members of the fandom in his most recent interview, and he’s clearly very upset about it, as you’d imagine, so if I could get some more contributions to this, that would be great. Thank you!