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There are few topics as controversial among the American government and general population as the death penalty. Few topics spark such heated debates and few issues have people so clearly on one side of the argument or the other. The death penalty is definitely famous for having thinkers on both sides of the fence with few people riding the gray area in the middle.

Many Americans are for the death penalty. In essence they believe that there are certain crimes so heinous that the criminals deserve nothing but death. People who choose to take the life of another through murder, for example, are criminals for whom the death penalty should be in effect. A drug dealer whose dealing leads to the death of people could also be considered a prime criminal to undergo the death penalty. Americans that are pro-death penalty believe that those who take the life of another should not be able to keep their own lives. There are, of course, exceptions for deaths that occur because of war, self-defense, or the killing of say a person who abuses children. These are justifiable deaths that do not require the death penalty.

On the other side of the death penalty debate are Americans who do not believe that the death penalty should exist for many reasons. In general, these Americans believe that it is inhumane to kill even a killer. They believe that even a killer has rights that need to be protected by the law. A huge caution that many people site about the death penalty is surrounding our justice system. Many Americans wonder how to ensure that the death penalty happens to only those people deserving its punishment and they say that because there is no real way to make the punishement infallible, the punishment should not exist.

Because of the injustices of our nation’s justice system, many Americans believe that the death penalty should cease to exist. They raise questions such as where should the line be drawn for what crimes deserve the death penalty and what crimes do not? Who is to say what crimes should be punishable onto death and what crimes should allow the criminal to keep their life? Since there are no clear answers to these questions, many say that the death penalty cannot rightfully exist. Or, for example, what if the justice system is wrong in their judgment of a suspected criminal and condemns an innocent person to suffer the death penalty while the real criminal goes free? We can never be fully sure of the justice of our justice system, they say.

Another injustice of the death penalty system that many Americans note is that often criminals without sufficient means to defend themselves are left to die while other criminals with money and power are able to flee the punishment of the death penalty simply because they have the means to beat the system. How just is the punishment if not all criminals are given equal opportunity to present their case?

There are endless questions that plague people on both sides of the death penalty debate. The only for sure thing about the issue is that it is highly debatable and complicated for our nation to agree upon.

Triston Huntsmin is the author of articles on various controversial topics. His goal as a writer is to get people to think about issues from more than one perspective. Learn more about the death penalty at

The fashion world has been rocked by an array of scandals including Slave earrings scandal, Vogue Paris’s heavily made-up young girls, Ms Obama’s nude debate, Topshop’s too thin model and John Galliano scandal. Let’s have a look at this article and know more about most controversial fashion moments of all time.

Fashion magazine Vogue Italia
apologized for a website feature called “Slave earrings” blaming “really bad translation”. The feature, based on large, gold-hooped earrings featured a short burst of copy by Vogue writer Anna Bassi describing the trend, dating from 2010. “Jewellery has always flirted with circular shapes, especially for use in making earrings. The most classic models are the slave and creole styles in gold hoops.” wrote Anna Bassi. She continues: “If the name brings to the mind the decorative traditions of the women of colour who were brought to the southern Unites States during the slave trade, the latest interpretation is pure freedom. Colored stones, symbolic pendants and multiple spheres. And the evolution goes on.” But within hours of being published, the feature faced impaling worldwide criticism, the strongest of which claimed Vogue Italia was guilty of a “dishonorable” attempt to “glamorize slavery”.

Vogue Italia’s ‘Slave earrings’

On December 20110, a magazine issue featured a complicated Christmas gift guide guest-edited by designer Tom Ford with leaning on tiger-skins or sprawled on beds in full make-up and designer gowns. Recently, at the beginning of this month, he pretty sexy pictures of 10-year-old model Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau were emerged at the centre of the current debate on the over-sexualisation of children.

Vogue Paris’s heavily made-up young girls: the mother of 10-year-old model Thylane Loubry Blondeau closed her daughter’s Facebook account

Mrs Obama wore the pale, oyster-like hue of her dress in question which was cause for furious debate about political correctness in the American press to a state dinner at the White House, for the Indian President, Manmohan Singh, and his wife, Gursharan Kaur; a gracious and courteous gesture which paid tribute to Khan having been born in Mumbai.

Michelle Obama caused the ‘nude’ debate at the state dinner to meet the Indian President Indian and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, in 2010

British supermodel Kate Moss looked like in a fire when her shocking pictures snorting a fat line of cocaine during a debauched drugs and drink session with junkie lover Pete Doherty published by Daily Mirror in 2005. Kate Moss checked into rehab after a public apology.

‘Cocaine’ Kate Moss scandal

The US ‘fashion bible’ was the center of controversy by declaring that Asian models are ‘redefining traditional concepts of beauty’ in the December 2010 issue

There was a Calvin Klein Jeans campaign image shot pulled down from billboards in Sydney and Melbourne after the Advertising Standards Bureau received approximately 50 complaints. The overtly sexual image of Advertising Standards Bureau depict Dutch model Lara Stone embracing with half a dozen men in what looks like a public basketball court.

Calvin Klein adverts starring Lara Stone taken down in Australia


British designer John Galliano of French fashion arrested in February after allegations that he made anti-Semitic remarks towards a couple at a Paris café. After that, a video clip emerged of him apparently praising Hitler in a separate incident, prompting him to be dismissed and taken to jail.

This event shocked the international fashion world and was a timeline of John Galliano’s downfall

The 18-year-old catwalk model Codie Young found her at the centre of controversy after criticisms that she looked too thin on the homepage of Topshop’s website in July. Topshop then removed image of model Codie Young from their website and replaced with an alternative shot of Young looking healthier.

Topshop‘s ‘too thin’ model Codie Young

Weekly fashion magazine Grazia admitted slimming down the Duchess of Cambridge in May on the cover of their Royal wedding issue

The Paris fashion magazine’s 90th anniversary edition was meant to honor Africa’s influence in fashion by Beyonce darkened her skin for L’Officiel issue in an African-themed spread.

The French fashion magazine featured the singer wearing a tribal African inspired dress and jewelry by Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, Rodarte, and Fendi


Most Controversial Fashion Moments of All Time: Beyoncé’s Africa-inspired shoot for L’Officiel


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John Stevens is an Internet marketer and freelance photographer. He likes collecting photographs of celebrities, posting breaking news and writing articles to comment on outstanding events in the field of entertainment.