️Love on Tour is over and Harry Styles shows gestures of gratitude and respect for fans in his closing speech. From the Barbie movie, Ryan Gosling gifts Ken’s guitar to Jimin of BTS for wearing the same outfit as the idol in the “Permission to Dance” music video.
Doja Cat goes on a Twitter tirade against fans using the “Kittenz” fandom name, and says they need to “get a job.” This isn’t the first time Doja has berated fans. In 2022 she tweeted that “Planet Her and Hot Pink were cash-grabs, and y’all fell for it.” We discuss why Doja Cat might be a bad person, what that means for her career, and if listeners even care. This is in stark contrast to Jungkook of BTS who recently went live to talk about how he considers ARMY to be his best friends.
The 1975 were banned from Malaysia after Matty Healy kissed Ross MacDonald on stage at Good Vibes festival over the weekend. This was preceded by a lengthy speech criticising the Malaysian government for its anti-LGBTQ+ policies. We discuss why Matty Healy’s actions are performative and harmful for Malaysian citizens, why Matty needs to check his privilege, and how to be a proper ally in this situation
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Sources for Doja Cat Lashes Out At Fans + The 1975 Banned From Malaysia
Doja Cat rips supporters for ‘creepy’ fan accounts, ‘Kittenz’ nickname: ‘Get a job’ (Alix Breeden, Page Six, July 23, 2023)
Doja Cat Tells Fans She Doesn’t Love Them, Disdains “Kittenz” Fan Club Nickname (Amber Corrine, VIBE, July 24, 2023)
Doja Cat blasted after saying fans of her last couple of albums are ‘dumb’ (Dominic Smithers, UniLad, May 13, 2023)
Doja Cat claims Twitter isn’t letting her send replies as she calls fans “nerds” and tells some to “shut the fuck up” (Charlotte Krol, NME, August 4, 2022)
Jungkook Talks About His Fans In Recent Live Stream (Translations by @miiniyoongs and @eternalhyyh)
Malaysia’s gay community fears backlash after Matty Healy’s outburst (Rebecca Ratcliffe, The Guardian, July 24, 2023)
Malaysia’s government cancels festival after The 1975’s Matty Healy kisses a bandmate (Juliana Kim, NPR, July 22, 2023)