At the moment, @MoviesMatrix is polling who are the worst “fans” in the nerdverse? The poll is necessary because stories are rampant.
We have the rising pseudo-religious cult of #ReleaseTheSnyderCut who are the first to put anyone on blast who either disagrees one exists or wants them to shut up. (And have already petitioned new WB Chair Ann Sarnoff.)
Then, we have the petition hounds in the Star Wars camp who thought it was a good idea to unite behind remaking The Last Jedi…and actually raised a few thousand dollars for the effort. Star Trek fans have been known to stalk–literally stalk–all generations of actors because they just want to be close. And then, we have Marvel.
You would think the most successful franchise on the planet would create fans who would have a little bit of chill but not so much. They have petitioned to replace Brie Larsen as Captain Marvel. They have been so outspoken about the lack of LGBT heroes on the big screen, while bravely hiding behind a Twitter avatar. And now, we can add bullying a seven-year-old girl to their ridiculous accolades.
Yes, that girl. Cute seven-year-old Lexi Rabe has now been the victim of IRL and cyber bullying…by Marvel “fans.” Zero chill, douchenozzles.
At the time of taping the movie as ‘Morgan Stark’, Lexi was only six. She had to learn how to deal with mega-stardom at an early age, and all too suddenly. To wit, her mother Jessica took to her daughter’s Instagram account to post a video of her daughter trying to reason with grown-ass adults to stop bullying her.
Why does she have to the big person here? Shouldn’t fans understand they are not entitled for autographs just because a star is seen in public? And when said star tries to go about the day, these “fans” get pissy because they don’t get their way?
“Sometimes were [sic] rushing from place to place stressed like everyone else to get to set on time or work or whatever and we seem a little grumpy,” Jessica writes on Instagram. “I’m sorry if you see us this way but that’s life!”
She has to tell the hoard that she “messes up sometimes” to rationalize telling these dorks who, instead of enjoying gainful employment and a life would rather live in mom’s basement waiting for the right time to pounce for a signature sure to bring in enough for a Happy Meal at McDonalds. They are selling Avengers: Endgame figurines, after all.