Stan culture is dangerous. It’s toxic and scary and it is mentally draining.
Stan culture is hard to ignore – especially when you are the target of their wrath. Trust me – I have been there. They don’t want you to comment on anything that they don’t invite you to comment on and furnish you the words that they expect you to repeat back to them.
Charlie Puth was the latest person to experience stan culture and speak out about just how toxic and dangerous it is.
How did this all come about? Well some K-Pop fans accused him of trying to ride on the coat tails of BTS for gains on social media platforms.
“I don’t usually pay any mind to things like this, but something has to be said. This dangerous, toxic, internet screaming match between ‘fandoms’ has to stop,” Charlie tweeted. “I’m 28 years old, so it doesn’t really mean anything to me when some person I don’t know writes a nasty message to me saying things like ‘I used BTS for clout.’ I don’t know what that means- I love those guys and they are super talented.”
He commented with grace, because I woulda cussed a person out. Guys, no one knows what is going on behind the scenes or in other peoples lives. We don’t reserve the right to judge anyone.
Charlie handled stan culture better than any of us could have.