The Midsommar May Queen (shangri__la) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
The Midsommar May Queen

The Perils of Being the Girlfriend of the Internet’s Boyfriend

A dive into the perils of being the girlfriend of a famous man, the essay focuses on Keanu Reeves' girlfriend Alexandra Grant, who recently filed a restraining order against a fan of her boyfriend's. Alexandra has also been subjected to vicious screeds of misogyny, conspiratorial nonsense and attacks towards her character on Twitter.

She is the latest on a long, long list which includes the wives of Supernatural stars Jenson Ackles and Jared Padalecki (they're blocking their forbidden love!), Ryan Gosling's wife Eva Mendes (old hag trapped him with children and now he's miserable!), Benedict Cumberbatch's wife (their children aren't really his!), and, of course, the original evil girlfriends Yoko Ono and Linda McCartney (they’re greedy gold-diggers!).

The fan abuse towards celebrity girlfriends always focuses on conspiracies which lead to the continued degradation of women’s lives to satisfy an already questionable fan or gossip narrative (see the misogynistic "gossip" at Crazy Days and Nights). Naturally, Keanu Reeves fans showed just how not crazy they were by flooding the source tweet with abuse.

Tags: fandom / stan culture, hollywood hookup, keanu reeves
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