The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Why Aren’t The Men From ‘Buffy’ Supporting Charisma Carpenter? & More Updates



Notes that while Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amber Benson, Clare Kramer, and Emma Caulfield have all publicly supported Charisma Carpenter following her speaking out about Joss Whedon's abuse of her on the Angel set, all of her male costars have thus far remained silent (female costars Amy Acker and Alyson Hannigan have also said nothing). Says it’s important for men to use their platform to boost and support women speaking out, as well to call out other men and to state that they believe women.

The article also points out that by not posting their support, and not lifting up Charisma's story, they are ensuring that the toxic environment and Whedon to carry on unquestioned.

After the article was published, Anthony Stewart Head talked about Charisma's post:



He said in part: "I've been up most of the night just running through my memories, thinking, 'What did I miss?'...I am gutted, seriously gutted, because one of my memories, my fondest memory [from Buffy] is the fact it was so empowering.

I am really sad that if people went through these experiences – I was sort of like a father figure – I would hope that someone would come to me and say, 'I'm struggling, I've just had a horrible conversation'...there are other posts subsequently that are making me think, 'How on earth did I not know this was going on?'
"

And in a sad addition, Michelle Trachtenberg has updated her previous post on Joss Whedon, saying there was a set rule that Whedon was not allowed in a room alone with her:



https://instagram.com/p/CLLQW6cJ2gF








Source, two, three, four, five, six, seven
Tags: british celebrities, buffyverse / whedonverse, celebrity social media, sensitive content, sexism
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