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Scoobies, Assemble: The Buffyverse Speaks Out In Support Of Charisma Carpenter

By Hannah Sole | Celebrity | February 17, 2021 |

By Hannah Sole | Celebrity | February 17, 2021 |

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It’s been a difficult week in the Whedonverse; since Charisma Carpenter posted her statement about Joss Whedon’s abusive treatment on set, many of the big names associated with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel have come out to publicly show their support. We have collated their responses here, but if we have missed any, please do share them in the comments.

(NB: Emma Caulfield has not made a statement, but liked Kramer’s post on Twitter.)

Anthony Head talked about it in an interview for This Morning:

It’s important to note that no-one is obligated to say something publicly if they don’t feel comfortable or safe doing so. We can see from some of the statements above that there have been private conversations of support as well. That’s something I wanted to mention in particular here, because there are some well-known cast members who haven’t responded publicly (yet) but who may have reached out privately or feel unable or unwilling to comment for other reasons. I am not assuming that someone’s silence is a statement of solidarity with Whedon. However, some of the responses above do manage to walk that careful line of offering solidarity and emotional support, even if their experiences were different, and that might be something for some other cast members to bear in mind!

I don’t think anyone’s going to beat Nicholas Brendon’s no comment though. You know how sometimes, the person giving a public statement has to say ‘no further questions’? Yeah. No need for that here. This is a masterclass in avoiding supplementary questions.

(Joking aside, there’s nothing wrong with saying you want to wait until you’re in the right frame of mind to make an official statement.)

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Hannah Sole is a Staff Contributor. You can follow her on Twitter.

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