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Shawn Mendes' First Tattoo Connects His Music & Family

Shawn Mendes' First Tattoo Connects His Music & Family

Shawn Mendes is all smiles during his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing on Tuesday (September 28) from Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old “Treat You Better” singer, who just released his second album Illuminate, talked about getting his first tattoo – a guitar on his arm.

“I had this idea for like a year before I got the tattoo,” Shawn said. “It’s the woods here and a reflection on water, a sound wave connecting to the city, being Toronto. Actually, the sound wave is my parents and my sister saying ‘I love you,’ so it’s that connection between home, work, and family.”

Watch Shawn‘s interview below!

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  • David at Just Jared

    Loving Shawn’s new album!

  • Lucy

    If you’re really a mod (which I don’t think you are) then prove it by deleting the spam below my post.

  • Lucy

    If you’re really a mod (which I don’t think you are) then prove it by deleting the spam below my post.

  • Lucy

    If you’re really a mod (which I don’t think you are) then prove it by deleting the spam below my post.

  • Lucy

    If you’re really a mod (which I don’t think you are) then prove it by deleting the spam below my post.

  • Lucy

    If you’re really a mod (which I don’t think you are) then prove it by deleting the spam below my post.

  • Lucy

    If you’re really a mod (which I don’t think you are) then prove it by deleting the spam below my post.

  • Lucy

    If you’re really a mod (which I don’t think you are) then prove it by deleting the spam below my post.

  • Lucy

    If you’re really a mod (which I don’t think you are) then prove it by deleting the spam below my post.

  • Lucy

    Well alright! Thank you. Could you have a look at all the craziness going on here:http://www.justjared.com/2016/09/15/leann-rimes-has-announced-a-2016-christmas-tour/
    ================================
    As you can see there’s a poster going by the name ‘gwen’ who does nothing but post spam & harassment, have a look when you get more time because there’s A LOT of spam & harassment on not only this particular Rimes story, they post spam & harassment on ALL the Leann Rimes stories at this site.

  • gwen

    Can you have a look at this craziness. Since August 25 “LUCY”(fka Juicy Lucy) has been making posts in my name. Since 2009, he has been making accounts in my name. This time he is relentless and spanning 5-6 different sites at a time. We managed to get to the posts he made on Dlisted in my name removed. TMZ bans him, but he bypasses the ban or starts posting on TMZ using another account. Since we have been reporting him on Perez Hilton for using my name, he hasn’t used my name that much today. This is the only site that won’t do anything about Lucy using my name or posting under many different names. He has been using my name for 37 days now. Lucy has been bragging to other Leann fans on twitter that he works as a moderator for Just Jared and that is why he gets away with using all these different accounts and posting in my name and why no matter what he does this site won’t ever kick him off!

    His mantra is that no one believes me, but Dlisted believed me enough to remove the 30 posts that “Lucy” made in my name! Also the harassing posts that Lucy made on the Chloe Mortez thread were deleted and removed.

    Lucy likes to play the victim when in fact Lucy is the aggressor.

    Lucy goes by many different names: Toni Gee, TruthSayer, Joy(fka Clovis), Mrs Freeze(fka Susan), Chaz(fka CR), and many others. Notice something about the accounts he has been using? He has to change the names on the accounts ever so often because of the complaints against him.

    When someone on TMZ, noticed that I mentioned Lucy’s name, they wrote me a post telling me that they didn’t make any of the posts to me and that their name was stolen. So the person posting as LUCY has hijacked this name from another site.

    Here is a summary of Lucy’s latest harassment.

    Toni Gee who is also posting as TRUTHSAYER /HUGH(Mr. Goodbar )/ LUCY(aka JUICY LUCY )/JOY(Clovis) has made 1551(Aug 25 account) +83(the account he changed from Magdelene Cloea to Gwen on Aug 31) posts in my name!!

    Aug 25-Toni Gee/TruthSayer created the account in my name(he made 200+ posts)

    Aug 28-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on other threads on Just Jared(using my name to attack and bully another poster.

