Why Does the Internet Love Bullying Demi Lovato?

I have been a Demi Lovato fan since 2007, when she starred on a Disney Channel short called As the Bell Rings. I’ve been here for a while. During this time, I’ve noticed that the internet has a bizarre fascination with tearing her down. This became especially prevalent after her first stint in rehab and …

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Stan-Shaming: Harry Potter vs. Sarah J. Maas

With the upcoming release of Sarah J. Maas’ latest novel, A Court of Wings and Ruin, the anti-Maas book stan mentality has come back in full force. While many are celebrating spoilers and tidbits from the new book and are eagerly anticipating its release, many more are shaming them and accusing them of being “fake …

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The Problem with Stan Culture

With the rise of social media, stan culture has grown exponentially. Sure, there have always been fanatics, but social media gives us something we never had before: a connection to celebrities. Or, more accurately, the illusion of one. We communicate directly with celebrities via Twitter, Tumblr, and more and have easier access to interviews, behind-the-scenes …

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