Created By: LeighSabio on December 19, 2009

Hate Dumb

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Fandom can sometimes reach rather illogical levels. But let's face it, hating a thing can bring out the jerkass in someone as much as liking it, Especially on the internet.

Common Hate Dumb variants include:

Fan Haters: Those who simply will not be content to dislike a work, yet let other demographics like what appeals to them. How dare someone have such bad taste? That should be a capital offense! They simply aren't content to live and let live.
  • Author Haters: These people may not hate the fans, per se, but they certainly hate the author. While it's natural to be annoyed with someone who has brought a bad show into existence, these people take it to such a level that it seems to be a personal vendetta reaching You Killed My Father levels. In extreme cases, death threats may ensue.

Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch: Okay, so these haters have never seen the show in question, but they know they hate it...somehow. Don't ever try to get them to give it a chance, they refuse to watch one minute of it.

The Foe Yay Fan: This person hates the show. Hates every one of the 42 hours per week spent watching it. Hates every one of the 49 hours per week spent blogging about it. Hates that crappy merchandise they examine with a magnifying glass every time they see it in the store. This is the opposite extreme from Complaining About Shows You Don't Watch. This is a hater who seems to spend more time obsessing over the object of their hate than the fans do.

The Rival Fan:This hater loves a work. Just...not this one. They belong to some fandom with a long-standing rivalry with the work they don't like. They tend to insist that the object of their hate is a shoddy knockoff of their show, even when it's completely different, and that No True Fan of their show could ever like both their show and the show they hate. Tends to overlap with Fan Dumb.
Community Feedback Replies: 4
  • December 18, 2009
    Might be interesting to expand the Complaining About Shows You Dont Watch segment to comment on the types of people who join the hatedom just for the fun of snarking, even though they've never seen the work in question. This sort of thing is very common on the internet; a lot of people would probably like works they deride regularly, but it's just too much damn fun to complain.
  • December 18, 2009
    Might I also add a Few:

    Bandwagon Hater: Truly and Vitriolicly opposes this Work, but only as long as it's the trendy thing to do.

    Hipster Hate: Yeah they follow the show, but only in an ironic way. Sure they may know the more intricate details of Canon, but its only to Snark.

  • December 19, 2009
    Opinion Myopia should be mentioned or potholed, IMO. As for Bandwagon Hater, mention that the work in question has become an Acceptable Target.

    Would this be a no examples article?
  • December 19, 2009
    If this trope gets launched, I would hazard a guess that it'd be just like the Fan Dumb article. It would contain a list of variants, but no actual examples.

    Of course, some might argue that even just the very concept of a Hatedom is Hate Dumb in and itself - since some believe that it's better to just focus your mind and energy on things that you love. Nonetheless, I am in favour of this trope page.