Pre-debate vote: For- 7; Against- 14; Undecided- 9
Post-debate vote: For- 7; Against- 14; Undecided- 9
The results of the votes are very interesting. The fact that they remain unchanged could be due to any of a number of reasons:
(a) People hold very firm opinions on this topic
(b) Peple don’t care about the topic at all
(c) No one was following the debate (couldn’t hear/ didn’t want to listen)
I think the first option is the most likely, because everyone did seem to know a lot about the examples brought up (Britney, Edison…), and from where I was sitting it was pretty clear that the whole class was paying close attention to the debate.
Proposition: the choice of becoming a celebrity comes with the acceptance of exposure, and many celebrities depend on the exposure to maintain their status, with some even going so far as to fabricate scandals about their lives so that they invite the attention of the paparazzi.
Opposition: celebrities are people too, who deserve the chance to change for the better if they make a mistake. There should be some mystery surrounding them, and the attention should be on the talents that made them celebrities in the first place.
So what do you think? Which side are you on? Maybe that depends on whether you like reading about your favourite stars’ lifestyles!