    Aug 31- Toni Gee/TruthSayer s changes his Magdelene Cleoa account to Gwen

    Sept 1-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TMZ(posting on comments on 2 Leann Rimes threads)

    Sept 4- Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Dlisted(posting in the very old threads so that his posts are the first posts in the thread)

    Sept 4-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TooFab

    Sept 7-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Egotastic

    Sept 15-Dlisted removed all of the comments that Toni Gee/TruthSayer wrote in my name

    Sept 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 & Oct 1, 3-Toni Gee/TruthSayer used my name to post on Perez Hilton

    Sept 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30-Just Jared put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a temporary time out, not letting him post from the “gwen” account for 7 days due to complaints about his stalking and harassment(he did use his other accounts to upvote the comments he made from the gwen account during those days)

    Oct 1-Just Jared allows Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received an “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen

    Oct 2-Just Jared had to put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a timeout from 5 am Sunday to 11 am Monday due to the complaints about his stalking and harassment. Just like his 7 day hiatus, Toni Gee/TruthSayer used his other accounts to upvote his posts. While he was on this time out, he was on TMZ manically posting from his HUGH account.

    Oct 3-Just Jared allowed Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received another “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen.

  • gwen

    Can you have a look at this craziness. Since August 25 “LUCY”(fka Juicy Lucy) has been making posts in my name. Since 2009, he has been making accounts in my name. This time he is relentless and spanning 5-6 different sites at a time. We managed to get to the posts he made on Dlisted in my name removed. TMZ bans him, but he bypasses the ban or starts posting on TMZ using another account. Since we have been reporting him on Perez Hilton for using my name, he hasn’t used my name that much today. This is the only site that won’t do anything about Lucy using my name or posting under many different names. He has been using my name for 37 days now. Lucy has been bragging to other Leann fans on twitter that he works as a moderator for Just Jared and that is why he gets away with using all these different accounts and posting in my name and why no matter what he does this site won’t ever kick him off!

    His mantra is that no one believes me, but Dlisted believed me enough to remove the 30 posts that “Lucy” made in my name! Also the harassing posts that Lucy made on the Chloe Mortez thread were deleted and removed.

    Lucy likes to play the victim when in fact Lucy is the aggressor.

    Lucy goes by many different names: Toni Gee, TruthSayer, Joy(fka Clovis), Mrs Freeze(fka Susan), Chaz(fka CR), and many others. Notice something about the accounts he has been using? He has to change the names on the accounts ever so often because of the complaints against him.

    When someone on TMZ, noticed that I mentioned Lucy’s name, they wrote me a post telling me that they didn’t make any of the posts to me and that their name was stolen. So the person posting as LUCY has hijacked this name from another site.

    Here is a summary of Lucy’s latest harassment.

    Toni Gee who is also posting as TRUTHSAYER /HUGH(Mr. Goodbar )/ LUCY(aka JUICY LUCY )/JOY(Clovis) has made 1551(Aug 25 account) +83(the account he changed from Magdelene Cloea to Gwen on Aug 31) posts in my name!!

    Aug 25-Toni Gee/TruthSayer created the account in my name(he made 200+ posts)

    Aug 28-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on other threads on Just Jared(using my name to attack and bully another poster.

    Aug 31- Toni Gee/TruthSayer s changes his Magdelene Cleoa account to Gwen

    Sept 1-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TMZ(posting on comments on 2 Leann Rimes threads)

    Sept 4- Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Dlisted(posting in the very old threads so that his posts are the first posts in the thread)

    Sept 4-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TooFab

    Sept 7-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Egotastic

    Sept 15-Dlisted removed all of the comments that Toni Gee/TruthSayer wrote in my name

    Sept 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 & Oct 1, 3-Toni Gee/TruthSayer used my name to post on Perez Hilton

    Sept 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30-Just Jared put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a temporary time out, not letting him post from the “gwen” account for 7 days due to complaints about his stalking and harassment(he did use his other accounts to upvote the comments he made from the gwen account during those days)

    Oct 1-Just Jared allows Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received an “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen

    Oct 2-Just Jared had to put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a timeout from 5 am Sunday to 11 am Monday due to the complaints about his stalking and harassment. Just like his 7 day hiatus, Toni Gee/TruthSayer used his other accounts to upvote his posts. While he was on this time out, he was on TMZ manically posting from his HUGH account.

