So this person sneakily took a picture of Andrew Scott on the tube yesterday and posted it on tumblr.
Multiple people have in a decent way, pointed out to this person that it’s disrespectful and it’s something Andrew Scott really doesn’t like/makes him feel uncomfortable.
Here are a few words on how he feels about it:
“I just think it’s rude to be on a tube and stick your phone up to take a photo as though I’m an animal in the zoo. And I think it’s ruder when you try to do it on the sly, because, you know, I would always say ‘yes’! So it’s that thing where it becomes a little bit dehumanising.” x
“I think it’s rude to go up and (lifts his phone off the table and sticks it into my face) and take a photograph of someone right in their face. Or when you’re on the Tube and someone takes out their phone and just starts recording you? It’s rude. And I always want to say, ‘If you just ask me I’ll do it, no problem!’ Because it’s nothing to do with being an actor, it’s just about what it means to be a human being.” x
Don’t you think those are more than enough reasons? I get it, you didn’t knew he said this, you got all excited because you saw your favourite actor in a place you hadn’t expect him to be. All fine. But you need to keep in mind that “actors” are people too. They’re just like you and I, with real feelings, real likes and dislikes. They’re not, as Andrew puts it, some animals in a zoo, here for our entertainment.
Your logic of “You don’t like it, don’t look at it” is completely flawed. This is not about anyone in the fandom liking or disliking the picture, or (not) wanting to look at it. It’s not even about whether or not you, yourself, would mind it or not. This is about Andrew Scott. This is about his privacy, this is about what he thinks is rude and disrespectful. And clearly, sneakily taking pictures is on top of the list. He minds it, he think it is dehumanizing. If you had the slightest bit of respect, you would take that picture down after so many people had pointed you out by now.