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12th Jun '17 7:34:34 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Vince Staples's song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6Jc4juSF8 Norf Norf]]" gained a lot of attention after [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q939EfR1EDs a video]] of an angry Christian mother ranting about (a censored version of) the song being played on the radio went viral, spawning many {{Stupid Statement Dance Mix}}es. Said mom ranted about the song by reciting ''all of its lyrics'', profanities and all, ''while her kids were around''. Needless to say, people quickly checked out the song to see why it [[BerserkerTears drove her to actual tears]], and discovered that the song isn't anywhere close to being another boastful rap song about material wealth--rather, the graphic language and imagery featured in the song are used to build atmosphere and tell a story. Surprisingly, Staples actually went out and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome defended the mother]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming who made the video]], saying he respected her views on the song, and that her clear misunderstanding of it's intent didn't warrant all the backlash she was receiving.

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* Vince Staples's song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6Jc4juSF8 Norf Norf]]" gained a lot of attention after [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q939EfR1EDs a video]] of an angry Christian mother ranting about (a censored version of) the song being played on the radio went viral, spawning many {{Stupid Statement Dance Mix}}es. Said mom ranted about the song by reciting ''all of its lyrics'', profanities and all, ''while her kids were around''. Needless to say, people quickly checked out the song to see why it [[BerserkerTears drove her to actual tears]], and discovered that the song isn't anywhere close to being another boastful rap song about material wealth--rather, the graphic language and imagery featured in the song are used to build atmosphere and tell a story. Surprisingly, Staples actually went out and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome defended the mother]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming who made the video]], saying he respected her views on the song, and that her clear misunderstanding of it's its intent didn't warrant all the backlash she was receiving.
9th Jun '17 9:19:39 PM nombretomado
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* Priceline had a series of ads featuring WilliamShatner talking about how he used the service, until it was revealed that he never actually had. He's still their spokesperson today, as a [[AdamWesting hammy]] 70s-movie-style character called "The Negotiator".

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* Priceline had a series of ads featuring WilliamShatner Creator/WilliamShatner talking about how he used the service, until it was revealed that he never actually had. He's still their spokesperson today, as a [[AdamWesting hammy]] 70s-movie-style character called "The Negotiator".
3rd Jun '17 1:19:26 PM nombretomado
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* Nintendo's unveiling of the {{Wii}}'s name caused a lot of fuss and jokes all over the Internet, but it sure made people aware of the system easily. Even the press representative joked about it. [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] would later point out that "we soon forgot that Nintendo named a console after a bodily fluid".

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* Nintendo's unveiling of the {{Wii}}'s UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}'s name caused a lot of fuss and jokes all over the Internet, but it sure made people aware of the system easily. Even the press representative joked about it. [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] would later point out that "we soon forgot that Nintendo named a console after a bodily fluid".
31st May '17 7:33:04 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* The Music/{{Scorpions}}' album ''Virgin Killer'', infamous for its cover art containing an [[ItsNotPornItsArt artistically nude]] [[RefugeInAudacity 10 year old girl]], became one of the biggest pages on Wikipedia the moment the Internet Watch Foundation had it banned. It had 372,000 views one day in December 2008!

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* The Music/{{Scorpions}}' album ''Virgin Killer'', infamous for its cover art containing an [[ItsNotPornItsArt artistically nude]] [[RefugeInAudacity 10 year old 10-year-old girl]], became one of the biggest pages on Wikipedia the moment the Internet Watch Foundation had it banned. It had 372,000 views one day in December 2008!



* Music/BritneySpears, she has run the gauntlet on bad press, hyper visual controversies, media overexposure, MoralGuardians getting moody with her, image issues, negative backlash after she became more than a recyclable pop princess and became a sexual being and strong woman. None of these issues have stopped her from flourishing and outliving certain members of her contemporaries who have not shone so brightly, or had as many issues, controversies and general negativity aimed at them...and some of them quit.

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* Music/BritneySpears, she Music/BritneySpears has run the gauntlet on bad press, hyper visual controversies, media overexposure, MoralGuardians getting moody with her, image issues, negative backlash after she became more than a recyclable pop princess and became a sexual being and strong woman. None of these issues have stopped her from flourishing and outliving certain members of her contemporaries who have not shone so brightly, or had as many issues, controversies and general negativity aimed at them...and some of them quit.



* This trope may indeed be helping Music/MileyCyrus in her transition to a [[ContractualPurity more adult image]] in 2013-14. She seems to be better associated as a "twerk queen" rather than "''Series/HannahMontana''", and it has given her more freedom and new audiences for her movies, music, etc.

