There are no Winners Here

Amanda Eagleson
10 min readMay 15, 2022

Fandoms, Scandals, Social Media, and the Celebrity Slaughterhouse

Johnny Depp, By Vanessa Lua, Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Early in the pandemic (as in the entirety of 2020) I thought I might be witnessing the imminent death of celebrity culture. I had read a great piece in POPSUGAR by Mekishana Pierre tracking its downfall.

Mekishana astutely observed that while nobody wanted to hear from celebrities…

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Amanda Eagleson

Poet, Writer at Optimistic Learner and Digital Economy Forum. Board member at Vancouver Poetry House. www.optimisticlearner.com