Imagine throngs of victims screaming whatever they needed to get their way — both male and female — have come to social media to harass, bully and overpower folks. This is the epitome of Veruca Salt. Social media platforms are forced to accept this behavior under the guise of ‘free speech.’ They don’t want to get involved.
This is nothing about free speech; this is: “I want it now and you shut up!” speech.
…The Verucas who were angry that a character was killed off acted upon the information. They found his home phone and called. They left threatening messages to him and his family to show their outrage and their “power” (small p) in the fandom. This is not acceptable behavior in real life why is it tolerated in social media?
On another show I follow, the Verucas of that fandom insist that the two leads are dating when they are not. They have them (in their fantasies) secretly married, with a love child. None of it is true but any person seen in public with them is deemed an assistant (male) or whore (female.) … I also heard that they have even gone to the actors Wikipedia pages and have been in a wikiwar with the admins trying to erase the fact that one of the leads is publicly engaged to another person. Veruca will always try to her way no matter what.
…The Verucas will argue that their “rights” to an autograph usurp my right to personal time.
Fans will argue that they “paid my salary” so therefore; I “owe” them. 🙄
No. Unfortunately that’s not correct and I don’t owe you anything.
…The network pays my salary and bets that their investment in the show will pay off in big commercial and sponsorship profits. By the time you watch something I’ve been in; I’ve already been paid by the network or studio.
BTW, just so we are crystal clear on this: I don’t make a dime from you currently watching Star Trek: The Original Series. The show was made before syndication rules so none of us get anything for the show being shown on TV around the world.