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:

17 Comments on "A Glimpse Inside The Aurora Killer James Holmes ‘Holmies’ Fandom Community"

  1. This is why we can’t have nice things.

  2. Tchoutoye | Jan 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm |

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

  3. Matt Staggs | Jan 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm |

    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.

  4. gross

  5. Haystack | Jan 8, 2013 at 8:15 pm |

    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?

  6. lazy_friend | Jan 8, 2013 at 10:02 pm |


  7. Anarchy Pony | Jan 9, 2013 at 12:19 am |

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

  8. BuzzCoastin | Jan 9, 2013 at 12:45 am |

    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

  9. DrDavidKelly | Jan 9, 2013 at 6:14 am |

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

  10. "Big" Richard Johnson | Jan 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm |

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

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