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On social media, "stan" is a term used to refer to someone who is a very enthusiastic and dedicated fan of a particular celebrity, musician, or public figure.

What is the origin of the slang “stan”?

The term stan originated from a combination of the words "stalker" and "fan", but has since evolved to become a positive term for fans who are highly engaged and supportive of their favorite celebrities.

What does “stan” mean on social media?

The term "stan" is often used in hashtags such as #BeyonceStan or #TaylorSwiftStan to identify oneself as a fan of a particular celebrity or group. 

In some cases, "stan" can also be used as a verb to describe being a highly engaged fan, as in "I stan BTS" or "She stans Lady Gaga".

While the term "stan" is generally used in a positive way to describe passionate fans, it can also have negative connotations. Some fans take their enthusiasm too far and engage in toxic behavior such as cyberbullying, which harms both the celebrity and other fans. It's important for fans to maintain a healthy balance and not allow their stan behavior to become obsessive or harmful.


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