Meredith Granmayeh, Chapman University
In an increasingly online world, the line between enthusiasm and obsession in fan communities has become blurred.
Ian Linn, Oberlin College
Some of these influencers’ platforms foster harmful attachments between themselves and their impressionable young fans.
Nnekakwo Adibe, Lesley University
The world of social media is often full of indignity. It offers an oasis of cruelty just as much as it offers an oasis of opportunity and information-seeking. It perpetuates the rise of bullies.
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
The increased presence of celebrities on social media sometimes makes people think they are closer to their favorites than they are. This can have serious consequences.
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