What is it about Star Wars that turns people into dicks.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 10, 2021
It’s simple, some people confuse a personality with a Fandom. Being a fan of a medium becomes their identity. Criticizing whatever they are a fan of is literally attacking who they are as a person.
This all applies to operator fanbois, meatheads, and anyone else who substitutes a personality for consuming stuff.
Unfortunately, our mass-market consumerist culture encourages this personality/Fandom replacement.
To borrow from the great Chuck Palahniuk, you are not your fucking Fandom.
Develop an identity independent of stuff that you consume.