Okay my first debate so go easy on me. In mainstream music I've noticed more and more songs are using curse words. For example I heard middle school kids singing "Bandz a Make Her Dance" with no censorship on it. I ask, is it worth it? What's the point in it? Younger people have more and more access to songs like this through Youtube, Facebook, or even itunes. People could start using the vulgar slang in the songs. Maybe put a restriction on explicit music untill the age of sixteen. Like the asking for ID for an M rated video game. Thanks in advance for a reply, love to hear what others think on this.
No I do not think it should be. Though yes there are some places that you should not speak in that language, there will still be those words. People have the right to speak freely and yes you should not abuse that right, there is still a right in place. Also, Songs use words to empower people. Without certain lines or phrases the song would not be as empowering and effective. If you were to ban swears from music think of how many great songs that are out there would have to be taken down. Imagine songs that are famous and loved by millions of people get taken down because it says the "F" bomb in the middle of the song.
I would also like to thank you for opening an interesting debate like this, this is also my first debate.
Thank you for the challenge. I agree with you on what you said. But for some songs I still don't think it's needed. I don't think songs that have one or two words are a big deal; the ones that have one or two curse per line is what I have an issue with. I agree on the freedom of speech and completely over looked that. I change my mind on the full banning but how about an ID check or a parental approval for it.
Sorry about the late debate, the school is at midterms, such a pain.
Anyway, How do they know if you are 16 or not, when you just turn 16 and it is your birthday that day you cant just go and put in a school ID. iTunes would not be able to hold a record of the IDs of every school in the country. They might be able to but it would take hours to figure out if the ID was real. Also, Pirating would still be around so how would they be able to stop that. Many companies have tried, like last year with SOPA. They do not have that much control over the internet unless you want to become a communist country. There is just no way that you would be able to keep track of all of the IDs.
Too true. For my closing argument I would like to say that cursing should be banned because I believe that it does influence youth. If there is one or two its fine,but in a abusive manor shouldn't be tolerated. I believe that there should be some restraint on how many times you curse in a song. It will help youth and their vocal manors in the long run. I would like to thank my opponent on this great debate.