Los Angeles: 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch says though he is flattered his female fans call themselves 'Cumberbitches', the actor finds the term a bit rude.
Benedict Cumberbatch. Pic/AFP
The 38-year-old actor said he would prefer his fans to address themselves as Cumbercollective or Cumbersomes as he does not want them to be called 'bitches', reported People magazine.
"It's funny and I'm flattered. But on a serious note, come on, give yourself more power as women. Don't just call yourself bitches! I know it was a joke, and more of an empowering thing. The majority of (the fans) are smart and savvy and just having fun, but it's getting out there. It sounds a bit (rude)," he said.
"Cumbersomes? Cumbercollective? Cumberfans? There's lots of stuff!" he replied, when asked about the names the actor would like to suggest his followers.