Throughout the history of Justin Bieber’s professional existence, his fans have been undeniably insane and unbelievably delusional. They’ve cried. They’ve passed out. They’ve threatened to kill people. But 2012 also saw a surge in embarrassing fan behavior from the Twi-hard sect, with devotees bawling over Kristen Stewart’s cheating scandal.
This raises an interesting question: who in Hollywood had the most delusional fan base of the year? Let’s find out, shall we?
This summer, the Twi-hards went bananas amid the Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson breakup. Twitter went into meltdown mode following news of Stewart’s cheating scandal. Fans were outraged, hurt—basically, they were in mourning. In mourning over something that had absolutely nothing to do with them. It was pretty amusing! Here are some highlights:
“OH HELLLLL NO. KRISTEN STEWART CHEATED ON MAH BEW WITH SOME DIRECTOR. SHE’S SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD TO ROBERT PATTINSON, hisluscious self.”
“Kristen Stewart loves Robert Pattinson more than ? you ? you ? you ? you ? you ? you ? you ? and you ? will ever do. Robsten Is Unbroken.”
“Don’t you dare coming back to this fandom, begging for forgiveness once this is solved.”
“#WeHateUSWeekly because they are DISRESPECTING Kristen, Rob, and all our intelligences by posting malicious cheating rumours”
Yes, the Twi-hards were ripe with hate and scorn that week, but do they even hold a candle next to Bieber’s delusional fans?
When Bieber was accused of fathering a fan’s child earlier this year, his fans did what they do best— they threatened to kill her:
“Dear Mariah Yeater, Roses are red, violets are blue, stay away from Bieber or Beliebers will kill you.”
So yeah. As pathetic as this was, it’s got nothing on the insanity of Beliebers. But what fan base does? Year after year, Justin Bieber fans have continued to hold their place at the top of the “most fucked up fans” totem pole.
But this year, they’ve been replaced. Another fan base out there has indeed surpassed the insanity of the Beliebers. Who could possibly top them, you ask? Well, first, let’s look at a close contender.
Lady Gaga’s fans, which she’s dubbed “Little Monsters,” have their moments of undying devotion. But they’re not nearly as bad as the people who hate them: Madonna fans. Yup, Madonna still has fans, and they’re feisty as shit. They created an entire website, not in her honor, but in honor of the tedious fact that “Madonna’s MDNA Tour is unequivocally slaying Lady Gaga’s flopped Born This Way Ball Tour.”
The entire site is basically an analyzed diss at Lady Gaga fans, and they’ve put way too much time, effort, and, most importantly, anger, into why Madonna is better than Lady Gaga. Here’s their mission statement:
“We provide facts, statistics, official numbers and information as evidence to our claims that Lady Gaga is unoriginal, boring, cheap and reductive (which is NOT a hard task). If you like to be entertained while learning the truth about Pop Music’s latest contrived, and already passé, super star, this is the place for you. Note that graphic language and imagery might be used — so if you are a whiny little bitch, GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE.”
In one scrap of information, the Madonna fans even go so far as to point out an error on Lady Gaga’s part in announcing that she would perform in front of a crowd of 100,000 people. They post a photo of the referenced concert and insist that it “indicates there were not 100,000 people in that stadium.”
I’m not so sure even a Belieber would put that much energy into something so petty. Delusion like this could just give Bieber fans a run for their money.
But there’s one fan base that shot to mainstream fame this year, and they just might surpass Beliebers when it comes to insanity. And, actually, they’re proud to be insane. They’re the Juggalos—fans of the Insane Clown Posse. And you do not fuck with the Juggalos. Everything that the Beliebers say they’ll do, the Juggalos might actually do.
Remember when Tila Tequila found herself in the middle of a Juggalos Gathering? It wasn’t pretty.
And these guys are actually trying to sue the FBI. Why? Because the FBI has officially named them “a loosely-organized hybrid gang.” The group is fighting back against the gang title, but the FBI isn’t backing down. Via Huffington Post:
“The FBI maintains, however, that subsets of the Juggalos ‘exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity in violence,’ according to the 2011 report. The FBI classifies the Juggalos as a ‘loosely-organized hybrid gang.‘ The report defines a hybrid gang as being a ‘non-traditional gang with multiple affiliations,’ and notes that most crimes committed by Juggalos ‘involve simple assault, personal drug use and possession, petty theft, and vandalism.’”
Gang or not, there are few fan bases that can say their behavior has caught the attention of the FBI. Congratulations, Juggalos. Your insanity has surpassed Belieber proportions.