Some popstars have some AWFUL fanbases. At the top of that list is most certainly Lady GaGa, but in close contention are Justin Bieber‘s, One Direction‘s and Chris Brown‘s fans, for sure. You say one thing about them you don’t like and the next thing you know, they’re bombarding you with messages about how you should kill yourself. Lovely young people, you see.
Well, Taylor Swift is feeling a little smug about that – HER fans won’t wish an untimely death or an AIDS and cancer combo on you (I’ve seen a Little Monster say this!). They’re actually pretty chill people… though to be frank, I’m sure the rednecks among them would have a few things to say to black people and gays, but at least they keep it to themselves, for the most part?
Here’s that Taylor said about it backstage at the CMAs:
“For me when I think about them, and I think about my fans as a group. I think about the little things. I think about the letters that I get from classrooms, and the YouTube videos of some little girl opening up her Christmas present and it’s tickets to my show. And I think of young girls learning lessons on guitar.”
“Sometimes I’ll sit in a position where I can watch people leave the shows and I’ll look at the shirts that they made and the signs and some people will cover themselves in Christmas lights so I can see them from the stage. I know that’s creepy but I just like to watch.”
“I just feel so proud that my fans are always nice to other fans. They don’t say hateful things. They don’t say they’re going to set people on fire or anything. They’re not sending death threats to other people.”
Well, that’s nice, if not slightly obnoxious. To be honest, some stans take shit TOO FAR. So, someone doesn’t like the artist you stan for. And? How does that affect your life, especially considering you don’t know the artist and they CERTAINLY don’t know you (unless you’re lucky enough to have a restraining order taken out against you). It’s natural to get defensive over things we like, of course – I do it myself – but at the end of the day, I could give a shit whether Joe Blogs down the street likes the same thing. I’m just gonna keep blasting my iTunes and live my life. I mean, come on.
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