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12th Dec '17 9:29:05 AM lluewhyn
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the incest between Cersei and Jaime is this trope after King Robert's death. Initially, it was known only to a few people who had spies or performed some research (Varys, Littlefinger, Renly, Stannis, and Jon Arryn). However, after the end of the first book where the Lannisters have performed a coup and killed Robert and Ned, Stannis sends letters all across Westeros with the news of incest. While the fact is known to even the Lannisters allies, it's something that can't be discussed because the reveal of the incest would result in the whole reign of Joffrey (and later Tommen) being considered illegitimate and treasonous. So, people like Margaery will occasionally make a snide comment, but in whole the discussion is avoided lest the whole Lannister/Tyrell regime collapse. However, it's looking like that's going to happen anyway with Cersei's incompetence.
8th Dec '17 5:04:21 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In the ''Series/Supernatural'' episode "Hammer of the Gods", this is lampshaded and played straight on two occasions.

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* In the ''Series/Supernatural'' ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "Hammer of the Gods", this is lampshaded and played straight on two occasions.
2nd Dec '17 2:30:36 AM jormis29
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* The 2011 revival of ''Series/PopUpVideo'' didn't openly discuss Ricky Martin's homosexuality in the treatment for "She Bangs" (he didn't come out of the closet until about a decade after the song), but they did acknowledge that particular elephant in the room, mentioning the trope by name in the process.

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* The 2011 revival of ''Series/PopUpVideo'' didn't openly discuss Ricky Martin's Music/RickyMartin's homosexuality in the treatment for "She Bangs" (he didn't come out of the closet until about a decade after the song), but they did acknowledge that particular elephant in the room, mentioning the trope by name in the process.
15th Nov '17 9:56:02 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** The term "[[http://pervocracy.blogspot.com/2012/06/missing-stair.html missing stair]]" has come to refer to abusers who get away with their actions because people would rather work around the problem than confront it. Some particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples in recent memory include the Catholic Church's massive coverup of [[PedophilePriest child molestation]] and Creator/TheBBC's neglectful attitude toward Creator/JimmySavile's horrific sexual offenses. Predictably, [[http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/25/a-famous-porn-star-claims-she-was-raped-on-set-will-she-receive-justice.html this issue also exists]] in the UsefulNotes/{{pornography}} industry. Corey Feldman of ''Film/TheGoonies'' fame has likewise [[http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/08/business/la-fi-ct-hollywood-molesters-20120109 spoken]] [[http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/corey-feldman-pedophilia-problem-child-actors-contributed-demise/story?id=14256781 about]] the phenomenon in Hollywood, and he in turn faced criticism from his late costar Creator/CoreyHaim, who accused Feldman himself of letting an adult molest Haim. Then in 2017, a slew of accusations against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Weinstein Harvey Weinstein]] (co-founder of Creator/MiramaxFilms and Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany) set off a chain reaction dubbed the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weinstein_effect Weinstein effect]], emboldening survivors of sexual violence to come forward with such allegations against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_Too_(hashtag)#Aftermath countless prominent men]] and expose the figurative elephants.

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** The term "[[http://pervocracy.blogspot.com/2012/06/missing-stair.html missing stair]]" has come to refer to abusers who get away with their actions because people would rather work around the problem than confront it. Some particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples in recent memory include the Catholic Church's massive coverup of [[PedophilePriest child molestation]] and Creator/TheBBC's neglectful attitude toward Creator/JimmySavile's horrific sexual offenses. Predictably, [[http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/25/a-famous-porn-star-claims-she-was-raped-on-set-will-she-receive-justice.html this issue also exists]] in the UsefulNotes/{{pornography}} industry. Corey Feldman of ''Film/TheGoonies'' fame has likewise [[http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/08/business/la-fi-ct-hollywood-molesters-20120109 spoken]] [[http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/corey-feldman-pedophilia-problem-child-actors-contributed-demise/story?id=14256781 about]] the phenomenon in Hollywood, and he in turn faced criticism from his late costar Creator/CoreyHaim, who accused Feldman himself of letting an adult molest Haim. Then in 2017, a slew of accusations against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Weinstein Harvey Weinstein]] (co-founder of Creator/MiramaxFilms and Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany) set off a chain reaction dubbed the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weinstein_effect Weinstein effect]], emboldening survivors of sexual violence to come forward with such similar allegations against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_Too_(hashtag)#Aftermath countless prominent men]] and expose the figurative elephants.
15th Nov '17 9:55:25 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** The term "[[http://pervocracy.blogspot.com/2012/06/missing-stair.html missing stair]]" has come to refer to abusers who get away with their actions because people would rather work around the problem than confront it. Some particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples in recent memory include the Catholic Church's massive coverup of [[PedophilePriest child molestation]] and Creator/TheBBC's neglectful attitude toward Creator/JimmySavile's horrific sexual offenses. Similarly, Corey Feldman of ''Film/TheGoonies'' fame has also [[http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/08/business/la-fi-ct-hollywood-molesters-20120109 talked]] [[http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/corey-feldman-pedophilia-problem-child-actors-contributed-demise/story?id=14256781 about]] this phenomenon in Hollywood, and he in turn faced criticism from his late costar Creator/CoreyHaim, who accused Feldman himself of letting an adult molest Haim. [[http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/25/a-famous-porn-star-claims-she-was-raped-on-set-will-she-receive-justice.html This issue also exists]] in the UsefulNotes/{{pornography}} industry.

