‘Stan’ culture needs to stop – or at least radically change. Here’s why.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021, By Lily Datz
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Robert Thompson, Trustee Professor of radio, television and film and director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the Newhouse School, was quoted by USA Today for the article “‘Stan’ culture needs to stop – or at least radically change. Here’s why.” Thompson, an expert on popular culture, explains the origins of the term “Stan” from a popular Eminem song of the same name, which is about a dangerous super-fan of the rapper. He comments on the history of fan culture and how it has become more accessible today.