A fan, or fanatic, sometimes also termed aficionado or supporter, is a person or group of people who enthusiastically devote themselves to something or somebody, such as a celebrity or famous personality.
They may show their enthusiasm in a variety of ways. A few samples of this may or may not include promoting the object of their interest, being members of a fan club, holding or participating in fan conventions, or writing fan mail.
Having fans particularly in the show business industry has both advantages and disadvantages. A few days ago, Kapuso actress Maine Mendoza experiences the ugly side of having die-hard fans.
Maine Mendoza did not falter as she stood strong for her boyfriend Arjo Atayde against his bashers. The 24-year-old actress-TV host stunned her 5.6 million Twitter followers when she publicly defended the boyfriend from some “fans” on yesterday night, January 6.
The “fans” as defined by Maine, have been showing their disapproval for the actress’s relationship with Kapamilya actor Arjo Atayde. A couple of days ago, they succeeded in trending the hashtag #NoToArjoTheUser.
Maine gave a healthy dose of sarcasm in the early part of her tweet when she reacted “Wow” and “Congrats!” on the netizens. But in the end, she went straight and head-on to them when she created her own hashtag, #YesToArjo.
“Wow, some ‘fans’ made #NoToArjoTheUser trend today. Congrats! But I say #YesToArjo. (heart emoji)”
In response, many of her “true” Twitter followers felt elated and excited for Maine. Despite the overwhelming rejection, the actress-TV host openly maintained a relationship with the 29-year-old Kapamilya actor.
As a result, they helped Maine to trend her hashtag that shows support and favor for Arjo. When Maine posted the said tweet at around 6:30 pm, the #NoToArjoTheUser was already trending on Twitter. But in less than an hour, the #YesToArjo easily surpassed the latter.
Many netizens suspect that it was Maine’s AlDub fans who created and trended the previous tweet.
These fans of Maine and her former love team to Alden Richards had already expressed their substantial dislike for Arjo ever since the couple announced their relationship in public.
The #NoToArjoTheUser tweet trended two days Maine and Arjo posted their dance cover of Sarah Geronimo’s “Tala” on Saturday, January 4. At press time, the dance video had already garnered 237,000 likes and 30,600 retweets.
In recent days, Maine has been more daring in posting her relationship with Arjo on social media. Last December 21, Maine posted on her greeting to him for their first anniversary as a couple. While in the first week of December 2019, the couple went on a vacation in California.
Maine and Arjo started to know more of each other after they worked together in the 2018 MMFF film Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles. The fans of their relationship dubbed the two as ArMaine, in contrast to the actress’s previous on-screen love team, Aldub.