It was on Thursday night, the 3rd of October, that I found out that Tom Hiddleston would be doing a promotional tour for Thor: The Dark World. That he would be conducting a meet and greet/signing at Kinokuniya bookstore in Sydney, Australia.
On Tuesday night, I flew from Adelaide to Sydney. On Wednesday, I had a dream come true by meeting the one person I admire and adore above all others: Tom Hiddleston.
He is absolutely amazing. Gorgeous, kind, caring… It is a day I will treasure always!
Only Lovers Left Alive teasers…
My housemate is already threatening to spray me with a water bottle…
Seriously. I just… EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS MOVIE.
well done! bravo! you’ve done it Hiddleston fandom! You’ve successfully proven, once again (because this isn’t even the first massive shitfest you’ve pulled) to be one of the most DISGUSTING fandoms out there.
this is why i congratulate you, “HIDDLESTON FAN”. I am ashamed and various levels of embarrassed.
but the most unfortunate part about this entire fiasco is this:
THE WORK OF THE FEW HAVE UNDERMINED THE WORK OF THE MANY.
I have seen the best and the worst of the fandom, but sadly the LOUDEST FUCKING PART of the fandom are THE FEW BATSHIT INSANE FANS that pull shit like this.
IF YOU ARE A FAN OF SOMEONE, WORK TO SUPPORT THEIR WORK. you are not entitled to their time, you have no right to demand of them anything. they are human beings. TOM IS JUST ONE MAN. CALM THE FUCK DOWN. let us all take a step back and respect him. IS THAT. SO. HARD. TO. DO. (i’m looking at you, entitled fucks that sent him death threats this morning. are you kidding me? you need to step away from the computer and reflect on your life choices)
the crazies are drowning out all the good the fandom has done, all the wonderful fanwork that has resulted from his performances! let us get back to that! let the better parts of this fandom also have a voice, loud enough to drown out the crazies!
i am so done with all the shitfests. lets get back to the good, for christ’ssake!!!
[EDIT: I have been told that apparently this is NOT the official twitter for Thor 2. I’m not sure yet whether I think this makes the situation worse. But the point still stands that they were trying to make a joke and this whole thing was blown out of proportion.]
I am quite honestly disgusted with this fanbase.
Long story short, last night the official Thor 2 twitter posted this:
Which got people (including me) very excited. Then this morning they posted this:
… Which led to a page that said “Keep Calm, You’ve Been Loki’d!” And they finally followed up with this:
I thought it was funny. I laughed! It was a harmless joke, and we’ll get on-set photos eventually. Haha, a well-played prank indeed!
And then I learned that Tom had nothing to do with it, and I was a little disappointed in the official Twitter for involving him like that. But oh well, life goes on.
I learned that some people, disappointed that they didn’t get their Loki pictures, actually started tweeting hate, spam and even death threats to Tom.
In what UNIVERSE is this ever an okay way to behave? It’s ridiculous, disrespectful, and disgusting. Being a fan is supposed to be about supporting the person you’re a fan of, not throwing a tantrum towards them when you don’t get what you want and quite possibly scaring them. He didn’t even have anything to do with it! Plus, we’ll be seeing on-set photos in a few weeks! You are acting this way because you’re forced to wait a few more days to see your precious Loki pictures!?
And if that weren’t enough, Tom actually tweeted an apology. He apologized for something he had nothing to do with and had absolutely no control over.
No Tom. You do NOT have to apologize for this. You do NOT have to apologize for peoples’ ridiculous overreactions.
I can’t believe this is actually happening. I wish I could put this into more eloquent words, but I am seriously ashamed. What was supposed to be a harmless joke has seriously brought out the worst in this fanbase. I am so ashamed and sorry that Tom has to put up with this. I wish he still had his anonymity. I wish he didn’t have to put up with these crazy people because he doesn’t deserve it at all.
I am disgusted.
Tom, I’m sorry. I am so, so sorry.
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10 SECONDS IN AND I CANNOT CONTROL MYSELF
This is the single greatest thing I have ever seen
I recently read a post discussing how “disappointing” it is that Tom has turned to selling his autographed pictures for money, and while I understood the point, it just felt horribly judgmental to me.
You’re condemning a hard working actor for trying to make things easier on himself and his fans? I understand that the point of an autographed picture is to serve as a memento of having met that actor or at least knowing that he/she received your fanmail.
However, Tom’s extremely busy. He’s not a robot or a demi-god. I’m sure it wasn’t his first choice to have his autographs sold for $75 a piece, but he’s doing what he needs to do. He loves us. He wants to make everyone happy. Also, he’s not discontinuing personally responding to fanmail, he’s simply giving fans another option.
Some of you are forgetting about how impatient some fans are. Some fans expect to send Tom a letter and receive a response within a week and while that’s a nice little fantasy - it’s not at all realistic.
He’s doing the best he can, he reads each and every fan letter he gets. Personally I think he deserves respect simply for that action alone. Think of how many celebrities don’t have time and simply disregard their fanmail, give it to their assistant to handle, or simply sell autographs with no other option. I think as fans we should all be grateful that he still gives us personal time out of his busy schedule.
If I had to guess, I’d say that the selling of his autographs spawned from two things: His work schedule and the fact that many fans complain about how long they have to wait for responses from him.
If you were as busy as Tom, and you were trying your best to dedicate as much time as possible to your fans and truly appreciating them - not just giving their letters a glance and tossing them aside - while also receiving complaints about how long its taking you, wouldn’t you try to find another solution?
I’d say he’s allowing his autographed pictures to be sold simply so fans who do not wish to wait for the real, personalized thing can get their picture within the week and be on their merry way and stop hastling him.
Just stop torturing him over this. It’s not fair. Please step out of your small, selfish little world for two minutes and understand that it isn’t all about you.
If you can’t afford one of those pictures, send the man a letter. If you aren’t prepared/don’t want to wait, then that’s your hard luck.
And that’s all I have to say about that.