Ted Bundy and Charles Manson fans are fighting over who's the 'sexiest' serial killer
15 August 2019, 17:50 | Updated: 15 August 2019, 18:08
People have set up real Ted Bundy and Charles Manson stan accounts on Twitter.
It is no secret that people are fascinated by true crime. This year alone, viewers have been captivated by numerous films and series based on real life stories, including the likes of The Act (a Joey King drama based on the Gypsy Rose Blanchard saga) and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (a Zac Efron film based on Ted Bundy's murders). However, what you might not know is that this obsession has led people to create social media accounts dedicated to criminals.
Normally stan accounts are reserved for celebrities but now people are making serial killer ones.
On Tuesday (Aug 13), Twitter account, @artdisease tweeted: "WHY IS THERE BEEF BETWEEN TED BUNDY AND CHARLES MANSON STANS???? HELP!!!!" - and sure enough they were right. People have created social media accounts in honour of Ted Bundy (the man who raped and killed more than 30 women) and Charles Manson (the cult leader who murdered seven people)... and they're fighting over who the 'sexiest' serial killer is.
Just one search on Twitter and you can find tweets of people saying things like: "Charles Manson started a social revolution. Your fave could never" and others clapping back: "imagine supporting a dirty nazi when you could stan Ted." If that weren't enough, there are real accounts with names like "Bundy's Bitch" and "Charles Manson Stan".
Some of the accounts have since been suspended but the internet has documented it all.
WHY IS THERE BEEF BETWEEN TED BUNDY AND CHARLES MANSON STANS???? HELP!!!! pic.twitter.com/AJO7rG2Q7H— sarah (@artdisease) August 13, 2019
ted bundy stans are fighting w charles manson stans using courtroom fancams, this is twitter at 1am please— 𝐦𝐢𝐫𝐚 SCOUPS LOCKDOWN (@spideycheol) August 13, 2019
There's a whole group of Ted Bundy stans on here and they have beef with Charles Mansons ..fandom?— 𝓚areema كريمة (@CreoleKiddo_) August 13, 2019
Maybe this app was a mistake 😩 pic.twitter.com/Bf0wEal270
in another episode of what goes on in this bird app- ted bundy stans?? have a selca day?? pic.twitter.com/e47JzB1WY4— knj🌨🌙 (@joonsrkivee) August 15, 2019
Charles manson walked so that ted bundy could run bitch sit down pic.twitter.com/2NcqyXlMxx— keey (@TheBlackpinkWak) August 13, 2019
ted bundy and charles manson have stans that use courtroom videos as fancams 🤡 pic.twitter.com/1Ro6iRyRgl— 𝒍𝒊𝒍𝒚 | KIARA, JACOB & JENNYS DAY! (@japansdazed) August 14, 2019
why are there ted bundy and charles manson stans to begin with ???? pic.twitter.com/xqkrDsJM9A— jimmy (@jeminaia) August 14, 2019
Unsurprisingly, the internet is equal parts disgusted and shocked. Charles Manson and Ted Bundy murdered real people and there is nothing to "stan" about them. Thankfully, most of the accounts appear to be fake. It looks like people created them solely for shock value to go viral.
Nevertheless, it doesn't change the fact that Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and their crimes are no joke.