Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: On the Objectification of Sam, et al. PART II (added per the request of Terry)

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conniebv
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One of the issues raised recently was that if Sam did choose to speak out, perhaps this would result in followers leaving him, but I want to present as examples both Stephen Amell and Orlando Jones. Both have a really solid social media presence and are considered ambassadors to their shows… and both are SUPER quick to shut down anyone who is being inappropriate or disrespectful. I mean, Amell is a god among men but in my two years of fandom I only ever heard of one fan incident where someone crossed a line and he shut it down.
Now granted that show is probably better known than this one, with a more established fan base, and it doesn’t excuse the behavior, but I do think it is very useful to have the stars set the tone.