Incase you didn’t know, Amanda Abbington (Martin Freeman’s amazing partner) has been threaten and treated to a lot of hurtful, hateful messages over the past couple of days, to due to the fact she is playing Mary in the Sherlock series. This, my fellow Sherlock fandom, is not okay AT ALL.
Do not hate her for playing Mary because you believe that it threatens the existence of Johnlock. If you had read the books, you would know this is false. At the end, Mary dies and John goes to live with Sherlock on a bee farm.
No matter what, treating Amanda Abbington this way about her role in Sherlock, is not okay at all. So, Sherlock fandom, I believe that we need to come together and show Amanda some support. I urge you all to take photos of yourselves holding the “I support Amanda Abbington playing Mary in Sherlock!” like I have done above. (Even if you are a Johnlock shipper, like me.) Let’s show Amanda, along with the rest of the Sherlock cast and crew, what fandom really means. Family.
If you can’t take a photo, please pass along the word, like and reblog. Thank you!
If you would like to like to submit a photo, please submit it here: http://supportamandaabbington.tumblr.com/
I can’t believe people would be that horrible to such a great person and wonderful actress! I think it is completely awesome she is playing Mary and so cool she’s a part of the Sherlock Family! Why the hate and the threats, this has gone too far. I can understand that someone may not like the idea of her playing the part but to send her such hateful messages crosses the line. This is the main reason why I slowly become disinterested in participating in a fandom. I’ve followed many over the past 20 years from music groups, actors, movie characters and other celebs and this type of issue always comes around. It gets sad & old fast and saps all the fun out of it!
Some people have to wake up to reality and realize this is just a show not the real world and in the books Watson gets married!!! I knew this was going to happen when Sherlock started, eventually Watson would meet & then marry Mary. That’s how the story goes in cannon. Like it or hate it that is how it is.
I’m not a Johnlock shipper but I respect fans who do ship it without this type of craziness. The fans who spread the hate should respect Amanda playing the part of Mary! It’s Ok not to like it but not Ok to so mean, unfeeling and vile! She’s Martin’s partner do they dislike the fact she is too? I would hate to see what will happen when Benedict finally gets married because I can see this type of ugliness happening too.
I think it is so cool they will be a couple on the show! I was ecstatic when I found out she had the part!!! These haters should be ashamed of themselves and they should not call themselves Sherlock Fans.
I support Amanda as Mary & will submit a photo this this cause!!!