Ten Most Controversial Debate Topics

I am a Debate Student, and I feel that these topics are controversial.

The Top Ten

1 Child Performers Should Be Banned

No. Full House was awesome.




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2 Should Animal Testing Be Banned

No. Because we use new medicines on animals, just to see if it's safe for humans. If we didn't do this, people would die. - LordDovahkiin

For cosmetics? Duh. For science? Remember they are a life, and respect them like so - keycha1n

Yes because it is cruel to the animals. If people want to test the medicine, they should test it on human subjects instead. - DinoLover4242

Yes because we are supposed to eat them but not treat them like this, even though they do not have a soul like this it is just 😭😭👎👎

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3 Would Abortion/Euthanasia Count As Murder

Yes because surely you could put the child up for adoption if you weren't ready for that responsibility?

No I believe it's the own persons right to chose what they want in THEIR life.

Its not murder how about you watch a 90s children's cartoon called How Your Body Works Life - The Body Sentinels on Youtube.

Yes. If one does not wish to be pregnant there are a plethora of ways to prevent it. That's just how it is.

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4 Should Marijuana Be Legalised

I'm not a stoner, but I don't see how Nicotine is legal and this isn't. - IronSabbathPriest

This doesn't need to be something huge, but it is. If its legalized and your against it, don't take/use it.

Only medically - blackflower

Yes it should

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5 Should Same Sex Couples Be Allowed to Adopt

Of course. At least with same sex parents, the child will grow up in the most loving household possible because they will always be wanted. Furthermore, there are more kids in need of adoption than heterosexual couples willing to adopt

A child needs a father and mother. The 2 genders are fundamentally different and two fathers or two mothers cannot provide the same that a father and mother can.

Yes. why on earth would they not be

Yes - XxembermasterxX

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6 Housewives Should Be Paid for Their Work

What if they have jobs but they are currently not in their home country where their job is for about 30 years now, my mother herself is in that position.

No they are housewives for a reason.

Nah. They should just go find a job

I think housewives should be paid for their work. I work outside the home but as a woman/feminist I think it’s sexist that traditional women’s work doesn’t count as work. If women stopped having babies we wouldn’t be here as a species anymore

It's a standard duty that doesn't need a payment. Would you stop caring for a child if you thought you were being paid unfairly? - TealBoyxx

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7 Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legalised

Why should any religion, person, or organization attempt to dictate or belittle the way people choose to live their lives? It's about doing whatever makes you happy. - maarilynmaanson

No. It's unnatural, and it's against God. In the Bible's glossary, marriage is described as "The unity of one MAN and one WOMAN." - LordDovahkiin

One cannot use Russell's teapot to prove something exists. Also, the doctrines forbidding same-sex marriage are in the same chapter forbidding eating shellfish, tattoos, and wearing clothes woven from multiple fabrics, so your arguments are absolutely clogged with logical fallacies. - JoelMiles925

I'm sorry, but yes it should. The only argument I have seen against it is using the Bible to justify its ban. The act itself does not seem to have to be illegal. I am uninformed, so please, tell me why not.

Yes - blackflower

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8 Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished

No, it shouldn't. If it were up to me, murderers would be put to death, or put in jail for life. Same for rapists and other terrible people like that. - LordDovahkiin

No, it shouldn

Yeah, cause all we need is jails full of serial killers and murderers. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

Yes, all human lives have value and you can't take human life. that is murder.

9 Should Prostitution Be Made Illegal

Prostitution should not be made illegal. Rarely do women have complete power over their bodies and someone else's, especially when it comes to sex. Even if it is male prostitution this is a well paying and an economically beneficial job that if controlled and done in the right way, benefits everyone involved. I don't want to be a prostitute, but props to anyone who chooses to do so. We should not be putting people in jail for doing something to benefit themselves, especially if they chose to do it. It isn't our choice, it's theirs. - Pergipsy

Legalise it. If someone needs money and they are struggling to get a job... they decide to turn to this. Who are you to judge them? There is a stereotype of it being to feed a drug habit and pimps. But they are some who use this as a way of living until they get a job.

Should be made illegal

It already is illegal, and no.

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10 Religion vs. Science

I've been in this argument so many times, and my response is: take whichever side you please. - PositronWildhawk

The way I see it is that our bodies and our planet can be explained through science...our world, mind, soul, and emotion needs a leader something known for its purity and known for giving off a strength in people that can't always be explained... religion

I choose science because it answer a lot of life questions with a verified answer. Although that doesn't mean the religion automatically bad. Choose whatever you want.

I personally believe, no matter what you choose, religion and science intertwine in some weird way. This idea works with any religion, but basically just combine science and religion and they both can be true. A lot of people who believe in religion, don’t believe in evolution, but that is them. I think evolution and religion highly intertwined at some point in time.

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The Contenders

11 Should Beauty Contests Be Banned

I don't care


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder <3 respect all.
-peace, el wazir

If you put someone down that tried their best to look great and just because you're too lazy to take the steps they did means beauty contests should be banned, no, I don't think so. Why don't we stop showing professional athletes, some of us aren't as good and it makes us feel insecure. Why don't we stop letting people be rich, it makes the less fortunate feel bad. Get this joke of a controvery outta my face... ig@ayyye.josiah if u wanna talk about it.

