December 01, 2020 MEETING OF THE MINDS

Anything for Selenas? A Right of Publicity Case Study

Lizbeth Lopez and Scott J. Sholder

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American pop culture is pervasive and infectious, particularly the fascination with celebrity culture.1 Fans’ objectification of celebrity wealth and fame creates an aura of otherworldliness that separates celebrities from the average American.2 This idealization inspires younger generations to reach greater heights, and they often credit celebrities as their role models.3 This especially seems to hold true in the Latinx community, who use artists as a way to connect to their heritage and identity.4

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