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Post #1376423

Author
Ed Slushie
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What's the deal with this fandom?
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https://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1376423/action/topic#1376423
Date created
21-Sep-2020, 4:45 PM
Last modified
21-Sep-2020, 5:30 PM
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Ed Slushie
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In my experience, the Star Wars fandom seems far more prone to drama and division than those of other pieces of pop culture. Originaltrilogy.com is a fine place, but those of us who spend a lot of time on YouTube or Reddit have probably seen what I’m talking about.
I can scarcely find a commenter there capable of saying something positive about one aspect of the franchise without condemning another. And that’s not even mentioning the actual bullying and harassment that several cast and crew members have faced.
For years now, I’ve been wondering: what makes people act like that? What, if any, other fandoms have these kinds of issues? And how do we respond to it?