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Mrs. Parker, well-written as always with you.
I shy away from saying objectification is whenever you dehumanize a person. Sexuality is a human trait. Humans will look at and admire what they see as beautiful and desirous.
When it gets bad/creepy: looks that leer too long, unwarranted comments, solicitations, and vocal expressions that border on violence. I’d add entitlement in there too, whether it’s male entitlement or in this case fan entitlement.
Perhaps we can unpack this idea of fan entitlement, too. (cue Mrs. Parker’s dramatic organ music). What is owed to us as fans of this show? What is the fan expectation of Sam Heughan outside his work on this show?