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* This trope may indeed be helping Music/MileyCyrus in her transition to a [[ContractualPurity more adult image]] in 2013-14. She seems to be better associated as a "twerk queen" rather than "''Series/HannahMontana''", and it has given her more freedom and new audiences for her movies, music, etc. She later made a switch to a more mature and softer image starting with the 2017 single "Malibu".



* Pussy Riot was little more than an obscure Russian punk rock band with a few political motivations that nobody in the west had ever ''heard'' of up until the Russian government made such a big stink about their protest and convicted two members on "hooliganism" charges (for what most western legal experts would have defined as trespassing) and suspicious Russian hate sites targeting them with rather absurd accusations started to pop up. Almost overnight, the treatment of this obscure group became the focus of a global outcry, and opinion of the Russian government's policies started a downhill slide. (Which only got worse with the current crisis in the Ukraine.)

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* Pussy Riot was little more than an obscure Russian punk rock band with a few political motivations that nobody in the west had ever ''heard'' of of, up until the Russian government made such a big stink about their protest and convicted two members on "hooliganism" charges (for what most western legal experts would have defined as trespassing) and suspicious Russian hate sites targeting them with rather absurd accusations started to pop up. Almost overnight, the treatment of this obscure group became the focus of a global outcry, and opinion of the Russian government's policies started a downhill slide. (Which only got worse with the current crisis in the Ukraine.)



* The Buoys' record label contract did not include promotion, so the band had to search for other ways to find a hit single. In came songwriter Rupert Holmes, who suggested the band deliberately invoke this trope and record a song that would be banned from the radio, thus [[ForbiddenFruit making the public want to hear it more]]. He wrote for them "Timothy", a very catchy EarWorm about [[LyricalDissonance cannibalism]]. Sure enough, the gamble worked out perfectly; their record label attempted to backtrack the bans by saying the titular "Timothy" wasn't a human, but a donkey, but Holmes refused to play along with the charade.
* Vince Staples's song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6Jc4juSF8 Norf Norf]]" gained a lot of attention after [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q939EfR1EDs a video]] of an angry Christian mother ranting about (a censored version of) the song being played on the radio went viral, spawning many {{Stupid Statement Dance Mix}}es. Said mom ranted about the song by reciting ''all of its lyrics'', profanities and all, ''while her kids were around''. Needless to say, people quickly checked out the song to see why it [[BerserkerTears drove her to actual tears]], and discovered that the song isn't anywhere close to being another boastful rap song about material wealth--rather, the graphic language and imagery featured in the song are used to build atmosphere and tell a story. Surprisingly, Staples himself actually went out and [CrowningMomentOfAwesome defended the mother]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming who made the video]], saying he respected her views on the song, and that her clear misunderstanding of it's intent didn't warrant all the backlash she was receiving.

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* The Buoys' record label contract did not include promotion, so the band had to search for other ways to find a hit single. In came songwriter Rupert Holmes, who suggested the band deliberately invoke this trope and record a song that would be banned from the radio, thus [[ForbiddenFruit making the public want to hear it more]]. He wrote for them "Timothy", a very catchy EarWorm about [[LyricalDissonance cannibalism]]. Sure enough, the gamble worked out perfectly; their record label attempted to backtrack the bans by saying the titular "Timothy" wasn't a human, but a donkey, but Holmes refused to play along with the charade.
charade, especially given the bans only made people buy the single more.
* Vince Staples's song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6Jc4juSF8 Norf Norf]]" gained a lot of attention after [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q939EfR1EDs a video]] of an angry Christian mother ranting about (a censored version of) the song being played on the radio went viral, spawning many {{Stupid Statement Dance Mix}}es. Said mom ranted about the song by reciting ''all of its lyrics'', profanities and all, ''while her kids were around''. Needless to say, people quickly checked out the song to see why it [[BerserkerTears drove her to actual tears]], and discovered that the song isn't anywhere close to being another boastful rap song about material wealth--rather, the graphic language and imagery featured in the song are used to build atmosphere and tell a story. Surprisingly, Staples himself actually went out and [CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome defended the mother]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming who made the video]], saying he respected her views on the song, and that her clear misunderstanding of it's intent didn't warrant all the backlash she was receiving.
31st May '17 7:26:50 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Vince Staples's song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6Jc4juSF8 Norf Norf]]" gained a lot of attention after [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q939EfR1EDs a video]] of an angry Christian mother ranting about (a censored version of) the song being played on the radio went viral and spawned many {{Stupid Statement Dance Mix}}es. Said mother rants about the song by reciting ''all of its lyrics'', profanities and all, ''while her kids are around''. Needless to say, people quickly checked out the song to see why it [[BerserkerTears drove her to actual tears]], and discovered that the song isn't anywhere close to being another boastful rap song about material wealth--rather, the graphic language and imagery featured in the song are used to tell a story (namely, how Staples grew up). Surprisingly, Staples himself actually went out and, in both an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] act, defended the mother who made the video, saying that he respected her views on the song, and that her clear misunderstanding of the song's intent didn't warrant all the backlash she was receiving.

