I might be stating the obvious that the Sonic Fandom has had major issues for years considering the drama for at least the past 12 years. The only reason i personally I never found it as the worst fandom ever or even near the top ten all is for the following reasons: discovering more sane fans on forums like these, learning about certain fan projects and ideas, more fandoms I've discovered that are way worst, but especially prominent is the fact that there hasn't been a major public incident involving fans (as far as I've seen though I be curious if anyone has evidence that says otherwise). The incident reason is why fandoms like MLP, Rick and Morty for me are in the top ten worst fandoms.
With that said though, I sometimes wonder if certain people are actual fans at all. No this isn't some bullshit elitist point I'm trying to make. I'm more referring to fans who get lash out at others who genuinely want more and better out of the franchise because these "fans" are comtempt with the way this franchise is currently or just find the series as just fun.
Case in in point, Exhibit A:mobile.twitter.com/nothisiswin…
This is a thing both Psyco-the-Frog and TrueSonicSpirit pointed out before, but to put simple basically Windii criticized the Sonic Twitter pointing out the BS jokes that are spammed many times over, and then people started replying Windii with stupid reasons and memes. The one occurring picture that was posted was the NO Fun Allowed sign.
I'm really starting to think both Psyco and TSS are right that this fandom contains people who are not really fans at all or fans of something else who are here because they like to dictate what Sonic should be for a personal agenda. I'm sometimes even wonder if these fans are more
responsible than Sega is for the way Sonic is today. (Yeah, I know Sega is responsible for bad decisions with Sonic, but fans like the ones I'm pointing out seem to be enablers for bad decisions.)
What good is a series being fun when all you've got is something bland and lackluster resorting to nothing but unfunny jokes and memes? I'm mean people rip on the "it's for kids argument for many types of media yet Sonic is excluded somehow.
Let that sink in.