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17th Mar '17 6:21:33 PM KhadgarJones1
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* ''Film/Case39''. Sometimes, parents are totally justified in abusing their child. (The astonishing number of children in RealLife who suffer physical and mental abuse because their parents think they're possessed by demons may have a bone to pick with this movie. The ones who survive the abuse, anyway.)
** Other honourable mentions her should go to ''Film/TheExorcist'',''Film/ThePossession'', ''Film/TheExorcismOfEmilyRose'' and every other horror film ever made about exorcisms. Exorcisms kill people, and glorifying them for the sake of cheap scares isn't exactly socially responsible.

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* ''Film/Case39''. Sometimes, parents are totally justified in abusing their child. (The astonishing number of children in RealLife who suffer physical and mental abuse because their parents think they're possessed by demons may have a bone to pick with this movie. The ones who survive the abuse, anyway.)
** Other honourable mentions her should go to ''Film/TheExorcist'',''Film/ThePossession'', ''Film/TheExorcismOfEmilyRose'' and every other horror film ever made about exorcisms. Exorcisms
) Some types of exorcisms kill people, and glorifying them those ones for the sake of cheap scares isn't exactly socially responsible.
16th Mar '17 10:26:08 PM twingle93
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* The plot of the ''Series/AmazingStories'' episode: "Gather Ye Acorns". A small elf tells a kid to forget about studying to be a doctor and that hard work is not a virtue. "There's doctors aplenty is this world," he says, "What we could truly do with is a few more dreamers." We switch from 1932 to 1938 and he winds up spending all his hard-earned money on a fancy car. His dad is a little peeved, to say the least, and boots him out of the house. Years go by and the boy is now old, broke, friendless, homeless and trying to beg for enough money to gas up his car to commit suicide with it. But a wealthy lady notices some collector's piece in his collection of junk and offers him $10,000 for it. Cut to him now wealthy from selling all his childhood collectables. It turns out that all his artifacts are worth millions. He's now WealthyEverAfter, but it has cost him most of his life and now has only a short amount of time to enjoy it. This is treated as a happy ending, with the message: Don't work, don't make plans, don't have relationships with friends or family, and most of all: hoard. Money is the most important thing in life, and someday you may become rich when you're extremely old which will make up for the poverty, loneliness and misery you have made for yourself up to that point. Maybe he would have lived a more fulfilling life as a doctor helping people? Or perhaps he could still have worked and maintained relationships and held onto his keepsakes?
15th Mar '17 12:59:58 AM rufusluciusivan
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* After using ThePowerOfFriendship and ThePowerOfLove during the first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Steven learns in Season 3 through his confrontations with [[spoiler:Bismuth, Jasper and Eyeball]] the very harsh Aesop that, sometimes, reasoning and showing kindness won't be enough to convince someone to do a HeelFaceTurn. Later in Season 4, [[spoiler:Navy's betrayal]] goes one step further by showing that [[TheFarmerAndTheViper some people will even take advantage of your kindness, only to stab you in the back later]].
12th Mar '17 7:34:18 AM Troperinik
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* Episode 63 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' teaches kids that they should put up a fight if someone tries bullying them.
6th Mar '17 5:33:30 PM Briguy52748
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** "Bart the Lover," where Bart is virtually not punished for playing a cruel joke on his teacher (writing prank love letters from a non-existent person named Woodrow to Mrs. Krabappel), in [[DisproportionateRetribution retribution]] for damaging the classroom aquarium through his reckless behavior. Instead of making him man up and 1. Accept the consequences of his original punishment (detention and restitution); 2. After he admitted to his parents his ruse, never made to confess to Mrs. Krabappel, Principal Skinner and Superintendent Chalmers, and then accept surely far more severe consequences (which in the real world would likely include permanent expulsion, counseling and enrollment in an alternative school ('''''if''''' they would accept him)) ... he is merely assisted in writing a farewell letter from "Woodrow," Homer and Marge agreeing that letting down the lonely Mrs. Krabappel easy is better than making Bart tell the truth. Bart learns virtually nothing (actions have consequences) and does similar unforgivable stunts in the future.
4th Mar '17 8:46:20 AM mario0987
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** Some -- but not all -- of these aesops are in the process of being reversed now that [[spoiler: Rumplestiltskin has lost nearly everything he had because he refused to change. He and Regina even discuss the "if you're sneaky about it, you can get everything" aesop shortly before Rumples point of view is proven wrong]].

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** Some -- but not all -- of these aesops are in the process of being reversed now that [[spoiler: Rumplestiltskin has lost nearly everything he had because he refused to change. He and Regina even discuss the "if you're sneaky about it, you can get everything" aesop shortly before Rumples point of view is proven wrong]]. Regina also suffers from a repeated failure to get permanent happiness which is implied to be the work of LaserGuidedKarma.
25th Feb '17 11:02:10 AM Madrugada
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* The recurring theme of the Trix cereal commercials -- the kids denying the Rabbit the cereal, claiming "Trix is for kids" -- is starting to sound like it's glorifying selfishness and bullying in this day and age. (Fortunately, most modern viewers are [[UnpopularPopularCharacter starting to side with the Rabbit.]])
25th Feb '17 2:45:02 AM MagBas
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** [[http://www.strangehorizons.com/2005/20051003/star-wars-a.shtml Athena Andreadis' summary of the films]] points out numerous family-unfriendly messages.
21st Feb '17 5:36:08 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': The moral of "Heinous" seems to be that [[AdultsAreUseless you can't always rely on authority figures to protect you from oppression and abuse]].
21st Feb '17 12:59:15 AM LemonsAreLikeCandy13
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* When he finally gets around to telling his history in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11157943/13/I-Still-Haven-t-Found-What-I-m-Looking-For I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For]]'', Harry Potter admits that [[ComesGreatResponsiblity always saving the world because he could]] was actually a rather poor choice. Fifteen hundred years of every dark wizard being stopped by him meant the world became overly reliant upon him. When an accident with a time turner flings Harry two hundred years into the future, the world's been ravaged for decades by a war between two dark wizards. And when Harry kills them, the people of the world blame him for not stopping them sooner.

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* When he finally gets around to telling his history in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11157943/13/I-Still-Haven-t-Found-What-I-m-Looking-For I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For]]'', Harry Potter admits that [[ComesGreatResponsiblity [[ComesGreatResponsibility always saving the world because he could]] was actually a rather poor choice. Fifteen hundred years of every dark wizard being stopped by him meant the world became overly reliant upon him. When an accident with a time turner flings Harry two hundred years into the future, the world's been ravaged for decades by a war between two dark wizards. And when Harry kills them, the people of the world blame him for not stopping them sooner.
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