Lady Gaga fans accused of trolling Venom with fake reviews to promote A Star Is Born

It seems like every other blockbuster movie that comes along nowadays faces some huge online backlash, with tons of people seemingly tearing a film to shreds for some reason or another.

The latest release to be lambasted all over everyone’s former favourite social media website Twitter is Tom Hardy’s Venom, and as with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a good number of these accounts aren’t actually real.

The blame for these bots is being placed on hardcore Lady Gaga fans, who have previously been accused of creating fake profiles of middle-aged mothers to request the singer’s music on radio and harass people.

Buzzfeed News has been in contact with self-confessed Gaga ‘stans’ and while one said it was just a joke between him and a friend, another claimed to be part of a co-ordinated attack to create a negative vibe around Venom and try and encourage people to see A Star Is Born.

The thing is, they probably didn’t need to bother, since Venom hasn’t received a very positive reception from critics, while A Star Is Born currently stands at a very impressive 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Speaking of critics, do you remember when a very vocal minority were claiming that every critic was being personally paid off by Disney and Marvel to slate Warner Bros and DC? Ahhh, they were such simpler times.

Venom is out now in the UK and opens on October 5 in the US (book tickets here) while A Star Is Born is released October 5 (book tickets here).

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