Parasocial Relationships

We all feel some kind of way about Bennifer & John Mulaney & Steve from Blues Clues & Michael K Williams & and there’s a word for that: the Parasocial, a concept that is suddenly EVERYWHERE. What is it about our intimate emotional connections to famous people who will never know our names? Is it bad for us? How does parasociality connect with #MeToo? In a world of clicks, are celebs the only people who get to be fully realized?

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