cult of celebrity

noun phrase

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

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“Cult of celebrity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cult%20of%20celebrity. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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