Celebrity news

Has our obsession with celebrity accounts gone too far?

Many accounts rely on their followers’ members, some of which number over a million people, to send the time, date and location of celebrities they’ve seen and hooked up with, often accompanied by photos or videos to prove their story. Suddenly, a private lunch date is broadcast to anyone with an internet connection.

Of course, this kind of surveillance didn’t start online: Tabloids and other print media have been chasing celebrities for decades, taking pictures of them at the beach and posting the photos under headlines like “50 Worst Beach Bodies Ever.” the year”. But many of these new social media accounts are able to track the movements of celebrities 24/7 and are aware of celebrity news long before mainstream media has taken hold.

Twome, one of the many Instagram accounts whose followers send in celebrity sightings, is my version of the glossy gossip magazines I read as a teenager. I admit it, I recently dug through the Deuxmoi archives to see if my one true love, Timothée Chalamet, had been spotted in one of my London haunts. He hadn’t, but a girl can dream: and that dream is made possible by the army of iPhone-loving paparazzi.

When approached by Stylist, Deuxmoi declined to comment on how they decide which celebrity news appears on his Instagram account.