You can’t make this stuff up.
If there’s three things that I’ve learned during my time at BuzzFeed, it’s that The Dress is white and gold, the fitness tea the Kardashians hawk on Instagram isn’t as bad as it sounds, and you should never EVER fuck with stan accounts on Twitter.
“Stans” are basically superfans of an artist or celebrity — think Lady Gaga's Little Monsters, Rihanna's Navy, and Pinterest subscribers for Taylor Swift.
Stan wars — when different stan groups get in fights online — are pretty much a fact of life in 2017. Remember when straight icon Ed Sheeran quit Twitter a week ago? That was because of Little Monsters!
So it didn’t surprise me when I came across a total stan bloodbath on Twitter the other day. At this point, I’m used to it. What DID surprise me was who was fighting who. This wasn’t Navy vs. Hive, or Britney fans vs. Gaga fans. Oh no. It was something much, much crazier.