The RWBY fandom has unfortunately been largely taken over, at least on social media, by a fanatical group of people who get set off and enraged over anything that doesn’t fit their mold.

Coincidentally, many of these fanatics, also ship Bumblebee ( the characters Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long ).

This is also unfortunate because a large group of these fanatical Bumblebee shippers are extremely bigoted, intolerant, and malicious. They will witch hunt you if you do anything that again, breaks their mold. They do this so routinely that some have even co-opted the nicknames “Beevengers” or “Wasps” for their groups. No, I’m not kidding, as embarrassing as that sounds, they’re serious.

This has resulted in many people who also ship Bumblebee, to stop doing so because they don’t agree with the fanatical views on the ship by the “Wasps” and “Beevengers” and how they treat others.

To the more extreme, some have even stopped watching RWBY entirely over such mistreatment by them.

For example, when Rooster Teeth released a shirt that had Blake paired with her ex-lover, Adam Taurus  (with the caption “Lovers Quarrel”), fanatics on Twitter were foaming at the mouth, demanding Rooster Teeth remove the product which they did. As if that isn’t funny enough, if I recall, Rooster Teeth actually bent the knee within hours of the backlash.

However, when Rooster Teeth gets backlash about other things, for example when they had immense backlash for massively hiking prices on their FIRST membership they were radio silent.

There was also the time some fanatics attacked cosplayers at an anime convention, simply because they were cosplaying Adam.

The above is just the tip of tie iceberg but let’s get into today’s report.

January 19, 2020, this tweet is posted.

For those out of the loop on RWBY, Blake and Yang are the two women who seem to be getting defeated in the fanart.

As you can likely suspect, this enraged a certain portion of Twitter.

Now, what would a reasonable person do when they scroll through their timeline and pass over art that they don’t like? Probably just move on.

What do fanatics do? Become outraged and screech a whole lot. I wouldn’t be surprised if part of the reason this art was commissioned was as bait, if so, it worked very well…

Again, even if you find the art distasteful, perhaps just move on and use your time in a more positive and productive manner? If you let every little thing in life set you off, you’ll get nowhere fast.

I’ll leave you with one more example of how crazy this fanatical part of the RWBY fandom is.

When Rooster Teeth’s VP of Product and Engineering was arrested for allegations of brutal abuse towards his wife, and I covered the situation, fanatics went crazy defending Rooster Teeth from any backlash.

Here is just one post of many, this tweet full of hate thrown at me and mis-information, simply because I said a VP at Rooster Teeth was allegedly involved in some very disturbing things, and that was bad news.

For the record, Rooster Teeth did confirm that Mike Quinn was no longer with the company according to kxan.

This person has also spewed much more hate and mis-information than you see here, for the record. However, I think that’s enough of the weird, fanatical, side of the RWBY fandom for one day.

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5 Response Comments

  • TerraXIII  January 20, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    Long ago, the RWBY fandom lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when the Fanatics attacked. Only Monty, father of the RWBY fandom, could stop them. But when the fandom needed him the most, he passed away. R.I.P. Monty.

    I feel like he would be sad to see these fanatics going after people because of fanart. They’ve made it scary to even admit your ships publicly becuase if you don’t agree with them, they instantly swam you. And you can’t even reason with them, so it makes you wonder what their normal everyday life is like if they get triggered by the littlest things.

  • brenton522  January 22, 2020 at 4:48 am

    A person made a purposefully inflammatory tweet where the villain brutally kills the heroes and people react negatively. Seems par for the course to me, and isn’t it kind of hypocritical to say “just move on and use your time in a more positive and productive manner” when writing a WordPress article takes much longer than a tweet?

  • SuspiciousPackage  January 22, 2020 at 10:29 am

    RWBY fans are a close second to SU fans in terms of patheticness. Can’t understand why they’re so wrapped up in a poorly animated, deteriorating show.

  • NyanNet  January 22, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    @brenton522 , “brutally kills the heroes” is a misrepresentation of the art. They’re not brutally getting killed in the art at all. Yang and Blake have both been through way worse in the show than in that fan art. Blake is parrying the polearm and Yang lost a mechanical arm, they could hypothetically still turn the fight around even.

    Lastly, I would not really compare providing content for a news website which clearly has a benefit, to just being mad and tweeting. To each their own though, thanks for your thoughts on this!

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