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Caploxion
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Should Photoshop and size zero models be allowed in advertising?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/23/2014 Category: Fashion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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racheldentxo

Con

Celebrities being photo shopped and size zero models cause self esteem issues and health issues to many people, should it be allowed?
Caploxion

Pro


I wish to thank Rachneldentxo for the opportunity to debate this topic, and I wish her strength in argument. I’ll start with a brief argument…


Whilst I think that body image and self-esteem issues are worrying issues for young ladies, I do not think that companies should be barred from using photo-shop or size zero models to sell their products. The core of the problem, as I see it, is the internal voice within a young lady’s head, telling her that she has to be this ridiculously thin, gorgeous super-model or else she is worthless.


Appeals to emotion in advertising


Virtually all advertising involves appealing to emotions, which is basically the problem here. Young women see these thin, ‘perfect’ women, and respond emotionally by thinking that because the thin, perfect woman is in the magazine, she now has to be like that woman. Clearly, this isn’t a rational decision being made here, instead one that is founded upon emotion. It’s not like the advertisements are outright lying about their products, saying that their products are scientifically proven to do things that they simply don’t do (like reverse aging, for example). It’s just that their appealing to emotions by selling their product with certain images.


Comparatively, many car advertisements try to sell their vehicles by appealing to emotions. You know, “New!”, “Fast!”, “Safe!” etc. Is this illegal? Should this be banned? Of course not, it’s entirely the consumer’s choice in the end; it’s the consumer’s decision is he/she wishes to buy into anything.


What constitutes as an adequate decision? Do people who buy impulsively make bad decisions? Who has the authority to tell other people what they can or cannot buy, simply because there were emotions involved? The onus is on the consumer to make decisions in purchase, not the businesses.


The solution to the problem


Young women should understand how their emotions are being manipulated; it’s ultimately their choice. It’s not the businesses’ fault if a young lady tries to become more like what she sees in magazines. It would be like blaming a novelist for writing a gruesome novel when the reader purchased the novel in the first place!


Young women should understand the internal pressure placed upon themselves, arguably accentuated by external factors, to become a goddess of beauty (not something grounded within reality). This internal voice is of no fault of businesses; it is up to the young lady to understand what produces that voice.


Debate Round No. 1
racheldentxo

Con

racheldentxo forfeited this round.
Caploxion

Pro

Caploxion forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
racheldentxo

Con

racheldentxo forfeited this round.
Caploxion

Pro

I apologise for forfeiting a round. My arguments have remained uncontested, therefore I believe that I need write no more.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Caploxion 3 years ago
Caploxion
What about the animal you're eating? Wouldn't you be harming that?
Posted by FEARTHEGHUS 3 years ago
FEARTHEGHUS
who cares, do what you want as long as it is not immoral and/or harming another because you did something wrong: eating meat in front of a vegetarian is not wrong unless you purposefully came to their table, and made them watch.
Posted by FEARTHEGHUS 3 years ago
FEARTHEGHUS
who cares, do what you want as long as it is not immoral and/or harming another because you did something wrong: eating meat in front of a vegetarian is not wrong unless you purposefully came to their table, and made them watch.
Posted by FEARTHEGHUS 3 years ago
FEARTHEGHUS
who cares, do what you want as long as it is not immoral and/or harming another because you did something wrong: eating meat in front of a vegetarian is not wrong unless you purposefully came to their table, and made them watch.
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
Zarroette
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Reasons for voting decision: Con offered little argument, whilst Pro's counter-arguments went entirely unaddressed. Conduct to Pro for Con forfeiting first, despite Pro also forfeiting a round.