Gaga's Little Monsters Are Trying To Make 'Venom' Flop
With the release of 'A Star Is Born' and 'Venom' just around the corner, Lady Gaga's fans -- the Little Monsters -- have put their paws up and claws out, and they're ready to scratch down the competition.
One of the most aggressively dedicated pop fanbases around, the Little Monsters have apparently been spreading fake Venom reviews, in an attempt to stop people from seeing the film in the same week as A Star Is Born.
The thinking behind this is that it will secure Gaga's film the top box office spot in its opening week -- a solid bet, given that the film has received a whole heap of acclaim doing the film festival rounds, has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes currently, and is garnering tons of Oscar buzz.
It's not the first time Gaga's fanbase has mobilised in the form of fake Twitter accounts, either.
Back in 2016, many Gaga stans began posing on Twitter as all-American "soccer moms" in order to get Gaga's single "Perfect Illusion" in higher rotation on radio stations.
One stan wrote at the time that "radio stations hate homosexuals and stan twitters", and that requests from mothers would be prioritised if they were able to "trick the radio hosts into thinking the GP [general population] loves it".
It seems they've now applied this strategy to criticising Venom, the spin-off of Marvel's latest Spider-Man flick, which stars Tom Hardy.
One Gaga fan told BuzzFeed News: "It's us Gaga fans creating fake IDs to trash the Venom premiere. They both are getting released on the same day, so we want more audience for A Star Is Born."
Luckily for Australia's Little Monsters, Venom opens here this Thursday, October 4, while A Star Is Born will open on October 18, giving it plenty of time to dominate the box office without the competition of a Marvel release.