cult of celebrity

noun phrase

: the tendency of people to care too much about famous people
He criticizes the way journalists promote the cult of celebrity in modern America.

Examples of cult of celebrity in a Sentence

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“Cult of celebrity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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