Wilson Cruz quits social media

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  1. Trinity Gingerbread

    Trinity Gingerbread Time is ticking away, tick, tick, ticking away. Premium Member

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  2. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    I know a lot of people love this kind of stuff, but I'm one to let the actors/writers/directors/producers work speak for them. Wilson Cruz is an excellent actor.

    Though it is a shame that some people can't comport themselves with a bit of dignity when conversing with the people working on the shows.
     
  3. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Good for him!
    Bad for the rest of us!
     
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  4. DonIago

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    That really sucks. :/ I've been a fan of his since My So-Called Life.
     
  5. Trinity Gingerbread

    Trinity Gingerbread Time is ticking away, tick, tick, ticking away. Premium Member

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    SOME people in fandom feel entitled
     
  6. TrekMD

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    That sucks. I have been following him for a while on Twitter. Some people really are too toxic and screw things up for everyone else.
     
  7. KennyB

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    Think he's just pissed at the moment, and stating he won't be sharing production info/BTS stuff. All his accounts are still there so he has NOT QUIT social media. "Fans" have just pissed him off.
     
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  8. Awesome Possum

    Awesome Possum Take it sleazy Moderator

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    Yeah, he can't post anything without it becoming "proof" of some insane conspiracy to cover up the show being cancelled.
     
  9. MrPicard

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    First they chased Brent Spiner off Twitter for quite some time and now Wilson Cruz... I honestly don't envy anyone who's currently working on Star Trek. The toxic "NOT MY STAR TREK, HOW DARE YOU" bile and conspiracy nonsense that gets thrown at them on social media is just terrible. As much as I love Twitter and other social media (on the good days), I do sometimes find myself wishing they had never been invented.
     
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  10. donners22

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    Going through the thread which triggered that, I only saw the one outright troll. It seemed many were just confused by his ambiguous tweet - and they seemed to be fans of the show. This might be a bit of an overreaction.

    If anyone was going to quit I'd expect it to be Rapp, who cops a lot of abuse and tries to engage the trolls.
     
  11. fireproof78

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    Social media is sadly very toxic.
     
  12. Kor

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    More and more, all the toxicity and negativity out there are making it counterproductive for people in the public sphere to engage interactively with audiences through social media. If I was an actor, director, or whatever, I would use that platform purely as a one-way vehicle for expressing my own thoughts and ideas, but I would completely block any comments/replies/re-posts/whatever, except perhaps for a limited whitelist of colleagues in the industry.

    Kor
     
  13. fireproof78

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    Pretty much, yes. I barely use social media and generally regard it as a nuisance rather than a benefit. And, with the younger generation, it is showing to be detrimental to mental health so as a mental health provider that troubles me as well.
     
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    I don't understand why actors even go on Twitter. I mean they live in Hollywood. I've seen "Entourage." Seems like their would be way more fun ways to spend your time than posting twitter updates.


    Jason
     
  15. XCV330

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    their publicists want them to, and the more they stay in the public eye, the more chance for better offers later.
     
  16. Danja

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    You have to set up boundaries.

    Online life isn't all that different from Real Life.
     
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  17. hbquikcomjamesl

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    I applaud Mr. Cruz.

    In part because . . .


    I.
    Do.
    Not.
    Do Facebook.

    Or Twitter.

    Or LInkedIn.

    I have REAL friends. And a REAL web site. And A LIFE.

    (And I walked out on one BBS [Cake Central] when it devolved into a nest of vipers, and another [MousePad] when it took my perfectly serious, perfectly reasonable answer to a question as a sexual innuendo.)
     
  18. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    Seems a bit extreme to me. :shrug:
     
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  19. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The question was about the age when it was appropriate -- in a Disney hotel, at WDW -- to put the kids in a separate room from their parents, and I said something to the general effect of "when they're old enough to notice things that might make them ask questions they weren't ready to have answered." The mods took it as a sexual innuendo (to be fair, some months earlier, I'd once made a bad off-color pun about the confection known as a "Dole Whip," that implied an S&M relationship between The Senators Dole), and suspended my posting privileges for a time. And they would not accept my assurance that my answer was entirely serious and (given either a 2-bedroom suite or adjoining or at least adjacent rooms) entirely practical.
     
  20. Rao Van Tickle

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    I agree with the sentiment, but... Who would be "You" in this context? The boundaries in real life social interactions are established in the childhood, and get occasionally reestablished further through life, due to changes in society. Online interactions are devoid of some essential signals of communications, which leads to the real life rules getting watered down, if one doesn't pay attention consciously. Which calls for a new form of establishment of rules. And then it gets complicated due to the nature of the social media: Some kind of authority would be necessary, to apply the teaching of the rules. So, yeah, how do we act about that?

    Again, I agree with you, but it's a topic which won't leave as alone for a long time, i fear.