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SUPERHEROES!! Misleading Idols.
Debate Score:174
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Superman, Spiderman, Batman - superheros or misleading idols?

SUPERHEROES!!

Side Score: 80
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Misleading Idols.

Side Score: 94
6 points

I think it is great to believe in them, besides that's where half of our childhood memories are- dressing up in spider man costumes, concentrating on objects trying to make them fly. As well as harry potter movies - he's a hero too. Taking away our superheros is taking away half of our childhood!

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willdebate Disputed
1 point

excuse me, though i also say that they are super heroes but what you say does not help with anything at all the topic is about are they super heroes or miss leading idols and we have to give our reasons not just say that!!

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5 points

Well Superman and Spiderman are definitely superheroes, but Batman doesn't have any powers. He is just a glorified detective.

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3 points

love the batman point " but Batman doesn't have any powers. He is just a glorified detective. "

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1 point

but that is the best part. he turns his tragic past in to an opportunity to help others. Plus, you got to love the batmobile.

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trumpeter93(991) Disputed
2 points

The batmobile is cool and so is his lair, but Batman himself is over glorified. he is not the only person to turn his life around.

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3 points

kids look up to superheroes and think, i want to be just like them

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3 points

superheroes do all different do all kinds of things to help people of the public.

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2 points

In my view,all superheroes are created as perfect gentlemen who are helping,good and supporters of truth. So when such a guy wins all the time, it leaves a positive impact on young minds that being good is always fruitful and good always win.

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2 points

I believe they are. Super heros are constant reminders of right doing and justice.....great human traits that few have! In a more realistic point of view.....a good role model is someone that leads by exapmle. Don't just tell them the right way.....show them the right way. Someone that will see them as people, too.....with real concerns.....and not "just kids." Remember just because it isn't important to you does not mean it isn't important to them. The entire family's concerns should matter. (And remember, "family" includes true friends. Only relatives are bound by blood.....so don't be afraid to just be a friend.) Someone willing to step down to their level and just have a conversation with them. Or try out one of their video games just to show that they are important. Or to just play pretend with them.....even if it doesn't make sense to the adult mind. A good role model isn't too strict.....which will come accross as lack of trust. Nor too permissive.....which will come accross as not caring. A good role model shows they can "fit in" without following the sometimes dangerous fads of their peers. It is really just a matter of opinion. But personally I think a more realistic role model is more important. Don't forget to make time just for the kid's and you! Don't just keep them as a side dish!

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2 points

I think people make superheroes to make kids brave!!!!

But Is it real that there is super heroes??????

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2 points

I stick on to the point that superheroes are just superheroes and no misleading idols. It can increase the logical thinking of the children if properly assisted by the parents rather than he just blindly believing that they really posses superpowers. They are just a sort of entertainment like any other movies. They are created just for entertaining the children and not misleading them.

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2 points

Superheroes are a lot better because they have powers that are an advantage than those "pop stars"

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2 points

Superheroes are not misldng idols as dey r only created fr entrtainmnt nd nt 2 put a rong idea in2 d childs head. So prnts shud xplain it 2 d children dat dey shud not attempt actions n stunts lyk d superheroes

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2 points

There is 2 sides in everything, super heroes are made for great purpose on life for entertainment and sometimes teach us great things about justice. and also more modern people are now creating the newest version of superheroes. Each people can increase their ideas on superheroes like more other scientific powers or another version of it. So thats why, the idea about super heroes was increasing each day. Some people enjoy to watch super hereos arent for the purpose to follow their insanity about having super powers but also to learn about their lesson. Some of thier actions are violent but those are for those who were interested in it. But that is not fully is was meant to be.

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2 points

As the heroes fight against the evil spirits . the people mainly children who watch them that create the positive thinking in them . Children become brave , their well power become strong and one thing that they think they are the protagonist of the film or sires here the emotional attachment forms with the main character. The children watch how the hero overcome its difficulties problems and atlas he did that work . The children think that problems are evil spirits and they have to overcome it as the hero . In this way superheros are idols of children .

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2 points

Superheroes are, though imaginary, but very influential tools in a child's mind. Children under 10 years age have a brain which is very accepting in nature. They are like wet cement : what is given remains forever. And in this stage, there comes superman, batman and spider-man . They are helping in nature, have a strong sense of justice, support truth-keeping and transparency, moral heroic features of alertness, courtesy, loyalty, resourcefulness and intelligence;overall positive features. With the victory of these men, the children accept these qualities possessed by their idols. Moreover, childhood is the time when the influence of role-models can be most decisive and can define character. Until and unless it has been created by a maniac, hero-based pictures never give wrong ideas. They always end happily with positive features.

Some may argue that violent methods used by heroes have bad influence, but there are two sides of coin. These features are added just for entertainment and publicity measures. Children may attempt to jump over buildings pretending spider-man, but at the age of 10-11, they attain judgement powers and can very well distinguish between truth and reality.

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1 point

“Just When We Need a Hero Most, Here Comes CAPTAIN AMERICA.” So goes an advertisement for a recent two-hour “adventure spectacular” on CBS television. The ad displays recognition of what may be an increasing public demand or need for models of moral heroism. This demand is worthy of notice; the supply of television heroes, however, hardly fills it.

While the effects of television violence and of children’s commercials have, justifiably, dominated the attention of both consumer groups and communications researchers, the issue of heroism in children’s programs has been largely and unduly neglected. Studies of heroes and hero-worship in American life are not lacking; but childhood is the time when the influence of positive role models can be most decisive, and TV is the medium through which American children receive most exposure to stories of heroes.

