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Toxicity Within Fanbases: 9-1-1

Alice

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Late on Sunday October 14, 2019, I was enjoying a friend ("PersonA") of mine's tweets regarding the show 9-1-1. There was a short period of time when she stopped tweeting. I assumed she was tending to her pet. I then notice someone ("PersonB") had sent her a rather nasty tweet regarding a tweet she made about a character ("CharacterA") upon the show. "PersonB" had referred to her as "r**a*ded" and she should have been aborted. I refreshed the screen after walking my dog. I noticed that the actor ("ActorA") of "CharacterA" had responded to "PersonB's" tweet  regarding "PersonA's" tweet about "CharacterA". "ActorA's" response  was 3 laughing smilies. It sickened me that "ActorA" thought it was funny that "PersonB" called "PersonA" a r**a*d that should have been aborted. I was getting ready to report the converasation, but I end up with an error. Sure enough "PersonB" and "ActorA" deleted their tweets. So, evidence of this attack was completely gone. I thought, perhaps, maybe they both realize what they did and deleted because they knew they were wrong. I highly doubt "PersonA" even saw it. So I decided to let it go as I watched the Twitter pages for "ActorA" and "PersonB".

 

 

A small bit later I noticed that "PersonB" quoted a tweet by "PersonA" while tagging "ActorA". "PersonB" was telling "ActorA" that "PersonA" was dissing him.  "ActorA" responded in a way that gave the impression he thought "PersonB" was being funny. There is nothing funny about attacking another or trying to get someone attacked. "PersonB" came across strongly as he was hoping fans of "ActorA" and his character ("CharacterA") would attack "PersonB" over their opinion of a TV show character. In no way was "PersonA" attacking "ActorA".

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Had "ActorA" not put the laughing smiley after "Bit harsh". I would have assumed "ActorA" was defending "PersonA" to "PersonB". But here it impresses that "ActorA" thinks "PersonB" is funny".

 

 

I had responded to the tweet by "ActorA". Almost immediately, he had deleted his tweet.

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At first I thought maybe "ActorA" realized how it came across. Then I remembered how he had deleted his laughing smilies to the horrible tweet "PersonB" sent "PersonA" earlier, in which he told "PersonA" she was r**a*ded and should have been aborted. Part of me wanted to bring that up, but part of me thought it was a bad idea considering both "PersonB" and "ActorA" deleted those tweets and erased evidence it ever took place.

 

 

"PersonB" took it upon himself to approach me in an attacking manner. Had it not been for the first sentence, I would have simply responded to him informing him that regardless of intent, he came across a particular way.

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Behavior by "PersonB" after this tweet strongly indicates that he was feeding me a line of bullsh*t here. Part of me wanted to bring up the actual initial interaction I witnessed between him an "ActorA"

 

 

"PersonB" took it upon himself to take to his Twitter page to complain about the matter in a way that implies he is attempting to play the victim card. One person's ("PersonD") response makes it clear as to why "PersonB" has selectively deleted some tweets and is attempting to make himself to be the victim. So that way others coming upon his plight, would  be more likely to believe however he chooses to portray the matter.

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A few people ("PersonC", "PersonD", and "PersonE") took it upon themselves to coddle this rather childish behavior.

 

 

"PersonA" thanked me for defending her. To which, "ActorA" had responded. My response was simple and asking that he understand that making light of an attack on another is never okay.

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Part of me had wanted to tell him off and point out that using laughing emojis with sarcasm to an attack on another is nowhere near an apology. But because he had deleted his tweet, that he had claimed was an apology, onlookers might take a brief look at the above and get the impression that "ActorA" is being targeted. I doubt this was his intent, but he does need to be careful how he comes across.

 

 

With this tweet, and how it was worded, it indicates that "PersonB's" intent was to act as if I was "after" him in some manner. In the above tweet I had shown, I was merely making a point to "ActorA". I was not rambling on like a spoiled child.

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"PersonE", whom was one of those whom only saw what "PersonB" wanted them to see, decided to back up "PersonB" in his fabricated claim that what he said was not an attack.

