Over the weekend 12,500 screaming fans showed up at Citi Field in Queens for DigiFest NYC. They were not screaming in appreciation of some new boy band or rap star. They were screaming for Cameron Dallas, whose only apparent talent is that he looks cute. Cameron is well aware of his limitations.
“Back in the day, you used to have to be a singer or an actor, but nowadays with social media, you can become well known just by being yourself.”
The devolution of teen fan hysteria can be charted from Frank Sinatra
To Elvis Presley
We have now arrived at Cameron Dallas.
Except that unlike Frank Sinatra, Elvis or The Beatles, Cameron Dallas has no talent. How did we get here? Where the object of these girl’s affection does nothing but look pretty in front of his web cam. Are we so culturally bankrupt that this is the best we can do?