You said he'd set her up as a saint 'in the eyes of the kids' so what would links have to do with that, unless the kids have read them?
About the rest, I think we may have different ideas of what the word 'fan' means. Yes it means someone who collects the shite that celebs put out & goes to see them sign their name on a book. But on DS, it usually means where you defend one over the other. Post feminism is as good a reason as any I guess.
It's not a special DS rule, it just a few people who assume things about other posters because they can't understand the opposing view.