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4 Ways Celebrities Deal With Toxic Fan Behavior

With the love of fans and supporters all over the country and all across the globe, celebrities can rise and shine. Of course, their talents, skills, and looks are among the biggest contributors to their popularity, but without people who follow them and let them be known further, it would not be highly possible to make a lustrous name in the world of show business. Thanks to fans who admire and greatly champion them, celebrities are able to gain and begin avid fan bases and stretch them into larger sizes, reaching beyond the borders of their hometowns.  

Indeed, there’s so much to be grateful for when celebs have fans who undyingly stick by their side through their highest highs and lowest lows. The stars themselves know that they are eternally thankful to and for those people. At the same time, they are aware that there are various kinds of fans that they might encounter throughout their journey as public figures, and of course, they get trained and prepared for that also. While most fans definitely know how to be responsible fans, those that do not know exist, too. They are still called fans for some reason even though many would say that they do not deserve to be called that way anymore. 

Instead, what those “fans” exhibit are termed “toxic fan behavior”. They are still considered “fans” in name, but they are described as toxic for how they act, think, and speak with regards their favorite artists, the artists they do not like, and the fans of both. 

Now, as mentioned earlier, stars do know about this, but the question that many non-toxic fans probably have is, “What do they do about it?” Let’s talk more about this specific aspect in the lives of well-known icons in the entertainment industry. Here are 4 ways celebrities deal with toxic fan behavior. 

1 – They ignore them

Since stars are aware of all the pros and cons of fame and of the existence of various sorts of fans and people watching them, most of them know that the best way to avoid getting stressed over toxic fan behavior is by ignoring them. 

They know that nobody can please everyone. There are people, even those so-called “fans”, who will never be satisfied with what their favorite celebrities do. Some of them wouldn’t even be grateful enough. Other people are just being unnecessarily toxic in many ways. And for real, if celebs give time and energy to focus on themselves, they will just feel bad, sad, or even angry.

That is why celebs just let them be. They know that they cannot do a lot about those toxic fan behavior, so instead, they concentrate on doing their best work while appreciating those fans who genuinely care for them.    

2 – They directly call them out through social media platforms

Most public figures do ignore those unwanted fan behaviors, but some of them also use their influence to voice out their feelings and thoughts towards such acts. 

Whether fans know or not, celebs also check out what their fans are saying about them on social media. When their fans are happy, they know. When there are things that disappoint fans, they also know. If it’s not them who directly see or hear, the news gets to them through their celebrity management company or through the people they closely work with.

Because celebrities know how it’s always social media that has one of the biggest powers today, making sure that news reaches fast to those who need to hear it, they use social media to address those unlikeable behaviors from people who claim to be their fans. It could be through their own posts, through comments or replies to fans, or through their personal live broadcasts where they interact with fans and answer their questions.  

To fans and for fans, it’s really inspiring to know when their favorite celebrities are being honest and genuine about how they want their fans to be, anything but toxic. Truly, some celebs are not afraid to speak their minds and correct those who need correction.

3 – They give them constructive advice

This one could be connected to the previous number, but here, artists are more like just giving advice to their fans and people who follow them. They are being extra careful of how they address toxic fan behavior matters. Rather than directly and specifically calling out, they give them constructive advice. They are worried about how their fandom treats each other and fans of other artists, so they remind them of the boundaries of being fans to artists and of being fans to fellow fans in the community. 

4 – Their agency protects them

For toxic fan behavior that negatively affects and could possibly bring harm to the welfare of artists, their celebrity management company will not let anything slide. It’s the agency’s job to protect, secure, and defend their artists, and they indeed do their best to do that. They will always be ready to reach out to those suspected toxic fans, to provide artists with top-notch security, and to take any legal action needed, if any. 



Celebrities truly feel indebted to their loving fans who always go all out when supporting them and their career, but at the same time, they know the limits of their artist-fan relationship. They are highly regarded by many people, and in return, they respect their fans, too. Most importantly, they respect themselves as artists and as individuals, too.

While they do everything they can do to make their fans delighted and satisfied, stars keep in mind their responsibility in all their actions to protect their fans and themselves. Whenever it’s time to give, they give. They take when they have to take. They hold back when they need to, and they also take action as they see fit. 

On the other side of the coin, fans should also be dutiful in the manner they express their acclaim towards their favorite artists. They should also help celebs call out or correct those people who show toxic fan behavior. 

Nicole Pore
Nicole Pore
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. She finds quality and well-researched writing as a worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. For her, it’s restoring and fulfilling to the heart and a great way to clear the mind while loading it up with fresh learning. Film critiquing and filmmaking are among her interests too. Giving all the glory to God, Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.

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