The words “I am a number one fan” are not that uncommon in social media where you often see a lot of people who seem to devote their time and money to demonstrate how deep their admirations go for certain public figures like singer, actors, or TV personalities.
There is actually nothing wrong with idolizing someone for example a celebrity, but things can get really scary or weird when the admiration turns into obsession.
It is true that celebrities work to earn appreciation from fans and audience in general; after all, they make money because audience like what they do then spend money to purchase song albums, movie or concert tickets concerts, and merchandises of all sorts.
When fans can no longer draw the line between admiration and obsession, they are on the brink of falling into the trap of Celebrity Worship Syndrome (CWS).
Fans with CWS tend to become overly interested in the personal details of their idols to a dangerous level where even the idolized figures feel utterly uncomfortable with fans’ behaviors, just like what happened to the following celebrities.
Most casual fans show their appreciation for celebrities’ works and personalities in many different ways.
Some will be happy enough to get a copycat haircut or wear a pair of shoes stamped with the celebrities’ names, but few others were willing to go the unnecessarily extreme length.
An unidentified woman who apparently considers herself the biggest Drake fan ever has gone the extra mile by getting a massive tattoo of his name on her forehead.
She went further by saving off her eyebrows to make the tattoo even more prominent, just in case somebody fails to notice.
9 Chris Brown
You wouldn’t want to come home just to find that a complete stranger has been staying in your house for several days and spray-painted your cars, let alone sleeping naked on your bed.
In May 2015, Chris Brown was returning to his California home at around nine o’clock in the evening.
To his surprise, he saw an unknown intruder’s clothing in his foyer and the intruder herself on his bed, without any clothing at all. He called the police and she was arrested for vandalism and burglary.
8 Miley Cyrus
You probably are used to the idea of teenagers dressing and getting a haircut like Miley Cyrus, but then there are always some peculiar fans who overdo just about everything.
In December 2013, the then 40 years old Carl McCoid from East Yorkshire in England made headlines when a picture of him being shirtless and showing a lot of Cyrus-inspired tattoos all over his body surfaced online; a total of 22 tattoos back then but the number increased to 29 over the years. Some are the singer’s names, others are song titles, and so on.
7 Kanye West
You know some fans are getting overly interested in celebrities when they say they want to marry their idols.
There is one problem: nearly all celebrities do not marry their fans just because they can.
The workaround for fans: they go to courthouse and change their names into something that at the very least can fool people.
Sometime in 2011, a 28 years old woman named Linda Resa decided to take the lawful path in order to legally change her name to “Mrs. Kanye West.”
Her arm, chest, and butt also bears a tattoo of the rapper’s name.