And director James Mangold is worried about the effect it’ll have on the culture industry.
Taking to Twitter, Mangold (who always has interesting, if not uncontroversial, thoughts on pop culture media) shared his thoughts about the direction fandom has taken in 2018 and what the results of that will be.
He likens it to a religious fervor: say or do the wrong thing, and you might be seen as a blasphemer.
At io9, we’ve already talked about how fandom can have a detrimental effect on the industry when it gets nasty.
If we want a world of genre fiction that’s diverse, exciting, and relevant, it’s important to oppose and stamp out hateful, harassing behavior. »