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Unless you’re saving that special bouquet you snatched at a wedding or collecting all the roses you’ve won on The Bachelor, there’s not much reason to hold onto flowers after they’ve died. Former YouTube star and current pop music sensation Troye Sivan understands that logic.
But some of his fans apparently don’t—and they’re angered that Sivan had the temerity to throw away a fan’s gift after that gift had died.
Now, they’re questioning whether Sivan, who broke into the mainstream even more with his recent appearance on Saturday Night Live, even cares about his fans.
It all stems from three tweets.
WHY DID TROYE SIVAN DO HIM THIS DIRTY HFYIKJVGH pic.twitter.com/qxZd2k8uCk— PRADASLUT (@angeIicHOE) January 26, 2018
troye sivan is cancelled we don’t need this kind of toxic and ungrateful people in our lives in 2018— 𝕔𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕝𝕚𝕖 (@neoctlovebot) January 28, 2018
damn troye sivan cancelled idc if the flowers were dead he didn’t have to do her so dirty and do it publicly, like damn fam harsh— yoongis smile is so beautiful wowowowowwowowwowowo (@girlstalksgirIs) January 28, 2018
I'm sorry but troye sivan throwing fans gifts away is so disrespectful and rude. Someone spent their money on those because they love you and want you to be happy?? How could you just chuck it in the trash you ungrateful fucking mug??— ff.r.s (@ffixnn) January 28, 2018
But at some point, somebody figured out that the flowers were beginning to wilt.
He has the guys flower there but it did look kinda dead so make of this what you will pic.twitter.com/vGuaNuno41— Style (@not_a_styleblog) January 28, 2018
And if you look closely, you’ll probably notice that Sivan is wearing one outfit when he received the flowers and different clothes when he tossed them away. Meaning they were possibly taken on different days when the once-fresh flowers had, as we all must, begun their slow, inevitable march to death.
As NME notes, other reasons for Sivan’s actions are because he was entering an airport and couldn’t fly with the gift or that the original tweeter wasn’t even the fan who gave him the bouquet in the first place (those tweets don’t actually appear on the @lilactears Twitter account, meaning they were either deleted or faked).
But not everybody took a dim view of Sivan cleaning up after himself. In fact, some people reversed the storyline to commemorate Sivan’s actions and make him the rescuer of roses.
Troye Sivan, national hero, seen rescuing flowers from the trash. pic.twitter.com/QOnLl1kIO1— mona ☾ (@velvet_face) January 28, 2018
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.