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Neil Gaiman issues message to hostile fans of Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’

The Sandman might currently be the biggest show in the world, but that doesn’t mean that it has been without its critics. In fact, having spent 30 years with the creation as a beloved companion, some of its closest fans are its most hostile critics. 

Even before it was made, writer Neil Gaiman had to defend some of the casting. Now, the creator of the classic comic has even issued a full message to nettlesome fans of the comic who seem to want to take ownership over the series. 

On Twitter Gaiman clarified this, stating that the series was “absolutely enjoyable for those of you who haven’t read Sandman. We made it as much for you as for the people who had read Sandman”.

When one fan pointed out that Sandman fans can be very hostile to swan in and merely enjoy the series as though that’s a perfectly normal thing to do (it is), Gaiman said: “nobody gets to gatekeep Sandman”.

He continued: “Not as a comic, not in the audible adaptation and definitely not on the TV. There’s no entrance exam, nor should there be. Everyone is welcome.”

This bold message shows that Gaiman isn’t afraid to upset the apple cart and issue a decree to his core audience. Nevertheless, with the show currently snatching the top spot around the world, the comic fans are just going to have to get on with it.