uruburock13 asked: What do you think about the rumors about Benedict having a new girlfriend?
We never comment on his personal life. Its one of the very few rules of the site (along with no pap pics). But in general whenever a story like this comes up you have to look where it originated. There aren’t actually that many news outlets out there. Not proper ones. Places like TMZ, the tabloids, The Fail Online etc may be super trashy but at least they’re a recognised source of news even if you may question whether what they print is news. But there are hundreds and hundreds of tiny outlets who post click bait stories featuring famous actors in the hope of getting clicks and ad revenue. This particular story originated I think on one such site and has now spread to hundreds others like it.
All such outlets are always best ignored. They don’t have stories or sources. They’ve just taken one line from an interview or article (which might not even be new) and spun a story from it. It’s the sort of “journalism” I loathe and best ignored
I asked myself - what, in fact, makes the man keep a secret (of any kind) from the public? Is there something shameful, hidden in his private life? Nothing, I am sure. So why not to share it? Fans are so loyal and friendly creatures.
And, finally I remembered:
"But our secrets — that’s what keeps us sane."
So maybe we all ought to stop talking - for the sake of man’s sanity? Because there are places in human soul not created for an invasion of light. Like old photolab, you know…
We are able to raise our voice (for TIME100 etc) - are we able to moderate ourselves with same enthusiasm, aren’t we? Because if we aren’t, the man doesn’t matter - it’s only our bubbling obsession.