Nowadays, a lot of people talk about fake fans, or as some call them, posers.
First of all, let's clear up who people consider a fake fan. It's said that a poser is someone who pretends to like a band, pretends to be a fan only because it's trendy, or they want to be liked by a certain group of people.
You might not like what I'm about to say, but it's my opinion though.
Okay, I understand that you don't like the fact that someone says they're a bands biggest fan when they only know five songs, I get it. I understand that you hate it when someone pretends to like a band only because it's trendy or because someone said they like it.
I used to be the kind of person who gets really mad at people who are like that, so I feel you.
However, honestly, what's the point of all of this? This doesn't have to be a damn battle, you know? Not knowing the name of each member of a band, not knowing their biography, or not knowing all the songs that they've released isn't a crime, for God's sake!
Of course it pisses me off when someone pretends to like a certain kind of music they don't like to fit in, but, who hasn't done something they didn't like to fit in? I have, and you too.
It's taken to a point in which, even when you're discovering a band, if you don't know all the songs, you're a fake. All doesn't have to be about fighting. If you don't like someone's attitude (talking about posers), just ignore them. Not everyone's faking, and if someone is, maybe there's a reason, maybe they don't want to be left out.
Maybe they don't have a reason, but, who cares? Are we really going to keep fighting for something so senseless? Go listen to the music you like, let other people live their life, live yours, and chill.
There's too much hate in this world, to hate over this.