Iconization itself is a cultSome people become famous because of their talent or knowledge or piety or impressive personality or power. These people have large fan following or devotees also, depending upon their status in the sight of the people who are adherents to them. These fans love these personalities a lot. Gradually, their love develops for them, it subsequently changes into deep admiration and eventually, when this love and admiration go beyond proper limit changes into worshipping them.
This icon worshipping becomes a cult for them and they become so much blindfolded that they can't tolerate any rebuttal or opposition of their demigods. These devotees don't use their reasoning power. They believe in the statements of their demigods as these were revealed as holy verses and denying them is like an act of apostasy.
You can behold such people who are utterly devoted to these demigods. Only a looker who has no attachment with their demigods can differentiate what is wrong and what is right and whenceforth, these devotees are misleading themselves. However, if anybody tries to expound them the reality of their condition they will dissent on the spot. It's most likely to happen that they will sever their ties with you. I wonder to see the iconization of some people and changing them into demigods.
These demigods, mostly, come from sports, movie stardom, religious field and politics.