October 3, 2018 at 1:34 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Lady Gaga fans accused of writing fake ‘Venom’ reviews to help ‘A Star is Born’

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in ‘A Star is Born’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

“A Star is Born” and Marvel’s “Venom” both hit theaters on Friday after much hype and anticipation but Lady Gaga fans have weaponized social media to make sure one film is the weekend’s top earner.

As the release date draws near, negative reviews of “Venom” began to pop up. However, some of these reviews appeared to be copied and pasted to multiple bot accounts. Other reviews trash “Venom” and offer the alternative of seeing “A Star is Born” instead.

A Lady Gaga fan spilled to BuzzFeed that the negative reviews were organized by Little Monsters.

“It’s us Gaga fans creating fake IDs to trash the Venom premiere,” a fan told BuzzFeed. “They both are getting released on the same day, so we want more audience for A Star Is Born.”

Despite the battle, both films appear to be doing well in different respects. “Venom” only holds a 32 percent on Rotten Tomatoes but is expected to break the October box office record. “A Star is Born” may not draw in as many numbers but the film and its stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have already received critical acclaim buzz.


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