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Debate Score:37
Arguments:22
Total Votes:42
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Graffiti. Good or Bad?

What is your opinion on graffiti? Is it good or bad?

Remember the definition of graffiti.

Graffiti (singular: graffito; the plural is used as a mass noun) is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. Graffiti is any type of public markings that may appear in the forms of simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. 

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4 points

Depends on what use graffiti on? If you use graffiti for painting something but not on public property then its fine.

2 years ago | Side: Good
3 points

i think graffiti is really good because its a way to express someone's feelings. but it really depends on how the tagger use his skills.

2 years ago | Side: Good
3 points

everyone, you must note, graffiti, in itself is an art form. people have become professional street artists and earned a lot of money. there are people however, the rebellious teenagers, who graffiti on public places and they are doing it against the law. professional street artists, on the other hand are doing it with authorization. therefore, graffiti is not bad, the people who are doing it illegally are the ones to blame.

2 years ago | Side: Good
3 points

also, if the community accepts graffiti and parents allow their children to develop their interest in it, they can become proffesional artists. From being youngsters who graffitied against the law, they can now be highly payed professional street artists who are doing what they enjoy but in the right way.

2 years ago | Side: Good
2 points

adding an argument right now. i have a bunch of good ones ready to spew

2 years ago | Side: Good
2 points

personally, I think that graffiti, being a type of expression, should be legal. Don't we have free expression as a right? Granted by the Constition? If I am correct, it should be legal anyway. So what's the problem? Even if it's against the law, people will do it. It's art. We are artists and will do whatever we have to to express ourselves through art. Even if all we have are some paint cans and a blank wall. I mean, what's more eye cathing than bright neon colours on a grey wall? Most graffiti, I find inspiring. I mean, that person came up with all that covers that wall and makes it beautiful. Graffiti is and art form that I find beautiful, inspiring, and spellbinding.

2 years ago | Side: Good
1 point

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2 years ago | Side: Good
1 point

its is good and looks nice unlees it is bad with bad words or bad pics

1 year ago | Side: Good

How can any form of vandalism be good? Vandals destroy property - both public and personal - often with gang insignia and obscenities.

4 years ago | Side: Bad
brycer2012(987) Disputed
1 point

Graffiti isn't always vandalism. Look at the definition. Sometimes people are hired to make artwork on the sides of buildings.

4 years ago | Side: Good
1 point

why would you want your child to read bad and rude words then ask you what it says? you then have to face the fact that your childs young and you cant tell er the truth then come up with a lie is this right? No! when you walk in to te toilt and theirs graffiti scatterrd everywhere is this really a good place to exreet! no!

206 days ago | Side: Bad
1 point

It depends on whose property it is. If it's on my property then I'd be pissed, but if it's on the graffitiers (if that's even a word) then it's okay. Sometimes those things look pretty cool.

4 years ago | Side: Bad
erobb123(1) Disputed
1 point

So you are arguing with our side. Therefore, he clearly concedes and that proves that Graffiti is clearly a good thing if somebody arguing it is bad even admits that it is okay and "pretty cool".

2 years ago | Side: Good
brycer2012(987) Disputed
1 point

Not necessarily. It's bad in the sense that I don't want it on my property or on any property owned by someone that hasn't specified they want it (eg. gang related graffiti on someone's home, or hate symbols on someone's home), but I don't think all graffiti should be completely outlawed. If a business hires someone to graffiti their building to make a point or just for the looks, it's not bad.

2 years ago | Side: Bad
1 point

And that is the problem with graffiti — it is “unauthorized”, as the dictionary says, and it destroys someone's property. It is a crime, like stealing, because it steals the property owner's right to have their own property look clean and nice. And it makes repairs costly for the property owner; graffiti scribblers never offer to pay the cost of repairing their destruction, which may cost thousands of dollars. Would a graffiti vandal want you coming into his or her house or apartment and smash down the front door because you thought the place would look better without a door? Of course not. Yet a graffiti vandal can cost a property owner much more than the cost of a door. It can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars in repair bills, or lower the property's value by thousands of dollars — just with one mindless scribble acIf you do graffiti on the streets it is vandalism and is against the law. It can also cost the government loads of money to paint over the graffiti. Graffiti can also get you into stealing stuff cause all of the supplies costs so much money. Graffiti can even put you in jail for a long time. Those are some ways graffiti can be bad. ross a fence or wall.

4 years ago | Side: Bad
1 point

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4 years ago | Side: Bad
1 point

graffiti is bad for the enviroment because the walls are different colours from orignal wall and upsets owners and local authorities

3 years ago | Side: Bad
1 point

also its bad because it vanderlises our strreets and scares children if they walk into a park and seen the park full of graffiti they will get scared

3 years ago | Side: Bad
1 point

it makes our street look unwelcoming and untidy also messy

3 years ago | Side: Bad
1 point

Graffiti sometimes have bad or harmful chemicals inside the spray, some of them can cause blood clots or even cardiac arrest. Many Graffiti artists have perished because of this health issue.

3 years ago | Side: Bad
1 point

although it might look good or funny, graffiti is usually indecent to put up in any place. so it is also considered bad for the society.

3 years ago | Side: Bad
1 point

People think graffiti is a work of art, but it's a crime for the following reasons:

1. They paint on walls and property that are not theirs to decorate.

2. The owners often have to pay to get rid of this.

3. Many people's opinions are against graffiti

4. it's illegal in many areas

5. It destroys whatever natural essence there is to a neighbourhood

161 days ago | Side: Bad


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