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8th Feb '16 11:34:21 AM PurrElise
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* Many anti-drug PSAs veer into this. Since the negative effects of many drugs are common knowledge nowadays and since commercials typically don't have the time needed to properly explain the subject, they're often accused of simply repeating "drugs are bad" ad nauseam.
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* Many anti-drug PSAs [=PSAs=] veer into this. Since the negative effects of many drugs are common knowledge nowadays and since commercials typically don't have the time needed to properly explain the subject, they're often accused of simply repeating "drugs are bad" ad nauseam.
20th Jan '16 9:49:54 PM Furienna
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** "Black or White" also [[http://www.allforloveblog.com/?p=7890 gets praised]] for saying that racism, war, and the Ku Klux Klan are bad -- in 1991. Even if the infamous crotch-grabbing "panther dance" coda is interpreted as Jackson showing solidarity with groups like the Black Panthers, he was rather late to the party on that one.
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** "Black or White" also [[http://www.allforloveblog.com/?p=7890 gets praised]] for saying that racism, war, and the Ku Klux Klan are bad -- in 1991. Even if the infamous crotch-grabbing "panther dance" coda is interpreted as Jackson showing solidarity with groups like the Black Panthers, he was rather late to the party on that one.
17th Jan '16 6:30:41 AM Jeduthun
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* After the untimely deaths of Creator/DavidBowie and Creator/AlanRickman, the satirical website [[Website/TheOnion StarWipe]] published a bold op-ed column entitled, "[[http://www.starwipe.com/article/op-ed-we-celebrities-and-they-should-stop-dying-1758 We Like Celebrities And They Should Stop Dying]]." The article goes so far as to call on [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama President Obama]] to stop celebrities from dying, and includes a link to a petition to the White House to end all celebrity deaths.
16th Jan '16 11:04:33 AM EuroSong
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Compare {{Anvilicious}}, AndThatsTerrible, StockAesops, and DrugsAreBad. Similar to CaptainObviousReveal, when the characters are astonished by [[TheReveal a twist]] the audience can totally see coming. Contrast FamilyUnfriendlyAesop and {{Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped}}. See also WindmillCrusader, where a character takes a stand against a non-existent problem. Can sometimes overlap with CluelessAesop, where a story attempts to give a moral but misunderstands/misapplies it or simply isn't in a good position to give it anyways.
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Compare {{Anvilicious}}, AndThatsTerrible, StockAesops, and DrugsAreBad. Similar to CaptainObviousReveal, when the characters are astonished by [[TheReveal a twist]] the audience can totally see coming. Contrast FamilyUnfriendlyAesop and {{Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped}}. See also WindmillCrusader, where a character takes a stand against a non-existent problem. Can sometimes overlap with CluelessAesop, where a story attempts to give a moral but misunderstands/misapplies it or simply isn't in a good position to give it anyways. anyway.
15th Jan '16 6:43:32 PM chopshop
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' loved to mock this trope as it occurs in superhero comics. "Eating kittens is just plain wrong, and no-one should do it! Ever!"
2nd Jan '16 1:58:29 AM Fireblood
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* Happens on ''DrPhil'' often. Usually he ends up telling people something that they should already know, like that it's not okay to cheat on your wife, or it's bad to abuse your family, or that child molestation is horrible. But the people on the show will act like he's telling them something radical that they've never considered and will be belligerent to the end.
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* Happens on ''DrPhil'' often. Usually he ends up telling people something that they should already know, like that it's not okay to cheat on your wife, or it's bad to abuse your family, or that child molestation is horrible. But the people on the show will act like he's telling them something radical that they've never considered and will be belligerent to the end. Of course, since he deals with people that actually ''do'' these things, it's a case of SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped.
31st Dec '15 8:33:46 AM Discar
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* The moral of ''{{Series/Supergirl2015}}'' is basically "[[YouGoGirl girls can be superheroes to!]]". A noble sentiment sure, but female superheroes have been a thing since the '40s and the title character has been a decently well-known fixture of pop culture since the '60s, so there isn't really anybody notable on the other side of this issue. Yet the show seems convinced that it's depicting an astounding new concept.
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* The moral of ''{{Series/Supergirl2015}}'' the first episode ''{{Series/Supergirl 2015}}'' is basically "[[YouGoGirl girls can be superheroes to!]]".too!]]". A noble sentiment sure, but female superheroes have been a thing since the '40s and the title character has been a decently well-known fixture of pop culture since the '60s, so there isn't really anybody notable on the other side of this issue. Yet Thankfully it was toned down significantly after the show seems convinced that it's depicting an astounding new concept.pilot.
28th Dec '15 2:16:52 PM MarkLungo
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28th Dec '15 5:05:16 AM Austin
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* [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/12/30/worst-comics-2010-superman-grounded/ This]] article mocks the ''Grounded'' AbortedArc of Franchise/{{Superman}} for this, pointing out that Superman appears to be making the statement that drug dealers and child abuse are bad and treating it as though it's some radical new idea.
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* [[http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/12/30/worst-comics-2010-superman-grounded/ This]] article mocks the ''Grounded'' ''[[ComicBook/SupermanGrounded Grounded]]'' AbortedArc of Franchise/{{Superman}} for this, pointing out that Superman appears to be making the statement that drug dealers and child abuse are bad and treating it as though it's some radical new idea.
5th Dec '15 2:53:56 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Morgan Spurlock's experiment in ''Film/SuperSizeMe'', which demonstrates that excessive fast food isn't good for your health. Spurlock lampshades it and stresses that the point is to show just ''how'' bad it is for you, which surprises even his doctors[note]It also surprises real researchers that [[DocumentaryOfLies haven't been able to replicate Spurlock's results]].[/note]. The film as a whole is about how fast food has become such an ingrained aspect of American culture.
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* Morgan Spurlock's experiment in ''Film/SuperSizeMe'', which demonstrates that excessive fast food isn't good for your health. Spurlock lampshades it and stresses that the point is to show just ''how'' bad it is for you, which surprises even his doctors[note]It doctors[[note]]It also surprises real researchers that [[DocumentaryOfLies haven't been able to replicate Spurlock's results]].[/note].[[/note]]. The film as a whole is about how fast food has become such an ingrained aspect of American culture.
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