Big Finish and actors/creatives with controversial views Jul 24, 2019 18:02:08 GMT elkawho, barnabaslives, and 1 more like this
Post by Ela on Jul 24, 2019 18:02:08 GMT
Doctor Who means the world to a lot of viewers/listeners, and undoubtedly there’s a considerable portion that identify as trans. I can’t imagine how they feel when a company they love (Big Finish) continues to work with someone, Dreyfus, who’s made it publicly clear that he doesn’t support trans people. It unfortunately adds a sour taste to the whole thing, and makes trans fans feel like they’re outcasts when they feel unwelcome by one of the big actors in a story. Nobody wants to feel unwanted like that.
I find it equally disheartening that a few people here are trying to sideline the subject by suggesting that another thread should be made (I’d be curious to see who’d actually follow up and participate in it vs. those who may be just saying it to avoid it). I get it, though: this release sounds awesome and exciting, so I understand the desire to talk about the news, and everyone is completely entitled to do so! No one likes it when someone comes in and ruins the fun. But to quite a few, this release has a big elephant in the room and the fun was already tainted for them when a particular actor decided to say terrible things.
I myself am really conflicted on this. I’m excited for the release and want to hear the story, but more importantly I don’t want to support someone who holds such harmful views while they are part of something I love. It’s just an all-around bummer :/
I hope I haven’t come across as “that guy” who’s rained on your parade. I even hate the idea of me doing that. I also want to make it clear that I'm not telling you how to feel. If anything, this is how I feel about it. And I felt there wasn’t a lot of consideration being put forth (at the moment) for those who feel disappointed and saddened by this, and I wanted to at least voice some valid concerns that I worried were being swept away before they were even heard.
I don't believe that starting another thread would sideline the issue. It's more likely to highlight the issue, based on my experience with this forum.
And I suspect quite a number of people would follow it and comment. We can be a contentious bunch, at times.
The fact of the matter is that this is a thread dedicated to discussing new releases themselves. Not politics and/or the controversies surrounding certain potential actors (which I have no doubt exist).
I have no problem with separating these posts into a separate thread discussing these issues, if someone wants to suggest an appropriate title for the thread.