Attacking critics

Attacking critics is common with every fandom and hatedom. When a person gives proper criticism to a certain subject, character, or person, the fandoms of that said subject see it as a personal attack, rather than a legitimate opinion. So they throw a temper tantrum, use arguments such as the don't like don't watch argument, and label them as "idiotic haters" or use the "You're just jealous" argument. They also disrespect outlooks. Hatedoms of a subject will attack their critics by labeling them as "mindless fanboys"  or "misunderstood idiots".

Why This Move Sucks

  1. It's blatant opinion disrespecting, and they usually don't care about the critic's points, even if they are factually correct.
  2. It can also be considered cyberbullying.
  3. Fandoms and hatedoms believe that criticism is a personal attack on them and the subjects, characters, or people they like or don't like.
  4. Many fandoms throw insults and temper tantrums or while swearing profusely at the critics just to attack them. 
  5. Some people stalk their critics, just for having a different opinion.
  6. Hatedoms also are a part of this move, by attacking innocent, respectful fans.
  7. Some people even send death threats to the critics.
  8. People label the critics as "mindless haters" just because the critic gave the subject a negative review. 
  9. Some people use cancer, and autism as insults.
  10. Fandoms use pathetic arguments such as "You're just jealous" or the "Don't like it, don't watch" argument.
    • It's used by elitists and rabid fanboys, to make them look superior.
  11. Some people threaten to sue the critics.
  12. They can even use lies and false information to back up their opinions.
  13. Hatedoms label the critics as mindless fanboys just because the critic gave the subject a positive review.
  14. It could cause people to go into depression, and even commit suicide.
  15. Criticism can be helpful, as it helps someone improve from their mistakes. Attacking Critics for giving the subject a different opinion from yours is just harassing the critics instead.
  16. Some people leave comments telling critics/people to kill themselves.
  17. Even toxic Anti-SJWs attack critics as well. Whenever they see critics review something they like or don't like, they will mock and insult said critics and call them "shills", "SJWs", and even "bots".
    • They even insult anyone who criticizes said toxic Anti-SJWs by mindlessly calling them "shills" and "SJWs", even if there are valid points given.
  18. Some (most notably toxic Anti-SJWs) even believe that only audiences (including fans and haters) are trustworthy and that all critics are untrustworthy when there are some audiences that can be flawed and untrustworthy as well. Also, not all critics are bad.
    • Speaking of which, they will even treat their claims as facts.
  19. It ruined many communities on the internet.
  20. This also overlaps with false reviews since trolls upvote fake reviews while they downvote and attack real reviews including the ones made by critics.
  21. They pass it off as criticism, which is hypocritical because they cannot take criticism themselves. Criticizing critics is by no means problematic, but harrassing them is. There's a difference.
  22. They are also SJWs who attack critics praising a medium that is "not POC/gay/feminist/ enough" for them.

The Only Redeeming Qualities

  1. At least there are many mature fans from fandoms who can take criticism. Same with mature haters from hatedoms.
  2. In some cases, critics can be corrupt (like Mick LaSalle) and some reviews might not be accurate or are biased, though this doesn't excuse their toxicity.
  3. Some fans and haters don't mind constructive criticism.

Comments


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HH!MagicalReviewer

2 months ago
Score 3
Some critics are worth attacking such as how its wrong of them to take advice from evil people like SJWs or PETA for example
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

one month ago
Score 0
Honestly the critic’s whiteknights/stans are no better than the attackers, examples are alot of them are huge hypocrites like most fandoms of critics if you say even one negative thing about the critic they will say “lEaRnN tO rESpEcT oPiNIoNssS” when they are opinion disrespecting too.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

one month ago
Score 0
Other garbage arguments I see Critic stans use are “iTs sATiRe” like come on I understand that we should not take some critics like CinemaSins or E;R too seriously and should not get offended by them but I still have a right to not like them that’s like saying critisizing comedy shows is of limits because they are comedies, something being in the comedy genre does NOT equal good content.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

