At least he didn’t ask for £ 666. With all the boosts and blogs and @RCArrmitage tweets, I feel like my twitter feed and WP Reader is a digital version of telemarketing in favor of Cybersmile, from fans and Armitage alike.
Without actually saying this is what he wants for his birthday, between his two tweets ( one referring to last year’s birthday and one suggesting multiples of 4’s as donations, to mark his 44th birthday,) his directions have been made clear
Each of the prior two birthday years since I’ve been a fan, there’ve always been a number of reminders and links to donate to Richard Armitage’s charities or take some action that will spur some other person to donate on your behalf. It’s one thing to alert fans to the usual links, but I’m finding the relentless, hysterical fan fundraising appeal for CyberSmile, because that’s what Richard Armitage wants, singularly off-putting.
I’m certain part of this is that I find Cybersmile and his conduct with it, off-putting. The other part is the aforementioned fan response to the Cybersmile appeal, including bragging about their contributions, for the virtual pat on the back that is soon to come from @RCAmitage. Charity ought to be a personal choice and a private act.
From me, Richard Armitage will get a birthday greeting that he will never see, and anything else I choose to do, is between me and the recipients. I am looking forward to a few good fan vids, though.