I am quite honestly disgusted with this fanbase.
Long story short, last night the official Thor 2 twitter posted this:
Which got people (including me) very excited. Then this morning they posted this:
… Which led to a page that said “Keep Calm, You’ve Been Loki’d!” And they finally followed up with this:
I thought it was funny. I laughed! It was a harmless joke, and we’ll get on-set photos eventually. Haha, a well-played prank indeed!
And then I learned that Tom had nothing to do with it, and I was a little disappointed in the official Twitter for involving him like that. But oh well, life goes on.
I learned that some people, disappointed that they didn’t get their Loki pictures, actually started tweeting hate, spam and even death threats to Tom.
In what UNIVERSE is this ever an okay way to behave? It’s ridiculous, disrespectful, and disgusting. Being a fan is supposed to be about supporting the person you’re a fan of, not throwing a tantrum towards them when you don’t get what you want and quite possibly scaring them. He didn’t even have anything to do with it! Plus, we’ll be seeing on-set photos in a few weeks! You are acting this way because you’re forced to wait a few more days to see your precious Loki pictures!?
And if that weren’t enough, Tom actually tweeted an apology. He apologized for something he had nothing to do with and had absolutely no control over.
No Tom. You do NOT have to apologize for this. You do NOT have to apologize for peoples’ ridiculous overreactions.
I can’t believe this is actually happening. I wish I could put this into more eloquent words, but I am seriously ashamed. What was supposed to be a harmless joke has seriously brought out the worst in this fanbase. I am so ashamed and sorry that Tom has to put up with this. I wish he still had his anonymity. I wish he didn’t have to put up with these crazy people because he doesn’t deserve it at all.
I am disgusted.
Tom, I’m sorry. I am so, so sorry.
God fucking dammit. And Tom even apologized. For something he didn’t do. He basically apologized for getting death threats. How anyone can be so mean I don’t even know. Fuck everyone who did that. It was a goddamn joke! One that Tom wasn’t even a part of. For fuck’s sake what is wrong with you guys?
Fandom your sense of entitlement is just… massive and glaring. Get your head out of your ass. Properties and actors do not exist simply to serve your need for a hit or fix.