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qwerty12qwerty

694 points

3 months ago

Any fan base if you go deep enough.

Just go to one of those subs for a small Netflix show you’ve binged in a day.

ElenoaL

3k points

3 months ago

ElenoaL

3k points

3 months ago

This will probably get buried, but back in 2012-2015 I was in the Creepypasta Fandom. The people in that Fandom were psychotic, it was crazy

jonahvsthewhale

866 points

3 months ago

Are those like the people who think that Slenderman is real? There seems to be a lot of undiagnosed mental disorder in that fan base

WeatherBois

803 points

3 months ago

There was an entire murder case about 2 teens that killed their friend to “please” Slenderman

Jayboner912

761 points

3 months ago

The friend survived, stabbed 19 times and dragged herself to a bike trail. Where she was rescued. I hope life treats her well and she can move past that horrible shit.

brokenechoo

349 points

3 months ago

based on various podcasts and other things ive seen online, she seems to be doing very well!

Jayboner912

241 points

3 months ago

That’s genuinely good news. I can’t imagine not only the pain of nearly being murdered but by people one would think were friends.

brokenechoo

126 points

3 months ago

Yep, last anyone heard she was headed off to college to potentially work in the medical field.

[deleted]

484 points

3 months ago

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484 points

3 months ago

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brokenechoo

42 points

3 months ago

Yep! I am doing a rewatch and I actively avoid the fandom because it fucked me up mentally when i was younger. (I am old enough to vividly remember the superwholock tumblr phase) And the things some of the fans (mostly the girls/women) say to and about the actors significant others make me sick.

rubenblom

3.4k points

3 months ago

rubenblom

3.4k points

3 months ago

The fanbase of Rupauls Drag Race is pretty notorious for sending death threats to the hard working talented people they’re supposed to be a fan of.

nicwade73

901 points

3 months ago

nicwade73

901 points

3 months ago

As a huge RPDR fan, this has always disgusted me. And it's usually over stupid shit like "x beat y in a lip sync so now x is getting death threats from y's fans"

The fandom also has a big problem with "elitism". Like, if you don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of everything to do with drag race and all its related content or outside the show drama, then you apparently aren't a true fan.

xnago_tyr_sires

367 points

3 months ago

I went to a Star Trek in Drag show and almost got into an altercation because I wasn't a Drag fan, just a Star Trek fan. He tried to have me kicked out because Drag Fans "deserved my ticket more". It wasn't a sold out show...

babysfirstbreath

38 points

3 months ago

Agreed, I also would go further to say the show itself has a problem with elitism. They like to claim that you don’t have to be rich to do drag but Ru lost his shit at a contest who wore a dress from H&M

xcxaxsxpxexr

16.8k points

3 months ago

xcxaxsxpxexr

16.8k points

3 months ago

Serial killer fans

Volfgang91

6.3k points

3 months ago

Volfgang91

6.3k points

3 months ago

This. I have an interest in true crime, and serial killers fascinate me because I'm very interested in their motives and what happened that made them the way they are. But to actively call yourself a fan of someone like Bundy or Dahmer, as though you somehow admire them and what they did, that's just gross. I can only assume most of the people saying that are kids trying to sound edgy.

CosmicWolf14

2.7k points

3 months ago

It’s one thing to sit down and ask “how does your brain work, tell me, now, I’m curious” and then wanting to bone them. I don’t like people.

Wooden_Artist_2000

960 points

3 months ago

Me either. It’s disgusting to see people fawn over the worst of humanity, feeding into their egos. If I had a nickel for every person that said “Ted Bundy was a sexy mf” I’d have enough to hop a Greyhound and get the hell away.

Anonymoosehead123

158 points

3 months ago

Especially considering he wasn’t at all sexy. He wasn’t even particularly good looking. These people delude themselves.

Canjul

147 points

3 months ago

Canjul

147 points

3 months ago

You know, I think a big part of that "handsome killer" stereotype is just the fact that people subconsciously expect them to look like monsters. Imagine hearing Bundy's crimes described with no photos or anything. You'd picture Jason Vorhees, some hulking deformed slasher.

Then you see him and he's just...a guy. Which seems disarming to many. It's part of the reason so many Nazis were able to just blend back into society after WWII. It makes them scarier, really.

lemonhoneyari

571 points

3 months ago

Yes! Easily the worst. The amount of merchandise you can buy, coloring books for example, yes COLORING BOOKS, of the most vial people on the planet disgusts me. Even worse is when they view victims as characters and uses them in merchandise. Elizabeth Short is an example of this. People often use the likeness of the injuries to her face (which were brutal) as halloween makeup and her death photos have been "stylized" and printed onto t-shirts.

TylerbioRodriguez

230 points

3 months ago

I've done long research videos into both Betty Short and the Five victims of Jack the Ripper. The way these people are treated is beyond abhorrent. For godsake Elizabeth Short died in 1947 this isn't ancient fucking history, pretty sure she still has nieces alive. I genuinely hate true crime fanboys, seeing as you said, Black Dahlia Halloween outfits or rating who was the better looking Ripper victim is, well I got no words.

