I read a couple letters Entertainment Weekly about the love and the hate for the Twilight series. And I started to think about how much… people hate the franchise. Me? I cannot muster up the concern.
I mean, I have no interest in the series, it lost me at “Vampires avoid the sun because it make them even prettier than they already are.” It’s not for me, I am content with that. Some of the real piss and vitriol that some folks have, not just for the series, but for it’s fans is just shocking. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t doubt the books are silly and not the finest in literature (I have had people tell this about the books who admitted they enjoyed the books!). I find some of it amusing, t-shirts with Buffy slaying Edward, because it’s light-hearted. But I find the hate for the fans of Twilight more than a bit absurd. Especially when it comes from comic book fans. No offense, but if your favorite comic story is, say, the Infinity Gauntlet? You should probably keep quiet.
It’s one thing to say you just do not enjoy a particular pop culture phenom and what you do not enjoy about it. But to go ridiculously over the edge regarding the fans who are not, near as I can tell, hurting anyone? Let them be.