Why do Harry Styles fans hate Olivia Wilde?

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We’ve seen what happens to women in the public eye who have dared date a global heartthrob over the past few decades and little has changed. However, no one will be to blame Olivia Wilde To her surprise at the sheer brutality of some online sub-group when her association with Styles was revealed after the shooting of their movie do not worry my love. The actress and director, who was previously in a long-term relationship With Jason SudeikisShe was heavily criticized on social media and conspiracy-related gossip blogs because of her romance.

Take a look on social media and you’ll see a wonderful, all-out barrage of rage at Wilde, who veers from petty to outright danger.

When the news first surfaced in January of last year, Wilde was forced to restrict comments on her Instagram page after being overwhelmed by negative messages. As noted before BuzzFeedWilde was told that she should be “ashamed” of herself for “stealing” the patterns and that their relationship was “embarrassing”. Some vocal style fans privately accuse her of being a bad mom who abandoned her kids for her new boyfriend. Tumblr tag # voxelvia She is home to a lot of this, as well as accusations that Wilde is “fake” and “leech” and only with Styles to get attention.

Nudes were posted over and over again with more body-shameful and slutty comments. that intimate video A woman who looks like Wilde (her health has never been confirmed) appeared on social media, which was shared by Styles Obsession. I have encountered a lot aging was accused of grooming It’s because of the 10 year age difference (forgetting the fact that Styles isn’t a kid and is now pushing 30).

Topics put together for presentation comprehensively detailed ‘Evidence’ of Wilde’s many misdeeds, listing everything from old prank tweets to ‘blackface to good looks’ Tanned in a photoshoot. She was also criticized for wearing a James Brown shirt, as it was accused of domestic violence against his wife.

one blog She claimed she “attracts criminals” because she either worked with the likes of Kevin Spacey and Brett Ratner or was photographed near her. especially harsh Viral Tweet He cleverly declared that Wilde “gives the same sentiments as Amber Heard,” invoking the latter’s recent campaign of hate as reason to doubt their latest target.

a Defamation article 2015 On Harvey Weinstein he claimed that Weinstein “suggested a threesome” with a “between the two and Olivia Wilde” model in exchange for acting work. This is armed by Many style lovers As evidence that Wilde either collaborated with Weinstein or was a predator on the same scale as him. hashtag # retweet It has been used to spread the most insidious hate, including frequently comparing Wilde to a sexual predator and positioning patterns as being her victim. It is better for such people to imagine their idol as a traumatized prisoner and not as an independent being.

Notably, many of Styles’ fans have spoken out in support of Wilde, calling for abuse and condemning the tactics used to harm her. The outrage represented by this subgroup does not refer to the beliefs of the entire fan base. Oftentimes, they are in the minority, albeit very noisy and well-organised, which grab most of the attention. However, having such responses at all says a lot about how people engage in the public eye in a mass battle where goalposts are always on the move.

For her part, Wilde has not directly discussed these attacks and has kept her romance with Styles and, unsurprisingly, low profile. What you are experiencing, unfortunately, is not a new phenomenon. Name a famous couple from the last century in Hollywood lore and it won’t take you long to find excessive amounts of bullying directed at one of them, usually the woman, from Elizabeth Taylor to Cybill Shepherd to Angelina Jolie and beyond. In this sense, Wilde joins a “proud” breed of disgraced women. But in the age of social media and the always blurred lines between celebrities and fans, it’s hard to overlook the exact magnitude of what you’re up against.

The hostility toward Wilde is a two-pronged exposition of how celebrity relationships inspire certain types of fan rage: first, there’s the typical misogyny of women who would dare date a male star adored by the majority of the female fan base; Then there are the intrigues surrounding the aforementioned star which insist that he is in fact having a secret relationship with someone else. In this case, Styles has been the subject of several unsubstantiated claims that he is in a long-term partnership with former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson.

The Larry Stellinson theory It has fueled plenty of fan stories, with meticulously analyzed videos proving their secret love, hidden by the malevolent forces of Simon Cowell, their record label, and a shady force known only as “PR.” Despite the fact that One Direction is on an indefinite hiatus and Tomlinson has a son from an ex-partner, the plot never ended. Even Tomlinson lamented the way Back in 2012 That such paranoia put a strain on his and Styles’ friendship, but his plea for fans to stop only further fueled their imaginations.

Any woman who dares to come between this imaginary love faces dire consequences. And again, this is not unique to Olivia Wilde, who has been accused of being latest beard Or a cruel woman with whom he was forced to have an affair. Such plots are now shockingly common in many fandoms.

And again, the lion’s share of this cruelty goes towards the woman in the relationship. Consider how Benedict Cumberbatch’s wife, director Sophie Hunter, was subjected to ridiculous plots claiming to have trapped her famous husband in a loveless marriage with children who are either not his children or are realistic dolls. Singer FKA . twigs She spoke candidly on social media about the racism and misogyny she endured while dating Robert Pattinson from fans who thought he was married. twilight Co-star Kristen Stewart. Amelia Warnerthe composer’s wife 50 Shades of Gray Star Jamie Dornan, faced similar despicable treatment from his fans and convinced his true love His co-star is Dakota Johnson. Look for a celebrity couple of any kind and the woman will probably be the one who gets all the hate.

There are rare exceptions to this. Recently, actress Florence Pugh pictured enjoying a vacation with her ex Midsmar Co-star Will Poulter sparked excitement from her fans who assumed she had left partner Zach Braff inAuto Adam Warlock. Pugh had already called out her fans for “essentially throwing insults, atrocities, and bullying at someone” on her Instagram page, and had to respond again to deny Poulter’s allegations. This hasn’t stopped people from making harsh comments about Braff, even if it’s announced spore“No matter what you think of who I should or shouldn’t be with, at the end of the day if you’re complimenting someone by trolling someone else… you’re just bullying.”

The attack tactics these celebrities encountered are remarkably similar across the board. The same arguments are used over and over again: look at body language that is clearly uncomfortable and hides the truth; This is all a nefarious plan imposed on them by a sinister PR firm; Their true love is waiting for the right time to reveal everything; And all this is very complex and top secret that only a few fans can see. It’s certainly a smarter justification for your diverse hatred of the garden than simply admitting that you don’t like one’s partner.

Nowadays, it doesn’t seem satisfying for fans to simply say they don’t like someone’s other half. Instead, they provide justifications based on declaring their goal “problematic.”

Wilde and Braff are positioned as predators for dating young men. You must secretly be the worst person in the world, a ruthless manipulator who keeps Styles away from his true love. Her “crimes,” whether real or brewed from a totally ill-intentioned guess, are told, shared like a rap newspaper, and anyone who doubts this tactic should fully support every terrible thing that ever happens. In this kind of hostile atmosphere, there’s no way for Wilde to simply be herself, let alone Harry Styles’ girlfriend. Women like her turn into capable villains who can do anything because of this hate, while their favorites are turned into lifeless games defined by near-parody levels of pain.

Unfortunately, celebrities have to view acts of incredible cruelty as an occupational hazard. Part of being famous is forcing you to make strangers view every aspect of your life as fair game of slander, misunderstanding and fantasies of the most inexplicable kind. The whole concept of celebrity encourages the public to project their ideas, interests, and fantasies to others, so that they become persons less than vessels for discourse. When the imagination is broken, many people get angry at the person who forced them to return to reality.

Olivia Wilde is just one of many who have experienced this outrage, and it seems unlikely that it will end any time soon. Faces may change but the cycle will continue.