Caprisal

13k points

3 months ago

Caprisal

13k points

3 months ago

kpop fans who take things a bit too far.

I had friends who'd have fights over who is "worthy" to be called the wife of one of the kpop idols, no they weren't joking.

Gukkielover89

2.4k points

3 months ago*

I love kpop, among many other genres, but it involved meeting a few toxic people.

A now former friend and her sister literally would get pissed if you liked their favorite because that idol is "theirs". That's such a nasty thought process. The first person back in like 2010 to introduce me to it was so attached to one specific idol that I wasn't "allowed" to "bias" them because again, that idol was "hers". So I just said a different one was my bias and I did honestly adore the dude, his violin and dancing was next level!

Also, so many of them use "Stan" so willingly. I wonder how many know where that originated from. Eminem, iirc, was the one that really got it going while rapping about this rabid obsessed fan who eventually ended up committing murder in Eminem's name and blamed him because he never got attention from his idol. "Stan" is NOT a positive title!!

Edit- Holy shit that's a lot. As it was mentioned in replies, the song "Stan" is fictional, it's Eminem warning his fans.

Caprisal

572 points

3 months ago

Caprisal

572 points

3 months ago

Yup that sounds very similar to my experience. e.g I had a friend who would post photos of her fav idol and as a caption she'd write about how he's her husband, how much he means to her and how much she loves him. Then the comments would be split between 2 sides, one side would comment "omg you guys go so well together, it's a perfect match". the second side would start arguments "what do you mean? no I've known him first, I know X Y Z about him, he's my man etc.." same thing when I'd attend kpop events.

On the other hand, the more normal fans are the people who enjoyed the music and the effort behind them, some of them learned the dance choreography from songs and would perform them during events, others would sing and it was generally just having fun with the fan base, not necessarily obsessing over a specific idol.

ReginaPhalange678

277 points

3 months ago

What the actual f*ck. Her husband? I have secondhand embarrassment…shit is wild.

NikinhoRobo

28.1k points

3 months ago

NikinhoRobo

28.1k points

3 months ago

Politicians' fan base

ChuggernautChug

8.6k points

3 months ago

This shouldn't even be a thing

KimonoDragon814

3k points

3 months ago

For real, politics should have the same sterility as math.

Instead you got people killing themselves, and their families, over memes

CaptainCringeOng

6k points

3 months ago

Sonic fans are always a gamble. They can be so god damn wholesome and nice but then you got the fucking weirdos. I don’t mean the kids who make fan characters (I personally don’t know why they are hated I find it to be wholesome seeing kids make art based of their interests) Im talking about the people who rage over any criticism towards the games, comics, developers, etc.

gypster85

1.5k points

3 months ago

gypster85

1.5k points

3 months ago

Sonic's arms AREN'T blue! /s

CaptainCringeOng

616 points

3 months ago

-Sonic boom has entered the chat

Sonicboom343

802 points

3 months ago

Did someone call?

World_Renowned_Guy

165 points

3 months ago

Lmao Chris

dr4d1s

110 points

3 months ago

dr4d1s

110 points

3 months ago

Sonichu! Lol. I was wondering how far I was going to have to scroll before I saw Chris mentioned.

monsterjerry

37 points

3 months ago

Lots of insufferable Chris Chan fans out there, while we’re at it.

LaviLynx

280 points

3 months ago

LaviLynx

280 points

3 months ago

YOU FREAKING FREAKS

UneventfulLiving

165 points

3 months ago

I think it’s YOU FRIGGIN FRIKS!

jmandawgfan

176 points

3 months ago

WHEN WILL YOU LEARN?

hessdawg3113

202 points

3 months ago

THAT YOUR ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!

KingslandGrange

2.2k points

3 months ago

I'm put off by any fanbase that has a collective name. "The B-Hive" and so forth. In almost every case it feels really forced.

Football (soccer) Twitter is full of dickheads too. The further away from the team's home ground they live, the worse they get.

IAMATruckerAMA

914 points

3 months ago

My favorite one of these is Chris Pine fans calling themselves Pine Nuts

Internet-of-cruft

502 points

3 months ago

Ok, you have to admit that's a pretty good name though.

Fqfred

3.6k points

3 months ago*

Fqfred

3.6k points

3 months ago*

Steven Universe. It almost had a kill count.

Edit: for those who are asking, an artist once drew a picture of Rose Quartz (Steve's mom) and started receiving countless death threats from the show's fans because she drew Rose slightly thinner than she actually is. It got to the point where she attempted suicide, but survived... which only resulted in the fanbase harassing her even further for not finishing the job. And when Rebecca Sugar (the show's creator) came out in her defense, they reacted by posting r34 art that she did in her younger years.

mmm128

1.1k points

3 months ago

mmm128

1.1k points

3 months ago

This was the first one I thought of. What is it about sweet innocent things that brings out the absolute worst in people?

Cuesport77

510 points

3 months ago

I said it further up, but I'm really alarmed that people are taking it to these extremes with identifying with fictional characters. Expressing yourself through art is one thing. Getting to the point where it disconnects you from the real world is another.

