Marina Sirtis has some issues with Twitter
Marina Sirtis became popular playing Counselor Deanna Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation (and beyond). The actress has admitted she isn’t anything like the character she portrayed, other than looking like her, and, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, she said that her viewpoints on anything from politics to the Royals have often caused backlash.
Admittedly outspoken on various issues, Sirtis said people have tried to “cancel” her, even trying to get her fired from Star Trek, though the show has been off the air for almost thirty years. She went on to say that she believes social media has destroyed parts of our society.
"“It’s very easy to be brave hiding behind a silly profile pic, or if you have one at all. It’s very brave.”"
Posting innocuous stuff has even caused problems for Marina Sirtis
The actress added that she posted something “very innocuous the other day and immediately got snide remarks and negative stuff. I just thought this is getting really old now. I’m not loving this anymore. You can’t even say something totally innocent without someone being a total idiot about it.”
Unfortunately, this is true on whatever social media you prefer, and people often type out things they would never say to a person’s face. Whereas Sirtis says she’s confrontational in person, many others aren’t that way and prefer the anonymity of social media. Expressing your opinion to the general public does open it up to scrutiny and disdain, but people should be able to comment or reply without resorting to childish insults and name-calling.
Gone are the days of “I don’t agree with you.” They have been replaced with “You’re an idiot.” It’s an unfortunate fact of life now, and it’s completely understandable why Sirtis is frustrated by the steady stream of backlash. The only way to prevent it is to remain silent…or to clapback like William Shatner does. The former Captain Kirk has no problems taking rude dissenters to task on his Twitter account. Still, it would be nice to…well…be nice.