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"At certain points in their careers celebrities should move on"

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Started: 1/29/2008 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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bigbass3000

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I provide the definitions for this debate.
At certain times-varys from profession
careers-a job the celebrity does
celebrities-are well known U.S. people known in the U.S. media
move on-To get a new job or project. A project is something that betters oneself.
I value Good image in the media
Con. 1 Celebrities can portray a negative impact.
Many celebrities such as Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan, and various other sports figures, who do drugs, need to move on to rehab,make a foundation, etc., in order to portray a positive impact on the nation. Celebrities have a big influence on the younger nation and by having a negative impact it can harm so many individuals.
Daysuit

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I'm not sure why we are limiting the scope of this debate to the US as celebrities exist in just about every society and even cross borders with their celebrity status.

Argument :"Celebrities can portray a negative impact."

How do you portray a negitive impact? If you mean that sometimes actors play controversial roles that portray drug use and violence that impacts their characters life in that movie or show, then maybe, sort of that statement makes sense.

Now if you mean that celebrities are letting their real life get out of control, or at least it is being marketed that way, is having an impact on the youth of apparently only America then that there is a more competent argument.

Celebrities are individuals that life highly publicized and glorified lifestyles, which may or may not be of their doing. Some celebrities hire a PR person to help or deter these kinds of things. At the end of the celebrities are just people making a living, and living life. They have no responsibility to control how media outlets and the public as a whole want to portray them even if it is the truth. People, even celebrities don't need to live apologetic lifestyles. If Celeb A does an illegal drug, has a big downfall but then goes to rehab, shouldn't we be more concerned over the time and energy put into complaining, judging, researching, and covering the behavior rather than what this person actually did? Isn't it our fault just by mentioning the name of Celeb A that we helped preserve their celebrity status?

Valuing a good media image can mean very little in real life terms. The majority of what media is, is a vehicle to sell you something. Most news is chosen on big outlets for its entertainment value, or in less appalling terms its ability to keep people tuned in so they can see the shiny ads that are being sold to keep revenue flowing. Show me an independent non ad revenue celebrity news source, just one. Now filter out the porn blogs and blogs in general, because trolls scraping up what they can find from paparazzi sources isn't news either. Now what do you have left? Nothing, because no one cares about a celebrity unless they can sell them.

Do you believe that all people, everywhere should arrange their lives as to not possibly influence children or young teens in any way? If no then why should a celebrity? If little girls start being too slutty and little boys start thinking their street thugs in suburbia then responsibility is on the parents not the people who made it look cool. If you have a kid dumb enough to try a stunt from the Jackass movie then maybe you should have payed more attention to him and taught them not to set themselves on fire. If we removed what is percieved influential behavior from all media then there would be no media, people would have to shut their eyes and cover their ears and scream LALALALALA as loud as they could as to not be influenced, titillated, or excited by anyone or anything.
Debate Round No. 1
bigbass3000

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Finally, I am limiting it to the U.S. because this are the individuals effected most by this. To extend my arguements, the oppenent brought up, movies in acting is portraying a bad image. Yes and no if the movie glorifys the individual. They need to openly say it is wrong to do this action, If they are playing someone who is portrayed badly. For instance Sly Stallone's new movie, "Rambo", He said, "I personally do not condone this kind of violence anywhere", This was a very important arguement in that a celebrity must not promote negative acts, otherwise it can lead to Teen suicide, death and destruction, I.E. Columbine. Vote Aff just on the Fact that sometimes celebrities do need to better themselves, such as practice or get better, which my opponent dropped.
Daysuit

Con

Daysuit forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by rshortman 9 years ago
rshortman
You ever hear the term "There is no such thing as a free lunch"?

Celebrities have it pretty good, what with their high paying contracts, glamorous lifestyles, VIP treatment, free designer clothing, stylists, managers, agents, lawyers, bouncers, personal trainers, drivers, assistants and publicists the life of a celebrity is one of privilege, pampering and doting on every little desire and need.

Being so fortunate comes with a price. For some, that means producing art that awes, inspires and entertains us. For others (especially others) it means taking on the simple responsibility of conducting yourself properly in the public eye. It's really not that much to ask. Even a little bit of effort would be nice and most celebrities do (ex: Beyonce, Catherine Zeta Jones, Sandra Bullock, Renee Zellweger and Hillary Duff do a fine job).

It's unfortunate that 3 of our worst behaved celebrities have come to personify the American celebrity (I speak of course about Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton..or Nicole Richie)while others slip under the radar, going unrecognized for their ability to consistently conduct themselves with intelligence, grace and class. Like I said, it's not too much to ask and who knows, maybe it would provide better role models for our youth.
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