If you haven’t been following the strange case of the Sad Puppies and Rabid Puppies and the Hugos, see my previous posts here and here. If you’re not aware of how the Hugo voting turned out, see the official results here and commentary here.
The evidence is overwhelming: the vast majority of Hugo voters rejected the Puppies. As Arthur Chu observed at this year’s Worldcon, the Puppies don’t represent the majority of fandom.
Some Puppies claim that their defeat is explained by the fact that science fiction and fantasy fandom is controlled by hyper-liberal SJWs (Social Justice Warriors), SMOFs (Secret Masters of Fandom), and CHORFs (Cliquish Holier-than-thou Obnoxious Reactionary Fanatics). Within this acronym-laden hellscape, a conspiracy was forged that continues to operate at the deepest levels of fandom. Or so say the Puppies.
But as George R. R. Martin points out, it’s likely that most Hugo voters of all political stripes simply found the Puppies to be obnoxious.