All of us have something that we tend to "geek out" over.

This could be a book, television show, actor, singer or sports team.

But some shows or celebrities have a considerably wider fanbase than others, as evidenced by the terms "Trekkies" or "Beliebers".

Some times, members of these fan bases are so passionate, that they often come off as obnoxious or aggressive, possibly even hurting the reputation of the people or product they go wild over.

Redditor vejack was curious to learn which fan bases the Reddit community tends to find the most off putting, leading them to ask:

"Which is the most toxic community/fan base that you know?"


Everyone has an opinion...

"Reddit."- tall2022420

"Reddit and Quora."

"Haha."- emriverawriter

Oof, that's bad...

"It's not a big community, but there are items in the dilapidated bowels of the Chernobyl nuclear plant that are less toxic than the Super Smash Brothers Melee fan base."- CorgisDie

When the creators tell you to back off, take a hint!

"'Rick and Morty'."

"Even the show's creators have had to clash with them and their toxicity."- JeremyZenith·

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I like it, in small doeses...

"Kpop fans."

"I love really enjoy Kpop and am a fan myself, but damn. I sometimes just can't."- Ok-Enthusiasm-6975

"Kpop."- Impressive_Dot_7631

Love the animation, the fans, not so much...

"Some anime community’s."- thomas_da_tra1n

Less than heroic behavior

"League of legends."- AllGamePro

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It's just a TV show... tone it down a bit...

"I expected to find this but haven't yet."

"The Supernatural Fandom."

"Other than the whole populous of it are cringe and over the top, getting tattoos of a show detail etc."

"They've literally bullied the show to continue the show past the natural ending, season 5, and for literally half a decade made them try to poop out content that topped the last season, with no where to really go to at that point."

"The consistent push on 'shipping' characters together that make the actors visably uncomfortable."

"The fan base is full of edgy people who gatekeep everything.'- develyn507

All of them!!!

"Are there any non toxic fan bases anymore?"

"The whole idea of people getting together and arguing with anyone that disagrees with them just breeds discontent."- KingGuy420

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At least they get them excited about reading...

"YA writers."

"No specific authors, but the community of them."- D-Rez

Play Nice!

"Roblox."- YoussefAhmedSaied

Best in Small Doses

"SML Wiki and other SML Related stuff. including SML channel itself in the Community Tab."- Owl-Fighter2601

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The force is not strong with everyone.

"Star Wars."- SilasUnmuth80

"'Star Wars' community, mainly the adults, they have a habit of complaining like children and harassing the actors/actresses for their rolls."- Unstoppable-dirtball

YouTube reaches a wide audience...

"Dream the mincraft guy."- me_playz

When does it stop being "art"?

"In my opinion the grappling martial arts community."

"Jujitsu, wrestling etc."

"I'm saying this because a some pure grapplers find striking martial arts a 'waste of time' and some even say that ground and pound is somehow a good striking martial art substitute."- PerfectWin912

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Maybe time to unplug?

"Fortnite."- Mordesi-Kai_Roth

​At least when you inflict it on others

"Christianity."- Antipotheosis

Whatever happened to good sportsmanship?

"Cleveland Browns fans."

"Literally ran the only QB to win them a playoff game this century out of town."- sometimeswelaugh

There's nothing wrong with being passionate about something we love.

But when that passion starts to become competitive, even unsafe, can you even still call it a fanbase "community"?


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