We would like to give an update on the petition to request that Gail Glaser’s material be taken down by Examiner.com, IMDb, and Wikipedia.
We have primarily concentrated on addressing our concerns to Examiner.com, the clickbait site which allows Glaser to write articles. A polite, detailed letter, including screen captures of offensive material posted by Glaser on various social media, was emailed to two different addresses at Examiner.com. Our email also contained a link to the petition, which had achieved its target goal of 1000 signers and which contained many thoughtful comments. The petition was left live, so that additional people could sign.
We received no reply from Examiner.com. Two follow-up emails were sent, which also went unanswered.
Then a fascinating thing happened. A person, a relative of Gail Glaser, signed the petition with the comment: “I have been trying to report her. This is not the only thing she has done!” Because we assume this person is sympathetic to our concerns, we will not reveal their name (we did, however, as proof if needed, retain a screencap of the signature & comment).
The following day, Glaser’s bio, stating what she believes her qualifications as a “journalist” to be, disappeared from Examiner.com, along with her photograph. Two days after that, our petition vanished, taken down with no explanation, after which Glaser’s bio and photo reappeared.
We can only speculate about what happened.
For anyone wishing to contact the Examiner directly to express their concerns about Glaser’s articles, the email addresses are:
Another mystery is why Examiner.com does not perceive Glaser’s attacks on what presumably is their readership, their customers, to be a problem. But, lest Glaser believe she has achieved some sort of victory over all of us, we want to point out:
Andrew, in various ways, has expressed warm appreciation for the support of his “Scotties.” Our community now numbers in the thousands, and we remain fiercely defensive and protective of his right to live his life without Glaser’s intrusiveness. More than 14,000 people “liked” and reblogged the tumblr post which asked that people not click on Glaser’s Examiner articles.
The attacks Glaser made on Andrew and his supporters will not vanish off the internet, despite the concerted effort she has made to have those attacks (particularly her tweets) removed, citing “copyright infringement” when anyone attempts to post them. Ms. Glaser does not appear to grasp the public nature of the internet, namely: if you don’t want your name to look like garbage, don’t post garbage on social media. It does not go away.
And don’t write private things about Andrew and his family.
LOVE TO ALL SCOTTIES!! ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
A few days ago I started this as a gift donation for Andrew Scott. So far we’ve managed to get £259,60 which is absolutely great!
Knowing how much he’s involved in (coaching) young people’s acting skills, I picked a charity called Montage Theatre Arts which provides performing arts opportunities in the community for all ages. It does workshops, classes, holiday courses, shows…
Any donation, whether that’s £1 or £10 or any kind at all, is welcome.
If you donate, I’ll write down your name on a card which I’ll try and personally hand over to Andrew Scott on the 4th of April.
If you’re not able to donate (which of course is totally okay for whatever the reason is), it would be really nice if you could be able to reblog this to get the word out. <3
He has the best smile.
via @thestagfilm on twitter
Sorry I haven’t been active lately. I was in the hospital for awhile. But things are okay now.
As part of Great Performances, PBS will be airing the National Theater: 50 Years on Stage that was broadcast in Britain at the end of last year, this Friday, February 14th.
A smaller number of the featured actors: Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon, Penelope Wilton, Roger Allam, and Christopher Eccleston
And of course Benedict in scene from Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Andrew Scott in a scene from Angels in America.
Check your local listings.