12 Should Guns Be Banned from the Public

No. It just keeps law abiding citizens from protecting people. I mean, criminals are just going to get their hand on a gun illegally anyway. - TealBoyxx

Hell no. Guns actually protect more people than they kill. Wait, guns don't kill people. It's the person operating the gun that kills people. - LordDovahkiin

Yes - blackflower

13 Should Abortion/Euthanasia Be Legal

No on abortion, yes on euthanasia, if with the patient's consent. - LordDovahkiin

Yes and yes

Yes - blackflower

14 Female Education is a Threat to the Society


Hell no

tf no

No it’s nt - blackflower

15 Should White People Be Able to Say the N-Word?

They need the N word pass

hell nah

damn right

No - blackflower

16 Is Water Wet?

No water is not wet. Water is what causes something to be wet. An object being wet is an effect. One thing or concept can not be both a cause and an effect. I REST MY CASE.

No it isn't! of course it isn't! is fire burn?

YES IT IS! What about an ice cube? when it starts to melt it turns into water, and ice is water so if the melted water is making the frozen water wet then the water is wet.

Water is a term to discribe a physical substance, wet is a term to describe a state of being you get wet from an interaction with water however to be wet is the effect water has when it comes into contact with something else physical. Water is not wet, neither is it boil, burn or evaporate 🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️

17 Israel vs Palestine

Whom do you choose - homeland of Jews/a bunch of goons

18 Feminism vs Meninism

Feminism is a clamour for equal rights without equal responsibilities. And rights without responsibilities is a social crime. Thus, feminism, just like crime should not be supported.

Feminism is preaching for equal rights specifically those for women and although some "feminist" are too extreme and preach the wrong message, some feminist just want equal rights.

19 Nature vs. Nurture for Serial Killers and Murders

Well it depends on the mind of said serial killer. Psychopath? Nature. Sociopath? Nurture.

Kill serial killes



20 Goku vs Superman

Goku is omnipotent and superman is not... Superman's weakness lie in the Kryptonian stone but Goku has no weakness... As it was stated in Anime that Saiyan is a race which becomes more Powerful and Stronger as they fights more battles...

Super man will of course win

Goku. - LordDovahkiin


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21 Is Suicide Weak?

No, every animal to ever exist has naturally feared death, so if someone kills themself they do not fear the very thing that all species are fearful of.


That can be debated, on one hand, suicide is weak because a person doesn't want to bear with the pain of being alive anymore and choose to end it. on another hand, suicide is not weak, a person who is suicidal crawls through every day in pain and frustration so already they are braver than anyone. Once they take their life they have to actually have the courage to take their life.

22 Eminem vs Lady Gaga

None. kendrick lamar

Lady Gaga she doesn’t swear that much

23 Should In-N-Out Be Moved to Other Areas in the US



24 Does praying display a lack of faith in God?

No. Praying is having a conversation with God, even though he knows everything you think. Prayer is an action to show faith.

No. You pray to someone you have never seen because you have faith in Him.

If I ask you do unicorns exist, you will probably say no, no one had ever seen one. So why believe andere pray to something no one had ever seen?

I don't see how... - LordDovahkiin

25 DC vs. Marvel DC vs. Marvel





26 Should Shakespeare Continue to Be Taught in Schools?

Nah it's boring and irrelevant - TealBoyxx

Yes, it shows young people how the English language evolved.

Well, duh. - LordDovahkiin

Yes - blackflower

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27 Fortnite vs Pubg

Black ops


28 Should Human Testing Be Made Legal

If it is voluntary and there is no chance of death, then yes it should. Even if there was a chance of death, it is the choice of the volunteers. Also, many forms of testing that exist today provide money as a benefit so I mean if somebody wants to help the advancement of science of their own will and get something in return, it shouldn't be against the law. - Pergipsy

Yes it should

Uh yeah no

No - blackflower

29 Is It Gay to Fall for a Trap

Hell yea it is


Obv yes

30 Is the Earth Flat

Lol what u on bout it's a cube

Yes it is the globe is a picture of it from space haha

Actually, it's shaped like a banana

No - blackflower

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31 Should P-Zar Be Free?

P-Zar workers should be earning wages so no.

Obviously it should be because I said so

Only bad quality ones


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32 That it is Ethical to Genetically Engineer Babies

If it were to remove hereditary diseases, then yes. If it were so parents can change how their kid looks and acts, then no.

No - blackflower

33 Should Dogs Be Free to a Good Home?

Yes, they should. To properly care for and feed dogs, it costs hundreds of dollars every year and we should not have to pay to give love to a well deserving animal. - Pergipsy

Yes, only makes sense.

Yes - blackflower

34 Is Global Warming Fake

No - blackflower


35 Should Playing Ps4 Be a Lesson in School?

No - blackflower


36 Straight vs Gay
37 Pokemon vs Digimon


Oh, yes

38 Batman vs Superman

Kirby will suck them up

That movie sucked. Also Batman. - LordDovahkiin

39 Should Europe Let in Millions of Refugees

Yes - blackflower

40 Should We Have English in School?


41 Should Gays Be Allowed to Marry in a Church?

Don't want no queers

Yes - blackflower

no thanks

42 Is It Ok to Be Attracted to the Same Sex as You If You’re Not Gay?

Its called being bisexual, that when you're attracted to both sexes. And its okay.

Dude... you okay man?

43 Should Jeremiah Get a Boyfriend

Should Jeremiah get a boyfriend?

44 How Good is Black Panther

Good very good

Great movie

45 Should Parents Vaccinate Their Children?

Of course. Parents have the responsibility of provide health attention to their children and vaccinate them, parents are protecting them from diseases that children are exposed to.

Yes - blackflower

46 Is wearing double denim a sin?

Yes it is a disgrace to the fashion society


47 Mac vs PC

PC - Not_A_Weeaboo

48 Trump vs Clinton

Clinton, she sucks, but she's god compared to Trump!

What delusion do you live in? It's not an opinion. Trump is much better than Clinton. - LordDovahkiin

Clinton - blackflower

49 Console Wars
50 Should Japan Make a Bigger Army
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