The pertinent question is: What does “kidvid” offer in the way of imitable heroes who face the kinds of ordinary obstacles with which real life confronts us? Very little, to judge from my observations of late afternoon and Saturday morning television since the spring of 1977. There are superheroes aplenty, of both sexes now (female equivalents to Tarzan -- such as Jana of the Jungle -- and to Spiderman -- Web Woman -- have now appeared); several robots after the fashion of the pair in Star Wars; villains galore; and an assortment of what might be called antiheroes, as the mode of parody and mockery invades children’s programs. When ordinary human characters perform heroic deeds, they tend to be technoheroes: Scientists or astronauts who use supergadgetry -- laser guns, minicomputers or the like -- to repel equally technological threats.

One of the few studies of the effects of viewing on prosocial behavior concludes that ‘children most often identify with children,” though there is also “wishful identification with superior figures” (Cecilia V. Feilitzan and Olga Linne, “Identifying with Television Characters,”Journal of Communications, Vol. 25, p. go). Child psychiatrist Bruno Bettelheim warns that stories of both the superhuman heroes of myth and the real heroes of history tend to discourage a child, even cause him or her to feel inferior, because the child knows that their extraordinary deeds cannot be matched.

In The Uses of Enchantment (Knopf, 1977) Bettelheim recommends fairy tales as providing the kind of subtle, low-key moral education children need. The basic message of fairy tales is that “a struggle . . . against severe difficulties in life is unavoidable, is an intrinsic part of human existence -- but . . . if one does not shy away, but steadfastly meets unexpected and often unjust hardships, one masters all obstacles and at the end emerges victorious” (p. 8). I have seen few children’s television programs which carry such a message.

Bettelheim seems to have in mind such tales as “Hansel and Gretel” -- one that he discusses at length -- in which, although there are supernatural elements, it is the children’s alertness, resourcefulness and self-control that enable them to win out over the malice of stepmother and witch. Other examples of moral heroism may be drawn from medieval romance, in which young knights like Gawain and Percival are presented as imperfect but persevering questers who develop virtues of truth-keeping, courtesy and humility to match their physical prowess and bravery.

American literature of initiatory ordeals offers some appealing adolescents in more realistic situations. In Faulkner’s story “Barn Burning” the boy Sarty Snopes makes a difficult and costly decision to oppose the unjust acts of his father. In Potok’s The Chosen it is the rigid orthodoxy and ascetic demands of an apparently harsh Hasidic father which create the test faced successfully by Danny (bolstered by the friendship of Reuven). One of American fiction’s most attractive characters is the 13-year-old Esme in J. D. Salinger’s “For Esme -- With Love and Squalor”; her unaffected charm and solicitude rescue the soldier-narrator from a World War II emotional and spiritual hell.

C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has now been presented as a special on commercial television -- but through the initiatives of a church group, not a network. Like “Hansel and Gretel,” this story has a set of siblings, three of whom respond to danger with courage, imagination and fidelity -- ordinary kids who rise to the challenges of an extraordinary situation. But there are few regular TV series -- either live-action or animated -- which present such models of imitable heroism.

What can be seen are several somewhat contradictory trends -- some positive and some negative -- as commercial kidvid responds to the “market” for heroes and to pressures for more pro-social programming. On the positive side: heroes increasingly display astute minds to match their muscles -- or even as substitutes for physical strength; also, fighters for justice frequently work in teams rather than as lone operatives. Not so welcome is the fact that antiheroism, often in the form of parody or self-parody, exists alongside heroism: moreover, most presentations of moral heroism are handicapped by an overtly didactic, hard-sell approach.

I

As long ago as 1953 in his study of Heroes, Highbrows and the Popular Mind (Bobbs-Merrill), Leo Gurko discerned “signs of a movement away from [brawn and] egotism,” at least in the movies, to a new type of hero who was aware that the problems of life perhaps could not all be solved by a breezy manner, a gun, or a punch in the nose” (pp. 192-193). When sociologist Orrin Klapp, in 1962, categorized the five most popular American social types, he included among “winners” giants of intellect as well as exemplars of brawny physique (Heroes, Villains, Fools: The Changing American Character [Prentice-Hall], chapter 1).

On children’s television today, physical skill and strength are still requisites for most heroes, and bad guys must still be subdued by force. But there are gratifying signs that intellect is valued and, occasionally, artistic pursuits -- a definite broadening of the concept of what makes a hero. Most commonly seen is the ability -- even among superheroes -- to use scientific instruments and technology. Before dashing off in his Batmobile or Batcopter for action, Batman often consults the Batcomputer or Brainwave Batanalyzer. As Bruce Wayne, he is both a scientist and a patron of the arts,

When she is not Isis, Andrea Thomas is a science teacher, and program plots often involve school projects. On Ark II, a show set in the 25th century, the protagonists are all scientists who aim to liberate earth’s people from the superstition, fear and tyranny to which they have regressed. Johnny Quest, an addition to the Godzilla Power Hour, is touted as “the boy wonder of mystery, science and intrigue,” but the real hero seems to be his father, Dr. Benton Quest, a mature scientist.

Scooby Doo and Clue Club, programs with teen-age detectives, honor analytic and deductive reasoning along with careful observation of clues. Little brawn is available or required from the Clue Clubbers, since the genial but unimaginative sheriff is always on hand to apprehend the criminals. Here too, there is considerable use of fancy technology by both criminals and detectives.

Another, more obvious trend is the swing away from lone protagonists, or even heroes with single sidekicks, to teams of heroes working together. In some cases several characters appear in separate episodes under a 90-minute umbrella, but often four or more undertake a mission together. For the Superfriends, for Jason and the Star Command, or for the crew of Ark II, cooperation is usually essential, and one hero must often be rescued by another.

