i thought we should probably say something here about the whole stephen fry situation. i first caught up with it a couple of nights ago at the f word, and then caught up with QoT's posts on the subject, here & here. but it wasn't til i popped over to hoydens today that i found out boganette has been caught up in the thick of it.
i can't say that i've been a fan of mr fry, but he was someone i had admired until now. in fact, in the recent survey i did for prime tv, they asked the bizarre question of which male most represented the prime tv brand & gave us a list of famous people from programmes on the show. out of the choices, stephen fry was the only one i picked, on the basis that he was witty and sensible, and something a little out of the ordinary.
needless to say that i'm no longer impressed with him at all. the posts i've linked to give a full run down of what he said (mostly about all women hating sex all the time), and the reasons why it was so wrong. i have nothing to add to that really.
but i do want to say that i think it's absolutely appalling that he would do this to boganette:
Now after reading this I sent Mr Fry a tweet asking him if he'd been misquoted. Surely he had been - surely someone as intelligent as he is wouldn't say something so incredibly stupid.
He tweeted to his nearly two million followers the link I'd sent and my name. He said nothing more.
My Twitter almost crashed with the @ comments I got following this.
i'm pretty sure mr fry is not so spectacularly stupid that he didn't understand the consequences of his doing this, nor that he would be unaware of the abuse that would be heaped on her as a result of his actions. i can't think of it as anything other than a purely malicious thing to do. not only is he not prepared to own his mistakes, he's quite prepared to punish those who question him. i can't respect a person who behaves like that.
i'm glad boganette has been getting some well-deserved support over at her place. no-one should be subjected to that kind of harassment.