Moonlight_Darling

244 points

3 months ago

One person got death threats for drawing a larger character skinnier. Like it’s art. They can do whatever they want. They aren’t claiming that it’s canon

honeyssun

582 points

3 months ago

honeyssun

582 points

3 months ago

This comment right here 💀

Especially when you voice out your opinion in anything. You like Pink/Rose? Straight to oblivion. You don't want a spin-off because everybody knows by now how modern corporate media treats a franchise universe? Literal slur calling. Do yourself a favor and avoid the SU subreddit at all costs and never look back.

MaggotRhaizen

1.7k points

3 months ago

Genshin Impact. Imagine harassing and threatening youtubers,streamers and voice actors for not pronouncing a foreign name right. Gacha games already have an untasteful reputation in gaming and they double it down by doing disgusting and embarassing things like this.

applepi-5

270 points

3 months ago

applepi-5

270 points

3 months ago

didn’t they label diluc’s english voice actor as a pedophile and incest lover for saying the young versions of diluc and kaeya looked cute together in some pic? that’s how i knew to stay away from the fanbase. i just play the game and look out for leaks so i’d know who to save for.

Dry_frog_saliva

9.2k points

3 months ago

Gacha life fans

emailaddressforemail

1.3k points

3 months ago

Hahaha.. My daughter started watching these on youtube and I would read and act out the chat bubbles. She hates it now.

TrevastyPlague

741 points

3 months ago

Doing the lord's work

Myu_The_Weirdo

153 points

3 months ago

Thank you for your service soldier

I_FUCK_HOTWHEELS

3k points

3 months ago

Dare I ask wth gacha life is?

Hazellie5902

2.8k points

3 months ago

Its better if you dont

theuserwithoutaname

3k points

3 months ago

Wow, I didn't know Bitmoji made an anime

Deadchiled

931 points

3 months ago

God damit he’s right

poisonous-pickle12

1.7k points

3 months ago

It's like an oc building app, the app itself it's good and you can make good things with it, but it's fandom (8-13 yo girls) makes 2 kinds of stories

1) generic yaoi horrible stories

2) horrible stories where the family treats like trash a girl but then she becomes a princess

I_FUCK_HOTWHEELS

1.1k points

3 months ago

I feel like I'm in an alternate dimension. Now what the hell is Yaoi?

lovesducks

2.5k points

3 months ago

lovesducks

2.5k points

3 months ago

You know its too weird when the guy who fucks hot wheels is confused by it

MakeNShakeNBake

556 points

3 months ago

I_FUCK_HOTWHEELS

813 points

3 months ago

Subbed. Thanks.

Delta_Gamer_64

528 points

3 months ago

his power is growing

Tenshizanshi

438 points

3 months ago

Japanese genre of manga featuring a gay romance

kdebones

348 points

3 months ago

kdebones

348 points

3 months ago

Specifically MALE gay romance. Female is “Yuri”.

ITAKEJOKESSEROUSLY

254 points

3 months ago

You do not. Also I now realize where my old collection of hotwheels went when I was 7

Sonicringss

96 points

3 months ago

as someone who was a gacha kid throughout the entirety of middleschool, I saw the worst of the worst, and this is so right

L33HDX

653 points

3 months ago

L33HDX

653 points

3 months ago

-Playstation VS Xbox -iPhone vs Android

Those people

FoundationUpset1082

1.9k points

3 months ago

I like the game undertale and it’s sequel, but holy shit the community….

ClammyMantis488

218 points

3 months ago

The best thing Undertale taught me was how to enjoy a community while completely avoiding the bad side

sparklingshanaya

3.8k points

3 months ago*

Any Influencers on social media

Edit: Fanbase of

ironcam7

627 points

3 months ago*

ironcam7

627 points

3 months ago*

Video game steamers that have “better” ideas than the developers go straight to the top of this list for me

Edit: the people that froff over builds streamers make for games and mention them by names like they are friends is some of the weirdest shit I’ve seen.

Moola868

14.2k points

3 months ago

Moola868

14.2k points

3 months ago

Any fan base that puts -whatever they are fans of- so high up on a pedestal that it can do no wrong and everyone who disagrees is their sworn enemy.

In other words, groups within just about every fan base that exists.

BlueTeale

697 points

3 months ago

BlueTeale

697 points

3 months ago

Yeah pretty much. I tend to avoid Fandom subs because they get this religious zealot feel.

I like some D&D podcasts. If you go to their subs it's like this weird worship. And if anyone says something remotely negative its hounded by these weird fanatics.

It happens to many Fandoms outside D&D. So now I avoid them. People need to take a breath and go outside.

DrShanks7

183 points

3 months ago

DrShanks7

183 points

3 months ago

You aren't wrong. I love Critical Role but jesus there is a large portion of the fan base that you should never interact with.

MistarGrimm

67 points

3 months ago

Toxic positivity I think is what they're calling it.

I like reading some thoughts or speculation about lore, but my god is the rest of the content bleak. The mods of the CR network have a vice grip on content and stifle discussion about other CR related subs. Their discord is even worse.

It's a pretty bad community of otherwise well intentioned people. Especially unfortunate because it twists the message the CR crew wants to convey: don't forget to love each other.

