Episode 21: Child Actors

Top of the show 

Welcome everyone and thank you for joining us. This is valid arguments. A show about aquaphobic stevedores. I’m Jeremy Horton, and Today were going to be talking about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Child actors! We will also be arguing about JP morgan, and one of my favorite movies. Joining me today is Mr. Milo Mordhorst on my right. (Milo intro). And Mr. Joel Barkley on my left. (Joel intro). Thank you both, now I will get into the questions in a minute, but first let’s have a word from our sponsor. 

Questions I will ask: 

  • Let’s start with the infamous Lindsay Lohan. She has the most amazing twitter. An excerpt from it reads “WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (I’m calling it Sally) …? Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace,”. The hurricane she was referring to was called Sandy, and it killed 285 people. My next question is about social media. How long do child actors get a pass on social media trolling? – milo 
  • Let’s turn now to another big one. Hannah Montana. Now for those of you who don’t know Hanna Montana was the daughter of country music legend Billy Ray Cyrus. Ole Billy ray constructed the persona Hanna Montana for his daughter so she could follow in his footsteps as one of the greatest musicians of all time. We all know her after the government microchipped her and made her grind all up on Robin Thicke. My question is about this transformation process. When is it ok to sexualize a child actor? – Joel 
  • Palette cleanser/segment – I just saw Titanic for the first time. Do you think JP Morgan planned that? 
  •  Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling. What do they all have in common? They are all former members of the mickey mouse club. They were also all wildly successful after the mickey mouse club. Something I’ve always wondered about that show and specifically those celebrities. Do you think they also have to hate the Jews? 
  • Edward furlong. You know him from such hits as The Crow, and Terminator 2: Judgement day. You may also know him from hitting women. He has been arrested three separate times for hitting a woman, one of which he was actually violating his probation that he got, from hitting a woman. Given the environment these people live in, should we have different rules/laws for child actors? 
  •  Palette cleanser/segment – Was there room for Jack on the door? 
  • Let’s turn now to the original child star. Shirley Temple. That adorable bundle of curls was the poster child for other little ones to get into the entertainment industry. Fun fact about miss Temple, she acquired 2.4 million as a result of her child acting. Another fun fact when her trust was released to her after coming of age, she had accrued 33,000. Pretty good right? My question is about parenting. How much of the money should I keep if I decide to sell my kid to Hollywood? 
  • Let’s talk about JT. I mean JTT. That’s right, Jonathan Taylor Thomas. JTT had glorious run on the show Home Improvement, and then starred as young Simba in the Original Lion King. He then left to pursue education at Harvard, St. Andrews, and Columbia. His last appearance was on the Home improvement reboot and has since spent his time living his life quietly outside the spotlight. The question is, is he an alien, or is it possible for child stars to live normal lives after their 15 minutes is up. 
  •  Palette cleanser/segment –  
  • How do we solve this thing? 

Argument for: 

  • Kids Are prostitutes  
  • Kids Are prostitutes 
  • Kids Are prostitutes 
  • Kids Are prostitutes 
  • Kids Are prostitutes 

Sources: 

Key groups: 

Key people: 

  •  Mark collins Rector 
  •  Marty Weiss – currently trying to lighten sex offender laws in california 
  •  Brian singer – brian peck  
  •  Mike harrah 
  • Bob villard 

Key Movies:  

Argument Against 

  • Children should not be abused 
  • Children should not be abused 
  • Children should not be abused 
  • Children should not be abused 
  • Children should not be abused 

Sources: 

Key people: 

  •  Drew Barrymore 
  •  Ryan Reynolds 
  •  Mara Wilson 
  •  Shirley Temple 

Key groups: 

Key Movies: 

Outro: *summarize Joel and Milo end arguments* I think that both sides have………………Valid Arguments. Tonight’s winner had this to say. If you put your kid in show business, skip the show business and put them straight in rehab. Ryan Reynolds, ladies and gentleman. If you are for child actors then I suggest you get in touch with NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association). to see how you can help out. If you want Child stars to be treated more fairly, then get your head out of your ass because that’s never going to happen.  If you decide to do nothing, then at the very least, keep arguing and talking about it. Because the only way we solve any controversial issue, is to argue about it. 

I’d like to thank you all for joining us, and thanks milo and Joel for your thoughts on the subject. If you want YOUR voice counted amongst those that argue, then get at us on social media @argumentsvalid on twitter and valid.arguments on Instagram, or if you think social media is just as evil as **********, please feel free to call and leave us a voicemail, the number is 309-340-9431. And if you like the show please leave us a rating and review, and tell your friends to argue with us too. and please join us next week for more arguments for you. We hope to disagree with you soon.

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