one month ago
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And another common trash defense excuse is if a Critic has critisized a show for having a contradiction which was actually explained in the show the defense will be “iTsS tHe sHoWSs fAuLt bEcOzZ i WaSs bOreDd / iT wAsS bAdLyyY eXpLeYnD” what then you should explain why you found the movie boring/unclear not plot holed, you are a REVIEWER so you are supposed to analyze a movie carefully, no job is easy. I understand everyone makes mistakes but this attitude is not the way to respond.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

one month ago
Score 0
Honestly in general I dont like critics/reviewers anymore, sure I still like some for example Schafrillas or Saberspark but in general I think the reviewing community has gotten downhill. I think some of the worst arguments is "i dOnT lIkE tHiS eQuaLSs cReAtoRSs gReEdDyY" I am so sick of this bullshit, I understand everyone has their opinions and tastes like I understand Martin Scorses point of view when he said that marvel movies are not cinema to him as he thinks movies should make you think deeply afterwards, but what pisses me off are fuckers who treat that as a fact and say stuff like "mAKeRssS aR gReeDy" bro fuck off, just because the movie wants to be fun does not mean the creators are lazy, some just enjoy movies as what you describe a roller coaster and things you enjoy might not impress them, but don't act elitist and say bullshit like "oNlY bAbiS aNdD rEtaRDS lIkE tHiS" just shut the FUCK UP.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

one month ago
Score 0
OH god I cant believe I am going to say this term, I feel like hitting myself, but the "he/she meanie" argument is overrated, and considering how much I despise that term it says how garbage this criticism is. Now I understand to not like mean spirited characters just because they are mean spirited, but if you want to use it as proper criticism then please do better than just say "tHatT cHaRacTeRr iS mEaN sOo tHeY aR bAd" like some examples is that I am sick to death of the criticisms towards Joy from Inside Out, it's fine to dislike this character but if you are going to make critique articles or pages about it, TRY to do better. That was the whole POINT she was wrong, she may be joy but it's a metaphor for how feeling sad or angry etc is okay and that forcing yourself to always be happy is not healthy, so the "Meanie Bad" argument does not work, that would be like saying Toy Story, Shrek, Avtar (because of Zuko) and basically all stories involving character growth are bad because we have a mean character who learns to be better.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

one month ago
Score 0
I know I got heated when talking about my frustrations with elitism I know a lot do it is a joke but even that is frustrating as this joke is so beaten to the ground it's just not funny anymore. YMS has that arrogant cynical tone in all of his videos and I guess it was funny at first but not anymore, it's just dated and annoying now, it's cliched. I guess it can work if you put more types of context and just other stuff that makes humor work but simply saying "haha I am elitist" is not funny anymore.
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MrChangeUserNameAlot

one month ago
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I also despise the term "generic", I mean if you just want to share quick opinions but it was never meant to be a review and was just one tiny comment that you did not want to achieve much in and just share basic opinions than fine. But god damn just never EVER use this term when you are reviewing (you can but then always explain why you found it that way). But alone just simply calling a movie generic is just really lazy, that term has no objectivity whatsoever. Remember being a reviewer is not just about saying what you found good or bad, it's an artform and a job, it's about exploring concepts, analyzations and thinking and later expressing on how you think so it will be enjoyable to listen to you, and just as people say criticism is not just about being cynical, you can be a critic that has the positivity of a wacky cartoon character and still be good, it helps movies grow so good reviewers should express on how they want these movies to improve and each has their point of view, and they have to try to at least express it. Here are some basic tips, just as much effort you want in a movie/tv show etc, just as much put into your review/critique and a critic can criticize others but a good critic can criticize everyone, even themselves.
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Roblistic

11 days ago
Score 0
Was this from the origin TFAHW? Just wondering, since that site was taken down about a year and a half ago.

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