Monday, May 20, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch and Top Fan Frown on 'Cumberb----es' By Meriah Doty (YAHOO)

Benedict Cumberbatch poses with fans at the UK Premiere of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (Photo: Getty)

You may be aware that "Star Trek Into Darkness" antihero Benedict Cumberbatch has a growing legion of fans. What you may not know is his devotees are distinctly fragmented between self-respecting Cumberfans and a group that has labeled themselves "Cumberb----es."

The latter group has a relatively popular Twitter account on which they have been defending their name following recent controversy.

Cumberbatch himself has recently piped up about the Cumber-"B"-word faction after having made light of their existence to other press outlets (including our own). He refuses to call them by their name and instead refers to them as the "Cumberwomen" or "Cumbergirls." "It's not even politeness," the 36-year-old actor told The Times of London. "I won't allow you to be my b----es. I think it sets feminism back so many notches. You are… Cumberpeople," he said.

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