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What Is a Stepford fan?

Submitted by: YourValentine

The expression "Stepfords" was coined by Gordondoburstingfoam, a poster on Queenworld and later on Queenzone. The release of Greatest Hits 3 in 1999 caused a legendary fight on the fan club message board when some users suggested the CD was nothing but a rip-off while others thought it was a brilliant release designed to "win over new fans" . A Stepford is a fan who thinks that Queen Production can never fail and that a true fan has to buy any Queen related product that hits the market. The expression was borrowed from the movie "The Stepford Wives" telling a story about the small town Stepford where the real wives are replaced by mindless robots who never question anything they are told.