u know i want to reblog that martin freeman quote that’s been going around about how the people who have been sending hate to amanda abbington are shitty fans letting their ideal of sherlock get in the way of what the show actually is, but here’s the thing
while sending hate to an actress for playing a female love interest getting in the way of your white cisdude otp is gross as hell, so is implying that the queerbaiting on sherlock is just “going on in [fans’] heads.”
like there are definitely gay jokes galore written into the show and even moments very nearly acknowledged by the narrative as genuinely romantic (LOOKING AT YOU SCANDAL IN BELGRAVIA) but when anybody on the show is asked about it they just yell “NO HOMO” at the top of their lungs and act like the fans are crazy for seeing anything
what i’m saying is two wrongs make a right. hating on female characters (and especially the people who play them) for “coming between” your ship is never cool, and neither is acting like shipping queer relationships is weird. you are all disgusting and need to go have time out and think about what you’ve done.