Fan power in the news: Death threats, obsessions and cyber bullying

Taylor Swift performing during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov 24, 2019.
Taylor Swift performing during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov 24, 2019.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - The recent controversy over Taylor Swift fans harassing record label executives has put hardcore fans in the spotlight.

They are very vocal about what they like and do not like and often galvanise themselves to push for change, or in the case of Swift, direct their fury - even sending death threats - to those who they deemed to have wronged their idols.

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