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Loofa
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BewareItsAndrew
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Miley Cyrus is not a good role model for young girls.

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Started: 11/10/2009 Category: Arts
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Loofa

Pro

Miley Cyrus is not a good role model
I would like to see some reasons my opponent thinks she is. I will define my words,

role model 

–noun a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, esp. by younger people.

http://dictionary.reference.com...

good
–adjective 1. morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; pious: a good man.
2. satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree: a good teacher; good health.
3. of high quality; excellent.
4. right; proper; fit: It is good that you are here. His credentials are good.
5. well-behaved: a good child.
6. kind, beneficent, or friendly: to do a good deed.
7. honorable or worthy; in good standing: a good name.
8. educated and refined: She has a good background.
9. financially sound or safe: His credit is good.
10. genuine; not counterfeit: a good quarter.
11. sound or valid: good judgment; good reasons.
12. reliable; dependable; responsible: good advice.
13. healthful; beneficial: Fresh fruit is good for you.
14. in excellent condition; healthy: good teeth.
15. not spoiled or tainted; edible; palatable: The meat was still good after three months in the freezer.
16. favorable; propitious: good news.
17. cheerful; optimistic; amiable: in good spirits.
18. free of distress or pain; comfortable: to feel good after surgery.
19. agreeable; pleasant: Have a good time.
20. attractive; handsome: She has a good figure.
21. (of the complexion) smooth; free from blemish.
22. close or intimate; warm: She's a good friend of mine.
23. sufficient or ample: a good supply.
24. advantageous; satisfactory for the purpose: a good day for fishing.
25. competent or skillful; clever: a good manager; good at arithmetic.
26. skillfully or expertly done: a really good job; a good play.
27. conforming to rules of grammar, usage, etc.; correct: good English.
28. socially proper: good manners.
29. remaining available to one: Don't throw good money after bad.
30. comparatively new or of relatively fine quality: Don't play in the mud in your good clothes.
31. best or most dressy: He wore his good suit to the office today.
32. full: a good day's journey away.
33. fairly large or great: a good amount.
34. free from precipitation or cloudiness: good weather.
35. Medicine/Medical. (of a patient's condition) having stable and normal vital signs, being conscious and comfortable, and having excellent appetite, mobility, etc.
36. fertile; rich: good soil.
37. loyal: a good Democrat.
38. (of a return or service in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) landing within the limits of a court or section of a court.
39. Horse Racing. (of the surface of a track) drying after a rain so as to be still slightly sticky: This horse runs best on a good track.
40. (of meat, esp. beef) noting or pertaining to the specific grade below "choice," containing more lean muscle and less edible fat than "prime" or "choice."
41. favorably regarded (used as an epithet for a ship, town, etc.): the good ship Syrena.

I would like to debate this please accept.
BewareItsAndrew

Con

My opponent has provided no proof as to why Miley Cyrus is a bad role model for young girls. I will provide evidence that proves that Miley Cyrus IS a good role model for young girls.

•Miley Cyrus had released a song entitled "Wake Up America" which urges people to do something about global warming and to protect our earth.
•Miley Cyrus has her own charity foundation, The "Pappy Cyrus Family Foundation", Which " Helps deprived children across the U.S. by providing improved health care, education and community support."
•Miley Cyrus has written an autobiography about her life and her rise to fame.

To conclude, I believe, for the reasons above, that Miley Cyrus is, in fact, a good role model for young children.
Debate Round No. 1
Loofa

Pro

Today I will look at 2 points to support my position that Miley Cyrus is not a good role model.
First, I would like to draw attention to the various photo scandals in which she has been involved.
Second, I will refute my opponent's arguments.

So on to my first point, her photo scandals. The photos taken by Ms. Cyrus should not be emulated by our youth. The seductive "shoulder show" must be stopped. There are also various photos of her that show her doing things very unbecoming to a well-adjusted, wholesome, young lady. If you will please look at my definition again: good and role model so as you can see when we look at the 2 together she should not be considered good or a role model.

Ending with my second point, My opponent has stated thus:


This point can be easily dealt with. Think of how many carbon emissions she creates every time she plays the song that is supposed to be stopping this very thing. In recording, promoting, and performing this song live, she has used more electricity than most American families use in a year. As we can see, this song is both hypocritical and an insult to the American people by telling us to do something about global warming when she herself is a larger cause of environmental damage.



I would like to know where my opponent got the quote "Helps deprived children across the U.S. by providing improved health care, education and community support." as far as my research showed it was a one time auction about which Ms. Cyrus said she would be auctioning off some of her clothes, however she had this to say about the clothes, "I would love to have some of them… Even if I can not fit [into] them." Obviously it's not much of a sacrifice if she cannot even fit into the clothes she is auctioning off.



I have written an autobiography; does that make me a role model?
BewareItsAndrew

Con

My opponent has brought up Miley Cyrus's controversial photo scandals she has been involved with.
Unlike other celebrities, such as Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus has apologized for her offensive photos. This can add to her good role model standpoint because girls will take after her and learn from mistakes they make and learn to be apologetic. Young people can CERTAINLY emulate this behavior.

My opponent also brought up that her song "Wake up America" is "hypocritical and an insult to the American people by telling us to do something about global warming when she herself is a larger cause of environmental damage." Certainly her song has influenced people to do something; more energy was potentially saved. Much more so than the tiny fractional electric bill of recording the song.

My opponent would like to know where I got the quote "Helps deprived children across the U.S. by providing improved health care, education and community support".
http://www.clubmileycyrus.com...
States "The charity is to help deprived children across the U.S. by providing improved health care, education and community support."

And yes, anyone who is able to write an entire book should be considered a role model.
Debate Round No. 2
Loofa

Pro

Loofa forfeited this round.
BewareItsAndrew

Con

I thought so.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by humanistheart 7 years ago
humanistheart
If that were true then it should be easier to debate against him. It's true his arguement concerning book writing is, well, poor, you should have been able to demolish it.

But for what it's worth I agree with you. I mean what kind of role model can she be without big breast implants like the other women girls choose to idealize?
Posted by Loofa 7 years ago
Loofa
The reason I did not post a third argument is because I cannot argue with someone who will not see truth. He says in his last argument that anyone who can write an entire book should be considered a role model, I disagree. Hitler wrote Mein Kampf. The book focused on him dividing humans by type and appearance. It also described Jews as parasites, liars, dirty, crafty, sly, clever, maggots, eternal blood suckers, brainless, repulsive, monsters, foreign, disgusting, blood thirsty, menaces, and without any true culture. I don't believe Hitler is a good role model. If my opponent says anyone who can write a book should be considered a role model, I cannot carry on a debate because my opponent will not hear logic.
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