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3rd Dec '16 3:09:55 PM arimothereindeer
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* It is highly recommended you never tell a hardcore ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'' fan that you started [[{{SequelDisplacement}} because]] [[{{NewbieBoom}} of]] ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' if you truly value your safety.
1st Dec '16 5:26:21 AM MrCandle
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* Windows became an Internet [[TheAntiChrist Antichrist]] when it clearly dominated the UsefulNotes/ComputerWars. Conversely, UsefulNotes/MacOS did the reverse and became an Internet darling when it became the apparent underdog. Recently though, Mac has rebounded in popularity with the help of the iPod and may have picked up this trope as well but Apple hate is nothing compared to Microsoft hate. Don't dare to criticize any of it's competitors or even point out their flaws: on a forum can bring the suspects that you're paid by Micro$oft to bash other [=OSes=], while others are so good [[DoubleStandard they would never do it]].

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* Windows became an Internet [[TheAntiChrist Antichrist]] when it clearly dominated the UsefulNotes/ComputerWars. Conversely, UsefulNotes/MacOS did the reverse and became an Internet darling when it became the apparent underdog. Recently though, Mac has rebounded in popularity with the help of the iPod and may have picked up this trope as well but Apple hate is nothing compared to Microsoft hate. Don't dare to criticize any of it's its competitors or even point out their flaws: on a forum can bring the suspects that you're paid by Micro$oft to bash other [=OSes=], while others are so good [[DoubleStandard they would never do it]].
22nd Nov '16 3:36:03 PM StFan
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** Much of the backlash against the group very likely was a product of the backlash PhilCollins received in TheEighties, as his popularity and visibility increased through the decade. It was difficult to escape Phil at the time, between his session work, solo albums, Genesis, his hit movie themes, acting work and numerous charity concert appearances (LiveAid especially).

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** Much of the backlash against the group very likely was a product of the backlash PhilCollins received in TheEighties, as his popularity and visibility increased through the decade. It was difficult to escape Phil at the time, between his session work, solo albums, Genesis, his hit movie themes, acting work and numerous charity concert appearances (LiveAid (Music/LiveAid especially).



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18th Nov '16 1:19:58 PM Giantsgiants
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* In cities that get a lot of tourism, locals have a tendency to avoid the popular, touristy areas of the city, bashing said areas as being full of cheesy tourist traps. [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Times Square]] and [[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Fisherman's Wharf]] are notorious for this.
17th Nov '16 5:43:20 PM TheBuddy26
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has suffered through this, especially when the prequels came out.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'', despite being mostly an aversion when it first released; has suffered through this, especially when the prequels came out.



** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has become quite notorious for this. Virtually ''anything'' can get this treatment from the GTA community once it gets too popular, be it a car, gun, mask, shirt, you name it, especially in the multiplayer portion of the game. This especially manifests itself on GTA-related forums, resulting in posts/threads that trash fast supercars as overrated and the like. Hell, even ''GTA V'' itself gets flacked on from fans of earlier GTA games.

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** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has become quite notorious for this. Virtually ''anything'' can get this treatment from the GTA community once it gets too popular, be it a car, gun, mask, shirt, you name it, especially in the multiplayer portion of the game. This especially manifests itself on GTA-related forums, resulting in posts/threads that trash fast supercars as overrated and the like. Hell, even ''GTA V'' itself gets flacked on from fans of earlier GTA games. (in particular fans of both ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' and [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV the fourth game]])
17th Nov '16 5:36:27 PM ZombieAladdin
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A variant of this trope is the cry that "It's Popular, '''so''' it Sucks". To these people, the only way a work can become popular is by being [[LowestCommonDenominator dumb, "safe" and middle-of-the-road]], and therefore mediocre. (Sometimes however, lesser known works are prone to criticism for some people simply by virtue of obscurity, believing that anything that isn't mainstream is "too weird". [[QualityByPopularVote However that's another story entirely]].)

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A variant of this trope is the cry that "It's Popular, '''so''' it Sucks". To these people, the only way a work can become popular is by being [[LowestCommonDenominator dumb, "safe" and middle-of-the-road]], and therefore mediocre. (Sometimes however, lesser known works are prone to criticism for some people simply by virtue of obscurity, believing that anything that isn't mainstream is "too weird". [[QualityByPopularVote However that's another story entirely]].)
) At the extreme end are the people who like something obscure, then denounce it when it so much as becomes visible by the mainstream, even the parts they liked before. Unlike the people who claim they "liked X before it was popular," these people claim that they never liked it in the first place or consider it an OldShame. To ''these'' people, they get into obscure or impenetrable things ''because'' they are obscure or impenetrable to deliberately cultivate an image (or a collective image), or to distance themselves from the "sheep" as much as possible.


