|See also:||CP fan, chunfen, weifen, heifen, stan|
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According to fail_fandomanon, "Duwei are the type to fight anyone they think threatens their idol's image or reputation, often using very ugly tactics and as their name implies, are generally very toxic presences."
According to one explanation on jikipedia, du wei originally referred to fans who loved only one member of a music group and hated the others.
- endlessthoughtsofafangirl. tumblr post, Archived version, 4 March 2020.
- A Chinese interviewee on NPR translated it as "poisoning single fan", but the NPR reporters called them "poison fans". National Public Radio: Dream Boy And The Poison Fans, Archived version, September 16, 2020. Start at minute 17.
- Re: AO3 banned in China, Archived version anonymous comment, 4 March 2020.
- dw 毒唯, Archived version 2020-03-02