Why are Lady Gaga fans trolling 'Venom' on Twitter?

Lawrence Kim
October 4, 2018

Those are DC fans.

Nonetheless, defenders of Eddie Brock's big screen debut insisted that these harsher critical responses were being blown out of proportion by a coordinated effort from Lady Gaga fans.

One tweet that seems to be copy and pasted by several accounts reads, "i am the biggest marvel fan but I just watched #Venom and I don't know what to say".

As the report explains, Lady Gaga fans - known as Little Monsters - have history of coordinating online attacks against public figures, including one against singer Ed Sheeran who quit Twitter after being targeted by Gaga fans.

@gagamorphosis wrote: "Those are DC fans".

You may not think that the Tom Hardy-starring superhero flick Venom is targeted towards the same demographic as Bradley Cooper's Lady Gaga-starring drama A Star Is Born, but that isn't stopping Gaga's legion of fans from trying to make sure the latter triumphs at the box office this weekend.

Gaga has been on a massive press blitz for A Star Is Born, which includes a profile in the New York Times Magazine.

All that awards attention isn't enough, it seems - after the social media embargo broke for Venom after its Monday night premiere, some curious Twitter reactions to the film started surfacing. Once Venom fans began to catch on to the trolling, it was discerned that numerous "critics" were bots. Quartz theorizes that Gaga fans may be threatened by Hardy's draw, and by the fact that Venom is predicted to bust the October box-office opening record set by 2013's Gravity and bring in about double what ASIB is expected to, per Variety.

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