    Oct 3-Just Jared allowed Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received another “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen.

  • gwen

    That’s odd because if you were the victim, why did Dlisted remove all of the 30 posts you made in my name from Sept 4 to Sept 14?

    oni Gee who is also posting as TRUTHSAYER /HUGH(Mr. Goodbar )/ LUCY(aka JUICY LUCY )/JOY(Clovis) has made 1551(Aug 25 account) +83(the account he changed from Magdelene Cloea to Gwen on Aug 31) posts in my name!!

    Aug 25-Toni Gee/TruthSayer created the account in my name(he made 200+ posts)

    Aug 28-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on other threads on Just Jared(using my name to attack and bully another poster.

    Aug 31- Toni Gee/TruthSayer s changes his Magdelene Cleoa account to Gwen

    Sept 1-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TMZ(posting on comments on 2 Leann Rimes threads)

    Sept 4- Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Dlisted(posting in the very old threads so that his posts are the first posts in the thread)

    Sept 4-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TooFab

    Sept 7-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Egotastic

    Sept 15-Dlisted removed all of the comments that Toni Gee/TruthSayer wrote in my name

    Sept 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 & Oct 1, 3-Toni Gee/TruthSayer used my name to post on Perez Hilton

    Sept 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30-Just Jared put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a temporary time out, not letting him post from the “gwen” account for 7 days due to complaints about his stalking and harassment(he did use his other accounts to upvote the comments he made from the gwen account during those days)

    Oct 1-Just Jared allows Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received an “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen

    Oct 2-Just Jared had to put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a timeout from 5 am Sunday to 11 am Monday due to the complaints about his stalking and harassment. Just like his 7 day hiatus, Toni Gee/TruthSayer used his other accounts to upvote his posts. While he was on this time out, he was on TMZ manically posting from his HUGH account.

    Oct 3-Just Jared allowed Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received another “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen.

  • gwen

    That’s odd because if you were the victim, why did Dlisted remove all of the 30 posts you made in my name from Sept 4 to Sept 14?

    oni Gee who is also posting as TRUTHSAYER /HUGH(Mr. Goodbar )/ LUCY(aka JUICY LUCY )/JOY(Clovis) has made 1551(Aug 25 account) +83(the account he changed from Magdelene Cloea to Gwen on Aug 31) posts in my name!!

    Aug 25-Toni Gee/TruthSayer created the account in my name(he made 200+ posts)

    Aug 28-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on other threads on Just Jared(using my name to attack and bully another poster.

    Aug 31- Toni Gee/TruthSayer s changes his Magdelene Cleoa account to Gwen

    Sept 1-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TMZ(posting on comments on 2 Leann Rimes threads)

    Sept 4- Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Dlisted(posting in the very old threads so that his posts are the first posts in the thread)

    Sept 4-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TooFab

    Sept 7-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Egotastic

    Sept 15-Dlisted removed all of the comments that Toni Gee/TruthSayer wrote in my name

    Sept 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 & Oct 1, 3-Toni Gee/TruthSayer used my name to post on Perez Hilton

    Sept 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30-Just Jared put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a temporary time out, not letting him post from the “gwen” account for 7 days due to complaints about his stalking and harassment(he did use his other accounts to upvote the comments he made from the gwen account during those days)

    Oct 1-Just Jared allows Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received an “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen

    Oct 2-Just Jared had to put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a timeout from 5 am Sunday to 11 am Monday due to the complaints about his stalking and harassment. Just like his 7 day hiatus, Toni Gee/TruthSayer used his other accounts to upvote his posts. While he was on this time out, he was on TMZ manically posting from his HUGH account.