One may also observe program-makers’ efforts to achieve ethnic and sexual balance. Wonder Woman is one of the Superfriends; Ark IIfeatures a white Anglo-Saxon male (in charge), an Oriental, female, a Chicano male and a talking chimpanzee. In Tarzan and the Super Seven’s Freedom Force, white males like Hercules and Merlin are joined by Isis, by a Super-Samurai and by Toshi, a Japanese boy.

What is one to make of a space jockey with a wide, self-satisfied grin, long blond hair and a name like Captain Good? Called “an example to all do-gooders,” he vows to observe three rules; “no cheating, good sportsmanship and brushing after every meal.” Such a character would seem to mock and undercut genuine dedication to fair play and good health habits. Further confusion and ambivalence must be introduced into the minds of viewers when “Captain Good” is revealed to be a disguise for Phantom Fink, the real villain ofYogi’s Space Race. Does it matter that eventually “Captain Good’ is revealed to be a disguise for the villainous Phantom Fink?

II

This program, like Galaxy Goof-ups and The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty, represents the culmination of a trend toward parody and self-parody deriving, perhaps, from the campiness of the live-action Batman in the late 1960s. But Orrin Klapp had earlier observed that “mockery of heroes is not only a literary mode -- an amusement for satirists and tired intellectuals -- but has entered popular thought and is an important feature of American society” (p. 167).

One of today’s television types is the antihero, the character whose attributes and performance are opposite to those of admired ideals. For example, Deedee and Pepper are the two Clue Club teenagers who can be counted on to run from danger, to stumble noisily when silence is called for, to be thoroughly mystified by problems. Another comically bumbling detective is Inspector Clouseau of The Pink Panther Show. And the Pink Panther himself might well qualify as an antihero. He intends to he a trickster, is often successful, but occasionally becomes the victim of his own plots.

Mockery of heroes also takes place through parody, even self-parody. Yogi’s Space Race is a kind of take-off on Star Wars and other popular-culture phenomena. Bizarre adventures befall such competitors as a shark named Jabber-Jaws and a Laverne and Shirley-like pair of humans, Rita and Wendy. A mystery segment called “The Buford Files” features a bloodhound (Buford) with a southern accent and an electronic head which can function as a computer!

Waldo Kitty’s dreams of heroism à la Thurber result in assorted parodies. Robin Hood or Star Trek or The Lone Ranger may provide the situations, Typical dialogue: the Lone Kitty’s sidekick, Pronto, says to him, “That was great, defender of the innocent.” “Shucks,” says the Lone Kitty modestly, “we heroes stop at nothing to further the cause of justice.” Such phenomena as these may represent not simply a disparaging of heroism but also a further spread of the kind of self-consciousness to which Lionel Abel called attention in his book Metatheatre (Hill & Wang, 1963). From Hamlet on, says Abel. the metaplay has been “the necessary form for dramatizing characters who, having full self-consciousness, cannot but participate in their own dramatization” And “in the metaplay, the hero, however unfortunate, can never be decisively defeated, perhaps he can never even be heroic” (pp. 78, 79).

In children’s television, self-consciousness about heroism can be reflected in the show as a whole, as well as in individual characters. This seems to be the case with Clue Club, in which the clumsy, braggart bloodhounds, Woofer and Wimper, and sometimes Deedee and Pepper, provide the comic and antiheroic counterpoint to the successful efforts of Larry and Dottie, They show us that the creators of the show are aware of the widespread skepticism regarding the heroic, At the same time, the expected formulas of mystery and adventure can be executed for the sake of those (younger?) viewers receptive to unadulterated heroism.

Pure ridicule of heroes can be seen as well -- for example, whenever the Pink Panther dons a Superman cape. But when the inspector on that show stops in mid-pursuit to say, “Hey, cartoonist, I order you to put this criminal behind bars,” that seems to me closer to the self-consciousness of metatheater.

III

Explicit didacticism, the tendency to spell out a story’s moral lesson, seems at first thought to represent a countertrend to the prevalence of antiheroism. Yet perhaps it too reflects an inability to take heroism seriously, to make it believable. This phenomenon has been most obvious on Tarzan and the Shazam-Isis Hour.

In the typical Tarzan episode a young man or woman, weak or insensitive or greedy, is taught a lesson at the same time he or she is being saved from some terrible fate. Annie Talbot, a pilot, independent spirit and writer investigating the descendants of medieval crusaders, is kidnapped when she ignores Tarzan’s advice to leave the scene. After he rescues her, she acknowledges that she needed help -- and she destroys her notes, realizing that her book on this ancient people, a sure best seller, would bring in the outside world and destroy them. Tarzan congratulates her: “Annie Talbot, you have truly grown in wisdom.” Other such episode-ending lines: “Tarzan, I know now how many things are more important than wealth.” “Courage comes in different shapes.”

The thinking as well as the behavior of misguided youths is set straight by both Isis and Captain Marvel. Punishment or exposure leads to remorse, followed by a statement like “Don’t be afraid of being called a name if you know what you’re doing is right.”

Bettelheim’s comments on fables would apply to the overt didacticism of shows such, as these.

Often sanctimonious, sometimes amusing, the fable always explicitly states a moral truth; there is no hidden meaning, nothing is left to the imagination.

The fairy tale, in contrast, leaves all decision up to us, including whether we wish to make any at all. It is up to us whether we wish to make any application to our life from a fairy tale, or simply enjoy the fantastic events it tells about [p. 8].

The moralistic emphasis in the TV shows I have mentioned appears to be a response to criticism from groups like Action for Children’s Television concerning the amoral or antisocial implications of adventure programs. Thus, the explicit moral lessons may be directed more at adult viewers -- particularly parents -- than at children. Here, the network executives can say: see what wholesome values these programs teach. But if Bettelheim Is right, such preachments only turn the child off or at best are ignored. What a child needs, rather, is “a moral education which subtly, and by implication only, conveys to him the advantages of moral behavior . . .” (p 10). Closer to the approach Bettelbeim recommends -- certainly more subtle -- is Bill Cosby’s Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Its stories, presented In animation, dramatize everyday situations in an urban (ghetto) environment. Cosby periodically appears in person to interpret the action, but his wit lightens the point to be made. The show’s tone is expressed in his introduction: “Here’s Bill Cosby coming at you with music and fun, and, if you’re not careful, you may learn something.”

