Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor says WWE and Stars Wars have embarrassing toxic fandoms and blames wrestling for starting the trend.
Corey Taylor from Slipknot is an avid WWE and Star Wars fan. Two products that were heavily followed during their prime but are now the subject of criticism largely from their own fanbase and Corey isn’t too pleased with the divide in the fandoms.
He believes that the toxicity is embarrassing and id of the opinion that the trend began with wrestling, With the curtains lifted on what’s real and isn’t. fans began to act more in the know rather than just enjoying the product as it was.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor says WWE and Stars Wars have embarrassing toxic fandoms
“You talk about toxic fandom – I feel like that kind of started with wrestling,” Corey told Metro. ‘When kayfabe died, it really became a competition of who could find out the best bits backstage. I remember the horrendous f***ing moment of Goldberg-Lesnar I, when they were both leaving the company.
‘People knew about it months in advance – why they didn’t change the card, I’ll never fucking know. But that was the most painful five minutes of my life. Sitting there going, “Nobody enjoys this, all the fans are just f*ing booing the st out of these guys”. It completely took it away!’
‘That was the first real hint to me that there was something going on. People were trying too hard to know what was going on,’ he said. ‘Whether it was the pretence of it or just that selfish notion of being able to say, “Well I knew all along”. ‘Those people ruin so many f*ing good things, I just wish they would shut the fk up. I swear to God, it’s awful!’
Corey then urged the fans to enjoy the product while it was still on before moving on to Star Wars fans.
‘Just be lucky this is on in the first place. What are you going to do when this st goes away?” He asked. “Oh I knew it was gonna go” – man shove that st up your f*ing ass. ‘It’s the same thing that happened with Star Wars. Star Wars is a perfect example of people s****ing on a product that didn’t need to be st on.
‘So what, nothing’s going to be the Original Trilogy – none of it’s going to be the fing prequels either! Is Solo a perfect movie? No. But it’s not garbage. ‘The way people piled on that fing movie is embarrassing. They should f***ing ashamed of themselves!’
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