Don’t You Forget About Me

Toxic fandom, the Internet, and mid-life

Elizabeth Spiers

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Thanks to Rusty Foster’s addictive and hilarious newsletter, Today in Tabs, I just read this completely bonkers story about TikTok influencer William White**, a 22-year-old who sings 80s songs, and whose primary fan base is apparently women of (more or less) my demographic: middle-aged moms. You really have to read the story to understand how…

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Elizabeth Spiers

Writer, NYU j-school prof, political commentator, digital strategist, ex-editor in chief of The New York Observer, founding editor of Gawker