Fame and Fandom – a mutual poison?

On this topical episode of the podcast we’re tackling fame, celebrity culture, and fandom. While celebrity is nothing new, the modern landscape of social media creates both new avenues to fame, as well as new opportunities for fans to access their favorite stars and content creators. Today we’re talking: toxic celebrity, access and entitlement, and the false “democratization” of fame that offers a little bit of notoriety to anyone.

Time Stamps:
5:51 – Main discussion
43:56 – What’s your Freq Out?
* Ebony on the novel The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
* Anita on the novels from the Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers— The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet and A Closed and Common Orbit

Links Mentioned:
* https://www.vice.com/en/article/dy8npv/ava-rose-tiktok-fame-social-media-influencer-harrassment-v28n1

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