Celebrity Fan Groups That Took Things Too Far

Generally speaking, if a group of fans has its own name, they're hardcore. Unfortunately, sometimes those posses are passionate to the point of being a problem. These stars' fandoms all took their love for their idols way too far.

Fifth Harmony's Harmonizers

Fifth Harmony's fans caused some serious disharmony not just with each other, but also within the group. Though there's been drama for a while, the worst of it started in early August 2016 when 5H singer Normani Kordei gave an interview in which she was asked to describe each of her bandmates. While she gushed about most of the girls, she seemed stumped when asked about fan favorite Camila Cabello, who many believe is gunning for a solo career and may be distancing herself from the rest of the group (like when she had a birthday party at Taylor Swift's house without her bandmates). Kordei described Cabello as "quirky and cute," which seems like a perfectly pleasant thing to say.

Some Harmonizers (mostly Cabello's fans), did not approve of that answer. They launched an attack against Kordei, sending her so many racist, hate-fueled tweets that she quit social media altogether. Before her exit, Kordei wrote, "I've never been one to deny anyone of their opinions, but...I've not just been cyberbullied, I've been racially cyberbullied with tweets and pictures so horrific and racially charged that I can't subject myself any longer to the hate. I'm not the first black female celebrity to deal with this and I'm sure I won't be the last. I want to take this moment to say love goes much further than hate in this world. Hiding behind a computer and putting people down, especially for the color of their skin doesn't make you cool, it makes you a coward!"

Benedict Cumberbatch's "Cumberb***hes"

Benedict Cumberbatch's unfortunately named Cumberb***hes aren't necessarily evil, but they've been pretty disruptive. The Sherlock star had to set some of them straight when their cameras disrupted a live performance of Hamlet. Some fans are also so delusional and so in denial of his marriage to Sophie Turner that they've attacked anyone who's even spoken of a sighting of the couple, even going so far as to try to get a writer fired just for tweeting that she ran into them.

Beyonce's Beyhive

Beyoncé's devoted Beyhive is more like a hornet's nest, because they love to sting. The most infamous attack came when Rachel Roy hinted that she may be the "Becky with the good hair" from Beyonce's cheating song "Sorry" from the Lemonade project. The hive attacked in full force, driving the fashion designer to take a social media reprieve and to cancel public appearances. As if that weren't bad enough, People reports that the hive also attacked Roy's teenage daughter, as well as celebrity chef Rachael Ray, just because, well, that name sounded close enough, and apparently proofreading is for losers.

Us Weekly reports that Rita Ora, Karrueche Tran, Azealia Banks, Wendy Williams, Kid Rock, Kim Kardashian, Piers Morgan, and Raven Symone have also suffered stings from Beyoncé's congregation.

One Direction's Directioners

Directioners sometimes take their love for One Direction in the wrong direction. In 2016, Niall Horan expressed frustration with fans taking photos of him while he was asleep and ill on a plane, but that's the tip of the nutjob iceberg. When Louis Tomlinson confirmed that he was expecting a baby with Briana Jungwirth, Directioners immediately began harassing his baby mama on Twitter and Instagram. When Zayn Malik left the group, he was bombarded with racist and Islamophobic hatred on social media. Some "fans" even threatened the life of Malik's ex, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, though many Directioners disapproved of that behavior. The Guardian notes that Directioners have threatened to stab journalists who dare to criticize Harry Styles. Metro reports that other fans have stolen members' underwear, hidden in trash cans, and threatened Styles' ex, Taylor Swift. When footage leaked of Tomlinson and Malik smoking, some fans reportedly burned the band's merchandise...and these are just the stories we know about.

Lady Gaga's Little Monsters

While a truly devoted bunch, Lady Gaga's beloved Little Monsters were rarely problematic, until the battle began between Gaga's "Applause" and Katy Perry's "Roar," leading to the wars between Gaga's ARTPOP and Perry's Prism in the summer and fall of 2013. Though Gaga never goaded her fans into bullying Perry or her Katycats, she did encourage them to do whatever it took to get her a sweet Billboard spot, and Spin reports that some Monsters began offering sexual favors in exchange for "Applause" and ARTPOP purchases.

Earlier that year, MTV News reports that Kelly Osbourne called out Gaga's fans for bullying her on Twitter and sending her death threats.

In 2011, when Adele's 21 outsold Gaga's Born This Way, the Daily Mail reports that the Little Monsters behaved despicably toward the "Someone Like You" singer.

The Twilight Saga's Twihards

Team Edward is a scary bunch. When Emma Roberts made an innocent tongue-in-cheek comment about adoring Twilight vampire Edward Cullen during a television interview in 2010, bullies chased her off Twitter. Why? Perhaps they were Team Jacob? Maybe they saw her as a threat to Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's on-again-off-again off-screen romance? Most likely, it was because some Twihards are delusional.

In 2014, Pattinson's now-fiancee, singer FKA Twigs, fell victim to racist comments on Twitter from "Robsten" fans. The bride to be wrote, "I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week. Racism is unacceptable in the real world and it's unacceptable online."

Aside from bullying, if you need more proof that Twihard fans can be absolutely insane, look no further than this blog, which insists Pattinson and Stewart are still together, despite both openly dating other people for years.

Justin Bieber's Beliebers

Any woman to be involved with Justin Bieber in any way—be it romantically or just an innocent interaction online—better beware of the Beliebers. The celebrity fan group never ceases in harassing his ex, Selena Gomez, even though they broke up (seemingly for good) in 2015. They also harass anyone photographed with him,  anyone who wins a Grammy over him, anyone who has the nerve to make a joke at his expense, and anyone he retweets. On top of all that, they simply just don't let the guy live. (Seriously though, where are their parents?)

The Supernatural Family

Supernatural fans are sometimes super creepy. Because of the chemistry and friendship between onscreen demon-hunting duo Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, along with some help from a former gossip columnist, many fans think Ackles and Padalecki are a real-life item. As a result, it's made the castmembers a bit uncomfortable fielding fan questions at conventions (like when a fan asked a peeved Ackles about his character Dean's relationship with a male angel, Castiel, on the show). Fans also regularly send hate to Ackles' wife, Danneel Harris, simply for not being Jared Padalecki, or because they're just super jealous of her, or both.

Chris Brown's Team Breezy

Like attracts like, so it's no wonder Chris Brown attracts fans who occasionally come unhinged. This characteristic came to a head in 2012 when one of Brown's most vocal critics, Jenny Johnson, became obsessed with bullying the singer online in reference to his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna. The celebrity fan group defended Brown's honor by threatening Johnson's life. When John Legend's wife, model Chrissy Teigen, joked about Brown's anger management issues, his fans hit back so hard that Brown had to beg them to stop threatening her.