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* In general, there is a small but dedicated group of anime fans who will denounce any anime series the moment it is picked up by a localization company. It is a subset of a group of anime fans who will stop watching any series that winds up on Creator/{{Toonami}}. Considering the mad dash by these localization companies to pick up as many series as possible for simulcasting, it must have become increasingly hard to be the former as of late.
5th Nov '16 11:04:51 AM PlasmaPower
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** Befell this wonderful fate during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Arguably one of the things that got anime into the mainstream, within five years or so it was very popular to bash it horribly. Some would argue that ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is the same thing -- massively popular until it overplayed its welcome, and then is met with a thousand fiery hells.

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** Befell this wonderful fate during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Arguably one of the things that got anime into the mainstream, within five years or so it was very popular to bash it horribly.
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Some would argue that ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is the same thing -- massively popular until it overplayed its welcome, and then is met with a thousand fiery hells.
1st Nov '16 10:09:42 AM Anddrix
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* Creator/JohnnyDepp is an extreme example of this for actors. After years of toiling away in often-quirky roles in mainstream and off-the-wall fare to frequent critical acclaim, he parlayed his eccentric stylings into 2003's ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', and became one of the biggest movie stars in the world. In the ensuing ten years, he reprised the role of Jack Sparrow three times and played similarly outre characters in other SummerBlockbuster-style fare; two of the ''Pirates'' films and ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' have pulled down $1 billion apiece. Critics effectively have gone into mourning as the smaller projects he used to alternate big films with have dwindled, seeing him as "squandering" his talent on mindless LowestCommonDenominator fare. That audiences seem to be tiring of him in TheNewTens (given the underperformance of ''Film/DarkShadows'' and especially ''Film/TheLoneRanger'') adds fuel to the fire, as do his frequent collaborations with the aforementioned Creator/TimBurton.

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* Creator/JohnnyDepp is an extreme example of this for actors. After years of toiling away in often-quirky roles in mainstream and off-the-wall fare to frequent critical acclaim, he parlayed his eccentric stylings into 2003's ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', and became one of the biggest movie stars in the world. In the ensuing ten years, he reprised the role of Jack Sparrow three times and played similarly outre characters in other SummerBlockbuster-style fare; two of the ''Pirates'' films and ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' have pulled down $1 billion apiece. Critics effectively have gone into mourning as the smaller projects he used to alternate big films with have dwindled, seeing him as "squandering" his talent on mindless LowestCommonDenominator fare. That audiences seem to be tiring of him in TheNewTens (given the underperformance of ''Film/DarkShadows'' and especially ''Film/TheLoneRanger'') adds fuel to the fire, as do his frequent collaborations with the aforementioned Creator/TimBurton.
27th Oct '16 1:13:06 PM BattleMaster
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24th Oct '16 9:18:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheSimpsons'' was widely thought to be a better show prior to 1997 or so, when Homer fully eclipsed Bart as the writers' favorite character and [[TheCameo the gratuitous celebrity cameos]] started to take over the show, even to the point that the plots would often be ''about'' the celebrities - this, of course, despite Homer indeed being very popular with the fanbase and the celebrity cameos being a main selling point of the show almost from the beginning. However, the trope is averted when it comes to the program's very first season: even many longtime fans are embarrassed by it because its animation is so crude, its characterizations are ill-defined, and it coasts more on BlackComedy and ToiletHumor than on the much wittier patter and shtick of the later episodes, especially the post-1992 ones.

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* ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' was widely thought to be a better show prior to 1997 or so, when Homer fully eclipsed Bart as the writers' favorite character and [[TheCameo the gratuitous celebrity cameos]] started to take over the show, even to the point that the plots would often be ''about'' the celebrities - this, of course, despite Homer indeed being very popular with the fanbase and the celebrity cameos being a main selling point of the show almost from the beginning. However, the trope is averted when it comes to the program's very first season: even many longtime fans are embarrassed by it because its animation is so crude, its characterizations are ill-defined, and it coasts more on BlackComedy and ToiletHumor than on the much wittier patter and shtick of the later episodes, especially the post-1992 ones.
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