It’s always a great moment when you get an invitation for a party (unless you’re Alessia Cara…) But something about these 2016 parties has made us decide to stay at home and listen to our introvert playlist.
It’s not us, it’s the parties themselves that stink, among the worst have been:
Wait a minute, how come all these parties celebrate pop stars’ downfalls?
Don’t we all listen to Taylor‘s ‘Shake It Off’ and dance around our living rooms singing into our hairbrushes? Who hasn’t at least hummed along to Justin‘s summer jams ‘Cold Water’ and ‘Let Me Love You’ this summer?
So why are we so quick to profess that they are “over’ if we continue buying, streaming and enjoying their music? What is this new trend of pitting fandoms against fandoms on Twitter? When did it become acceptable to publicly tear down other people’s work?
There’s nothing wrong with belonging to a fandom and being proud of that fact, but it doesn’t mean that you need to tear down others in order to show your dedication. In fact, it’s doing the artists a disservice to big up your fave at the expense of someone else’s. Music should be about mutual respect. The artists themselves show it, so why can’t their fans?
Last night this hashtag started trending on UK Twitter #MixersEndedHarmonizersParty and that’s when we knew the party had gone too far.
#MixersEndedHarmonizersParty "why are they called fifth harmony when they can't harmonize" lemme get started
— hafsa (@karIatunes) September 8, 2016
Fifth Harmony: worked from home
Little Mix: works at McDonalds #MixersEndedHarmonizersParty
— Justice (@2k15_mix) September 8, 2016
I'm not taking sides but little mix have way more talent than 5h vocally at dancing and songwriting #MixersEndedHarmonizersParty
— bia÷ (@sweeranskelly) September 8, 2016
Sorry but this is the definition of taking sides.
I'm bored and wanna fight so I'm gonna turn this into a why One Direction are better hashtag #MixersEndedHarmonizersParty
— #ProjectThisTown (@NoControlProjec) September 8, 2016
— ETHAN U SAVED ME❤ (@OneDLover261) September 8, 2016
— •Greyce•Mendes• 🧚🏽♀️ (@GKellyBieber) September 8, 2016
Of course, this is a truly unique phenomenon to Twitter. It has given people a voice by uniting fandoms from every corner of the earth. This is a fantastic thing. It allows us to create fan projects, discuss our love for a particular artist with other fans and even reach out to our idols. But some people are abusing this privilege.
We need to remember that the people we are “ending” are actual human beings. Little Mix are actual people. Fifth Harmony are just normal girls trying to live the dream. Imagine if thousands of people took to social media to “end” you? Wouldn’t you feel personally victimised?
What we cant understand is how fandoms can be so caring for their own, yet completely disconnected from other artists. When Camila was suffering from anxiety issues and had to leave the stage last weekend Harmonizers rushed to her support. But then they are capable of vicious attacks on other artists. This is not war. This is pop. And pop is made to be enjoyed.
Of course, there are loads of people who have the right attitude towards these “over parties”.
What is that again? Both groups love & support each other & they are both amazing so stop the hate #MixersEndedHarmonizersParty
— Pauline (@sabrinacabelloo) September 8, 2016
it's 2016. Why can't we all just respect every single artist?! Stop comparing each other and move on. #MixersEndedHarmonizersParty
— |-/ (@LetM3Dr0wn) September 8, 2016
y'all are wasting your time by roasting each other while i'm eating a delicious pancake #MixersEndedHarmonizersParty
— kim (@cheekyllauren) September 8, 2016
Yes pancake! That’s the only party we want to be invited to.
— Maximum Pop! (@maximumpop) September 8, 2016
Basically, we just need more of these supportive hashtags like #PositivityForCamila and less #MixersEndedHarmonizersParty. If you agree tweet us @maximumpop with the hashtag #TheOverPartyIsOverParty.