Stan culture is powerful in that it can move the needle and create unstoppable momentum for their fav, but it has its downsides.
A few die-hard Taylor Swift fans started sending writers death threats for not giving folklore a perfect score in their review.
Take music giant Pitchfork for example. Their senior editor, Jill Mapes, gave it an 8/10. That's actually a pretty phenomenal score, but it opened the door for scary backlash.
She said folklore “could use some selective pruning