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

Child Performers should not be banned because there can be some really talented children out there. If we just ban them SO much talent,shows, and movies will be lost. Think about it. (Also by the way I agree Full house was awesome! )

no - XxembermasterxX

No. Full House was awesome.


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2 Should Animal Testing Be Banned

Animal testing should be banned. If it is necessary, I understand how testing for medicine could be helpful to us, but testing cosmetics on animals is a definite no. Cosmetics aren't life-saving, so they shouldn't kill animals to formulate them. Also, humans are already killing off so many innocent animals through hunting, pollution, and in the meat industry-- is it necessary to kill even more?

I'm an animal love at heart as well as a vegetarian, but if a vaccine, medicine or new drug doesn't work and hurts or kills something, I'd rather it be an animal. Also if the roles were switched- people being tested and animals left alone, people would be saying that animals should be the ones being tested. - RustyNail

Yes, especially on cosmetic products.

It depends on what they're testing and how the subjects are treated. - RoseWeasley

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3 Would Abortion/Euthanasia Count As Murder

Yes, imagine what the baby could have been, prime minister, an activist, a parent, a friend, a lover and you take away that opportunity, it's murder!

Yes, because why would you kill an innocent baby. That baby deserves to live but just because you're too selfish you would kill them? It is said in the Bible not to kill because you're not the one who owns that life. If you were the baby what

Abortion isn't murder where it's legal, to be clear. And I don't support abortion unless it's necessary for the health of the mother - xEliHbkx

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


Only medically - blackflower

Yes it should

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

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5 Should Same Sex Couples Be Allowed to Adopt

Yes and anyone who thinks otherwise is a jerk( this coming from a 12 year old)

Ofc! It should not matter about the gender of the parents! As long as the child is in a safe home

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

Definitely NOT!

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6 Housewives Should Be Paid for Their Work

No.. that's like a kid being payed for going to school. That's not how it works lol - xEliHbkx


No they are housewives for a reason.

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.

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7 Should Same Sex Marriage Be Legalised

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 - Skunkbrains

Definitely, people love other people regardless of the gender all that matters is what makes you Happy.

Nope. I'm just not a fa nof LGBT community. Sorry

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8 Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished

Depends - XxembermasterxX

Yes definitely that’ll be good

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

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

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9 Should Prostitution Be Made Illegal

no - XxembermasterxX

It already is illegal, and no.

he's - blackflower

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

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10 Religion vs. Science

Science, religion can't prove anything! - XxembermasterxX


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.

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

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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

America's obsession with guns is ABHORRENT! In the countries where guns are illegal, there are N O SHOOTINGS!

Yes - blackflower

Yes, more people die in accidental shootings then when actually what they are intended for. ask yourself, how many times have you heard of a child being accidentally shot and killed by their family's own gun, then someone actually shooting an intruder. also when people have a gun to protect themselves they tend o use the shoot first ask questions later mentality.

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

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13 Should Abortion/Euthanasia Be Legal

Yes - blackflower

Yes and yes

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

14 Female Education is a Threat to the Society

Yes women have brains that are too small to be as smart as men!

NO WAY! Whoever came up with this was probably a man intimidated by a woman's intelligence.

no - XxembermasterxX


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15 Is Water Wet?

Water is wet, sure it makes other things wet, but that still doesn't mean it's not wet. I just don't understand why everyone believes water isn't 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's not - ElSherlock

No - XxembermasterxX

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

No one should be able to say it - ElSherlock

Nobody should be able to say it - RustyNail

Yes white people are cool, I am brazillian

They need the N word pass

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17 Israel vs Palestine

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


18 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


19 Goku vs Superman

These dragon ball fanboys - ElSherlock

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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20 Feminism vs Meninism

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.

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.

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 Fortnite vs Pubg

No apex legends



Black ops

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23 Should Human Testing Be Made Legal

If the volunteers agree and get payed. - XxembermasterxX

No - ElSherlock

No - blackflower

Yes it should

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24 Does praying display a lack of faith in God?

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

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

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 Eminem vs Lady Gaga

Eminem - XxembermasterxX

None. kendrick lamar

Lady Gaga she doesn’t swear that much

26 DC vs. Marvel DC vs. Marvel

DC - ElSherlock




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27 Is It Gay to Fall for a Trap

What? - ElSherlock

Hell yea it is


Obv yes

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



29 Is the Earth Flat

No - XxembermasterxX

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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30 Should Shakespeare Continue to Be Taught in Schools?

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

Yes - blackflower

No it’s ridiculously boring and makes people hate english

Nah it's boring and irrelevant - TealBoyxx

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31 Straight vs Gay
32 Is Global Warming Fake

It's real - ElSherlock

Its fake

No - blackflower


33 Should P-Zar Be Free?

Only bad quality ones

P-Zar workers should be earning wages so no.

Obviously it should be because I said so

What is "P-Zar"?

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34 Should Gays Be Allowed to Marry in a Church?


Yes - blackflower

35 Should Jeremiah Get a Boyfriend

Who is this guy!?

Should Jeremiah get a boyfriend?

36 That it is Ethical to Genetically Engineer Babies

No - blackflower

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

37 Should Dogs Be Free to a Good Home?

Yes - blackflower

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.

38 Should Playing Ps4 Be a Lesson in School?

No - blackflower


39 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?

40 Pokemon vs Digimon


Oh, yes

41 How Good is Black Panther

Great movie

Good very good

42 Batman vs Superman

Kirby will suck them up

That movie sucked. Also Batman. - LordDovahkiin

43 Should Europe Let in Millions of Refugees

Yes - blackflower

44 Should We Have English in School?


45 PC vs Console
46 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

If the child's life is in more danger without the vaccine than with it, then of course, yes. If it is not necessary, e.g. the flu vaccine then no, it needs the child's consent.

47 Is wearing double denim a sin?

Yes but I love to wear it all the time.

Yes it is a disgrace to the fashion society


48 Trump vs Clinton

Trump - ElSherlock

Clinton - blackflower

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

49 Should Japan Make a Bigger Army
50 Mac vs PC

PC - Not_A_Weeaboo

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