10 of the Craziest Fandom Feuds That Ever Happened on Social Media
Thanks to social media, celebrity feuds are now as common as Kim Kardashian‘s nude selfies. Case in point? Well, we’re only in the third month of 2016 and we’ve already seen some of the fiercest feuds between huge stars, including Demi Lovato & Taylor Swift, Kanye West & Amber Rose. But while the drama between these celebrities is always sky high, it doesn’t even compare to the drama between their supporters. One look at a celebrity’s mentions and fan accounts will tell you that hell hath no fury like a group of pissed off fans.
So in short, sparking a heated feud between major fanbases is kind of like starting World War III. For instance, there was that major feud between Harmonizers and Mixers when Little Mix‘s stylist threw shade at Fifth Harmony. And, of course, we can’t forget the epic showdown between Beliebers and Directioners when they found out that both artists would be releasing new albums on the same day. Talk about drama! But, in spite of all the chaos, at the end of the day, these loyal fans proved that they are always going to step up to the plate to defend their favorite stars. Take a look at these 10 bizarre fandom feuds that broke out on social media:
Directioners vs. #5SOSFam
During a One Direction concert in 2014, a rumor began that a 5 Seconds of Summer fan held up an offensive sign that said "Replace Louis [Tomlinson] with Luke [Hemmings]." Though there was no actual proof of the sign, the rumor went viral fast and started the hashtag #SmileLouis on Twitter. Another rumor surfaced that a second 5SOS fan also held up a sign that said "Harry [Styles], buy some shampoo." Talk about cruel.
As you can imagine, Directioners were livid. One fan, @Louis1DUpdates, said, "A person brought a sign that said "Replace Louis with Luke," which is stupid because she paid almost $200 just to stand there and hold a dumba** sign." Another fan, @abnormallyadam, said, "So some ignorant girl held up a sign that said 'replace louis with luke' like wtf if it wasn't for him your idols wouldn't be as famous tbh."
But then Ashton Irwin from 5SOS stepped in to squash the feud when he tweeted to a fan, "You guys should love each other, we are bands that do our best to be your escape, and as bands we are friends, don't fight!"
Photo: (Instagram (@5SOS)