Aaah, if it's not our old pals: obsession and addiction.  These are classic mental conditions that, if not treated properly, can lead to serious consequences. We’re a weird animal, aren’t we? Humans may become hooked on nearly anything. Isn't that strange? But wait until you finish reading.

It gets weirder, though? Celebrity culture syndrome is an obsessive-compulsive disorder in which people become unduly preoccupied with celebrities' professional and personal lives. According to psychiatrists, while many people are obsessed with cinema, television, sports, and music stars, the only thing they have in common is that they, too, are all public characters. Celebrity worship has been documented since the nineteenth century.

Sir Patrick Stewart, the great British icon of elegance and solemnity, is...super into Beavis and Butthead? Yes, that Patrick Stewart, beloved Star Trek captain and Shakespearian actor. Here are the specifics of his Beavis and Butthead obsession, as well as 14 additional anecdotes about prominent people who are obsessed with something strange:

Adolf Hitler was a big Disney fan. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves was his favorite movie, and he was so into Disney movies that, in 1937, Joseph Goebbels gave him 18 Disney flicks as a Christmas gift.

Source: DW

Marilyn Manson is a massive fan of the TV show Eastbound and Down. The director, David Gordon Green said, Yeah, Marilyn Manson, he's f---ing obsessed with the show. And Adam Bhala Lough, who worked with Manson on Splatter Sisters, said Manson just rattled off whole chunks of dialogue from the

Source: MTV

Fidel Castro ate ice cream like crazy. He'd have containers of ice cream smuggled to him from the U.S. and, one time, he had 18 scoops of ice cream as dessert after lunch.

Source: VICE

Lou Ferrigno is a hardcore Beanie Baby collector. He and his wife mostly collect them for their kids, but he's still kind of competitive about it he says You're always trying to outdo the other people and get ones you don't have.

Source: Google Books

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