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Varun007
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gerrandesquire
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People participate in reality shows to become famous? yes or no

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gerrandesquire
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/11/2011 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Varun007

Pro

i think yes. People participate in the reality shows just to become famouse.
gerrandesquire

Con

Challenge accepted. Please provide your arguments.
Debate Round No. 1
Varun007

Pro

Varun007 forfeited this round.
gerrandesquire

Con

Okay, I kind of knew this would happen. Anyway, I'd lay my case. Pro claimed that people participate in 'reality shows' *Just* to become famous. Notice that all the reality shows are included in the premise, and the use of the word 'just' indicates that there is no other reason.

I simply need to show that their might be many other reasons other than being famous, that propel a person to take part in a reality show.

1. Money: People take in shows like 'who wants to be a millionaire' and 'Fear factor' for the large amount of money they'd receive. Reality shows are a source of easy money.

2. Showcase their talent: Reality shows like American Idol and Dancing shows serve as a platform for contestants to showcase their talent. They also receive large benefits that can launch them into the 'industry' and help them stabilize their profession, which is another main reason for contestants in these reality shows.

I hope Pro provides his arguments in the next round.
Debate Round No. 2
Varun007

Pro

Varun007 forfeited this round.
gerrandesquire

Con

Arguments extended.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by gerrandesquire 6 years ago
gerrandesquire
Oh. And please vote Con.
Posted by gerrandesquire 6 years ago
gerrandesquire
Ha ha. I don't want to provide an insight to my argument, but I have a pretty solid argument for this one.
Posted by F-16_Fighting_Falcon 6 years ago
F-16_Fighting_Falcon
Agreed with Varun007! Did you notice how reality shows like the Apprentice, Shark Tank, Biggest Loser etc all pretty much abuse the contestants? I never understood why they put up with it except for the fame.
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Vote Placed by F-16_Fighting_Falcon 6 years ago
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Varun007gerrandesquireTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Con provided the only arguments. Money is a good one that I haven't thought about though I am a little skeptical about them showcasing talents. Ok, that could be their intention, but isn't the purpose of showcasing talent to gain fame? Conduct to Con for forfeit. SG to Con because Pro had two SG errors in one sentence.
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Reasons for voting decision: No response from Pro to con's arguments or arguments of his own.