    Oct 3-Just Jared allowed Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received another “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen.

  • gwen

    Toni Gee who is also posting as TRUTHSAYER /HUGH(Mr. Goodbar )/ LUCY(aka JUICY LUCY )/JOY(Clovis) has made 1551(Aug 25 account) +83(the account he changed from Magdelene Cloea to Gwen on Aug 31) posts in my name!!

    Aug 25-Toni Gee/TruthSayer created the account in my name(he made 200+ posts)

    Aug 28-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on other threads on Just Jared(using my name to attack and bully another poster.

    Aug 31- Toni Gee/TruthSayer s changes his Magdelene Cleoa account to Gwen

    Sept 1-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TMZ(posting on comments on 2 Leann Rimes threads)

    Sept 4- Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Dlisted(posting in the very old threads so that his posts are the first posts in the thread)

    Sept 4-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TooFab

    Sept 7-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Egotastic

    Sept 15-Dlisted removed all of the comments that Toni Gee/TruthSayer wrote in my name

    Sept 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 & Oct 1, 3-Toni Gee/TruthSayer used my name to post on Perez Hilton

    Sept 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30-Just Jared put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a temporary time out, not letting him post from the “gwen” account for 7 days due to complaints about his stalking and harassment(he did use his other accounts to upvote the comments he made from the gwen account during those days)

    Oct 1-Just Jared allows Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received an “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen

    Oct 2-Just Jared had to put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a timeout from 5 am Sunday to 11 am Monday due to the complaints about his stalking and harassment. Just like his 7 day hiatus, Toni Gee/TruthSayer used his other accounts to upvote his posts. While he was on this time out, he was on TMZ manically posting from his HUGH account.

    Oct 3-Just Jared allowed Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received another “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen.

  • gwen

    Toni Gee who is also posting as TRUTHSAYER /HUGH(Mr. Goodbar )/ LUCY(aka JUICY LUCY )/JOY(Clovis) has made 1551(Aug 25 account) +83(the account he changed from Magdelene Cloea to Gwen on Aug 31) posts in my name!!

    Aug 25-Toni Gee/TruthSayer created the account in my name(he made 200+ posts)

    Aug 28-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on other threads on Just Jared(using my name to attack and bully another poster.

    Aug 31- Toni Gee/TruthSayer s changes his Magdelene Cleoa account to Gwen

    Sept 1-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TMZ(posting on comments on 2 Leann Rimes threads)

    Sept 4- Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Dlisted(posting in the very old threads so that his posts are the first posts in the thread)

    Sept 4-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TooFab

    Sept 7-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Egotastic

    Sept 15-Dlisted removed all of the comments that Toni Gee/TruthSayer wrote in my name

    Sept 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 & Oct 1, 3-Toni Gee/TruthSayer used my name to post on Perez Hilton

    Sept 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30-Just Jared put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a temporary time out, not letting him post from the “gwen” account for 7 days due to complaints about his stalking and harassment(he did use his other accounts to upvote the comments he made from the gwen account during those days)

    Oct 1-Just Jared allows Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received an “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen

    Oct 2-Just Jared had to put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a timeout from 5 am Sunday to 11 am Monday due to the complaints about his stalking and harassment. Just like his 7 day hiatus, Toni Gee/TruthSayer used his other accounts to upvote his posts. While he was on this time out, he was on TMZ manically posting from his HUGH account.

    Oct 3-Just Jared allowed Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received another “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen.

  • gwen

    Toni Gee who is also posting as TRUTHSAYER /HUGH(Mr. Goodbar )/ LUCY(aka JUICY LUCY )/JOY(Clovis) has made 1551(Aug 25 account) +83(the account he changed from Magdelene Cloea to Gwen on Aug 31) posts in my name!!

