Lady Gaga Fans Are Trying To Sabotage ‘Venom’ By Writing Fake Reviews And It’s HILARIOUS
3 October 2018, 12:51
Fans are tweeting negative reviews of Tom Hardy's 'Venom' in a bid to drive people to see 'A Star Is Born' instead.
In what might be the most bizarre 'feud' of 2018, it appears as though Lady Gaga's passionate fanbase are currently embroiled in a Twitter battle against Tom Hardy's new movie, Venom. (Yes, really. We're not making this up.) And they will NOT stop trolling the Marvel fans.
As reported by BuzzFeed News, fans of the star of A Star Is Born appear to have created fake Twitter profiles, posing as mums from the midwest, tweeting negative reviews about the soon-to-be-released Venom. Why, you ask? Because Venom is released on the same day (October 5th, mark your calendars) as A Star Is Born in the US and the all important number one spot at the weekend box office is up for grabs.
It's not the first time Gaga stans have employed the fake profiles of several Midwestern mums to do their trolling. Back in 2016, when Gaga dropped Perfect Illusion, stans began tweeting radio stations and drumming up general hype around the single in a bid to increase streams and air play. If there's one thing you can trust Gaga's Little Monsters to do, it's to hype up their mother at any and all costs.
And now, they're back and this time, their aim is to ensure that more locals go and see A Star Is Born instead of the film based on the Marvel character. While the trolling is low-key petty, the tweets themselves are hilarious.
I saw #Venom last night and had to leave halfway through, my children wouldn't stop crying at how bad it was. Luckily a second pre screening of #AStarIsBorn was about to start, and now we are all crying, tears of amazement. Please pray for my eldest he is still in a coma.— Anne Harrison (@AnneHarrisonMom) October 2, 2018
Oh dear! #Venom was so BAD! I can’t believe I actually took time to see it, I mean it was free, so luckily I didn’t have to pay for such bad acting! Looks like my daughter is taking me to go see #AStarIsBorn with Lady GaGa and Bradley Cooper to cheer me up!— Sally Mckallin (@SallyMckallin) October 2, 2018
Just came back after #Venom premiere & the whole thing was horrible. My grandson hated it & called it the worst movie ever. My good friend Sarah suggested that I should watch this 'A Star is Born' movie which has Lady Gaga, so yeah I'm excited for that 💖— Sasha gray (@Cardi_Outsold_) October 2, 2018
Just watched #Venom in cinemas with the kids. Probably the worst movie I’ve seen 😬 we were all so upset that I bought another ticket and watched #AStarIsBorn instead and WOW! it was the best movie i’ve seen, so beautiful. XX— Carol Jane-Saunders (@CarolJane1973) October 2, 2018
After speaking to various fans behind the tweets, BuzzFeed News reported that some fans have confessed to an organised trolling, while others are just tweeting it as a joke. And now, Venom fans are taking to Twitter social media to share their own anti-A Star Is Born tweets.
Very disappointed with the way the new #AStarIsBorn movie turned out! Probably the worst Bradley Cooper movie ever, I do not recommend! Together with my husband, my 9 children, and 8 grandchildren I decided to watch #Venom and we were very surprised how amazing the movie was!— jelena karleuša stan🕷 (@tamacoochie) October 2, 2018
But it's not just Gaga fans that are tweeting the negative reviews either... it also appears that there are actual bots tweeting negatively about Venom too.
Beware of fake #Venom movie reviews. There are people trying to promote Lady Gaga's #AStarIsBorn and are fabricating negative reviews. Look out for bots and only trust proper and regular reviewers. pic.twitter.com/v9xznuN5R7— Marvel Mania™ (@marvel_maniac_) October 2, 2018
If the reviews are anything to go by, Gaga stans need not worry. Venom hasn't received very many favourable reviews amongst critics and people who have already seen the film. In fact, the film is currently sitting at 26% on Rotten Tomatoes. A Star Is Born? All the way up at 95%, certified Fresh and on track for a successful award season.
However, as we all know, it's not all about reviews... According to Variety, Venom is on track for a bigger opening weekend. Looks like the Midwestern soccer mums work here is not done yet.