“Oh, [Alex Kingston] is an absolute dream. She’s everything you’d want her to be. The most sensational flirt on the planet. There’s just no one better and if she goes and appears with Capaldi, I will bang the tables with my fists. No, I like to think that 11 and River had a particularly special relationship, and Alex, she was so great to me, she was such a good friend, and really helped me through it. And me and Karen, I’ll never forget it, we sat in this restaurant in Cardiff Bay called Woods…and we were sat at dinner, and this was before we’d filmed anything, and she looked at me and Karen, and she was like ‘You two have no idea what’s going to happen to you do you?’ And we were like ‘What do you mean?’ She’s like, ‘You won’t be able to walk around this place.’ And we were like ‘Oh, we’ll be fine.’ And she just really gave us good advice and was kind. She’s very motherly and sexy!”—Matt Smith on Alex Kingston and 11/River (x)
sam pepper recently made a video of him pinching random girls butts without their permission. please use your magic internet powers to fix this
I’m horrified by what I saw of the video. It seems to me an obvious violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service, and I don’t understand why YouTube hasn’t already taken it down. This harassment and abuse can call itself pranks, but it isn’t; it’s abuse. It needs to stop—whether uploaded to YouTube or vine or facebook or wherever. It’s just reprehensible, and further indication that we have a lot to discuss when it comes to consent, harassment, and abuse both online and off.
Obviously I don’t have magical internet powers to fix this (or any other problems), but I do understand that Hank and I have a platform, and we are trying to amplify and fund creators who are fighting to inform more people about abuse and consent, including Kelly Kend’s documentary. A nerdfighter task force continues to develop a video series about consent and abuse online, which is taking a while because it needs to be properly researched and written and funded and so on, but it will happen.