#ToxicFans have struck again. But, this time, it has nothing to do with #StarWars. This time, it’s toxic fans of the #DCComics-based film #Aquaman. The recipient of the toxic fans’ online anger (which includes death threats to herself and to her family) is a professional film critic. Her crime in the eyes of the toxic fans? She dared to write a negative review for “Aquaman”.
The recipient of the toxic fans online outrage and harassment is film critic Mara Reinstein. She is a contributor to the publication “US Weekly”, she’s a “Top Critic” on the website #RottenTomatoes, and she operates her own website. Toxic fans have not only harassed her on those sites, they tracked her down to her personal social media accounts and began to attack her there as well: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Not everyone who sees a film is going to like it and when it comes to film critics, critiquing films and publicizing their opinions is their job. Harassment and death threats are never okay.