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Research and Analysis on Star Worship and Relative Deprivation of Vulnerable Teenagers

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DOI: 10.25236/acaelt.2019.011


Yan Ran

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Yan Ran


With the development of the Internet, the law of “traffic is king” in the entertainment industry has increased the importance of fans and given them more voice. Through qualitative research, this study conducted in-depth interviews with 6 vulnerable adolescents aged 15-24 years of age, gender and star worship. It is found that star worship can weaken the relative deprivation of vulnerable adolescents and rebuild their enthusiasm and confidence in life by reducing social exclusion, restoring their social ties and changing their income status. In the process of worship of disadvantaged youth stars, the role played by the stars is obvious. Therefore, communities, schools and families may consider not dealing with the phenomenon of vulnerable youth star worship and instead of rational guidance. The government should strengthen the supervision of the media industry and the control of the star industry, and help build a social atmosphere of mutual assistance, mutual accommodation, tolerance and harmony.


Vulnerable teenagers; Star worship; Relative deprivation