ours-isthefury reblogged your post: [tw: violence, ableism] PSA Benedict Cumberbatch said he wanted to disable people to teach them a lesson about ‘depending on other people’s mercy’Congratulations on taking that comment completely out on context once again Social Justice Bloggers.
congratulations on not realizing that one should never tell someone that they’d beat them until they were disabled, no matter the context, social injustice blogger
Here’s your “complete context”:
Sherlock was shooting night scenes in north London during the August riots. Fortunately for Cumberbatch, his scenes had already wrapped, but Mark Gatiss and Martin Freeman were among those evacuated from the location shoot when gangs bore down on the set, stealing scaffold poles and smashing trucks. Cumberbatch admits, with humour and considerable passion, that the riots were a nasty challenge to his natural liberal principles. “I’m a Prince of Wales Trust ambassador, so I’m all about giving youth an education, a voice and a chance to not take the wrong road,” he says. “But those eejits saying they’re doing it for socio-political reasons? Fuck off, no you’re not, you’re on a jolly and you’re getting away with it. It makes me want to belt them, make them lame for a bit so they’re dependent on other people’s mercy…”
Still ableist as shit.