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Annbella
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studentathletechristian8
Pro (for)
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Do you think that miley is a good rolemodel for our kids?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/3/2009 Category: News
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Annbella

Con

On YouTube and on Twitter, followers of the Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana" debated whether Miley was doing a pole dance on top of a moving ice cream pushcart or was simply hanging on to the pole for balance. Some found her sultry routine over the top for the Fox award show, which attracted 4 million viewers -- more than a quarter of whom are under age 18 themselves, according to Nielsen ratings.

Internet gossip columnist Perez Hilton dubbed the performance "the return of Slutty Cyrus," and an impromptu Twitter poll attracted more than 4,000 votes -- 65% of whom said she looked like a stripper.

This is not the first time the teen performer has been at odds with the image of the chaste pop star she portrays on TV. A 2008 Vanity Fair photograph of Miley draped in a satin sheet, her bare back and shoulders exposed to the camera, triggered criticism from parents about what they called the sexualization of the then-15-year-old. Miley issued a statement saying she was "embarrassed" by the Annie Leibovitz photo.

Miley's publicist and Disney Channel declined to comment on her "Teen Choice" performance of "Party in the USA."A Fox spokeswoman referred calls to the show's executive producer, Bob Bain, who could not be reached late Tuesday.

http://buzzworthy.mtv.com...

the link above is a pic of miley on a stripper pole!
studentathletechristian8

Pro

I thank my opponent for the debate and the readers for the opportunity.

I shall affirm the resolution, "Do you think that miley is a good rolemodel for our kids?"

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Personally, I do think Miley Cyrus is a good role model for kids. She resembles the hopes and dreams that kids can achieve themselves one day. I have affirmed the resolution by stating that I do think that Miley Cyrus is a good role model for kids. Thank you.

Besides, my opponent's picture just displays Miley on an ice cream cart. It is not a stripping pole.
Debate Round No. 1
Annbella

Con

Annie Leibovitz, the photographer who shot provocative photos of Miley Cyrus for the June issue of Vanity Fair, is defending her depiction of the 15-year-old star.

Miley Cyrus, star of Disney's "Hannah Montana," appears in the June issue of Vanity Fair.
(Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair)
More Photos"I'm sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted," she said in a statement released by Vanity Fair. "Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it. The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful."

Sunday, Cyrus said she's "embarrassed" by the photos and apologized to her fans.

"I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed," she said in a statement. "I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about."

Would you let your kid watch someone dance on a pole!
Would you let your kids dance on a pole!
would you let your kids take pic's of themselfs only in a sheet!
would you let your kids take [pic's of themself in the underwear and bra!

http://smallscreenscoop.com...
http://image.guardian.co.uk...
http://thisisbandit.com...
http://tv.popcrunch.com...
http://www.magazine.ayurvediccure.com...
studentathletechristian8

Pro

My opponent has spent most of this debate ranting about some controversial issues regarding pictures and the "pole dancing" of Miley Cyrus.

However, my opponent has failed to argue the resolution.

The resolution states, "Do you think that miley is a good rolemodel for our kids?"

I do think that Miley is a good role model for our kids. The resolution is affirmed.

By the way, everyone makes mistakes, and our kids need to know that. We can show our children Miley's success in her acting and singing career, and persuade them to chase after their goals like Miley did. We can show Miley's controversial photos to our kids and explain to them why they may be considered "bad" and teach them a valuable lesson.

In conclusion, it is pretty obvious who is winning the debate. I have affirmed the resolution while my opponent has avoided it and ranted about irrelevant topics in respect to the resolution. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 2
Annbella

Con

Annbella forfeited this round.
studentathletechristian8

Pro

My opponent has forfeited the previous round.

As it now stands, the resolution has been affirmed. The resolution asks if I think Miley Cyrus is a good role model for our kids, and as Pro, I have stated that I do believe she is a good role model. Resolution affirmed.

My opponent has not attacked my stance on this issue. Clearly, I have been able to affirm the resolution. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 3
Annbella

Con

Annbella forfeited this round.
studentathletechristian8

Pro

My opponent has forfeited two consecutive rounds.

As it now stands, the resolution has been affirmed. The resolution asks if I think Miley Cyrus is a good role model for our kids, and as Pro, I have stated that I do believe she is a good role model. Resolution affirmed.

My opponent has not attacked my stance on this issue. Clearly, I have been able to affirm the resolution. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 4
Annbella

Con

Annbella forfeited this round.
studentathletechristian8

Pro

My opponent has forfeited three consecutive rounds.

As it now stands, the resolution has been affirmed. The resolution asks if I think Miley Cyrus is a good role model for our kids, and as Pro, I have stated that I do believe she is a good role model. Resolution affirmed.

My opponent has not attacked my stance on this issue. Clearly, I have been able to affirm the resolution. I heavily urge a Pro vote. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by RoyLatham 7 years ago
RoyLatham
Con forfeited and left Pro's argument's unanswered, so he wins by default.

I think the debate missed a couple of important points. When it comes to role models, to what extent are young people able to distinguish behavior related to an entertainment career from behavior in real life? I think when performers take drugs, for example, that is poor role model behavior because they are not doing that as performers, but as a pure behavior problem. However, posing for famed photographer Annie Liebowitz or dancing on stage is easily distinguished as part of an entertainment career. A second point is that even at 15, there are some things at which the girl should have some of her own discretion, like posing for a professional photographer. One person's choice may not be another's, and I think that is taken into account by by young people.

The pole dancing controversy was ridiculous, as Nags said. She was doing little more than standing near a pole.
Posted by Xer 7 years ago
Xer
This is the video of Miley "pole dancing". I would call it "dancing with a pole three feet away from you for less than 30 seconds", but .......
Posted by Xer 7 years ago
Xer
"you know you all can suck your cock!!!!"

If only...
Posted by Annbella 7 years ago
Annbella
you know you all can suck your cock!!!!
Posted by Cody_Franklin 7 years ago
Cody_Franklin
I'm almost tempted to douche it up and do some semantics up in here.
Posted by Xer 7 years ago
Xer
My argument:

Yes.

(I win.)
Posted by Annbella 7 years ago
Annbella
well stop you comments and debate with me!!!!
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
BTW: Anyone could just make a semantics argument here, because of the word "you", which means the Contendor...
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
Hello n00b:
Resolutions are not questions or imperatives. They are only declarative statements.

Example:
Resolved: Miley is a good rolemodel for out kids.
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