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‘I Stand With Nicki’ and #BallGate Expose Fandoms As Cults of Personality

This week, Nicki Minaj’s anti-vaxx posts caused an international conflict. This is where fame, fake news and fandom converge.

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It all started on Monday when Nicki Minaj tweeted that she wouldn’t be going to the Met Gala because she is unvaccinated. Though the…




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Nicole Froio

Nicole Froio

Columnist, reporter, researcher, feminist. Views my own. #Latina. Tip jar: paypal.me/NHernandezFroio

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