Why Do People Obsess About Celebrities?
- You are bored and they seem exciting.
- You are looking for an identity and they help us to define ourselves.
- You like fantasy.
- Celebrity obsession replaces the gossip that people used to engage in when they lived in small neighborhoods.
- The media
keeps putting them in front of you and repetition is an effective way to get a person or product firmly stuck in someone’s mind.
To read a psychological mystery about obsession, check out Object of Obsession