The character whose behavior most often makes him an admirable model is Fat Albert. Hardly the all-American boy in appearance, he is, nevertheless, a responsible, caring and courageous person. When he takes a moral stand, he does it as one of the gang, who eventually respect him for it.

A song summarizing what may be learned ends the show. Accompanied -- almost drowned out -- by the kids’ rock band, the words point out the practical value of the recommended behavior, rather than exhorting. Examples: “Smoking will wipe you out. That’s why it’s something I can do without.” Or (on bullies): “You’re never happy if you’re always mean. You’ll be the loneliest fellow you’ve ever seen.”

IV

There are indications that network executives and creators of children’s programs are at least grappling with the demand that they communicate prosocial values. On the one hand, they resist accepting any such function: “Leave the teaching to the teachers in the class-room,” NBC’s children’s programming vice-president George Heinemann told colleagues (“NBC exec debunks view of kids’ tv as teacher,” Advertising Age, June 9, 1975, p. 3). On the other hand, they have developed new ways of partially meeting these demands, such as after-school specials and brief, informational program inserts, But believable heroism in everyday situations remains a scarce commodity.

The proliferation of superheroes now invading prime-time programming (Wonder Woman, Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk, perhaps soon Captain America) is more to be feared than welcomed. In The American Monomyth (Doubleday Anchor, 1977) Robert Jewett and John S. Lawrence have already warned us that the prevalence throughout our popular media of larger-than-life heroes fosters passivity, submission to authority and a yearning for easy solutions.

When didacticism is added, children may find the values associated with the superheroes to be no more credible than the powers, particularly when the values urged on children are only given lip service in the real adult world. Sometimes the commercial context of a program openly subverts the intended moral. Once Tarzan’s statement, “I would teach your greedy king a lesson,” was followed by an advertisement showing another greedy king devouring peanut butter chocolates. Such juxtapositions make perceptive young viewers ripe for parody and mockery -- and children’s TV now offers plenty of that for the “sophisticated child.”

With Captain Good and Captain America types simultaneously included as part of kidvid fare, network executives surely realize that the latter character, too -- five times as strong and five times as smart as other men -- will not be seen as a believable, imitable model. On his red, white and blue motorcycle Captain America is simply one more “example to all do-gooders” for our amusement.

Healthier alternatives to existing programs do not necessarily lie in the direction of fairy tales, but program-makers should make use of the insights Bettelheim draws from such stories. As the psychologist notes, “The child identifies with the good hero not because of his goodness but because the hero’s condition makes a deep positive appeal to him.” Let the heroes, then, not be more moral or didactic but more interesting and lifelike, engaged in struggles whose outcome could be in real doubt.

Program-makers with the ability and concern of a Bill Cosby can find their own directions. Others might first do some homework in the Brothers Grimm or medieval romance or American fiction -- especially Mark Twain. In Huckleberry Finn they would find an appealing hero who was not even aware that he was a good guy.

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krazykid23(2) Disputed
1 point

I don`t support misleading idols i just got a report due 2morrow and i`m using dis website 2 help me i jus saw dis long ass statement and i had to comments GO HEROES!!!

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1 point

superheroes are really heroes as they have inspired millions of fans to have a good nutritious and balanced diet

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1 point

as they fight for the victory of truth they can provoke these soft concerned ideas of love for needy and hatred towards bully

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1 point

I think they are definitely super heroes because they inspire the people to do good..they are role models to us and teach us to be brave and face all the problems it makes children brave and they also introduce new technology like spider man's web throwing machine and batman's bat mobile.. they tell the people that whats not could be done.

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1 point

Superheroes are good. If us parents let the children know that they are fiction, piece of cake. Besides, why should parents give permission to watch bad movies. Just let them read a book or something, for people's sake.

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1 point

Before the movies they show that the stunts should not be imitated 7n home school or any where

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0 points

obviously SUPERHEROES!!! although superman is less of a superhero than others;);););)

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0 points

Excusme can u answer this question

Superman, Spiderman and Batman - superheroes or misleading idols???

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willdebate Clarified
1 point

yes, i do think it may lead he children to a different path of wild imaginations but that happens when the children don't understand the main reason of these superheroes, they are made to tell children to be brave, to face their problems, to do something goo.. they are an inspiration to us.. read my comment above for more info!

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5 points

No doubt, these figures serve as a form of entertainment in many of our childhood days. However, the crux is whether the child has an unhealthy obsession with these paragons of virtue and the belief that it is inevitable that good will truimph over evil. Ultimately, kids are impressionable and they believe the things they are exposed to will reflect the reality of life. These figures can cause them to believe that it is granted that good will ultimately truimph over evil , which may, in extreme cases, cause them to take a backseat and be complacent, because they think all things will eventually be set right. Of course, these figures serve as mere entertainment to most of us bringing back memories of our childhood, but subconsciously each and every one of us has an ideal shaped from the exposure to all these fantasies. Whether that ideal is for good or for worse, pretty much depends on the content of these fantasies.

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4 points

Generally speaking, we look on someone as hero, because we admire him, we wanna be him, and we learn from him. But these superman, spiderman are those we can not imitate, they're unreachable, so they're complete misleading idols.

