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Amanda Abbington you massive disappointment

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VictoriaLucas102 Tue 28-Jul-20 21:24:50

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twoHopes Tue 28-Jul-20 21:30:27

Oh dear. The scandal is unfolding before our eyes Amanda. I have a feeling this tweet will be hastily deleted at some point in the coming months.

PearPickingPorky Tue 28-Jul-20 21:31:54

Yeah, it's not very convincing, given what happened a week ago.

Manderleyagain Tue 28-Jul-20 21:37:03

What happened a week ago?

JKRisaqueen Tue 28-Jul-20 21:37:31

Who is Amanda abbington and what had she tweeted previously?

Beamur Tue 28-Jul-20 21:39:00

I noted the comment about Meghan and Harry also dropping their endorsement of Mermaids in the replies, is that true?

Whatsnewpussyhat Tue 28-Jul-20 21:39:15

Not unexpected after she posted about buying a trans book and "educating herself"

Kit19 Tue 28-Jul-20 21:42:29

This was always going to happen. Twice she’s been on the receiving end of a ton of abuse for tweeting GC stuff

I imagine her agents have said to her “look you’re a middle aged female actor parts are very thin on the ground. Don’t make it harder on yourself”

It’s pretty tragic. I don’t think she believes TWAW for one second

Portnlemon Tue 28-Jul-20 21:49:11

Is she trying to get an invitation to a party they are holding or summat?

DialSquare Tue 28-Jul-20 21:52:11

She'll find out that it won't be enough for some of them. I'm sure they'll be on her twitter feed at some point.

marvellousnightforamooncup Tue 28-Jul-20 21:57:38

She needs to work. I don't really blame her.

VictoriaLucas102 Tue 28-Jul-20 21:59:25

@marvellousnightforamooncup I get that too but she just could have kept her mouth shut.

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FloralBunting Tue 28-Jul-20 22:31:28

Look, the wheels are juddering off as we speak, so I don't know why she's done this now, but she's been on the receiving end of the mob more than once, and just like I won't rip into Rose McGowan for capitulating to them, I won't go for Amanda. It takes enormous strength to withstand all this. Let's not kid ourselves about that.

Julie Bindel rightly gets pissed off about public moral cowardice of named people, and she has every right to because she's out there facing down the big guns.

Even Joanne Rowling has only been openly arguing for a few months now. If you've watched other women receive this abuse and had a taste yourself, you are perfectly conditioned to embrace the sweet relief of a public 'conversion' and the welcoming warm embrace of the people whom you know would be forcibly offering you their dicks to suck if you step out of line.

I just hope she also knows that when she recants, as she likely will, and they come for her again, she will still find a place to stand with women. For now, I hope she gets her obeisance just right. They'll be watching.

xsquared Tue 28-Jul-20 22:35:31

I am not judging her and I know why she's doing this. She must be frightened.

FloralBunting Tue 28-Jul-20 22:43:43

xsquared, oh I know. I'm just wrung out right now and I actually understand that terrified, weary response of just rolling over in defeat. I'm being uncharacteristically compassionate. I shall go and drink some viper juice and be back to my poisonous self soon enough.

GroggyLegs Tue 28-Jul-20 22:44:12

Some of the comments are so cringe.
"Well done for doing the work"
"I'm so glad to see you've educated yourself"

As of the only informed opinion is that woman is a feeling and if you don't think that you're ignorant or stupid - it couldn't possibly be that you just hold a different opinion.

Z0rr0 Tue 28-Jul-20 22:52:32

"I'm so glad to see you've educated yourself"

Ugh. Condescending cock.

JemimaShore Tue 28-Jul-20 22:57:04

I think the most disappointing thing is her choice of retweet - one that specifically puts the boot into another woman, and a very principled, brave woman at that.

We KNOW what Amanda's said in the past - we know she doesn't really think this - unless she has so totally succumbed to the "re-education" that she's lost all sense of her former self.

twoHopes Tue 28-Jul-20 22:59:36

I think the most disappointing thing is her choice of retweet - one that specifically puts the boot into another woman, and a very principled, brave woman at that.

Exactly. If she'd just done the classic TWAW apology then fine - I can understand she needs to prioritise her reputation, her mental health and her career. But to go for JKR? And about the trans kids thing? I mean come on.

ThePurported Tue 28-Jul-20 23:07:34

I agree, if she has changed her mind or is worried about getting work, she should do a mea culpa in her own words instead of retweeting shite from Glaad that accuses JKR of spreading conspiracy theories about kids. That's just pathetic and completely unnecessary.

FloralBunting Tue 28-Jul-20 23:10:58

Well, it's also smart. She hasn't done a fulsome thread apology in her own words, therefore she hasn't left herself open to the scrutiny of her words for signs of reluctance or heresy. She's just done emojis. And she's 'amplified' the voice of an approved source, saying approved things.

Tbh, if her aim was to deflect the mob and give herself some space from the pitchforks, I think it's probably the canniest move she could have made.

IloveJKRowling Tue 28-Jul-20 23:11:12

What Floral said.

Also, I think this sort of thing - where a woman tentatively makes some mildly GC or simple pro-science remarks, then gets a pile on until she grovels for forgiveness. Well, it's quite illuminating isn't it. It's not as if the misogyny isn't blatant. Shutting down women who have opinions of their own? Scaring them with threats? Demanding penance? Not a good look really.

WinterIsGone Tue 28-Jul-20 23:20:28

I think it's a bit of a weird tweet, really. She's already "profoundly apologised" and not tweeted anything on any other subject. Then suddenly she retweets something from GLAAD - well, I've never heard of them - and no other tweets.

She's in an awful position, as she needs to work, and has received some horrible abuse to boot. I feel quite sad about it all.

ThePurported Tue 28-Jul-20 23:35:55

Oh, it all makes sense now. Glaad offered to re-educate JKR last year when she tweeted about Maya Forstater.
They must have made the same offer to AA. This endorsement was probably a requirement for a pass grade.

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