1. Notification emails are working properly again. Please check your email spam folder and if you see any emails from the Cantina there, make sure to mark them as "Not Spam". This will help a lot to whitelist the emails and to stop them going to spam.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. IMPORTANT! To be able to create new threads and rate posts, you need to have at least 30 posts in The Cantina.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Before posting a new thread, check the list with similar threads that will appear when you start typing the thread's title.
    Dismiss Notice

Toxic Fandom

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by KeithF1138, May 17, 2018.

  1. Maximus

    Maximus Jedi General

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Posts:
    2,631
    Likes Received:
    45,801
    Trophy Points:
    170,177
    Credits:
    6,797
    Ratings:
    +50,209 / 20 / -6
    oh the post was supposed to be toxic?

    i totally missed that if it was the case. i see some useful financial news and a great Luke Gif :D
     
    • Funny Funny x 5
  2. McDiarmid

    McDiarmid Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Posts:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    3,888
    Trophy Points:
    12,517
    Credits:
    6,774
    Ratings:
    +7,929 / 408 / -137
    isn't that the point of fans toxicity thread or what?
    I thought this is a thread in which we will be abolished for expressing our spontaneous and unprovoked toxicity.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Maximus

    Maximus Jedi General

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Posts:
    2,631
    Likes Received:
    45,801
    Trophy Points:
    170,177
    Credits:
    6,797
    Ratings:
    +50,209 / 20 / -6
    i honestly have no idea if you meant that with sarcasm... but it made me snort with laughter my friend.

    you are a passionate fan.. there is nothing toxic about you ;)
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  4. KeithF1138

    KeithF1138 Rebel General

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    Posts:
    419
    Likes Received:
    938
    Trophy Points:
    4,142
    Credits:
    1,213
    Ratings:
    +1,262 / 16 / -5
    Im sorry you lost me. The point of the thread is we have toxicity taken over Star Wars fandom. Rather then discuss disagreements people are attacking each other. They are using toxic language and dog whistles to call people names and cause people to get excessively angry rather then trying to understand each others point of view.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. McDiarmid

    McDiarmid Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Posts:
    3,481
    Likes Received:
    3,888
    Trophy Points:
    12,517
    Credits:
    6,774
    Ratings:
    +7,929 / 408 / -137
    You guys are so nice people.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Cute Cute x 1
  6. BobaFettNY21

    BobaFettNY21 Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2015
    Posts:
    697
    Likes Received:
    4,107
    Trophy Points:
    12,317
    Credits:
    5,752
    Ratings:
    +4,837 / 32 / -9
    Wait...are we talking Britney Spears Toxic....



    Or Ferngully's Tim Curry Toxic Love????





    I'm down for both...TBH.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Cute Cute x 1
  7. KeithF1138

    KeithF1138 Rebel General

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    Posts:
    419
    Likes Received:
    938
    Trophy Points:
    4,142
    Credits:
    1,213
    Ratings:
    +1,262 / 16 / -5
    Saw this morning one of the first sources of Star Wars SJW crap is Alex Jones and Infowars.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Funny Funny x 2
  8. KeithF1138

    KeithF1138 Rebel General

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    Posts:
    419
    Likes Received:
    938
    Trophy Points:
    4,142
    Credits:
    1,213
    Ratings:
    +1,262 / 16 / -5
    Sadly toxic fandom doing more damage this week. Not sure who has seen this, but Rian Johnson paid a compliment to Christopher McQuarrie on twitter and that turned into toxic fans bashing Christopher McQuarrie so much that he stated that he has lost interest in making a Star Wars film. James Mangold (Logan) and James Gunn even chimed in and seemed to echo what Christopher McQuarrie said.

    Sad that such talented people are feeling like fandom is making it not worth it to participate.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  9. prinzessinleia1995

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2018
    Posts:
    6
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Credits:
    107
    Ratings:
    +34 / 0 / -0
    Toxic people are bad people, but they will stop this, if we just ignore them.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Wise Wise x 2
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • Hopeful Hopeful x 1
  10. Jaxxon

    Jaxxon Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2017
    Posts:
    378
    Likes Received:
    2,893
    Trophy Points:
    9,617
    Credits:
    2,612
    Ratings:
    +3,415 / 16 / -0
    I don't say this to justify any toxic actions. I say this in a spirit of trying to understand:

    I think to understand toxic fandom, you need the concept of gentrification. For a long time, "nerd culture" lived at the fringes of society. It was a haven for those who felt outcast, bullied, etc. It was a place they could go and be themselves, express their interest free from ridicule or bullying. And yes, many of these people were white males.

    Fast forward to the last decade. Nerd culture has gone mainstream. At first this is fine. Why not invite others to the party? We want to see the things we love succeed, right?

    But here's the thing, and I believe this is an important distinction for a lot of hot button issues today: there's a big difference between saying "there aren't enough minorities represented" and saying "there are too many white males."

    I think a lot of fans suddenly felt that their haven from the world was invaded by the world. The place they could be themselves without ridicule suddenly became a source of ridicule. They began to hear culture saying, "there are too many of you white males here, get out and make room."

    I don't believe that culture, as a whole, is saying this. I believe some extremists are saying this, and that throws fuel on the fire of toxic fandom. But I DO believe that, whatever was actually intended, this "too many white males" thing is what many fans think they're being told. In their minds, they let the popular kids into the neighborhood, into the thing they love and value, only to be told they're no longer wanted in the neighborhood they founded.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Wise Wise x 1
  11. KeithF1138

    KeithF1138 Rebel General

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2017
    Posts:
    419
    Likes Received:
    938
    Trophy Points:
    4,142
    Credits:
    1,213
    Ratings:
    +1,262 / 16 / -5
    Good video on the state of Star Wars Fandom


    Also as much as I dont want Star Wars actors and creators to stop sharing beliefs. Do you think that they are also part of the division? I wonder if some of the people that disagree with the views of people like Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and others; are being pulled into the Star Wars discussion. Wonder if any discernible amount really dont consider themselves as Star Wars fans, but chime in because of disagreement with the views of Star Wars public figures.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. RoyleRancor

    RoyleRancor Jedi General

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2016
    Posts:
    4,382
    Likes Received:
    21,446
    Trophy Points:
    147,167
    Credits:
    16,841
    Ratings:
    +28,031 / 122 / -91
    Part of the issue still surrounding TLJ debates a year later, is that people can't agree on things that did or didn't happen in the film.
     
    • Like Like x 4
Loading...

Share This Page