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casper3912(1560) Disputed
5 points

Often times its not the superpowers of the super hero that children try to model, but rather the psychological qualities they find desirable in them, I've always liked spiderman because he was witty, smart, clever, etc. Also spider man takes something some finds unreasonably terrifying: spiders, and puts a friendlier face on them. Children who try to fly like superman do not have the judgment of a child, but rather the judgment capabilities of a rock. Children are well aware they they can not and likly will not fly like superman, and thus when they see superman fly on a cartoon they are not mislead towards thinking they can to.

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Considering, Superman, Spiderman and Batman are all fake, they are misleading idols, who should be arrested for fraud or at least vigilantism.

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4 points

Superheroes are fake, they are made up fictional characters that young kids think are real and yes older kids may know the difference but they will all still try the stunts and actions that batman and superman do to prove how macho they are towards other people.. Hurting themselves in the process

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vandebater(441) Disputed
2 points

Are you also saying it is bad to believe in santa or the easter bunny or the tooth fairy cuz its the same thing. Children have active imaginations and "knowing" superheroes, fairies, giant bunnies and others exist makes them happier. Its not like they'll think these things exist forever. As soon as they turn ten everything is as it should be.

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4 points

super man spider man are totally fake and misleading idols because they take children and their fans to another world which is unreachable and they make them going out of real world and child hood (specially)

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4 points

I am 12 years old all I see on Batman, Superman, Spider man, ETC cartoons, is fighting,Impossible actions and in-probable problems this convinced me as possible and that i can shoot a web out of my wrist or left a sky scraper with one finger but it's not and when the rest of us figure this out it will end up making us believe that it is physically impossible to do these actions thus making us loose a lot of faith and hope in our selves

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4 points

THESE HEROES SHOW GREAT RESPONSIBILITY AND BRINGS PEOPLE A SENSE OF JUSTICE. BUT IN REALITY THEY DOING TOTALLY AGAINST WHAT THEY SAY. THEY DOES ALL THESE THINGS FOR NOTHING BUT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BUY THATCERTAIN MOVIE.

WHAT THESE PRODUCERS ARE DOING IS NOTHING BUT LOOTING PEOPLE'S MONEY.THEY ALTER THE BEHAVIOR OF THE PEOPLE WHO WATCH IT. THE PEOPLE WHO ACT IN THESE MOVIES ARE WANTING PEOPLE TO REJOICE AND WORSHIP THEM. WHY WE! WHY WE! GO! AFTER! THEM!!!!

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4 points

THESE HEROES ARE THE PEOPLE WHO DOES THINGS RIGHT FOR PEOPLE NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE RIGHT BUT BECAUSE THE WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THEY ARE RIGHT. THEY WANTS TO ADVERTISE

THEY'RE PRODUCTS,SO EVERYONE WILL BUY. ACCORDING TO MANY PARENTS THEY COMPLAINS THAT THEY'RE CHILDREN WANTS TO ALWAYS WATCH THESE CHARACTERS FIGHT AND CONSOLIDATES LESS ON STUDIES

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4 points

THESE SHOWS ,CARTOONS,MOVIES, ETC ARE FULL OF MANY FIGHTINGS WHICH ARE ANIMATED USING MANY SOFTWARES. BUT THE PEOPLE WHO KNOWS ABOUT THESE ARE ALSO CARRIED AWAY SEEING THESE COOL THINGS.THOUGH,IT INCREASES ONES IMAGINATIVE POWERS STILL IT EXTENDS IT TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT THEY COULDN'T THINK OF ANYTHING EXCEPT THIS. IT ATTRACTS OTHERS TO DO THESE DANGEROUS STUFF. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT IT'S FAKE.THESE LURES CHILDREN'S MIND WHO TRIES TO DO THESE TACTICS AT SCHOOL WHICH AS A RESULT MAKES AN INJURY WHICH CAN BE FATAL. EVERY OF THOSE CARTOONS MIGHT END WITH AN HAPPY ENDING BUT THE PEOPLE WHO TRIES TO IMITATE THEM MIGHT HAVE A TRAGIC END. THE PRODUCER'S OF THESE CARTONS MIGHT HAVE DONE THESE THINGS FOR OF MONEY BUT THE PEOPLE WHO WATCH IT GET LURED TO IT AND TRIES TO IMITATE IT AND GIVES IT A RESULT AS I MENTIONED IT ABOVE. SOME PEOPLE WHO GOT

FOND OF THEM EVEN WORSHIPS THEM INSTEAD OF THE REAL GOD WHO CREATED THEM. SO WITH THESE POINTS I PROVE THAT Superman, Spiderman, Batman ARE MISLEADING IDOLS.

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3 points

They are not true in our real life. As to children, they don't have a goo d judgement, so superman is just a misleading idol.

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casper3912(1560) Disputed
6 points

Define "good judgement". Children are fully capable of distinguishing between pretend and reality.

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3 points

they are just fake and not real. Children see there stunts follow them and the results are that they injury them self and sometimes die to. These misleading idols take the law in their own hands and hits and kills the velins instead they should catch then or hold them till the police reaches there.

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casper3912(1560) Disputed
6 points

do you have representative Statistics that shows children can not accurately estimate the risk on a dangerous stunt they may of seen on a cartoon or that they try to copy them? Children are well aware of the differences between movies/tv and real life, similar to how they understand the differences between pretend and real life.

