The Brutal Facts Are..

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The Brutal Facts Are..

Outside of the internet (haha) I don't really know any MCR fans where I'm from.

95% of MCRmy people that I have spoken to/seen blog posts from are all genuine, awesome and respectable people. They respect the band as a whole, they love the music passionately and most of all they are there for anyone going through a rough time. The MCRmy is, on the whole, amazing.

95% of the fanbase is great, however 5% aren't so great.

And it all boils down to respect. Respect to the band, members past and present, their crew, their families and their personal lives. I am in absolutely no way directing this at any individual, it's purely in reaction to what I have seen/read/watched from a certain select few over the years.

You would think that generally being a hoora My Chemical Romance fan would mean that you respect the people that make the music, right? Wrong. Obviously everyone is entitled to their own opinion, if you don't like them? Fine. If you like reading fanfiction? Fine. If you think a certain album was horrible? whatever. BUT JUST DO NOT, DON'T PUSH THIS IN ANYONES FACES THAT COULD LEAVE PEOPLE'S FEELINGS HURT, AND YES, I AM INCLUDING GERARD, RAY, MIKEY, FRANK AND ANYONE INVOLVED WITH MCR IN POSSiBLE HURT FEELINGS. They are humans, anything said by you, to them could be very hurtful and it has been in the past. (But let's NOT get into that).

One of the main issues is people thinking that they know these guys on a personal level. I'm sorry to break it to you, but you don't. The reality is you know nothing about these guys. Other than the persona they portray on camera and on stage, they are strangers to both you and me. It's this classic case of people thinking they "know" them and begin to overstep the mark in regards to respecting their privacy. Frank, Mikey, Gerard and Ray have specifically asked people NOT to post/re-blog pictures of their family and friends. So please, DON'T FUCKING DO IT.

Again, that all comes back to respect for their RIGHT to privacy. And it angers me so much that the tiniest minority of the fanbase continue to blatantly ignore this and yet if the band seem a little pissed off then it's "OMG THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR FANS". It's ridiculous and hypocritical. They do so much for us and get this in return? What the fuck is that about? Don't forget that they are human beings too. They are not perfect and have feelings too. And I know if I was in that situation, I would be hurt and angry. Who wouldn't be?

Also, I've noticed one or two comments people have made about Gerard collaborating with Deadmau5 on Professional Griefers. Obviously again I'm saying that on the whole the general reaction from everyone was awesome, but the amount of stupid "WHY GERARD WHY" "OMG WHAT A SELLOUT" was sickening. Like I said you are entitled to your own opinion, but Gerard Way is able to do and say whatever the fuck he wants, and is not going to be dictated or told what to do by butthurt 12 year olds with Special Snowflake syndrome. Wether you like it or not.

Honestly 9/10 of you are all awesome and I would like to congratulate you all and give you all a chocolate fondu. But it is this 5% that unless they clean up their act and learn some respect soon, will end up ruining it for every decent fucking fan and most importantly, the band. And I just wish all the silly, stupid rumors, comments and blatant ignorance of rules would STOP.