    Aug 25-Toni Gee/TruthSayer created the account in my name(he made 200+ posts)

    Aug 28-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on other threads on Just Jared(using my name to attack and bully another poster.

    Aug 31- Toni Gee/TruthSayer s changes his Magdelene Cleoa account to Gwen

    Sept 1-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TMZ(posting on comments on 2 Leann Rimes threads)

    Sept 4- Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Dlisted(posting in the very old threads so that his posts are the first posts in the thread)

    Sept 4-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TooFab

    Sept 7-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Egotastic

    Sept 15-Dlisted removed all of the comments that Toni Gee/TruthSayer wrote in my name

    Sept 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 & Oct 1, 3-Toni Gee/TruthSayer used my name to post on Perez Hilton

    Sept 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30-Just Jared put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a temporary time out, not letting him post from the “gwen” account for 7 days due to complaints about his stalking and harassment(he did use his other accounts to upvote the comments he made from the gwen account during those days)

    Oct 1-Just Jared allows Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received an “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen

    Oct 2-Just Jared had to put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a timeout from 5 am Sunday to 11 am Monday due to the complaints about his stalking and harassment. Just like his 7 day hiatus, Toni Gee/TruthSayer used his other accounts to upvote his posts. While he was on this time out, he was on TMZ manically posting from his HUGH account.

    Oct 3-Just Jared allowed Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received another “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen.

  • gwen

    Also, Lucy was on the Leann Rimes thread posting this about you from his JOY account, he made this comment to the account he made in my name:

    Joy • 9 hours ago
    Have you noticed the new “mod” that is commenting inanely on all the new posts? I have a strong feeling he’s a Bot.

    *Then Lucy used the account he made in my name to post this response to what he wrote about you from his JOY account:

    gwen • 5 hours ago
    I believe you are correct!

  • gwen

    Also, Lucy was on the Leann Rimes thread posting this about you from his JOY account, he made this comment to the account he made in my name:

    Joy • 9 hours ago
    Have you noticed the new “mod” that is commenting inanely on all the new posts? I have a strong feeling he’s a Bot.

    *Then Lucy used the account he made in my name to post this response to what he wrote about you from his JOY account:

    gwen • 5 hours ago
    I believe you are correct!

  • gwen

    I don’t suggest clicking on any links that Lucy posts because many people have posted that Lucy embeds viruses or ISP location identifiers in them. When he tried to post a link using his MRS FREEZE account, the post was deleted.

    Please check out the Leann Rimes thread he is saying, though. There are 1508 posts. Lucy has been making posts in my name on that thread for a while. One day he made over 400 posts in my name. Whenever he used my name, I marked it with the post #(ie Post 1551) and then the day(ie Day 37). He has also been using his Joy and TruthSayer accounts in that thread. He wants people to think that I made all of the posts in that thread.

    Here is an example of what “Lucy”(aka Joy, toni gee, truthsayer) writes when he makes posts in my name:

    Lucy made this post at 4:12 am.

    gwen • 11 hours ago
    The insane one is starting out its pitiful, pathetic, miserable, dismal little existence with a comment count of # 6842. Lets see if it goes over 1000 today. Poor sad obsessed little psycho….

  • gwen

    Lucy verbally attacking me using his TruthSayer account, after Lucy made these posts to me from his TruthSayer account he upvoted the comments using his Lucy account, then Lucy just can’t understand why everyone believes that he is using multiple accounts.

    When Lucy was using my name to post on Dlisted he was posting in the old threads so that the post was the first one in the thread. When we were going through those old threads on Dlisted we noticed that on Sept 4, the day that the posts on Dlisted started in my name, TruthSayer made 8 posts at 2 pm. When TruthSayer was posting at 2 pm, the posts in my name on Dlisted stopped. Also when Dlisted removed the posts in my name, some of the posts that he had made from his TruthSayer account were also removed.

    1) Verbal attacks from another of Lucy’s accounts:

    TruthSayer • 2 hours ago
    You would have to be crazy as a shit house mouse to seriously believe any of the outrageous bull shit you post.