Most popular superheros don't injure the villains much, and do hold them for the police to reach. They usually act where there is abundant evidence to convict the felon as well.

| Side: SUPERHEROES!!
3 points

yes they are fake but they tell us to follow the truth and help everyone .

they aslo tell that if we love each other the bad person can also become a good person

| Side: SUPERHEROES!!
3 points

THESE HEROES ARE CERTAINLY MISLEADING AS THEY LURE THE MIND OF THE PEOPLE WHO WATCHES THEM.THE CHILDREN ATTEMPT TO DO THESE TACTICS IN SCHOOLS AND MAKES SERIOUS INJURIES WHICH EVEN CAN BE FATAL. ADULTS ARE NEVERTHELESS AS WE All KNOW FROM A CURRENT NEWS REPORT THAT A MAN CLIMBED BURJ KHALIFAT TO IMITATE SPIDER MAN WITHOUT ANY PROTECTION.WITH THESE POINTS I PROVE THAT THESE SUPER HEROES ARE MISLEADING IDOLS.

| Side: Misleading Idols.
3 points

i think that they are an misleading idols because of them many children are dying now a days also .............as the children are seeing it they think that if i will jump superman or spiderman will come to save me and they are not knowing that it is just an imagenary not a real one and they are losting their lives.....

| Side: Misleading Idols.
2 points

Generally speaking, we look on someone as hero, because we admire him, we wanna be him, and we learn from him. But these superman, spiderman are those we can not imitate, they're unreachable, so they're complete misleading idols.

Often times its not the superpowers of the super hero that children try to model, but rather the psychological qualities they find desirable in them, I've always liked spiderman because he was witty, smart, clever, etc. Also spider man takes something some finds unreasonably terrifying: spiders, and puts a friendlier face on them. Children who try to fly like superman do not have the judgment of a child, but rather the judgment capabilities of a rock. Children are well aware they they can not and likly will not fly like superman, and thus when they see superman fly on a cartoon they are not mislead towards thinking they can to.

Superheroes are fake, they are made up fictional characters that young kids think are real and yes older kids may know the difference but they will all still try the stunts and actions that batman and superman do to prove how macho they are towards other people.. Hurting themselves in the process

They are not true in our real life. As to children, they don't have a goo d judgement, so superman is just a misleading idol.

Define "good judgement". Children are fully capable of distinguishing between pretend and reality.

they are just fake and not real. Children see there stunts follow them and the results are that they injury them self and sometimes die to. These misleading idols take the law in their own hands and hits and kills the velins instead they should catch then or hold them till the police reaches there.

do you have representative Statistics that shows children can not accurately estimate the risk on a dangerous stunt they may of seen on a cartoon or that they try to copy them? Children are well aware of the differences between movies/tv and real life, similar to how they understand the differences between pretend and real life.

Most popular superheros don't injure the villains much, and do hold them for the police to reach. They usually act where there is abundant evidence to convict the felon as well.

Considering, Superman, Spiderman and Batman are all fake, they are misleading idols, who should be arrested for fraud or at least vigilantism.

No doubt, these figures serve as a form of entertainment in many of our childhood days. However, the crux is whether the child has an unhealthy obsession with these paragons of virtue and the belief that it is inevitable that good will truimph over evil. Ultimately, kids are impressionable and they believe the things they are exposed to will reflect the reality of life. These figures can cause them to believe that it is granted that good will ultimately truimph over evil , which may, in extreme cases, cause them to take a backseat and be complacent, because they think all things will eventually be set right. Of course, these figures serve as mere entertainment to most of us bringing back memories of our childhood, but subconsciously each and every one of us has an ideal shaped from the exposure to all these fantasies. Whether that ideal is for good or for worse, pretty much depends on the content of these fantasies.

super man spider man are totally fake and misleading idols because they take children and their fans to another world which is unreachable and they make them going out of real world and child hood (specially)

I am 12 years old all I see on Batman, Superman, Spider man, ETC cartoons, is fighting,Impossible actions and in-probable problems this convinced me as possible and that i can shoot a web out of my wrist or left a sky scraper with one finger but it's not and when the rest of us figure this out it will end up making us believe that it is physically impossible to do these actions thus making us loose a lot of faith and hope in our selves

THESE HEROES ARE CERTAINLY MISLEADING AS THEY LURE THE MIND OF THE PEOPLE WHO WATCHES THEM.THE CHILDREN ATTEMPT TO DO THESE TACTICS IN SCHOOLS AND MAKES SERIOUS INJURIES WHICH EVEN CAN BE FATAL. ADULTS ARE NEVERTHELESS AS WE All KNOW FROM A CURRENT NEWS REPORT THAT A MAN CLIMBED BURJ KHALIFAT TO IMITATE SPIDER MAN WITHOUT ANY PROTECTION.WITH THESE POINTS I PROVE THAT THESE SUPER HEROES ARE MISLEADING IDOLS.

| Side: Misleading Idols.
2 points

they are really a misleading idols because what they actually do is killing or fighting with others to help their people this is not good as the small children adorn them,and they follow the same thing what these hero's do. so it is not good to say them as superheros they are misleading idols only

| Side: Misleading Idols.
2 points

I do agree they show that stunts are not to be imitated and they tell you not to do so but then children do not understand the maning of fantasy and the real world so we should either bann these rubbish movies or else show educational shows and sadly children loose so much of their time in these fake hereos that they forget to respect the real hereos like fire fighters and soldiers and the policemen

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

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| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

THESE SHOWS ,CARTOONS,MOVIES, ETC ARE FULL OF MANY FIGHTINGS WHICH ARE ANIMATED USING MANY SOFTWARES. BUT THE PEOPLE WHO KNOWS ABOUT THESE ARE ALSO CARRIED AWAY SEEING THESE COOL THINGS.THOUGH,IT INCREASES ONES IMAGINATIVE POWERS STILL IT EXTENDS IT TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT THEY COULDN'T THINK OF ANYTHING EXCEPT THIS. IT ATTRACTS OTHERS TO DO THESE DANGEROUS STUFF. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT IT'S FAKE.THESE LURES CHILDREN'S MIND WHO TRIES TO DO THESE TACTICS AT SCHOOL WHICH AS A RESULT MAKES AN INJURY WHICH CAN BE FATAL. EVERY OF THOSE CARTOONS MIGHT END WITH AN HAPPY ENDING BUT THE PEOPLE WHO TRIES TO IMITATE THEM MIGHT HAVE A TRAGIC END. THE PRODUCER'S OF THESE CARTONS MIGHT HAVE DONE THESE THINGS FOR OF MONEY BUT THE PEOPLE WHO WATCH IT GET LURED TO IT AND TRIES TO IMITATE IT AND GIVES IT A RESULT AS I MENTIONED IT ABOVE. SOME PEOPLE WHO GOT