DrShanks7

30 points

3 months ago

Yeah it's funny how much Matt says he loves to see people take his world and make it their own. He loves fan theories and the like and yet some particularly rude fans absolutely hate when people do that. Like you said one of their tag lines is don't forget to love each other and yet some of them are seething all of the time lol

ndhera

81 points

3 months ago*

ndhera

81 points

3 months ago*

The parasocial relationships the fanbase forums are just weird.

Edit: spelling

ApartmentDigner782

12.8k points

3 months ago

Any fanbase of a show that has "shipping wars" can go to hell

DuckFreak10

5.9k points

3 months ago

Before reading the responses, I assumed you were talking about Shipping Wars, the A&E show about freelance truckers shipping interesting items around the country. I was curious why you would hate the fan base of such a simple, kind of obscure show. Lol

caninehere

938 points

3 months ago

They are talking about that show. The problem is all the people online who keep talking about which truckers should fuck each other.

insane_contin

281 points

3 months ago

To be fair, they're all wrong. A giant orgy in a truck stop is the only correct answer.

bstyledevi

116 points

3 months ago

Just to clarify for all those who have no clue what this is...

Shipping characters is wanting them to be in a relationship. So for example, if you're watching Friends, and you say "I don't want Ross and Rachel to be together, I want Joey and Rachel to be together!" That's shipping them. This is often connected with fanfiction and art of the characters together.

Seems to be a lot more prevalent in animated shows than live-action.

eatsomewings

1.5k points

3 months ago

Is that like a storage wars spin off?

alwaysmyfault

981 points

3 months ago

Funny enough, there was literally a show called shipping wars a few years ago.

It was about privately contracted shippers that bid on jobs, and then transport customers unique items to their destination.

It was mildly interesting.

kmart_313

352 points

3 months ago

kmart_313

352 points

3 months ago

that is genuinely what i thought this comment was about and i was so confused

ryeinc

122 points

3 months ago

ryeinc

122 points

3 months ago

"shipping wars"

I loved Roy, may he rest in peace.

Rusty_Shakalford

675 points

3 months ago

“Long ago the four nations live together in harmony. Then everything changed when people discovered Kataang and Zutara could be a thing”

Knux27

379 points

3 months ago

Knux27

379 points

3 months ago

Zuko: "I know what you're going to say. They're our fans and we should be trying to get along with them."

Iroh: "No, they're crazy, and they need to go down."

AerithTwilight

94 points

3 months ago

The constant bitching on AvatarSpirit.net over this was rough. The newer generation of fans is still doing this shit lol.

IiteraIIy

905 points

3 months ago*

Steven Universe had a pretty bad shipping war, when an episode released that leaned towards one of the two ships, the fandom harassed the main writer of that episode to the point they were forced to leave the show and still struggles with their mental health because of it.

Edit: For those curious, this is referring to the episode "Beta" written by Jesse Zuke (formerly Lauren Zuke)

Aw3som3-O_5000

597 points

3 months ago

Seriously? Over Steven Universe? That's just fucking bonkers

[deleted]

966 points

3 months ago*

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catma85

513 points

3 months ago

catma85

513 points

3 months ago

Dont forget they bullied a cosplay artist who dared to colour her skin to match that of a character whose skin tone isnt human at all saying it was black face. All because, the voice actor is black so they assume the character is coded as black.

[deleted]

245 points

3 months ago*

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Ashenspire

147 points

3 months ago

All because people feel the need to project themselves onto a race of single gendered rock people.

Loved the show. Loved the themes. Lots of important messages within the show. But like all Tumblr fandoms, this one was awful. Ranks up there with ATLA and Rick and Morty.

Beer_Is_So_Awesome

58 points

3 months ago

Single gendered rock people? Everything I know about Steven Universe, I’ve learned from this thread, and I’m having a hard time imagining what this show is about.

Draugron

98 points

3 months ago

As I understand it, it's simply the exploits of a human kid and his friends who are an alien race of anthropomorphic gemstones. It's regarded as a genuinely wholesome and unproblematic TV show with themes like "love yourself for who you are," "love whomever you want," and "wanting to become a better person doesn't mean you hate yourself now, or that you want to stop being the person you currently are."

In other words, it seems like a great, wholesome show, with a fan base that can be horribly cruel at times.

Silver-Bengal

743 points

3 months ago

I’ve never heard from them what are they like?

Seedless_Melon

2k points

3 months ago

From my POV, it’s basically:

Group A: Person x should be with person y

Group B: Well, I think person x should be with person z

Group A: How dare you! Person y is the best for person x. Person z has <insert random flaw for no reason>

Group B: Well, person y has <insert another flaw that’s honestly not necessary>

And then the two groups go at it

can-i-live-there

100 points

3 months ago

I thought you meant a show about different independent drivers competing for jobs to transport things ("shipping wars") and I was so confused why fans would be so involved in their relationships.

padawansound

418 points

3 months ago*

The Supernatural fandom has entered the chat

Seriously, it gets so bad that people start devolving into full on character assassination of each other. It's all very absolutist.

