Fans vs. Stans By Larry L. Miller

    A phrase that has become popular over the last few years is “I stan.” This can be used when referring to fandom of a certain artist or simply for hyping up your friend’s latest Instagram post. Focusing on the former, I find it interesting that people are embracing a term that’s rooted in psychotic behavior.  The term “stan” derives from an Eminem song of the same name describing a dangerously obsessed fan who killed himself and his pregnant wife because Em hadn’t responded to his letters. It’s not something…