Not everyone gets along with each other, and really, there’s nothing wrong with that. The world would be a lot less interesting if everyone was best friends with each other. If there were never any conflicting opinions and viewpoints, we might not experience new things. And perhaps, that is no more evident than in the world of celebrity.
It seems like a new celeb beef rears its ugly, yet entertaining head everyday. There are so many it’s hard to keep up at times. Pusha T vs. Lil Wayne, Lupe vs. Pete Rock, Chris Brown vs. Meek Mill, and then there’s Team Breezy vs. anyone talking negatively about Chris Brown. Yeah, celebrity fan groups are now instigating celeb beefs, a trend that is all too familiar these days.
Chris Brown was a performer at the recent Billboard Music Awards show and many people commented on his choice to lip-synch, tweeting their critiques. Immediately Team Breezy ganged up on Chris’ detractors, spewing unwarranted hatred to one person in particular Chrissy Teigen, fiancé of John Legend.
Despite their best disrespectful efforts, Chrissy held her own. Yet, being the stand up guy he is, John Legend stood up for her as well. Chris even encouraged his fans stop sending out death threats, however that tweet has since disappeared from his timeline.
Stans (stalker fans) have become quite the phenomenon in celebrity culture. They blindly defend their favorite celeb from any type of negative comments, ganging up on whoever disagrees with them. And like any gang, the various Stan groups have names, like Beyhive (Beyoncé), Beliebers (Justin Bieber) or the Rihanna Navy.
But, the issue with aggressive fan groups going after people, be they celebrities or not, for simply stating a differing opinion is a problem. Both Roseanne Barr and Kelly Osborne were targeted for commenting about Beyoncé, and there are plenty more examples like that.
In fact, just over the holiday weekend, The Beyhive went after Dream Hampton’s daughter, who attended the comeback concert at Revel with her mother. Somehow a picture of Hampton’s daughter with Beyoncé surfaced and the Beyhive started in on her daughter, calling her ugly and wishing she was not in the picture at all.
No one is safe from Stans, not even people’s children. And what is worse is that the behavior of Stans brings negative attention to the celebrity they claim to love.
It’s quite telling and sad that people (Stans) choose to put so much negative effort into defending someone they don’t actually know. Stans should take a step back and let their fave celebs handle their own drama. That way we can just enjoy celebs beefing with each other, which is always more entertaining anyway! I mean who didn’t get some sort of entertainment value out of that whole Common vs. Drake fiasco?!!