 

 

At first, I thought this was purely an innocent bystander chiming in based on purely what wasn't deleted by "ActorA" and "PersonB". Which made the matter look different. But what disturbs me is how she downplays "ActorA's" laughing at the attack on "PersonA". That "ActorA" making light of an attack on "PersonA" was rude and uncalled for. Hardly light hearted. I did not want to respond saying such and chalked it up to this person being a devoted fan of "ActorA's"  "CharacterA" . Often times devoted fans have a hard time as seeing their idol as less than flawless.

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I thought I would leave "PersonF" to their thoughts. One of the reasons I am showing this tweet is due further communication from this individual after this.

 

 

A few thoughts did pop into my mind. If "ActorA" was truly laughing at people's reactions to his charter's ("CharacterA") reaction, then why didn't he respond to "PersonA's" tweet directly? First she says "PersonB's" tweet was not an attack. But in speaking about "ActorA", she indirectly refers to "PersonB's" tweet as an attack.

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As I have previously stated, the way "ActorA" responded was very indicative of him praising "PersonB's" attack upon "PersonA". This one is coming across as one of those devoted fan types as I mention regarding the previous tweet.

 

 

"PersonB" overdramatizing upon his Twitter timeline. Highly likely due to the drama he started and had stirred.

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Being he had used the hashtag for the show 9-1-1, perhaps he was hoping for a few onlookers upon his timeline and others to be on his side regarding the trouble he had stirred.

 

 

This is the Twitter DM I had received from "PersonF". Apparently, and likely, due to lack of engagement with her borderline trolling, she took it upon herself to attack me. She uses the fact we differ in political beliefs to excuse the behavior of "PersonB" and "ActorA". I would hardly call "ActorA" making light of an attack by "PersonB" upon "PersonA" harmless engagement.

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At this point, I had decided to block this individual. I would have before, but I do not block over devoted fan behavior. Attacks, yes.

 

 

I will admit that I did report "PersonB"on Twitter. The explanation I gave was "an attack upon an individual with the intent to cause further harm in hopes others would attack as well". I did not think Twitter would react so quickly. But I am glad that they had.

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Hopefully "PersonB" will cool off and stop targeting people whom are not fans of "CharacterA".

 

 

Another person ("PersonG") approaches me and defends "PersonB" acting as if he did no wrong. Also, in defense of "ActorA" making light of an attack on "PersonA" by "PersonB".Always the tool of the troll is to call someone delusional and lie with a claim of arguing too much.

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Highly likely this person is a random fanboy of "CharacterA". A rather hyper one twisting the situation to make "ActorA" out to be some helpless victim.

 

I am completely disgusted with "ActorA". Mostly because what he claims to have been an apology, was him making light of an attack by "PersonB" upon "PersonA". Also because he claims he was asking "that not to happen". In no way did he do so. If what he erased was what he said, why delete it?

 

I have come to notice that when it comes to "CharacterA" a wide majority (not all, but alot) of his fans will attack those whom are not fans of "CharacterA", even if they are fans of "ActorA", whom plays "CharacterA". If I chose to post everything, or even half, of attacks on non-fans of "CharacterA", I would be writing this blog until Christmas.

 

Why do the actors not do or say anything about their fans attacking non fans? By doing nothing and saying nothing, they are enabling this horrendous behavior and putting forth the image that they're okay with it. I am in no way saying any actor should confront a bully or a troll. What I am saying is a generalized statement stating something is not okay, can go a long way. Also by doing and saying nothing, the "rabid fans" continue to attack non-fans under the belief that the actor is okay with such behavior. And, in a way, this is a form of censorship which implies "If you do not like my character, I'll sit back and watch my fans attack you until you do.".

 

-------------UPDATES-------------

Update#1: 1:30am ET on 10/21/2019:  https://www.derwillezurmacht.com/blogs/entry/82-toxicity-within-fanbases-9-1-1/?do=findComment&comment=685

Update#2: 7:48pm ET on 10/23/2019: https://www.derwillezurmacht.com/blogs/entry/82-toxicity-within-fanbases-9-1-1/page/3/?tab=comments#comment-699

Update#3: 9:38pm ET on 10/23/2019: https://www.derwillezurmacht.com/blogs/entry/82-toxicity-within-fanbases-9-1-1/?do=findComment&comment=700

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Yeah. You make a good point in your last paragraph. For some reason "Blizzard" came to mind when I read the last sentence.

