It was reported recently that one woman followed actor Andy Lau around for ten years. What is your opinion about those fans who idolise certain celebrities?
Idollsing Celebrities Goes Too Far
Celebrity worship has been identified as one of the most common forms of idolatry these days, However, many fans go too far with pursuing stars. Some have facial plastic surgery just to look a little more like the star they worship. Others even pay all their money to see the stars in person. I personally hold that blindly worshipping famous people should be deterred from becoming rampant.
Due to daily gossip columns in the tabloids and the ubiquitous celebrity news in the media, researchers report that about one third of people suffer from Celebrity Worship Syndrome, an actual syndrome that can become obsessional, replacing conventional relations, Some fans of famous people tend to indulge ins daydreaming about stars they worship. Having less communication with their friends and families, some obsessed fans ignore conventional relations, leading to psychological problems or disorders. Blind worship undermines young people's spiritual pursuits in real art, literature, philosophy, and science, without which they can hardly hold the sacred torch of civilization transferred to them from preceding generations. It is no exaggeration to say that blind star-worship will probably lead young people whose discretion is not enough into abysmal darkness, and thus buried with them is the hope of the future.
In conclusion, given the above harmful effects of blind star-worship, every effort must be made to help fans to get out of the hopeless swamp of star-worship. (231 words)