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How 'Celebrity Worship' Can Be a Coping Strategy for Trauma

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“What does your therapist think about your obsession with Céline?” ”I’ve heard of ‘celebrity worship syndrome’ but have never met anyone with it.” “It’s not like you really know them; how can they be so important to you?”  These are all things I have been told relating to my love of Céline Dion.

I’ve written about having met her and what that meant to me, and the unique connection her music has to a teacher who changed my life in high school in a previous article, so I won’t regurgitate that here.

However, I wanted to address the idea that there is something inherently pathological about celebrity worship or fandom. For the vast majority of people, there’s not.

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