    TruthSayer • 2 hours ago
    You are clinically obsessed with LeAnn Rimes. This is not healthy and you really need to get help.

  • gwen

    Why did you upvote the 2 posts you made to me at 1 pm from your TruthSayer account?

  • gwen

    Lucy is going nuts from his TruthSayer account, this is what he just posted and then after he posted it, he used his Lucy account to upvote the comment.

    TruthSayer • a minute ago
    Celebrity worship syndrome (CWS) is an obsessive addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity’s personal life. Psychologists have indicated that though many people obsess over film, television, sport and pop stars, the only common factor between them is that they are all figures in the public eye.

    The term “celebrity worship syndrome” first appeared in an article ‘Do you worship the celebs?’ by James Chapman in the Daily Mail in 2003 (Chapman, 2003).[1][2] James Chapman was basing his article on the journal paper Maltby et al. (2003). James Chapman refers to CWS, but in fact this is a misunderstanding of a term used in the academic article to which he refers (Maltby et al. 2003), CWS which stood for Celebrity Worship Scale. Nonetheless Chapman may be generally correct. A syndrome refers to a set of abnormal or unusual set of symptoms indicating the existence of an undesirable condition or quality. Indeed, many attitudes and behaviours covered in this research indicate such states.[3]

    Psychologists in the United States and United Kingdom created a celebrity worship scale to rate the problems. In 2002, United States psychologists Lynn McCutcheon, Rense Lange, and James Houran introduced the Celebrity Attitude Scale, a 34 item scale administered to 262 persons living in central Florida.[4] McCutcheon et al. suggested that celebrity worship comprised one dimension in which lower scores on the scale involved individualistic behavior such as watching, listening to, reading and learning about celebrities whilst the higher levels of worship are characterized by empathy, over-identification, and obsession with the celebrity.

    However, later research among larger UK samples have suggested there are 3 different aspects to celebrity worship;[5] John Maltby (University of Leicester), and the aforementioned psychologists examined the Celebrity Attitude Scale among 1732 United Kingdom respondents (781 males, 942 females) who were aged between 14 and 62 years and found the following 3 dimensions to celebrity worship: entertainment-social, intense-personal, and borderline-pathological. A follow-up study showed no gender difference in any of the three dimensions.[6]

    John D. Moore, PhD, author of Confusing Love with Obsession [7] and creator of the Obsessive Love Wheel suggests in a 2013 online article that there exists three other primary types of celebrity stalkers: Simple Obsessional, Love Obsessional and Erotomanic.[8]

    Classifications[edit]

    Simple obsessional[edit]

    Simple obsessional stalking constitutes a majority of all stalking cases, anywhere from 70%-80%, and is dominated by males. This form of stalking is generally associated with individuals who have shared previous personal relationships with their victims. However, this is not necessarily the case between a common member of the public exhibiting celebrity worship syndrome and the famous person with whom they are obsessed. Individuals that meet the criteria of being labeled as a “simple obsessional stalker” tend to share a set of characteristics including an inability to have successful personal relationships in their own lives, social awkwardness, feelings of powerlessness, a sense of insecurity, and very low self-esteem. Of these characteristics, low self-esteem plays a large role in the obsession that these individuals develop with their victim, in this case, the famous person. If the individual is unable to have any sort of connection to the celebrity with which they are obsessed, their own sense of self-worth may decline.[9]

    Love obsessional[edit]

    As the name suggests, individuals who demonstrate this sort of stalking behavior develop a love obsession with somebody who they have no personal relation to. Love obsessional stalking accounts for roughly 20%-25% of all stalking cases. The people that demonstrate this form of stalking behavior are likely to suffer from a mental disorder, commonly either schizophrenia or paranoia. Individuals that are love obsessional stalkers often convince themselves that they are in fact in a relationship with the subject of their obsession. For example, a woman who had been stalking David Letterman for a total of five years claimed to be his wife when she had no personal connection to him.[9] Other celebrities who have fallen victim to this form of stalking include Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Jodie Foster, and Mila Kunis along with numerous other A-list stars.[10]

