Social Media & the rise of Celebrity Worship Syndrome

The Opinionist Online

Social media is the first thing we look at when we wake up and the last thing when we go to sleep. In a world where everyone is always on their phones, laptops and tablets the chances that you have at least one social media app open are high. The chances that you are following a celebrity, spots person, model or singer are also high.

A few years ago I wrote on the impact Celebrity Worship Syndrome (CWS) was having on people.   Whilst the syndrome has been around for a while the impact social media has had on its increase cannot go unnoticed.

Prior to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like, the only access to these celebrities’ was through television interviews and what we read in magazines.

Now nearly every celebrity has a social media account on nearly every platform you can think of. We have more access to them…

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