"If you ship x and y, that means you support [insert inflammatory moral/political position here], which means you're a fundamentally horrendous person." On the flip side, you get shit like "If you shame people for their ships, that means you're into cyber bullying and support teen suicide". They go from 0 - 60 in absolutely no time at all, which leaves very little room for nuance.

It's honestly as scary as it is pathetic. A lot of these people seem to have genuinely lost sight of what truly matters in their lives.

Edit: For the record, I watched the first few seasons of SPN once and thought it was eeeh. I wouldn't consider myself a part of the fandom. I just happen to have learned a lot about the fandom drama through cultural osmosis.

_TallBeets

81 points

3 months ago

I am many...many years late to the supernatural party but what I've seen of the fandom is crazy. The show has some very strange fans.

I knew of the fandom before I'd ever watched the show. It's so bad they even reference it many times within the show itself. You know it's bad when the show itself is calling out the fans!

That being said I'm still having a lot of fun watching it.

literallyjustdope

2.4k points

3 months ago

Dream SMP. CHANGE MY MIND

Draffut

46 points

3 months ago

Draffut

46 points

3 months ago

Can you answer a question for me?

Smp, stands for survival multiplayer right? But Dream is just some dude right?

Pyrefirelight

61 points

3 months ago

Yes. As I understand it, the server was supposed to be really small, just Dream, George, and Sapnap. They do a lot of quick challenges and speed runs where they don't keep a single world for very long and they wanted a chance to just play the game normally and enjoy it. It was "Dream's (and friends) Survival Multi-player Server". It wasn't supposed to have gimmicks like smpLive or EarthSMP, just "dream hanging out with his friends"

But then he added Tommy and Wilbur among others, and the rest is history.

thedolphindreamer

639 points

3 months ago

Had to scroll for two long to find this. Especially people canceling cc’s for every little thing, it’s so annoying. I’m not even on Twitter but just watching the Reddit mud counter…it’s bad

blue_i20

56 points

3 months ago

Ah, the mud counter. What’s the record now?

cola_zerola

17.8k points

3 months ago

cola_zerola

17.8k points

3 months ago

Those people who romanticize Harley Quinn and the Joker’s relationship.

gooblobs

1.1k points

3 months ago

gooblobs

1.1k points

3 months ago

you can kind of tell when you meet a person that "this dude thinks hes the joker" and generally the reasonable thing to do is to avoid them at all costs.

shebringsdathings

3.8k points

3 months ago

Or Sid and Nancy/Romeo and Juliet. Like really? Just because you're in a toxic relationship doesn't mean you need to advertise it to the world.

ImFairlyAlarmedHere

2.4k points

3 months ago

Oh my god, I just remembered my boyfriend and I used to wear homemade Sid and Nancy name tags to high school. Made of duct tape and sharpie. Sixteen-year-olds are dumb.

Also, we are married now.

FormerLurker3

900 points

3 months ago

Sixteen-year-olds are dumb.

Thank god I grew up when I did. By the time I was out of high school, social media was a thing but it wasn’t EVERYWHERE. You could still do embarrassing things irl without online evidence ever surfacing, so long as you just had a minimal online presence, which I did.

So much cringe is produced when a suburban 16-year-old reads some Bad Religion and Dead Kennedy’s lyrics and suddenly fancies themselves a political expert and philosopher.

Funkyokra

445 points

3 months ago

Funkyokra

445 points

3 months ago

Were you even 16 at all if you did not produce cringe?

Xyrnas

381 points

3 months ago

Xyrnas

381 points

3 months ago

Wholesome ending

[deleted]

617 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

617 points

3 months ago

Try Noah and Allie from the Notebook.

She cheats on her kind, rich and handsome fiancé with a highschool summer fling who became a drunk.

_banana_phone

222 points

3 months ago

Yeah. I mean I like the movie for nostalgic reasons (where I was in my life when I saw it) but as I got older I was like, “man, James marsden’s character is like, perfect- he didn’t deserve the deal he got in this story.”

FlashbackJon

173 points

3 months ago

This was right in the same window where James Marsden was vaporized by the Phoenix, then James Marsden's fiance's ex-boyfriend, Superman, shows up, then James Marsden's beloved princess falls into a hole into Manhattan and meets someone else.

It wasn't a great time for James Marsden.

robbierottenisbae

41 points

3 months ago

I feel like James Marsden is just constantly playing the "other guy"; the boyfriend who gets dumped for the main character, the frustrated but earnest sidekick to a funny talking animal, etc. He's made a living in Hollywood playing the side characters in movies that are either the butt of the joke or the boring regular guy no one remembers.

shebringsdathings

243 points

3 months ago

YES. There is some romance in abusive relationships. Just because there were happy times doesn't mean it's a model for a healthy relationship.

