Benedict Cumberbatch is a very pretty man. I mean, he’s no Henry Cavill (if i didn’t say that, my editor Courtney would have thrown it in anyway), but still.
Wait wait wait, that’s totally the wrong .gif (pronounced with a hard “g”). I don’t even know how that got on my computer.
I meant this one.
Anyway, back to Crumplesnatch. Like many leftist celebrities, the Sherlock star has strong opinions about housing Syrian refugees, and how people should do it.
Also like many leftist celebrities, the Sherlock star has strong opinions about housing Syrian refugees, and how people should do it… but is a hypocrite about using his own home (see HYPOCRITE ALERT: Pro-Refugee George Clooney Moving Family Back to America… to Escape Terrorism!? and Angelina Jolie and Clooney: Massive Hypocrites When it Comes to Refugees…).
The game is afoot. Also, the game is old and tired.
“I got very heated about it on occasions, and I do regret that,” he says. “But it was a knee-jerk reaction in terms of the refugee crisis – being a new father and seeing a two-year-old child wash up on the beach not dissimilar to the ones I spent my childhood on, and will hopefully take my children to.
“I don’t know if it is worth bringing this up, but being conscious of the magazine I’m talking to – people were saying, ‘You’ve got a home, why don’t you house refugees?’” And we did look into it. But we had, then, a very new baby – maybe four or five months old.
“Maybe people had a point. I understand why some might think I should be housing people instead of complaining about a government not doing it. But I was trying to raise awareness that we can do more as a society. Because I do feel we are able to do more than just recovering bodies.”
Is the Cumberbunny suggesting refugees are dangerous and he wanted to protect his new baby? Hmmm…
So we’re clear, we 110% support Cringlebutch being concerned about his young family, especially with a newborn. Your family always comes first. That’s the way it always should be.
However, that’s also why we don’t lecture other people to do things that we aren’t willing to do ourselves. Because maybe everyone else is also considering the safety of their families. Celebrities should think about that (see also change climate) before running their mouths off script.
Also, raising awareness is fine and all, but sometimes just saying “we should do something as a society” without doing anything yourself is just virtue signaling. Know the difference then stop being an ass.