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That last paragraph drives the point home. Reminds me of obnoxious Iris West fans. 

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I saw the original attacks. PersonB and ActorA both behave badly. PersonB for attacking PersonA each time. ActorA because he chose to respond acting like PersonB's sh*t was f**king funny.

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1 hour ago, Goldenforce772 said:

That last paragraph drives the point home. Reminds me of obnoxious Iris West fans. 

Scary thought. Except here, An actor is involved in condoning the attacks.

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5 hours ago, Stacey L said:

Yeah. You make a good point in your last paragraph. For some reason "Blizzard" came to mind when I read the last sentence.

Censorship in some form. Silencing non-fans only creates more problems. What do some of these people not understand?

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36 minutes ago, The Voyager said:

Censorship in some form. Silencing non-fans only creates more problems. What do some of these people not understand?

Such a devious form of censorship I swear.

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2 hours ago, The Voyager said:

Scary thought. Except here, An actor is involved in condoning the attacks.

That makes it worse.

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That actor was wrong for replying the way he did. How and when is it ever okay to laugh it up when another attacks someone?

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3 hours ago, The Voyager said:

Censorship in some form. Silencing non-fans only creates more problems. What do some of these people not understand?

I guess the extreme fanboys can't handle anyone who isn't a fan.

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7 hours ago, Goldenforce772 said:

That makes it worse.

What many fail to understand is someone can be a fan of the actor, even while hating or just disliking one of his/her characters. By this Actor A responding the way he did, he implied he supports to abuse of non-fans of his characters. In turn, that can cause him (actor) to lose fans. One or two here and there, might not make a difference, but over time, it can.

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If you are talking about who I think you are, much of his fanbase is toxic. Many within will try to stir trouble with anyone who criticizes him in the slightest.

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11 hours ago, Casey N. said:

I guess the extreme fanboys can't handle anyone who isn't a fan.

When I come upon one of those, I will instantly block them.

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Is something wrong with these people? How and when is it ever alright to laugh at a targeted attack on another person?

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20 hours ago, Goldenforce772 said:

That last paragraph drives the point home. Reminds me of obnoxious Iris West fans. 

They're as bad as 95% of Buck (9-1-1) fans.

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16 hours ago, Goldenforce772 said:

That makes it worse.

An actor that resorts to laughing at an attack on a woman with autism. :angry2:

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I was stating my opinion when a Character A fangirl came at me acting as if I am attacking Actor A whom plays Character A. This is a prime example of the toxicity in Character A's fanbase. Not all, but a good majority of it is toxic.

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12 hours ago, Red T said:

I was stating my opinion when a Character A fangirl came at me acting as if I am attacking Actor A whom plays Character A. This is a prime example of the toxicity in Character A's fanbase. Not all, but a good majority of it is toxic.

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Is that internet troll delusional? That actor brought himself into it when he replied the way he did.

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Internet trolls will do what they do. Actor A should have known better than to make a joke of Person B's attack on Person A.

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23 hours ago, Red T said:

Is something wrong with these people? How and when is it ever alright to laugh at a targeted attack on another person?

It isn't. Apparently some people have nothing better to do with their day.

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I know exactly which actor you are talking about. I am very disappointed he would poke fun at another being targeted.

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16 hours ago, Norrie Calvert said:

I know exactly which actor you are talking about. I am very disappointed he would poke fun at another being targeted.

I know too. After this, I am no longer a fan of his. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with him laughing it up at an attack on another? :angry4:

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18 hours ago, Flash said:

Internet trolls will do what they do. Actor A should have known better than to make a joke of Person B's attack on Person A.

Actor A should have known better. This says alot about the type of person he is. If someone doesn't like a character of his, he sees it as okay to laugh at attacks against them!

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Everyone mentioned in this blog but you and Person A is disgusting and should watch how they treat people.

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