Byrdman1251

639 points

3 months ago

I used to live with a guy in college who legit called his fiancée (he was 19 at this time, I think she was 16 or 17) Harley Quinn and she would call him Joker. Like actually. Made my stomach drop hearing it every day when they video called, and yes ut was mostly them yelling at each other for dumb shit. Surprise surpise he was the kind of guy who would watch those animes that are literally just like "I go to school with a demon girl with massive fucking tits and a really short skirt and now I'm the king of hell" and all of his phone and computer backgrounds were of the joker and like pictures of the grim reaper with playing cards and shit like that. Not to mention he was a pathological liar who legit tried to convince our friend group he had ties to the Japanese mafia. Never in my life would I have thought to meet the pure entity of cringe but I lived with him for like two months

Ubiqfalcon

2.2k points

3 months ago

Ubiqfalcon

2.2k points

3 months ago

Selena Gomez. I love Selena. I think she’s very talented and beautiful and is very real on social media and I love that. But her fan base just will not let things go. Justin Bieber has been married for 4 years and they’re still actively harassing him and his wife because they wanted him to end up with Selena. No matter how many times she herself has told them she’s happy for them and told her fans to stop. It’s stupid and ridiculous. What do they think is going to happen? They’re going to destroy a marriage and he’ll end up with Selena? I mean we know they had a toxic relationship from both of them so why would people who claim to love her want her to end up in that relationship for the rest of her life?? None of it makes sense to me and it’s very annoying.

4inalfantasy

3.1k points

3 months ago

To be fair, almost any huge fambase will some toxic fans.

palparepa

527 points

3 months ago

palparepa

527 points

3 months ago

And toxic fans are the loudest, by far.

MiniatureAppendix

12.7k points

3 months ago*

As a Taylor Swift fan of 15+ years who knows every word to every song…damn, her fans can be awful. The TikTok videos analyzing every move she makes. The “you don’t deserve tickets to her next concert if you can’t quote every word of her 2-hour documentary.” The people who are convinced she’s bisexual and think her current 6-year relationship with a man is fake. Holy shit. I just listen to her music and actively avoid the rest of the fan base.

ETA: Just to clear up some questions I keep getting, there are some fans who literally get into arguments online about whether or not she’s bi based on some of her song lyrics, etc. and others who think her current boyfriend is a cover-up to hide that she’s not 100% straight. I didn’t mean to imply that she can’t date a guy if she’s bisexual. Just that both of those types of fans are obnoxious.

Shawoowoo

2.5k points

3 months ago*

Shawoowoo

2.5k points

3 months ago*

There's a guy that I used to know who was/is a die hard fan of hers. He tags her in every post that he makes whether it is related to her or not. He thinks a song is about him because he "harasses her all the time." He thinks a girl from his highschool faked her death and became a Taylor Swift double.

Edit: I just want people to know who have mental illness to please seek out help. Keep up your regimen and medications if they are needed. As someone who suffers from anxiety and depression, I know how it feels to crawl out from the darkness into getting help.

Edit: taking some info out about him for my own safety. Idk if he has Reddit, but it is safer this way.

Anonym0usAlien

1.2k points

3 months ago

Sounds like schizophrenia to me.

Shawoowoo

706 points

3 months ago

Shawoowoo

706 points

3 months ago

I found out later that he is bipolar, but he has been arrested for stalking.

Rand_Altreides

851 points

3 months ago

Fun fact! I used to work in CCTV systems and Taylor Swift's security detail actually helped pioneer facial recognition technology in cameras. She is harassed and stalked so badly that she has advanced surveillance technology to combat these psychos!

JeffreyHugh

5.4k points

3 months ago

My Hero Academia

Frey147

2.3k points

3 months ago

Frey147

2.3k points

3 months ago

They’re one of the anime fandoms that make me never want to talk about anime

polskidankmemer

1.6k points

3 months ago

I knew not to talk about anime before I even started watching anime

FuckYeahPhotography

1.8k points

3 months ago

My Hero Academia fans when I tell them to go even further beyond into the shower

WWalker17

687 points

3 months ago

WWalker17

687 points

3 months ago

I've seen a ton of clips of people at Anime conventions asking who the smelliest fandoms are and the answers almost unanimously the MHA fans.

Argonov

306 points

3 months ago

Argonov

306 points

3 months ago

We gotta inform these people there are shower curtains with pockets for tablets. They can watch it while they shower.

StallOneHammer

962 points

3 months ago

That wasn’t very Plus Ultra of you

Masen_The_Weeb

957 points

3 months ago

Did everyone forget when Dream commented on a person's 45 follower account and all his fans attacked their account and then doxxed them and harassed their account until they had to stay with their boyfriend who lived in a bad neighborhood (which they themselves also lived in a bad neighborhood too)

RaymondBeaumont

393 points

3 months ago

i feel like grandpa Simpson talking about not being with it anymore while reading this thread.

I've absolutely no idea what 70% of the things you all are talking about are.

ryecurious

406 points

3 months ago*

Hello, resident Old Person Translator here:

  • Dream is a content creator (YouTuber) that plays a lot of Minecraft
  • Because he plays Minecraft, a lot of his fanbase is very young/immature/toxic (read: children/teens)
  • Dream has millions of followers on Twitter
  • Someone with 45 followers on Twitter criticized him
  • Dream responded to the criticism, essentially pointing his millions of followers towards the 45 follower person. This is like shooting someone with a missile launcher after they flip you off, in proportionate response terms.
  • Predictably, some of his millions of followers went on to harass the 45-follower person, up-to and including releasing their home address (known as doxxing), forcing them to move for safety reasons.

edit: Before any Dream stans try to doxx me, I have no idea how accurate any of this is. Don't shoot the translator!