    Erotomanic[edit]

    Erotomanic, originating from the word Erotomania, refers to stalkers who genuinely believe that their victims are in love with them. The victims in this case are almost always well known within their community or within the media, meaning that they can range from being small town celebrities or famous personalities from Hollywood. Comprising less than 10% of all stalking cases, Erotomanic stalkers are the least common. Unlike simple-obsessional stalkers, a majority of the individuals in this category of stalking are women. Similar to love-obsessional stalkers, the behavior of Erotomanic stalkers may be a result of an underlying psychological disorder such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.[11] Individuals who suffer from Erotomania tend to believe that the celebrity with whom they are obsessed is utilizing the media as a way to communicate with them by sending special messages or signals. Although these stalkers have unrealistic beliefs, they are less likely to seek any form of face-to-face interaction with their celebrity obsession, therefore posing less of a threat to them.[12]

    Entertainment-social[edit]

    This level of admiration is linked to a celebrity’s ability to capture the attention of their fans. Entertainment-social celebrity worship is used to describe a relatively low level of obsession. An example of a typical entertainment-social attitude would be “My friends and I like to discuss what my favorite celebrity has done.”[13]

    Intense-personal[edit]

    This is an intermediate level of obsession that is associated with neuroticism as well as behaviors linked to psychoticism. An example of an intense-personal attitude toward a celebrity would include claims such as “I consider my favorite celebrity to be my soul mate.”[13]

    Borderline-pathological[edit]

    This classification is the most severe level of celebrity worship. Often, it is expressed by statements like “If someone gave me one thousand dollars, I would consider spending it on a napkin used by my favorite celebrity.” [13]

    Mental health[edit]

    Evidence indicates that poor mental health is correlated with celebrity worship. Researchers have examined the relationship between celebrity worship and mental health in United Kingdom adult samples. One study found evidence to suggest that the intense-personal celebrity worship dimension was related to higher levels of depression and anxiety.[14] Similarly, another study in 2004, found that the intense-personal celebrity worship dimension was not only related to higher levels of depression and anxiety, but also higher levels of stress, negative affect, and reports of illness.[15] Both these studies showed no evidence for a significant relationship between either the entertainment-social or the borderline-pathological dimensions of celebrity worship and mental health.

    Another correlated pathology examined the role of celebrity interest in shaping body image cognitions. Among three separate UK samples (adolescents, students and older adults) individuals selected a celebrity of their own sex whose body/figure they liked and admired, and then completed the Celebrity Attitude Scale along with two measures of body image. Significant relationships were found between attitudes toward celebrities and body image among female adolescents only.[16]

    The findings suggested that, in female adolescence, there is an interaction between intense-personal celebrity worship and body image between the ages of 14 and 16, and some tentative evidence suggest that this relationship disappears at the onset of adulthood, which is between the ages of 17 and 20. These results are consistent with the authors who stress the importance of the formation of relationships with media figures, and suggest that relationships with celebrities perceived as having a good body shape may lead to a poor body image in female adolescents.

    Within a clinical context the effect of celebrity might be more extreme, particularly when considering extreme aspects of celebrity worship. Relationships between the three classifications of celebrity worship (entertainment-social, intense-personal and borderline-pathological celebrity worship and obsessiveness), ego-identity, fantasy proneness and dissociation were examined. Two of these variables drew particular attention: fantasy proneness and dissociation. Fantasy proneness involves fantasizing for a duration of time, reporting hallucinatory intensities as real, reporting vivid childhood memories, having intense religious and paranormal experiences. Dissociation is the lack of a normal integration of experiences, feelings, and thoughts in everyday consciousness and memory; in addition, it is related to a number of psychiatric problems.[17]

    Though low levels of celebrity worship (entertainment-social) are not associated with any clinical measures, medium levels of celebrity worship (intense-personal) are related to fantasy proneness (approximately 10% of the shared variance), while high levels of celebrity worship (borderline-pathological) share a greater association with fantasy proneness (around 14% of the shared variance) and dissociation (around 3% of the shared variance, though the effect size of this is small and most probably due to the large sample size).[citation needed] This finding suggests that as celebrity worship becomes more intense, and the individual perceives having a relationship with the celebrity, the more the individual is prone to fantasies.