FOND OF THEM EVEN WORSHIPS THEM INSTEAD OF THE REAL GOD WHO CREATED THEM. SO WITH THESE POINTS I PROVE THAT Superman, Spiderman, Batman ARE MISLEADING IDOLS

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

THESE SHOWS ,CARTOONS,MOVIES, ETC ARE FULL OF MANY FIGHTINGS WHICH ARE ANIMATED USING MANY SOFTWARES. BUT THE PEOPLE WHO KNOWS ABOUT THESE ARE ALSO CARRIED AWAY SEEING THESE COOL THINGS.THOUGH,IT INCREASES ONES IMAGINATIVE POWERS STILL IT EXTENDS IT TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT THEY COULDN'T THINK OF ANYTHING EXCEPT THIS. IT ATTRACTS OTHERS TO DO THESE DANGEROUS STUFF. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT IT'S FAKE.THESE LURES CHILDREN'S MIND WHO TRIES TO DO THESE TACTICS AT SCHOOL WHICH AS A RESULT MAKES AN INJURY WHICH CAN BE FATAL. EVERY OF THOSE CARTOONS MIGHT END WITH AN HAPPY ENDING BUT THE PEOPLE WHO TRIES TO IMITATE THEM MIGHT HAVE A TRAGIC END. THE PRODUCER'S OF THESE CARTONS MIGHT HAVE DONE THESE THINGS FOR OF MONEY BUT THE PEOPLE WHO WATCH IT GET LURED TO IT AND TRIES TO IMITATE IT AND GIVES IT A RESULT AS I MENTIONED IT ABOVE. SOME PEOPLE WHO GOT

FOND OF THEM EVEN WORSHIPS THEM INSTEAD OF THE REAL GOD WHO CREATED THEM. SO WITH THESE POINTS I PROVE THAT Superman, Spiderman, Batman ARE MISLEADING IDOLS

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

THESE SHOWS ,CARTOONS,MOVIES, ETC ARE FULL OF MANY FIGHTINGS WHICH ARE ANIMATED USING MANY SOFTWARES. BUT THE PEOPLE WHO KNOWS ABOUT THESE ARE ALSO CARRIED AWAY SEEING THESE COOL THINGS.THOUGH,IT INCREASES ONES IMAGINATIVE POWERS STILL IT EXTENDS IT TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT THEY COULDN'T THINK OF ANYTHING EXCEPT THIS. IT ATTRACTS OTHERS TO DO THESE DANGEROUS STUFF. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT IT'S FAKE.THESE LURES CHILDREN'S MIND WHO TRIES TO DO THESE TACTICS AT SCHOOL WHICH AS A RESULT MAKES AN INJURY WHICH CAN BE FATAL. EVERY OF THOSE CARTOONS MIGHT END WITH AN HAPPY ENDING BUT THE PEOPLE WHO TRIES TO IMITATE THEM MIGHT HAVE A TRAGIC END. THE PRODUCER'S OF THESE CARTONS MIGHT HAVE DONE THESE THINGS FOR OF MONEY BUT THE PEOPLE WHO WATCH IT GET LURED TO IT AND TRIES TO IMITATE IT AND GIVES IT A RESULT AS I MENTIONED IT ABOVE. SOME PEOPLE WHO GOT

FOND OF THEM EVEN WORSHIPS THEM INSTEAD OF THE REAL GOD WHO CREATED THEM. SO WITH THESE POINTS I PROVE THAT Superman, Spiderman, Batman ARE MISLEADING IDOLS

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

THESE SHOWS ,CARTOONS,MOVIES, ETC ARE FULL OF MANY FIGHTINGS WHICH ARE ANIMATED USING MANY SOFTWARES. BUT THE PEOPLE WHO KNOWS ABOUT THESE ARE ALSO CARRIED AWAY SEEING THESE COOL THINGS.THOUGH,IT INCREASES ONES IMAGINATIVE POWERS STILL IT EXTENDS IT TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT THEY COULDN'T THINK OF ANYTHING EXCEPT THIS. IT ATTRACTS OTHERS TO DO THESE DANGEROUS STUFF. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT IT'S FAKE.THESE LURES CHILDREN'S MIND WHO TRIES TO DO THESE TACTICS AT SCHOOL WHICH AS A RESULT MAKES AN INJURY WHICH CAN BE FATAL. EVERY OF THOSE CARTOONS MIGHT END WITH AN HAPPY ENDING BUT THE PEOPLE WHO TRIES TO IMITATE THEM MIGHT HAVE A TRAGIC END. THE PRODUCER'S OF THESE CARTONS MIGHT HAVE DONE THESE THINGS FOR OF MONEY BUT THE PEOPLE WHO WATCH IT GET LURED TO IT AND TRIES TO IMITATE IT AND GIVES IT A RESULT AS I MENTIONED IT ABOVE. SOME PEOPLE WHO GOT

FOND OF THEM EVEN WORSHIPS THEM INSTEAD OF THE REAL GOD WHO CREATED THEM. SO WITH THESE POINTS I PROVE THAT Superman, Spiderman, Batman ARE MISLEADING IDOLS

