Twitter is a ruthless place. You make one misstep or you misspeak once and suddenly there’s a whole barrage of people coming down on you harder than you ever could’ve imagined.
In case you missed it, the broadcaster aired Ruel’s recent gig at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion as part of the ‘Live At The Wireless’ show. In a tweet, the broadcaster said that it is the loudest crowd they’ve ever recorded.
Kingsmill chimed in the replies, joking that Billie Eilish’s crowd were “one decibel louder”.
Look. I ran it past the ABC Fact Check department. They agree that Billie Eilish’s crowd was one decibel louder.
— Richard Kingsmill (@triplejtheking) November 4, 2019
Clearly unaware of the rapid viciousness of online stans, or maybe he’s a sadist, Kingsmill was then bombarded with tweets from Ruel fans telling him to shut up and to mind his business.
mind your business richard we didn't ask
— chela (@feeIthislove) November 4, 2019
shut up richard
— cait (@bvtterflylix) November 4, 2019
Ruel then took to Twitter to plead that fans relax on The King, saying that he liked being played on Triple J.
Then, unpredictably, Ruel’s mentions began being spammed with his fans telling him to shave. Wild scenes on the internet today, pals.
not until u shave
— wen (@itsgospeI) November 4, 2019
can u shave pic.twitter.com/QBsENDsCQI
— ً (@FREEUNSAID) November 4, 2019
shave your face please sir i’m begging