I’m thrilled Gerard finally addressed this, because I’ve been seeing this excuse for far too long. I remember one “fan” nastily informing Mikey that because she buys MCR merchandise, she’s entitled to graphic details about his personal life, and I’m pretty sure she’s not the only one with that belief. Finally, Gerard shut that one down.
Actually, I’m proud of Gerard in general for standing up for himself the way he did today. He was classy and respectful, but also more direct than he’s been in the past. Maybe parts of this fandom will actually get it through their heads that Gerard’s not their punching bag. If you wouldn’t say it in real life, right to his face, don’t tweet it to him.