Today many women accused Noel Clarke of sexually predatory behaviour, via the Guardian. I believe them. I’m so, so disappointed though. What did we miss? What did I miss?
Over the years plenty of my favourite characters have gained the face of a sexual predator, sigh. It’s shattering in so many ways, knowing just how many people seem to get a little power and instantly seem to start abusing women. I don’t know where the Doctor Who fandom is going to go from here, I’ll always be extremely fond of Mickey but obviously seperating a character from an actor is so very hard.
Also, I think more questions are going to be asked soon about rumors flying around about John Barrowman. If they’re true, and I’m pretty sure they are, he needs to be held accountable too. It sucks to lose the heroes of your childhood but what can you do?
Clarke was also a Grenfell campaigner and now I’m seeing the news of his being dropped by BAFTA right next to a headline about current Grenfell protests, which is just surreal.