Benedict Cumberbatch's Engagement: The Internet Reacts
Benedict Cumberbatch is getting married. To a woman. And some of his fans aren't too happy about it...
The internet imploded this morning when eagle-eyed Times readers spotted a subtle but unmistakable announcement in the 'Forthcoming Marriages' section.
Benedict Cumberbatch is getting married. To a woman.
The sound of a million Cumberbabes' hearts collectively breaking was almost actually audible, as fans took to Twitter in droves to express their disappointment, devastation, and displeasure that the actor has deigned to decide to spend the rest of his life with somebody who a) he's actually met in real life and b) is probably in love with.
What a b*****d.
While many chose to magnanimously congratulate Benny and his bride-to-be Sophie Hunter (like anyone cares what her name is), others turned to the dark side… and it all got pretty scary, tbh.
Some fans' dreams were shattered…
benedict cumberbatch is engaged. WHO AM I SUPPOSED TO MARRY NOW GOD DAMN
— Madi Horner (@madihorner) November 5, 2014
Some were worryingly despondent…
Also raging that Benedict Cumberbatch has ditched me in favour of a prettier, more talented and probably funnier woman.
— Kirsty Fraser (@KirstyFwrites) November 5, 2014
Some were feeling all the feels…
— t'my (@shimmyzimmy) November 5, 2014
Some were just NOT okay… OKAY?
Benedict Cumberbatch will marry?! I'm not okay. NOT OKAY!!
— marie s. (@marie_sei) November 5, 2014
Some were feeling a tad possessive…
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH IS ENGAGED?? BUT HE BELONGS TO ALL THE WOMEN IN THE WORLD?? For fuck's sake, this is going to break the Internet.
— Ysa Lebrilla (@Ysalebrilla) November 5, 2014
Some just couldn't even…
NO NO NO NO BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH IS ENGAGED I can't even right now
— Ashleigh probably (@ashsparkle) November 5, 2014
Some were genuinely surprised…
Genuinely thought Benedict Cumberbatch was gay... Ophs
— Katrina Godzicz (@KAGodzicz) November 5, 2014
Some took it all a bit too seriously…
Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged. Ruined my day.
— Phoebe (@PhoebeDuffield) November 5, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged. My life is over.
— Amy (@amyamyamyum) November 5, 2014
… And then there was this:
can u even IMAGINE BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH ON ONE KNEE AND ASKING YOU TO MARRY HIM ugh i would shit
— ✨ (@theoIatte) November 5, 2014
We have no words.