Greetings, BWAN friends. Welcome back.
We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, wherever you are. We know our contributors were mostly enjoying a nice vacation from the blogosphere, with some of us partaking in the traditional July 4th weekend activities such as ”bobbing for watermelons” and “spin the sparkler.”
Overall, it gave us a nice time to enjoy several days away from “it.”
And by “it,” you know what we’re talking about. Hate.
Funny, though, how some people, no matter what the day, just can’t seem to let it go.
Even on a day celebrated by many as a national holiday, when most folks were taking part in the great Fourth of July traditions of parades, fireworks and guzzling down caseloads of Natty light, the ninnies just couldn’t help themselves. They were posting and tumblring and twittering away about “Spew,” once again projecting their deep-seated disdain for her.
And when the pictures came out? You know, THOSE pictures. The ones of Kristen at LAX boarding a plane to parts unknown?
Well… let’s just say, there was enough spittle to damper the National fireworks display in Washington, D.C.
“She better not be going to see HIM,” they snarled. “She called the paps. She’s a famewhore,” they growled. “It’s just for PR,” they droned. “We predicted it. They have to calm the sheep,” they muttered.
And so on, and so forth, et cetera!
Aside from the interesting departure time of her flight and the Air Canada lanyard of one papped baggage handler, no one seems to know exactly where Miss Stewart is. For all we know, she could have flown off to the Republic of Mordovia to brush up on her Erzya dialect skills and visit the State Puppet Theater. Does Air Canada have a flight from LAX to Mordovia?
But we digress. It’s not really the purpose of BWAN to speculate on such things.
Fast forward to Wednesday, when nary a sight or sound has been heard from the most ninja of ninjas, and what are the ninnies on about now?
Hate, of course.
“What?” you ask.
You heard us. Hate.
Not the “we hate Kristen” hate that permeates almost every one of their conversations, but the alleged hatred that has been directed at Cait Cronenberg, the daughter of Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg, who was hired by her father to take the still shots of the film.
Seems a few folks from the anti-Rob side of the fandom got it in their heads to set up a twitter account so they could send nasty messages to Miss Cronenberg, accusing her of all kinds of dastardly deeds.
The ninnies’ reaction was swift and predictable.
“Who the fuck does that shit?” “Who does this person think they are?” “How dare someone set up a twitter account to hate on another person!”
Oops! Did you catch that last one?
We particularly enjoyed it when they started tweeting out about how cyberbullying is illegal in the U.S.
Do they even know that that means? Per the legal definition, it is: “The use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others.”
Does that include the amount of cyberbullying that is done by them on a minute-to-minute basis? What about the cyberbullying at nonsten.com? What about the cyberbullying that has been – by very vocal members of nonsten.com (and they know who they are) – directed at other members of the fandom.
We know, we know. “We were attacked,” they claim. “We’re ‘innocent’ victims” they utter.
And while BWAN most certainly concedes that the attacks against some of them both via the posting of personal information on very PUBLIC message boards, as well as the alleged attacks of one person at their workplace were, in fact, illegal and a BIG FAT NO-NO, that doesn’t disregard the fact that it was their obsessive hatred of a single person that led up to this in the first place.
The FIRST victim in all of this was and remains Kristen.
So we can’t help but find a bit of hypocrisy in the fact that they are complaining about one measly twitter account that has sent out a total of twenty-eight (that’s right 2-8) tweets to a photographer, who we assume by now has seen plenty of fandom BS in her TL, yet they’ve been spewing their crap, calling names, tossing out wild and disgusting allegations about Kristen for how long? And I bet if we added up those tweets and tumblrs and posts at nonsten it would be WELL INTO the tens of thousands…at least. (The nonsten.com posts alone are over 55,000. You do the math.)
So it seems that no matter what time of year, no matter what time of day, when it comes to Kristen Stewart, hate really doesn’t take a holiday.