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Celebrity Fandom, Social Media, and a Changing World


(AKA: a post off the top of my head, and I still have a cold, so forgive any incoherence)

Celebrity fandom hasn’t changed changed much in the past century or so. We’re attracted (when we’re attracted) by that tantalizing tension between performance and reality - the role…

One reason we rush so quickly to the vulgar satisfactions of judgment, and love to revel in our righteous outrage, is that it spares us from the impotent pain of empathy, and the harder, messier work of understanding.
Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing

"Okay you win!" Funny how this doesn’t feel like a victory for the fandom.


I love Richard Armitage on Twitter, I really do. He is thoughtful, generous and funny as hell. He is also well able to take care of himself. I don’t think he needs any of us to do that for him, whether on Twitter or elsewhere.

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