Relatives of singer Ariana Grande confirmed that one of her fans broke into her home with intent to kill her, but luckily, she was gone. Did fanaticism cross the borders of normality? How badly do celebrities live in the face of these harassments?
Ariana Grande is currently trending but not because of a new song or photos with her partner, but because of a terrifying situation with a follower.
It turns out that a fan entered her house by force to please his pleasure in murdering her, according to local media and in turn, the singer's mother. Luckily, Ariana Grande was not there.
After calling the police, authorities entered Ariana Grande's home and found a backpack of the attacker with notes stating his desire to kill the singer.
After the events, a restraining order was imposed for 5 years on the man. This caused the fury of hundreds of users who demand that he be put behind bars for attempted murder, since this order can be violated at any time.
This situation caused rethinking the dimensions of 'fanaticism' towards a celebrity. Is it not about commenting on a photo on your social networks? Put follow on instagram to know the news of the actor, singer or model? Or just attend a show to see it or watch it sing?
Voltaire, a French philosopher, said that "when fanaticism has gangrene the brain, the disease is incurable", characterizing it as corrosive, enemy of freedom, of the progress of knowledge and responsible for murders, genocides, massacres, wars, persecutions, injustices and all kinds of violence.
Several specialists assure that fanaticism is not a mental illness, but is associated with different personality disorders, especially narcissistic ones.
Even "it can reach dangerous extremes such as harassing, persecuting and killing human beings, trying to impose a belief, doctrine or ideology, considered good only for the fanatic or for his group," warns researcher Guillermo Pellegrini.
For example, The Beatles star John Lennon died in 1980, the victim of a fanatic named Mark David Chapman, who wanted to be as famous as his idol. The singer's death was the result of the damage caused to his body by five shots fired at him at the entrance to the building where he lived when Lennon with her husband, Yoko Ono.
After the recent events, Ariana Grande will surely opt for greater security in her current residence and during the next shows, when the dates resume.