The Berena story, once a symbol of hope and positivity, turned toxic in a matter of minutes. But significant players in Holby City insisted that it was the fandom, instead, that had got it wrong, that it was in fact a mature and considered ending that we were unable to ‘get’. Does this mean there a right and a wrong way to understand stories? And if so, who decides? Does fiction have to be accountable to its readers (or viewers and listeners)? Or is the creator’s intent paramount?
Read the full blog post about the arrogance of the mainstream, and how that erases all other contexts.