The fan club “Anitta Press”, dedicated to the singer, announced a “strike” on the night of last Wednesday, the 1st. The decision, the administrators said on social media, is valid for an “indefinite period”, and the action was replicated by thousands of other fans. “Anitters on strike”, was what they shared on the web. The attitude comes after the artist invited astrologer Virginia Rodrigues to the Halloween party she held at her home, in Barra da Tijuca, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, last Tuesday, the 31st.
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But, after all, what is the reason for the supposed controversy? Anitta’s fans point out that astrologer Virginia Rodrigues would have belittled the funk singer’s admirers a few years ago. Some time ago, after Anitta published a video on her digital profiles, promoting the astrologer’s work — until then little known on the internet —, Virginia ended up gaining thousands of followers on the web. Then, a controversial audio of the astrologer commenting on Anitta’s fans went viral.
“That was a strategy I had. I got half of my followers because of Anitta. And what did I think…? I said: ‘Man, these people idolize Anitta. So, I already know that (they) have some problem with mastery of sense’. So let’s develop, go back to studying, go back to having the desire to understand politics”, Virginia reportedly stated, through an audio file that circulated on the internet at the time.
Well, since Virginia appeared at Anitta’s house — at the party celebrating Halloween, alongside a group of celebrities that included Luciano Huck, Angélica, Bruna Marquezine, Juliette and Michel Teló —, fans of the funk singer began to show indignation on the Internet. And more. The singer from Rio even followed the astrologer again on Instagram, which increased fan outrage.
“How disgusting, see, Anitta?”, complained a fan of the singer. “I’m disappointed. I won’t be giving streams today”, commented another admirer of the funk singer, highlighting that she would no longer listen to her idol’s songs for an indefinite period of time. “Very well, Ms. Anitta. Tell her and her birth chart to play her songs then”, joked another person.
Last Wednesday night, the term “Anitters on strike” became one of the most talked about topics on Twitter. Fans of the singer have since been running a campaign encouraging people to stop listening to the artist’s music on audio platforms, in retaliation for the recent episode involving astrologer Virginia Rodrigues. The fans’ goal, who would have thought, is to “lower the number of streams” of Anitta, that is, to reduce the funk singer’s relevance on the main music platforms, such as Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.
“She (Anitta) never thought she was perfect for us and has made mistakes several times on different issues. We fight, we defend, we forgive and we continue here because (sic) being a fan is a choice. Just as it is also her choice to maintain a relationship with someone who confessed to manipulating her (sic) saying that her followers, including (sic) those who do all this, have (sic) at least a problem with their senses. Each fan has their right to react to this however they want, just like her”, justified the Anitta Press fan club, via Twitter.
Anitta’s fan clubs are now waiting for the artist’s position on the matter. “Some words hurt, others are not enough. For an indefinite period of time, that’s all we have to say”, added the page that centralizes part of Anitta’s fans, on Twitter.
The fact is that the movement classified as a “strike” has been the target of jokes on social media. “Are you going to go on strike to sign a work card?” asked an internet user. “Brazil’s economy is going to crash now!”, joked another person, via Twitter. “Anitta can’t even have a hangover in peace because the anitters are starting a strike, help,” joked another microblog user.