A Glimpse Inside The Aurora Killer James Holmes ‘Holmies’ Fandom Community

The pretrial hearing began yesterday for James Holmes, the perpetrator of the movie theater mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado this past year. Buzzfeed has a look at the dark world of so-called “Holmies,” tweens who have celebrity crushes on Holmes centered around his Manic Panic hair, supposed love of Slurpees, and disaffection from society. Presenting the evolution of sociopath and serial killer obsession in the age of Tumblr:

  • http://twitter.com/DrinkyMcGee Daniel Cecil

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

    • Anarchy Pony


  • Tchoutoye

    I’m guessing a lot of these aren’t serious, especially the cat one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jebediah.morningside.5 Jebediah Morningside

      I’m guessing none of it is serious…

      • alizardx

        I think you’re entirely too optimistic.

        • Matt Staggs

          Yeah, if you read the article there are a lot of social media updates from people who seem infatuated with him.

  • DeepCough
  • Matt Staggs

    Some of these boys and girls haven’t had a real taste of death in their own lives yet. I suspect that this won’t be nearly as funny afterwards.

  • echar


  • Haystack

    Parents need to teach their kids that stupid stuff you do on the internet when you’re 14 can come back to haunt you decades later.

    Also, are you sure that’s not a sketch of Napoleon Dynamite?

  • lazy_friend


  • Anarchy Pony

    I resent that these ‘Holmies’ have appropriated the brony mantra ‘love and tolerate’ for their bizarre ’cause’.

  • BuzzCoastin

    beauty is in the eye of the beholder
    if our red-haired stepson had been
    dress in combat gear and did that shit in the middle of Afghanistan
    it would be ho-hum to most of Amerika
    but he’d be a hero to a small hill-billyed segment of Der Homeland
    who are proud of terrorist killing heroes
    to each his own & This above all: to thine own self be true

  • DrDavidKelly

    He’s just a poor misguided soul in need of god’s love.

  • “Big” Richard Johnson

    Makes me want to do a drawing of Jesus loading Holmes’ magazines and helping to steady his aim.