The art of stanning: Exploring the intricacies of a new wave of fan culture



The term originated from rapper Eminem’s 2000 hit of the same name, merging the words “stalker” and “fan”. It has quickly evolved into a label young fans on social media proudly use, denoting the prestige their obsession with a figure in pop culture comes with. The term is common on all social media platforms, especially on Twitter, where fans devote accounts solely to their favorite idols.

Stan culture is prevalent not only online among social media users, but all across the MVHS community.

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