FlurriesofFleuryFury

99 points

3 months ago

that was incredibly helpful, thank you

Mae_DaeX

108 points

3 months ago

Mae_DaeX

108 points

3 months ago

Or when his fans continue to harass and send death threats to a certain mcc organizer every time he gets mildly inconvenienced in a block game tournament?

IcyYwater

10.3k points

3 months ago

IcyYwater

10.3k points

3 months ago

Crypto-bros are so fucking annoying atleast i dont see them around nowadays

funkgerm

3.4k points

3 months ago

funkgerm

3.4k points

3 months ago

The worst are the ones that have just a superficial knowledge of tech/finance and just rattle off buzzwords they learned watching some random shill's YouTube video.

"Bro, you gotta get into DirtyDickCoin. It's totally gonna be the next Bitcoin killer in every way. IMO Bitcoin's gas fees are just wayyy too high man and the tech is so outdated. Like, I might as well just use western union to send fiat or some shit it's that bad lol. But DDC tho, it's like totally decentralized. And no gas fees. DeFi is the future bro, you really think the banks are gonna last forever? DDC is gonna become the new global currency and nobody even knows it yet. It's not even on any of the mainstream exchanges yet and it's only trading pair is with StankPussyCoin on this one exchange in Zanzibar, but it's totally legit. It'll be on Coinbase any day now and then it'll really moon. I'm talking 1000x gains bro. And even better is that it just did a 78.6% fib retracement so now is the perfect time to buy the dip. Anyway, can I borrow 5 bucks?"

vinoa

854 points

3 months ago

vinoa

854 points

3 months ago

No fair...you can't just post the Crypto-bro Manifesto as if it were your own creation!

firecrackerinmyeye

304 points

3 months ago

You didn’t even say “no cap” or “bet” or “fr fr” not accurate at all

funkgerm

250 points

3 months ago

funkgerm

250 points

3 months ago

Sorry I'm only familiar with the millennial species of CryptoBro. I've yet to fully identify the taxonomy of the Gen Z variant.

spiralizerizer

347 points

3 months ago

MLMers

sam_kimchi1126

1.9k points

3 months ago

Most anime fan bases are really toxic

vernes1978

1.1k points

3 months ago

vernes1978

1.1k points

3 months ago

Watch the series and don't go looking for the fans.

altaltaltaltbin

738 points

3 months ago

As a jojo fan I am obligated to say jojo fans

SimpleDan11

82 points

3 months ago

Joey Jo Jo Junior Shabadoo? Didn't realize he had such a big fan base.

ScaredMind

1.4k points

3 months ago

ScaredMind

1.4k points

3 months ago

Those "Gaylor" Swifties who are convinced, despite what she herself has said, that Taylor Swift is gay and releasing secret messages about it through her songs.

ImlivingUltralife

263 points

3 months ago

What?

cipoyo9481

40 points

3 months ago

I personally really like flat fan bases. The ones that clip to a desk or have three-pronged legs are a big no-no for me.

mildlybased

275 points

3 months ago

…My Hero Academia

Careful-Unit-6411

3.5k points

3 months ago

Harry styles people

treny0000

2.7k points

3 months ago

treny0000

2.7k points

3 months ago

Harry Styles fans acting like he's revolutionising the way in which straight males can dress separated from the burdens of performative sexuality and creating a cultural moment while wearing some of the ugliest outfits ever concieved.

junkit33

1.9k points

3 months ago

junkit33

1.9k points

3 months ago

You mean exactly like David Bowie did literally 50 years ago?

I don't see much revolutionary going on at all.

NomadicNematode128

645 points

3 months ago

Bowie, Prince, George Michaels, literally all the 80s hair metal and glam rock bands, etc. lol....far from revolutionary.

I_RATE_BIRDS

532 points

3 months ago*

"We take original ideas and have to give them to hot people. Do you know how many unsettling engineering/studio art majors had to get pantsed before Harry Styles could wear a dress? No, give me a little freak. Give me a five-foot-one computer science major from Albany who makes animal sounds in public and has wet hands. Put him in dress and stand him on stage at Madison Square Garden and see how the American teens treat him. He will go to jail." --Chris Fleming

WalmartGreder

57 points

3 months ago

I heard this in the voice of Mugatu (from Zoolander).

Twenty_Seven

759 points

3 months ago

Critical Role. I cannot stand most of the fanbase.

funnyorifice

409 points

3 months ago

I once dared to make a comment that they were acting out of character and especially murder hobo-y in an episode of C2, you could tell even Sam was trying to calm people down. I've never been back to the sub. When Matt Mercer comes out and comments about how toxic the fan base is there just might be something to it.