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

THESE SHOWS ,CARTOONS,MOVIES, ETC ARE FULL OF MANY FIGHTINGS WHICH ARE ANIMATED USING MANY SOFTWARES. BUT THE PEOPLE WHO KNOWS ABOUT THESE ARE ALSO CARRIED AWAY SEEING THESE COOL THINGS.THOUGH,IT INCREASES ONES IMAGINATIVE POWERS STILL IT EXTENDS IT TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT THEY COULDN'T THINK OF ANYTHING EXCEPT THIS. IT ATTRACTS OTHERS TO DO THESE DANGEROUS STUFF. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT IT'S FAKE.THESE LURES CHILDREN'S MIND WHO TRIES TO DO THESE TACTICS AT SCHOOL WHICH AS A RESULT MAKES AN INJURY WHICH CAN BE FATAL. EVERY OF THOSE CARTOONS MIGHT END WITH AN HAPPY ENDING BUT THE PEOPLE WHO TRIES TO IMITATE THEM MIGHT HAVE A TRAGIC END. THE PRODUCER'S OF THESE CARTONS MIGHT HAVE DONE THESE THINGS FOR OF MONEY BUT THE PEOPLE WHO WATCH IT GET LURED TO IT AND TRIES TO IMITATE IT AND GIVES IT A RESULT AS I MENTIONED IT ABOVE. SOME PEOPLE WHO GOT

FOND OF THEM EVEN WORSHIPS THEM INSTEAD OF THE REAL GOD WHO CREATED THEM. SO WITH THESE POINTS I PROVE THAT Superman, Spiderman, Batman ARE MISLEADING IDOLS

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

THESE SHOWS ,CARTOONS,MOVIES, ETC ARE FULL OF MANY FIGHTINGS WHICH ARE ANIMATED USING MANY SOFTWARES. BUT THE PEOPLE WHO KNOWS ABOUT THESE ARE ALSO CARRIED AWAY SEEING THESE COOL THINGS.THOUGH,IT INCREASES ONES IMAGINATIVE POWERS STILL IT EXTENDS IT TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT THEY COULDN'T THINK OF ANYTHING EXCEPT THIS. IT ATTRACTS OTHERS TO DO THESE DANGEROUS STUFF. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT IT'S FAKE.THESE LURES CHILDREN'S MIND WHO TRIES TO DO THESE TACTICS AT SCHOOL WHICH AS A RESULT MAKES AN INJURY WHICH CAN BE FATAL. EVERY OF THOSE CARTOONS MIGHT END WITH AN HAPPY ENDING BUT THE PEOPLE WHO TRIES TO IMITATE THEM MIGHT HAVE A TRAGIC END. THE PRODUCER'S OF THESE CARTONS MIGHT HAVE DONE THESE THINGS FOR OF MONEY BUT THE PEOPLE WHO WATCH IT GET LURED TO IT AND TRIES TO IMITATE IT AND GIVES IT A RESULT AS I MENTIONED IT ABOVE. SOME PEOPLE WHO GOT

FOND OF THEM EVEN WORSHIPS THEM INSTEAD OF THE REAL GOD WHO CREATED THEM. SO WITH THESE POINTS I PROVE THAT Superman, Spiderman, Batman ARE MISLEADING IDOLS

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

THESE HEROES ARE CERTAINLY MISLEADING AS THEY LURE THE MIND OF THE PEOPLE WHO WATCHES THEM.THE CHILDREN ATTEMPT TO DO THESE TACTICS IN SCHOOLS AND MAKES SERIOUS INJURIES WHICH EVEN CAN BE FATAL. ADULTS ARE NEVERTHELESS AS WE All KNOW FROM A CURRENT NEWS REPORT THAT A MAN CLIMBED BURJ KHALIFAT TO IMITATE SPIDER MAN WITHOUT ANY PROTECTION.WITH THESE POINTS I PROVE THAT THESE SUPER HEROES ARE MISLEADING IDOLS.

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

superheros are surely misleading idols. they impress children by their ability to fly, jump higher, their power etc. then after children try to imitate them. this has led to serious accidents many times as children have jumped from buildings etc.

so superheros are misleading.

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

they also ask their parents for superman and spiderman costumes and gadgets which are quite expensive. this is not very good.

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

Well they r misleadin idol bcs they affect children mentally too by showin them things which cant be done by a normal person

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

superman , spider man etc , are just MISLEADING IDOLS , but not the SUPERHEROES.

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

i think they are misleading idols because the children think that they having superpower and do the same as they do

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

the children will think if the will jump from a building than superman or spider man will come and recuse them , what a fool . and also spent time in watching them and stop learning

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

They are misleading the kids they try to imitate them and injure themselves

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

They are super fictional characters which do not have any existence. Seeing such animated fantasy films may corrupt the children's thought process as many kids get motivated and aggressive by these characters and the kids may unknowingly also take the risk of trying dangerous and extraordinary stunts which may injure or even kill them!

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

Children may use the title superhero as an excuse to hurt people

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

They are misleading idols as the one through superhero is JESUS> HE ROCKS! But TV superheroes are nice too

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

Real heroes of ours are not respected like the policemen , soldiers and other community helpers

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

Who saved India from age old british rule mahatma gandhi or harry potter did spider man loose his powers and superman and batman forgot their robes

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

well I think superheroes are misleading idols because some teens think of there superheroes as celebrities such as Justin Bieber,Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Kesha and so on these are some examples of misleading idols. Justin is encouraging pupils to not finish school. Miley is a slut. Gaga worships the devil and there are many more like her. Kesha has a lot of sexual things on her videos. Well some of us believe in superman, spider man and batman which has a lot of violence

| Side: Misleading Idols.
1 point

they get kids to believe they can have those superpowers and soon they will never give it up

| Side: Misleading Idols.
0 points

sometimes children immitate acts that ca hurt or kill them

| Side: Misleading Idols.


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