Dear Caitlin Moran,
Yesterday afternoon I was with my friend and looking through the list of people she follows on Twitter, and your name appeared. I had already heard about you, mostly because your books had been recommended to me. I wondered for a moment if I should follow you too - I’m shy about following celebrities but you’re the type of person someone like me, who likes to think herself a feminist, wouldn’t be ashamed to publically be interested in. My friend, in any case, spoke very highly of you. “And you know,” she told me, “she’s hosting the Q&A of The Empty Hearse BFI event today!”
It was only one more reason to envy you, a massively successful writer only a few years older than me, living a life of highbrow glamour at exclusive events, rubbing shoulders with interesting people. I was about to yield.
Alas, in our Internet age, what a difference a few hours makes.
In a rather spectacular manner, you managed to antagonise an entire fandom made up almost entirely of young, liberal-minded women like me, aka your core readership. How did you accomplish this? On paper, it doesn’t sound like much: you picked an erotic Sherlock fanfic off the Internet and made the stars of the show read an extract aloud for shits and giggles. But while it was most certainly shit, it wasn’t giggles for anyone, and least of all for us.
- Thinks that OCD is “cool” and “quirky” (Meanwhile, she is being proclaimed some sort of hero of mental health for her work in Silver Linings Playbook. She is not my hero)
- Talks about how her female cat has such a masculine energy that she decided to rename it Chaz Bono: “I’ve never met a…
I think this is fucking hilarious, cause 95% of the shit they say she’s done isn’t true, and the rest of it is a huge overreaction. Her whole thing is humour, and they took all of her comments to heart. She named her cat Chaz Bono as a joke. She doesn’t have to addresswhitewashing, it’s not her choice. Making fun of someone’s name is not a hate crime. Thousands of people have dreds, and when she does it, they describe it as cultural appropriation. Gave her shit for throwing the middle finger at the Oscars (cause how dare she have a sense of humour, cause in like the next fucking frame of the film of her doing it, she’s apologising). When talking about the ‘lesbian phase’ comment in regards to bisexuality, she was talking about her interpretation of the character. Not about the sexuality itself (which would be redundant considering she is one of the hosts of the next GLAAD awards). The rest I didn’t address was probably humour. Just holy fuck guys.
Jesus, what a load of bull. So many things taken WAAAAY out of context. Jennifer is all about humour and hey maybe some of it is abit in your face but it is NEVER intentionally to hurt anyone. Jesus everyone ain’t perfect!
Oh and we never say anything rude at all about anything…..Christ
…I think a lot of people kind of miss the point of this. There’s half saying J. Law’s now the worst thing ever, and the other who claim not to care, or that “come on, she’s just human”. Yes: she’s human, she is flawed. She says some dumb shit sometimes, and some of it is taken out of context, some of it is genuine ignorance. We all do this. But why would some purposefully try to excuse all of her behavior? That’s not acknowledging she’s normal: that’s desperately holding her up on a pedestal. If you want to continue seeing her as the “down-to-earth” actress, then you’ve got to be willing to accept that she can make mistakes or show immaturity.
I want an fma spinoff about al’s adventures in xing with the world’s tiniest girlfriend
they’d get into all kinds of shenanigans and adopt ten million cats and maybe he’d try his hand at xingese cooking and they’d spar together and literally everyone he met there would love…