The Fickle Finger Of Fair-Weather Fandom Fails The Fallen Feminist
The former wife of Joss Whedon has written about the failure of their marriage which doesn’t paint a rosy picture of her former husband. Beyond saying some of the accusations about him are untrue he has chosen not to comment. A sad but not unusual situation amplified by his media profile and her choice to make a public statement.
But to close an unusually civilised fan-site on which Joss Whedon has commented on occasion with a post that discounts what good he may have done in the past gives the impression of trying to hurt the man himself at the cost of a long cultivated community. Not letting other senior members take on the running of the site adds weight to this view.
That the Whedonesque folks could raise the energy to block my Twitter account after I added ‘Et, tu Brute?’ as a comment along with a retweet of the closure notice does suggest they are a might sensitive on the subject. The significance of this was somewhat negated by the fact that I didn’t ‘follow’ them and given Joss’s love for Shakespeare I’m surprised they didn’t appreciate it.