Crazy Super Fans-Extreme or Psycho?March 23, 2011 Marina Y Sanchez Freelance Columnist
We all at one time or another or fans of someone. Whether it’s in sports, movies, even music. It’s a natural to look up to certain individuals with respect for things that they’ve done or represent.
However, with everything there is an extreme.
There are sports and then there is Extreme Sports. There is a makeover then there is an Extreme Makeover. There is regular old toothpaste and then there is Extreme Whitening toothpaste. Apparently we all onboard with Extreme!
Yet how far is so extreme that we borderline the question of our own sanity? I think I may have that answer.
Consider these extreme super fans.
This man has 82 tattoos of Julia Roberts. The 56-year-old Chilean said he became a “fan” of Julia Roberts after seeing “Erin Brockovich” and each portrait of the actress is from scene taken from that movie. Granted the movie was good but a big part of it was that Julia Roberts was busting out cleavage and showing some thigh. So I am pretty sure he isn’t moved by her acting ability so much as how she works her assets.
The next example is just weird. In fact, totally mind-boggling. I get the teen fascination with the singer Justin Bieber.
He is a cute little guy that can sing and dance. And of course he is driving all the teenyboppers into a crazed hysteria. However, it’s not just teenyboppers.
This is a mural that resides in a bigtime Brazilian drug lord’s living room. I kid you not!
The drug lord know as Pezão is known for being one of the most notorious drug dealer in South America.
During a drug bust, authorities found this gigantic mural which just goes to show no one can escape Bieber fever. Justin Bieber, you have a power no one can understand!
No one can forget Chris Crocker. At Britney Spears low point in her career, Chris Crocker screamed in his YouTube video to “Leave Britney Alone”! Believe me Chris, I did!
This last one is pretty cool. However I am biased!
Ok so she loves Twilight! Big deal! Twilight was awesome!
British “Twilight” fan Cathy Ward endured 22 hours under the needle to complete this full-back tattoo featuring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen.
She apparently did this because she lost a large amount of weight and attributes that the books and movies helped her stay strong through her months of dieting and exercising. And she’s not done! She plans on expanding her “Twilight” shrine across her entire torso. If this isn’t love, I don’t know what is!
I understand that people are just showing the love of their most favorite things or people. I get that. Just with all the art decoration and displays of love, you can not forget yourself. I bet that person underneath all those tattoos is pretty special too. Even the drug lord! I bet his mama loves him!
Is it too much to dedicate your entire life to loving some person in the media even giving up your body as a depiction of that “admiration”?
Is it extreme or psycho?