Celebrity Worship as Weak Religion

Deen Weinstein, Michael Weinstein

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2003

Issue: Icons of Culture (Vol. 23, No 3, Summer, 2003)

Celebrity worship is a substitute for traditional faith in a culture that denies both the truth and the demands of traditional faith. It satisfies spiritual needs with a weak religion that allows us to worship the best, the worst, and the most banal of ourselves.

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