Notting Hill Nerd (love the username BTW) recently spoke of a phenomenon within the Star Wars fandom that parallels my experience of gatekeepers in the Star Trek fandom. In fact, I’ve noticed in a lot of cases the Star Trek gatekeepers are also Star Wars gatekeepers as well. Notting Hill Nerd’s article succinctly explains why the association of people known as ‘the fandom menace‘ does not get to dictate who qualifies as true Star Wars fans, not least of all when many of their ilk are content to indulge in vile behaviour. I’d urge people to read his article, and more importantly, to make the effort to understand it.
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