Date: Sunday, December 6th 2015
Participants (from 12 countries):
Iran: Noorola, Alipur, Taregh, Rojhano | Argentina: Johny | USA: Rick, Jami | Thailand: Finda | Pakistan: Usaid | Malaysia: Faten | Nepal: Grace | Mauritania: Boboty | Philippines: Lala, Mary Ann | Morocco: Aziz | Tunisia: Marwa | China: Miranda
Panel PRO (team A): Boboty, Taregh
Panel CON (team B): Grace, Rojahno, Jami
Audience (team C): Miranda, Lala, Aziz, Usaid, Marwa, Faten, Johny, Alipur, Finda, Noorola, Mary Ann
- In order to be famous, people will often expose their private life. It is frequently what they do with their life that makes other people talk.
- Characters such as politicians, consider that it is important to project a transparent image of themselves, to win people’s trust and vote. They are often sacrificing their privacy in order to show to the citizens that they are trustworthy and transparent.
- Oftentimes, to be famous and the talk of the town, we have to sacrifice our privacy.
- We can use fame to promote a positive message to the mass and make the difference.
- Being a public figure often brings many rewards, higher salary or more privileges, so these benefits outweigh the disadvantages.
- Some people have no regard for what other people may think of their personal life, so they don't see that they are losing anything
- Being famous represent a hazard for his or her security.
- It is stressful to be famous. Fans and followers are always harassing and even stalking the person.
- When we become famous, some bad people see us a target for blackmailing, kidnapping and ransom; and giving up our privacy, makes it easier for them to accomplish those bad deeds.
- Being a public figure may have more disadvantages than benefits, because then the person suddenly has more responsibilities towards the people, or towards other countries. This person suddenly has to learn how to be a role model and a good representative either of his/her country, culture, political party or kin.
- If the public figure cannot keep up the good behavior and find difficult to be someone who he/she is not, it may be stressful and worse care scenario, may turn into bad role model.
- Frequently, people will expect big things and have high expectations from famous people, and this can create a lot of stress and pressure.
- Miranda voted for team A
- Lala C
- Johny B
- Usaid B
- Noorola A
- Finda A
- Rojhano B
- Faten B
- Mary B
- Amy B
- Imad A
- Liu B
- Djamila B
- David C
- Seif B
Team B won this debate. There was a bonus chat after the debate and the topic was “Name 3 words that describe yourself”.
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