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Leafy should be banned from youtube.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/21/2016 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Leafy should be banned from YouTube.
1.His content is based around "roasting" someone for about 10 minutes,usually picking people who can't defend themselves.

2.He has led to people receiving death threats.

3.His fanbase go to any video that he features and dislikes it and leaves nasty comments.

So as you,can see.Leafy has caused a lot of problems.I could go on but for the sake of round one i'll just leave it at that.

There is my argument.


I accept the following argument as to why Leafy should not be banned from Youtube. A little context behind myself is I hate Leafy myself, but that should not result in a ban from Youtube for the content that he has created.

Brings Entertainment

The content he has created has admitedly fired up the Youtube drama, but I ask my opponent who are the ones who clicked the video in the first place? Viewers did, and if viewers clicked that video and each video having more likes than dislikes; why should he be banned for his content? Youtube is a website for videos that are for entertainment purposes, and Leafy is clearly a channel for entertainment. If he is providing entertainment to the point of 4,000,000 subscribers and constant viewes, why would we eliminate the entertainment he has bring; which is a core value of Youtube.

Marketing Scheme

The fact is, Youtube is a market of videos with competing channels to rise to the top. According to journalist and economist Andrew Beattie, Youtube makes a revenue based on the advertisements presented under certain Youtube channels. Youtube channels that are more popular will attract more advertisers to display their content, resulting in people seeing those content, and Youtube gaining a revenue in retrieval for that content (1). looking at Leafy, he is popular enough among people so it would make more sense to keep him in the spotlight in order for Youtube to still recieve a good revenue. No matter the creator, every little bit helps.

Impact on the Economy

Plus also looking at Youtube itself and its application in the United States economy, Youtube does play an impact. Because of the internet culture coming within society, the internet plays a bigger role in establishing the economy. According to Moises Nam, the Youtube environment with the comparative aspect of advertising plays a newer impact on our economy. It achieves this with a collaboration of revenue from channels and cooperation with advertisers (2).

Drama Sells

We might look at Leafy in a negative becuase of our emotion and his statements of roasting others, but that should not determine someone from being banned. Clearly, Leafy has played an impact in promoting drama in the Youtube environment; but drama sells to us viewers because of us wanting to continue to create conflict (3). If it sells, why get rid of the item that is making the revenue? Leafy might have his negatives, but does support Youtube in bringing in that revenue.

Admitedly it's hard to look at the truth, but let me ask this? If we have one Youtuber who is roasting others, he keeps Youtube running, resulting in more favored channels to stay. Even small timeo ones, and even promoting larger based channels.

Debate Round No. 1


My opponent did not continue the argument, hence he dropped the debate.
Debate Round No. 2


My opponent failed to argue and attack me in a personal manner, resulting in a loss of conduct points on his side; and resulting in I being the winner.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by BearWithMe 1 year ago
The ridiculous guidelines need to be banned.
Posted by KRTxBallistic 1 year ago
Keem is banned from YouTube.
Posted by Knaveslayer99 1 year ago
A lot of Youtubers should be banned including people like KeemStar, H3H3, Leafy and such as they all violate Youtube's guidelines athlough Leafy and Keem are two of the worst to violate the guidelines.
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Con for Pros comments in the last two rounds. Argument go to Con. Con showed how YouTube helps the economy and how big YouTuber like Leafy contributes to it. Con shows how many people find Leafy entertaining. I find the two of Pros points on how his fans act as weak, as that's not Leafys' fault, and doesn't show or explaine why his roasting warrants a ban from YouTube.