    “Celebrity worship” is a term coined by Lynn E. McCutcheon (DeVry University), Diane D. Ashe (Valencia Community College), James Houran (Southern Illinois University) and a few further collaborators in a series of articles published primarily in the North American Journal of Psychology and a non-peer reviewed working paper series called Current Issues in Social Psychology, the Journal of Psychology and British Journal of Psychology.

    A number of historical (Barbas 2001; Hansen 1991), ethnographic (i.e. Henry & Caldwell 2007; Jenkins 1992; Kozinets 2001; O’Guinn 1991; Richardson & Turley 2006; Stacey 1994); netnographic (i.e. Kozinets 1997) and auto-ethnographic studies (i.e. Holbrook 1987, 1995; Wohlfeil and Whelan 2008) in diverse academic disciplines such as film studies, media studies, cultural studies and consumer research, which – unlike McCutcheon et al. focused mainly on a student sample (with two exceptions) – have actually studied real fans in the field, have come to very different conclusions that are more in line with Horton & Wohl’s (1956) original concept of parasocial interaction or an earlier study by Leets et al. (1995).

  • gwen

    5 minutes after Lucy posted from his Lucy account, he logged into the account he made in my name and more posts. Lucy is upset because you deleted one of the comments he made.

    Toni Gee who is also posting as TRUTHSAYER /HUGH(Mr. Goodbar )/ LUCY(aka JUICY LUCY )/JOY(Clovis) has made 1553(Aug 25 account) +83(the account he changed from Magdelene Cloea to Gwen on Aug 31) posts in my name!!

    Aug 25-Toni Gee/TruthSayer created the account in my name(he made 200+ posts)

    Aug 28-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on other threads on Just Jared(using my name to attack and bully another poster.

    Aug 31- Toni Gee/TruthSayer s changes his Magdelene Cleoa account to Gwen

    Sept 1-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TMZ(posting on comments on 2 Leann Rimes threads)

    Sept 4- Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Dlisted(posting in the very old threads so that his posts are the first posts in the thread)

    Sept 4-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on TooFab

    Sept 7-Toni Gee/TruthSayer starts using my name to post on Egotastic

    Sept 15-Dlisted removed all of the comments that Toni Gee/TruthSayer wrote in my name

    Sept 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 & Oct 1, 3-Toni Gee/TruthSayer used my name to post on Perez Hilton

    Sept 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30-Just Jared put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a temporary time out, not letting him post from the “gwen” account for 7 days due to complaints about his stalking and harassment(he did use his other accounts to upvote the comments he made from the gwen account during those days)

    Oct 1-Just Jared allows Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received an “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen

    Oct 2-Just Jared had to put Toni Gee/TruthSayer on a timeout from 5 am Sunday to 11 am Monday due to the complaints about his stalking and harassment. Just like his 7 day hiatus, Toni Gee/TruthSayer used his other accounts to upvote his posts. While he was on this time out, he was on TMZ manically posting from his HUGH account.

    Oct 3-Just Jared allowed Toni Gee/TruthSayer to resume posting from the “gwen” account because they received another “incentive” from a certain country hasbeen.

  • gwen

    Speaking of spam what is that you wrote in your profile picture about me? Seriously, if you are going to play the victim, then by all means don’t keep doing things that confirms that you are the aggressor. You sure are posting a lot from your Joy, TruthSayer, and Lucy’s accounts today.

    How fitting. You make Disqus accounts in my name, so it’s not surprising that you would put my name into your Lucy profile name!