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Whenever I create a blog post, such as this one, that addresses the gossip 'static', visits to FF increase two-fold. It has been that way for a very long time, and sadly, it's not going to change. People who are borderline 'fans' of Michael do not come here regularly to read genuine info about his career, or to view images, but when there is a hint of gossip tossed into an article, they come a running! I can't explain it other than to realize that it's just human nature to want to sit back and judge others, instigate into personal aspects of a stranger's life, and analyze things about people that really is none of their goddamn business.
Just when I think the general audience is savvy and mature, I'm reminded that they are not. Recent unfounded gossip, posted on twitter for fucks sake, is being taken seriously. And get this... "anonymous" posts and questions on a Grade A-verified batshit insane tumblr (which should have been taken down months ago) are being believed. Hear say is being believed and discussed, and the sudden flood of bullshit gossip about private behavior is being considered as possibly truthful. Are some of you people really this thick and gullible? This is just the climax of a long designed gossipy campaign to smear Michael Fassbender's reputation, and I'm sick of it. The straw that broke the camel's back is the wiki page vandalism. I speculate that the vandal has tried to add inaccurate and/or malicious junk about his personal life onto the wiki page. I had been editing his wiki page since late 2009 with film production information. But again, to tie in with today's gossip feeding frenzy, the focus on his wiki page has been about his personal life... nothing substantive or helpful about his CAREER, but shit about his personal life that does not matter in the grander scheme of things.
Also, since I'm ranting, I'm concerned that my name and the blog are being mentioned in a manner that is trying to be provocative. The only thing I'll say is that for those of you who are familiar with Fassinating Fassbender, you know that the primary reason why I do not discuss Michael Fassbender's private life is because I don't care about it! Until this recent craziness, only one person's name has been banned, the other two notable decent persons I have been fine with. That's all I'm saying. I care that someone in their deranged state of mind, has deliberately taken my admin policies out of context and twisted my words. And if you believe them, then shame on you!
I take pride in knowing that a strong, mature, supportive core of Michael Fassbender fans come here regularly because they like the coverage of Michael's career that we provide. If I did not have FF, as a fan, I personally would be hard pressed to find another Fassbender fan community that does what we do. I don't mean to dismiss other fan communities, but what we have here, is unique, and it satisfies my needs as a Fassbender fan, and I know many of you feel the same way. We have a perfect balance of being silly, sentimental, and serious when it comes to things Fassbender.
What will happen later this week, next month, or next year with the gossip, I do not know. But I will address the bullshit as it comes. All I ask of you, if you've read this far, is that if you are a serious Michael fan, be smart about what you read. Consider the source - that's very important... the SOURCE. Take anonymous commentary (especially hit and run tweets and anon comments on tumblr) with a bucket of salt because apparently a grain just ain't fuckin' enough for some people! Individuals with an axe to grind and a bridge to blow the fuck up, should be ignored - they are not fans of Michael, they do not like Michael, they do not respect Michael, so why as a FAN of Michael, should YOU pay attention to such pitiful persons?
If you take all my suggestions to heart, you'll be a Happy Fassbender Fan! :D