The Problem With Toxic Fandom And How We Can Fix It
Jun 7th, 2018 by slashfilmdaily
On the June 7, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman, writer Hoai-Tran Bui and special guest Lindsey Romain to have a discussion about the current state of toxic fandom, trolls, and our role in the film conversation.
- Kelly Marie Tran has deleted all of the photos on her Instagram account, reportedly because of harassment from Star Wars fans.
- Toxic fandom, DCEU, now Star Wars
- Online mobs, organized campaigns
- The loss of a middle ground: There’s also a danger of grouping smart people who are critical in with the bad
- Why do fans hate what they love so much?
- Why has toxic fandom become so prevalent recently? Audience and ownership.
- The difference between criticizing and harassing creators
- Peter’s rule for what he writes
- Being constructive and not hurtful
- Common courtesy and respect
- @ replying creators into a negative conversation
- What should we put out into this world?
Other articles mentioned:
- HT's The Last Jedi Backlash is Another Example of Fandom Gone Wrong
- Lindsey's ‘Star Wars’ is About Saving What We Love – and We Need to Save Star Wars
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You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com, and linked inside the show notes.
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