Some people are saying they think “crazy fangirls” wouldn’t be so intense if Tom “stood up for himself.”
I agree…a bit. I also would like to note that if we, as a society, VALUED kindness, openness, and all around sweetness (ya know, the kind Tom embodies), we would respect said values and back off.
I wish we lived in a world where a person, like Tom, can be kind and open and charming, AND his/her fans would respect their kindness by not attempting to invade his/her privacy or chase them around (as I’ve heard rumors that some fangirls apparently did that to Tom and Benedict).
I mean, don’t you hate it when you see one of your generous and kind friends being taken advantage of by other friends or other people? I don’t think we should expect that our kind friend to “stick up” for themselves as much as we should hope other people aren’t so insensitive, rude, and cruel as to take advantage of them.
Just my hopes for world, I’m not saying there aren’t hiddlestoners that don’t value Tom’s kindness and privacy. Just wish there weren’t others that make it seem like the rest of us aren’t.
THIS. read this, people. This is my central biggest issue with this whole situation. Kind people were taken advantage of and that’s what truly enrages me.
We all go on and on about how sweet and kind and perfect Tom seems to be…well he’s not going to be that way anymore if this shit keeps up. Fools are going to destroy what we love most. Cease and desist now before its too late.
You know what would be the coolest thing ever? If the people responsible for rudeness and chasing issued an apology, anonymously even.
Tom Hiddleston, Time Out Magazine Feb 11th 2014
Oh hun, give yourself a round of applause because it’s about damn time you started sticking up for yourself.
Crazy stalking fangirls, he means you
NOW THIS IS THE STORY ALL ABOUT HOW
TOM & BEN’S LIFE GOT FLIPPED-TURNED UPSIDE DOWN
AND I’D LIKE TO TAKE A MINUTE
JUST SIT RIGHT THERE
I’LL TELL YOU HOW THE FANDOM RUINED EVERYTHING AT THE DONMAR
INNNNNNN LONDON, ENGLAND WHERE THEY WERE BORN AND RAISED…
Okay sorry had to do that
So as you heard, Ben did in fact go to Coriolanus to support Tom, Mark and Alfred at the play. Martin and Amanda were there too! Anyway, afterwards everyone usually queue’s and waits to see if Tom will come out and sign stuff. He used to take photos and sign stuff but some fans were pushing and shoving and being right disrespectful so he stopped taking photos and only signing stuff. Then it moved to not signing anything any more. Security has been coming out on a nightly basis to tell them to leave and that they’re not coming out. Some fans get the great idea to run around the back part of the Donmar Warehouse and wait for him to come out the back door. (We call them psychotic stalkers). He asked everyone via twitter to be kind to the staff and to leave when the asked because duh, he wants to go home and sleep (he had his 70th show tonight) ANYWAY, on to your question. Ben was spotted and fans knew so they waited outside for him and Tom to come out. Security said to leave, they didn’t. When Ben and Tom did leave (with security surrounding them mind you) they half ran down the street and fans CHASED THEM DOWN THE FRICKIN ROAD.
ARE YOU MENTAL?The fans chased them all the way to a restaurant where security turned them back.
Of course this happened last night (the 10th) and today the Time Out mag in London came out with an article where Tom stated sometimes he can’t even walk around his neighborhood without people stalking him and asking to take photos with him while he’s in a store.
Let’s not forget everyone complaining that Tom didn’t thank everyone for the birthday wishes. IT’S NOT LIKE HE’S DOING A PLAY OR SOMETHING I DON’T KNOW. Pretty much the fandom of these British men are turning out to be Beliebers.
And that’s what you missed on Glee.
Benedict has been spotted in London watching Coriolanus. Obviously he and Tom had some problems to get away from some “fans” afterwards … :(
I´m angry now. I mean, I really would be happy to meet these men in person, of course - but isn´t RESPECT a bit more important than the desperate wish to have a picture with someone who obviously wants a private moment?
…This is why we can’t have nice things. There always has to be that group of assholes who ruins things for everyone. Grow up and learn to behave like a human being, not a wild animal. Until then stay away from social events because if you are going to chase after someone who clearly wants to be left alone you are too immature to be in those situations.
Stop and THINK about your actions. You are excited, you are more excited than you have ever been in your life, I get that but that is NO reason to lose all self control and stalk people. Think if the situation was reversed and a group of strangers started screaming and running after you. That’s kind of why its illegal to stalk people and harassment laws exist. “But they are famous, so its different!” No. When someone wants to be left alone, you leave them alone. It doesn’t matter who it is. When they want to talk to you, they will. It is not your fucking right to have a picture or an autograph with the object of your affection. If they are running away from you, hmmm i don’t know, maybe that’s a clue they don’t want you in their face?
If anyone following me was involved with this, kindly unfollow me, I want nothing to do with you. I’m extremely passionate about this and will rant about it any time a story like this surfaces. I wouldn’t be surprised if Tom and Ben no longer do any signing after plays and frankly I wouldn’t blame them. I blame these fools. Do they seriously not realize this kind if shit will only make it less likely to see your favorite people in person? Thanks for ruining a fun, nice thing. There is no excuse for this behavior. Fucking idiots.