When obsession tips over into stalking a number of studies have found that the stalked celebrity often represented an idealised version of the stalker. Photo: CGTN
When obsession tips over into stalking a number of studies have found that the stalked celebrity often represented an idealised version of the stalker. Photo: CGTN

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Why is China’s celebrity-obsessed fan culture so out-of-control?

  • China’s government is taking drastic measures to rein in the country’s obsessive fan culture, announcing a 10-point plan last week that builds on recent actions
  • Academic studies describe the shift from standard fandom to intense-personal celebrity worship as borderline pathological behaviour

Topic |   China society
When obsession tips over into stalking a number of studies have found that the stalked celebrity often represented an idealised version of the stalker. Photo: CGTN
When obsession tips over into stalking a number of studies have found that the stalked celebrity often represented an idealised version of the stalker. Photo: CGTN
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