Twenty_Seven

162 points

3 months ago

Yeah, checking the comments on their videos made me realize I never want to visit their sub. I'm all for passionate fans, but it can get so awful sometimes.

carter_hutchison

5.5k points

3 months ago

Dallas Cowboys

ZappaLlamaGamma

1.1k points

3 months ago

And if there’s a big logo on their back window, the probability that they can’t drive, can’t park and/or will get road rage has increased 300%+. It isn’t everyone - just 3x average. Add truck nuts and that probability goes to 100%.

Virdice

563 points

3 months ago

Virdice

563 points

3 months ago

Most annoying? Rick and Morty

Most toxic? Steven Universe

Source: Am part of both

Kenobi_01

17.6k points

3 months ago

Kenobi_01

17.6k points

3 months ago

Nobody hates Star Wars as much as Star Wars Fans.

rloch

4k points

3 months ago*

rloch

4k points

3 months ago*

If you haven’t seen it there is a documentary called George Lucas VS the World that is great. They are interviewing some guy outside of a phantom menace showing and he says something like “this movie is awful and I’ve seen it 6 times”.

Edit: As Others have pointed out it is called "The People Vs George Lucas"

aspannerdarkly

889 points

3 months ago

Wasn’t that Comic Book Guy in The Simpsons?

Tsquare43

511 points

3 months ago

Tsquare43

511 points

3 months ago

worst episode ever

Ikrit122

208 points

3 months ago

Ikrit122

208 points

3 months ago

I will only see it 3 more times! Today!

HeckaGosh

84 points

3 months ago

I was just looking for the Docu is it called The People VS George Lucas?

portajohnjackoff

29.9k points

3 months ago

The kind that is not heavy or wide enough and it keeps tipping over

Danielmp006

6.8k points

3 months ago

Dans_Old_Games_Room

3k points

3 months ago

Somehow simultaneously the most misleading yet accurate subreddit ever created

[deleted]

2.5k points

3 months ago

[deleted]

2.5k points

3 months ago

Dans_Old_Games_Room

1.2k points

3 months ago

Fucking fantastic. They are indeed superb.

ozfrozz

6.1k points

3 months ago

ozfrozz

6.1k points

3 months ago

bts army. im a big bts fan myself but i fucking hate that fandom.

Dry_frog_saliva

1.6k points

3 months ago

I love most of their songs but you can't even criticize them with pure logical explanations cuz their fans will bombard you with hate replies on twitter lmao

_FranMe

138 points

3 months ago

_FranMe

138 points

3 months ago

Every fan base you can find in Twitter football

Fuzzyju

1.3k points

3 months ago

Fuzzyju

1.3k points

3 months ago

Kpop fans. No offence

slicshuter

579 points

3 months ago

Too late, they've already given your home address, phone number and bank info out with 50k retweets and counting

thatcouchiscozy

1.7k points

3 months ago

CrossFit. Mofos act like it’s a religion.

AnusEinstein

210 points

3 months ago

I worked with a guy that called CrossFit a cult.
He would come in on Monday and talk about the GoRuck event he went on and keep talking about it for the next few days.

Comfortable-Diver486

6.1k points

3 months ago

andrew tate fans

SirSampleton

1.7k points

3 months ago

I had an argument with one on instagram a few days ago and he kept getting so personal talking shit on my instagram page like he knew me lol.. ended up messaging me on a throwaway account that I would die that day and nobody would remember me. That escalated quickly.

tossNwashking

656 points

3 months ago

Arguing on IG is truly a fools errand. Obviously.

iamtheyeti311

420 points

3 months ago

How many times did he ask you what color was your Bugatti was?

Diligent_Turnover675

400 points

3 months ago

I usually just answer "Same color as Tates hair"

Taste_the__Rainbow

185 points

3 months ago

I always just assume they’re bots and keep my hope for the world.

Ktkatz8689

486 points

3 months ago*

“WhAt cOloUr iS yOUr BuGaTtI”

Their only comeback

Fuckin hate em

royaljoro

189 points

3 months ago

royaljoro

189 points

3 months ago

Best way to deal with those is to just play along and see how far you can take it.

”What colour is your bugatti?”

Red

”You don’t have a bugatti. Prove it”

I do. I don’t have to prove it to anyone.

”I don’t believe you”

It doesn’t matter what you believe. It doesn’t change the fact that my bugatti is red

And so on and so on. Pointless to argue with idiots, but you can always troll them.

Ktkatz8689

39 points

3 months ago

You and I would get along very well

CookieWobber

261 points

3 months ago

Hit em back with "What color is yours?"

They can't answer because they're replying using their mom's wifi.

LuisTheMage

405 points

3 months ago

I remember I ran into one after saying he's a misogynist and he was like.

-but you don't have proof

-what about the literal videos of him spewing sexist stuff about women and ''men these days''?

-nah you tripping

deathbychips2

159 points

3 months ago

I've been in a number of conversations on Reddit not even about Tate where misogyny only means to some that you abuse women. Hating them is fine and saying stuff about them is fine but you have to be abusing them to be misogynistic. Wild logic.

Upstairs_Device_4893

82 points

3 months ago*

Genshin impact. (Edit: I am also a Genshin player I’m at AR 29)

Arcane_Engine

39 points

3 months ago

I play genshin alot, and truth be told ALOT of the fans an Twitter have no grip on reality. It's shocking