Emilie is a wonderful writer and musician, but the way she treats her fans is ridiculous. I am definitely still pissed about the “I make less money than all of you!” comment. I am practically homeless and stuck working at McDonald’s.
These posts really confuse me because I have never personally seen Emilie treat her fans badly (though that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened). But I do find it hard to believe that she’s done any of this because of how incredibly sweet she was everytime me or any of my friends have met her.
But, as you said, just because you didn’t see it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. I believe the “I guarantee you make more money than me” incident mentioned in the confession was a Twitter rant, for example. You should read her twitter rants sometime. And her journal entries from the forum. Specifically the one with the very “with us or against us” vibe, which many people attribute to how extremely fucked-up the official forum got. Or the thread (if it still exists; I don’t know if it’s been deleted) where she went off on a well-intentioned (even if she said exactly the wrong thing) fan, going so far as telling her to get the fuck out of her forum and sell all the EA merch she owns on eBay.
There is a very clear disconnect between EA’s behavior in person and online. In person, people- even those who’ve been pissed off at her for the shit she’s pulled online- say she’s lovely. Like…all the time. Except when she pulls shit like at the Masquerade, when her bitchy online persona apparently bled into real life. Online, though, it’s a very different story. And it’s easy to see, if you care to see it. There are plenty of people, though, who are and will forever remain stubbornly convinced that EA can do no wrong, and of course if she has ever gotten bitchy it was totally justified every time, because she’s EA and she’s just so sweet and lovely!