Are you a fan of a certain TV show, movie, or band that has a subset of fans and followers who are known for being a bit, well, toxic? How do you reconcile your fandom with that of others? This article outlines some ways in which fans of Rick & Morty (a show I happen to love) take identification with the show's titular anti-humanist, nihilistic protagonist too far: https://www.avclub.com/rick-and-morty-s-worst-fans-don-t-deserve-rick-and-mort-1818667256 In other words, because Rick has as a nihilistic "I don't give a fuck" attitude toward killing and destroying things and is primarily shown to be an uncaring asshole who looks down on those who show any compassion, fans "mistakenly" put Rick on a pedestal and the result can be toxic (cited with examples of "dudebro" fans condemning the increase in the number of female writers on the show). One comment from the article: "they [these toxic fans] don’t mistakenly valorize assholes; they purposely valorize assholes because they are failed assholes and successful assholes are their icons". This issue comes up a lot with shows that have anti-heroes or otherwise awful people as protagonists: Breaking Bad, It's Always Sunny, South Park (Cartman). How do you delineate the difference between condemnation of the protagonist's amoral actions with liking their character? If fans "don't get it" and take things too far, does that ruin the [entertainment] for you?