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** The term "[[http://pervocracy.blogspot.com/2012/06/missing-stair.html missing stair]]" has come to refer to abusers who get away with their actions because people would rather work around the problem than confront it. Some particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples in recent memory include the Catholic Church's massive coverup of [[PedophilePriest child molestation]] and Creator/TheBBC's neglectful attitude toward Creator/JimmySavile's horrific sexual offenses. Similarly, Corey Feldman of ''Film/TheGoonies'' fame has also [[http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/08/business/la-fi-ct-hollywood-molesters-20120109 talked]] [[http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/corey-feldman-pedophilia-problem-child-actors-contributed-demise/story?id=14256781 about]] this phenomenon in Hollywood, and he in turn faced criticism from his late costar Creator/CoreyHaim, who accused Feldman himself of letting an adult molest Haim. Predictably, [[http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/25/a-famous-porn-star-claims-she-was-raped-on-set-will-she-receive-justice.html This this issue also exists]] in the UsefulNotes/{{pornography}} industry.industry. Corey Feldman of ''Film/TheGoonies'' fame has likewise [[http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/08/business/la-fi-ct-hollywood-molesters-20120109 spoken]] [[http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/corey-feldman-pedophilia-problem-child-actors-contributed-demise/story?id=14256781 about]] the phenomenon in Hollywood, and he in turn faced criticism from his late costar Creator/CoreyHaim, who accused Feldman himself of letting an adult molest Haim. Then in 2017, a slew of accusations against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Weinstein Harvey Weinstein]] (co-founder of Creator/MiramaxFilms and Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany) set off a chain reaction dubbed the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weinstein_effect Weinstein effect]], emboldening survivors of sexual violence to come forward with such allegations against [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_Too_(hashtag)#Aftermath countless prominent men]] and expose the figurative elephants.
15th Nov '17 11:34:15 AM MurrayTheBlue
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* In the ''Series/Supernatural'' episode "Hammer of the Gods", this is lampshaded and played straight on two occasions.
** Dean is walking down the hotel's hallway and passes a room with a live elephant toweling itself off. Upon processing this, he doubles back and the room now has a naked fat man toweling himself off, who declares "This ain't no peep show!" and slams the door in Dean's face. Turns out the naked fat man is actually Lord Ganesh, the Hindu Elephant God.
** Later, Loki barges into the gathering of gods and tells them all they need to talk about the elephant in the room (Lucifer). When the fat man immediately protests, Loki retorts "Not you, Ganesh!"
14th Nov '17 8:08:09 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* A Doritos ad has an office worker with an elephant that keeps smacking his coworkers for trying to take some Doritos. At the end, one asks, "Are we gonna talk about this?" The worker simply replies "No."
6th Nov '17 4:17:48 AM Sapphirea2
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** [[http://www.vegaschatter.com/story/2012/8/28/15427/2336 This article]] examining the growing ubiquity of Music/MichaelJackson tributes, impersonators, and even a Creator/CirqueDuSoleil show (''Theatre/MichaelJacksonONE'') in Las Vegas points out that all of these productions paying tribute to his artistry and humanitarian goals ignore the lingering question of whether or not he molested children.

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** [[http://www.vegaschatter.com/story/2012/8/28/15427/2336 This article]] examining Since the growing ubiquity death of Music/MichaelJackson tributes, impersonators, and even a Creator/CirqueDuSoleil show (''Theatre/MichaelJacksonONE'') in Las Vegas points out that all of these productions paying tribute to his artistry and humanitarian goals ignore 2009, the lingering question of whether or not he molested children.children has largely been ignored by the media and general public. Indeed, posthumous projects spearheaded by his estate include such family-friendly projects as two [[Theatre/MichaelJacksonONE Cirque du]] [[Theatre/MichaelJacksonTheImmortalWorldTour Soleil]] tribute shows and a 2017 animated HalloweenSpecial.
23rd Oct '17 2:11:00 PM DrY9K
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* A painful example in ''WesternAnimation/SpookleyTheSquarePumpkin'': Absolutely ''nobody'' mentions the fact that pumpkins are basically butchered on Halloween, which is said to be a holiday ''for'' pumpkins. It's really mostly just bad writing.
15th Oct '17 3:04:27 AM AverageNOOB
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* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7042941/1/Naruto-Rend Naruto: Rend]], Naruto is this to his parents and little brother and sister [[DeadGuyJunior Jiraiya and Tsunade]] what with him suddenly being "alive" again. Kushina and Minato feel guilt at Naruto's life and the fact that they never got a chance to repair their relationship [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5403644/1/Naruto-Asunder in the prequel]] before Naruto died. Naruto later mentally notes that Tsunade and Jiraiya are completely unaware of the history and baggage between their parents and brother and must be perplexed at his hostility towards them.
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