Former child actor Drake Bell has never hidden his disdain for pop stars, and now he's attacking their fans for their actions on social media.
Bell, who used to star in Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh, sat down with Buzzfeed for an interview promoting his upcoming album.
On the topic of pop star fandom, he said, "I can't stand that, with a lot of the pop stars, there's this idea of Are you in our clique? Are you a Direction-er or are you a Belieber? Oh, you’re not in our gang? Then you’re not cool and you need to go in a hole and die.
"I don’t understand it. And what’s worse is artists like Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber don’t come out and say, 'I love having you as my fans, but you shouldn’t be acting this way.' They just eat it all up, and I think it’s repulsive."
He continued, "If I catch one of my fans saying something improper, a gay slur or any derogatory term, I instantly tweet directly at them and say, ‘This isn't how we do it.
“Lady Gaga, who says she's so anti-bullying, was on [Howard Stern's SiriusXM show] and Howard read all of these awful, awful tweets her fans had been sending him, [and] asked how she responded to her fans doing the exact antithesis of what she stands for. She said, 'You have to understand, Howard, it comes from a place of love. They don't want to see me get hurt.' I couldn't believe she didn't take a second to address her fans and say how disgusted she was they'd do something like that. But none of them do that. Justin Bieber just tweets, 'Yeah, Beliebers, go hard' when they're attacking somebody. Ariana Grande's fans told Perez Hilton that he and his son needed to die and get cancer, and she just fed it. It's disgusting."
Speaking of Ariana Grande, Bell also said of the fellow child star, "I don't think a lot of these young people have to work very hard. They're found on YouTube and, boom, thrown into the studio so they think they can get anything they want. Ariana Grande is a billionaire before she's been an artist. You have to work to be able to appreciate what you have, and what work did she ever have to do in her life?"
You can read the rest of Bell's interview on Buzzfeed. Do you agree with Drake? Let us know why or why not in the comments below.