They insists that you shouldn't say anything bad about the mother because she is perfect. Kate Gosselin does no wrong in their mind. They will NEVER accept or want to see anything negative about Kate. Are these people delusional and suffering from CWS?
Those calling other people "haters", need to look in the mirror. What do you see when you look in the mirror? A reflection of Kate Gosselin?
We all have done it; read the tabloid articles in the checkout line, discussed the latest gossip on the "hot" celebrity bad girl, boy, or couple in love. Everyone at one point or another has had an interest in
inhabitants of the Hollywood star roles. However, now there is research to show that an innocent interest can turn into a debilitating mental illness. And, you might not know that you have it.
The illness is called celebrity worship syndrome. It is milder than its schizophrenic cousin erotomania-the delusional belief that a celebrity is in love with you-but it is an illness in its own right. According to the CBS news article "New Age of Celebrity Worship", sufferers of celebrity worship syndrome are obsessed with celebrities so much so that their self esteem diminishes, and he or she develops depression or anxiety. To these people, the celebrity worship becomes a "substitution for real life". The sufferer has no real relationships with people, often because it is easier to follow someone else' life, checking out of their own.
A 2003 study was done on the celebrity worship phenomenon. Psychologists Lynn McCutcheon and James Houran took 600 subjects and gauged their celebrity fascination levels. They found that twenty percent of the group, or 120 subjects, followed the celebrity scene purely for entertainment value. Another ten percent, or 60 individuals, took the celeb watching to another level; believing that they had what McCutcheon and Houran described as a "special bond" with the celebrity. An even smaller group-less than one percent-were termed "borderline-pathological".
You might say, "That's not me", but hold on. There some statistics out there that show as much as a third of the world's population is afflicted by celebrity worship syndrome. Through studies such as those performed by McCutcheon and Houran a small list symptoms has emerged.
This dimension comprises attitudes that fans are attracted to a favorite celebrity because of their perceived ability to entertain and become a social focus such as “I love to talk with others who admire my favorite celebrity” and “I like watching and hearing about my favorite celebrity when I am with a large group of people”.
Intense-personal aspect of celebrity worship reflects intensive and compulsive feelings about the celebrity, akin to the obsessional tendencies of fans often referred to in the literature; for example “I share with my favorite celebrity a special bond that cannot be described in words” and “When something bad happens to my favorite celebrity I feel like it happened to me’”.
This dimension is typified by uncontrollable behaviors and fantasies regarding scenarios involving their celebrities, such as “I have frequent thoughts about my favorite celebrity, even when I don’t want to” and “my favorite celebrity would immediately come to my rescue if I needed help”.
Just visit any of the pro-Kate sites. And you'll see how disgusting they really are. Some even have a countdown to when the kids will be on TV. HOW SCARY IS THAT?
A typical sign of people suffering from CWS:
"Just 1 more day before the kids are back on TV! Yay! I can't wait to see them, I miss them so much. Kate is the best!, Jon is a fucking loser."
They're not just some fan watching the show. They take this to a whole different level. They're so crazy that Kate had to hire a bodyguard to protect her from crazy fans who mimic her.
Some of these 'sheeple' even wish "death" or "harm" on people they don't even know. It's like they "feel" Kate's "fake" pain and understand how she feels. Everything about Kate is just an act. She's over dramatic, and fake. She uses her 8 kids for fame (attention), sympathy and to get what she wants.