In the age of social media, fans can have more connection than ever with their favorite entertainers, influencers, and YouTubers.
Fan accounts for stars like Annie LeBlanc, Mackenzie Ziegler, Jayden Bartels, Loren Gray, Caden and Dylan Conrique, and more spend time creating photo and video edits for their favorite star, connecting with other fans around the world, and cheering for a like, comment, message, or follow from their idol. Fandoms bring connection and excitement, especially when the object of the fandom is active on social media. Some fan accounts can have as many as 50,000 followers and counting.
Positive fan accounts can unite fans in their respect and admiration for a celebrity. However, there’s a darker side to sharing so much online – teenage celebrities can have their private photos released, have their relationships and arguments made public, deal with accounts pretending to be them, and read thousands of hate comments as their choices are argued and discussed by people all over their world.
Some fan accounts are trying to combat the hate with positivity. Everly Mag talked to the teen creator of The Muser Positivity Room (TMPR), an Instagram account dedicated to social media stars, many of whom rose to popularity from the lip-sync app Musical.ly. The account has risen to almost 24,000 followers, including many of the musers themselves, who tune in to see compliments, shoutouts, and positivity.
We asked TMPR’s creator what inspired the account, advice for how to get noticed by your favorite celebrity, and all about the pros and cons of social media.
Everly Mag: What inspired you to create The Muser Positivity Room? What do you think has made it so popular among influencers and their fans?
TMPR: My inspiration for starting this account was that I saw so much hate and knew something could be done bout it. Also, I felt like everyone could always use a positive account, especially musers and social influencers. What I think got it so “popular” among fans and influencers is that someone finally got the guts to create a positive account.
They are so used to seeing hate – besides fan pages, you don’t really see accounts with “positivity” or “positive” in it so I think that’s what really caught the attention of musers/influencers. For fans, I think what made them follow was seeing [that] I also supported the person that they liked.
Everly Mag: Who are the musers and social media influencers who inspire you?
TMPR: My top inspirations are the cast of Chicken Girls – all of them, not only because of who they are (actors or influencers) but how they all support my page and are absolutely incredible people to everyone. More of my idols include Shawn Mendes, Loren Gray, Zach Clayton, Luna Blaise, Mark Thomas, Jordan Beckham, and more!
Everly Mag: What can teens and tweens do to spread more positivity online?
TMPR: Before you post or comment something, think about it someone said it to you. What would you feel? Also remember, you don’t know someone as [well] as you think. No matter how close you are or how open they are, they still may be going through things you have no clue about, and your comment could affect them dramatically.
Everly Mag: What’s your advice for someone who wants to get noticed by their favorite celebrity?
TMPR: What I would tell someone wanting to get noticed would be to just be positive. Don’t [say] rude things about them at all on your page because you never know if they will look at different posts! Also, you could comment on their post about how they are inspirations in your life, because a lot of influencers love hearing why you love and support them. And honestly, overall, just be nothing but positive toward them.
Everly Mag: What do you like and dislike about social media?
TMPR: I like getting the chance to spread positivity, getting the chance to have the support of my idols, and the experiences and memories I’ve gotten [to have]. I dislike the hate and negativity.
Everly Mag: What advice would you give to someone experiencing negativity on social media?
TMPR: Just ignore it and don’t think about it, because in the end you should always be the person you want to be. [The negative person] is probably just down on themselves and think that if they try to bring someone else down, it will make them better.
Everly Mag: What are your favorite things to do outside of social media?
TMPR: Outside of [social media and] school, I love dancing, gymnastics, cheer, acting, and all different sports.
Everly Mag: What else do you want to say to our teen and tween readers?
TMPR: I think everyone should always follow their dreams and spread positivity because it makes a huge difference! And never give up!
Check out The Muser Positivity Room on Instagram.
Feature Image Credit: The Muser Positivity Room