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* Vince Staples's song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6Jc4juSF8 Norf Norf]]" gained a lot of attention after [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q939EfR1EDs a video]] of an angry Christian mother ranting about (a censored version of) the song being played on the radio went viral and spawned viral, spawning many {{Stupid Statement Dance Mix}}es. Said mother rants mom ranted about the song by reciting ''all of its lyrics'', profanities and all, ''while her kids are were around''. Needless to say, people quickly checked out the song to see why it [[BerserkerTears drove her to actual tears]], and discovered that the song isn't anywhere close to being another boastful rap song about material wealth--rather, the graphic language and imagery featured in the song are used to build atmosphere and tell a story (namely, how Staples grew up). story. Surprisingly, Staples himself actually went out and, in both an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] and [CrowningMomentOfAwesome defended the mother]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] act, defended the mother who made the video, video]], saying that he respected her views on the song, and that her clear misunderstanding of the song's it's intent didn't warrant all the backlash she was receiving.
13th May '17 12:19:43 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Vince Staples's song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6Jc4juSF8 Norf Norf]]" gained a lot of attention after [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q939EfR1EDs a video]] of an angry Christian mother ranting about (a censored version of) the song being played on the radio went viral and spawned many {{Stupid Statement Dance Mix}}es. Said mother rants about the song by reciting ''all of its lyrics'', profanities and all, ''while her kids are around''. Needless to say, people quickly checked out the song to see why it made her flip her lid, and discovered that the song isn't anywhere close to being another boastful rap song about material wealth--rather, the graphic language and imagery featured in the song are used to tell a story (namely, how Staples grew up). Surprisingly, Staples himself actually went out and, in both an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] act, defended the mother who made the video, saying that he respected her views on the song, and that her clear misunderstanding of the song's intent didn't warrant all the backlash she was receiving.

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* Vince Staples's song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6Jc4juSF8 Norf Norf]]" gained a lot of attention after [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q939EfR1EDs a video]] of an angry Christian mother ranting about (a censored version of) the song being played on the radio went viral and spawned many {{Stupid Statement Dance Mix}}es. Said mother rants about the song by reciting ''all of its lyrics'', profanities and all, ''while her kids are around''. Needless to say, people quickly checked out the song to see why it made [[BerserkerTears drove her flip her lid, to actual tears]], and discovered that the song isn't anywhere close to being another boastful rap song about material wealth--rather, the graphic language and imagery featured in the song are used to tell a story (namely, how Staples grew up). Surprisingly, Staples himself actually went out and, in both an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] act, defended the mother who made the video, saying that he respected her views on the song, and that her clear misunderstanding of the song's intent didn't warrant all the backlash she was receiving.
13th May '17 12:15:21 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Vince Staples's song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6Jc4juSF8 Norf Norf]]" gained a lot of attention after [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q939EfR1EDs a video]] of an angry Christian mother ranting about (a censored version of) the song being played on the radio went viral and spawned many {{Stupid Statement Dance Mix}}es. Said mother rants about the song by reciting ''all of its lyrics'', profanities and all, ''while her kids are around''. Needless to say, people quickly checked out the song to see why it made her flip her lid, and discovered that the song isn't anywhere close to being another boastful rap song about material wealth--rather, the graphic language and imagery featured in the song are used to tell a story (namely, how Staples grew up). Surprisingly, Staples himself actually went out and, in both an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] act, defended the mother who made the video, saying that he respected her views on the song, and that her clear misunderstanding of the song's intent didn't warrant all the backlash she was receiving.
12th May '17 3:43:19 PM Hawaii_Knut
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* Averted with Creator/BillCosby. In light of the information about the crimes he had done (sexual harassment and rape, all of the cases now too old to prosecute), not only has his career taken a fatal nosedive, but places and TV stations that considered him a darling worthy of emulation (because of his work for the advancement of the black community) have stopped broadcasting his TV shows and are now doing their damnedest to turn him into an {{Unperson}} (a la Creator/JimmySavile) ''while he's still alive''. And then there are the four words that someone in his situation should [[TemptingFate never, ever tweet]]: "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/bill-cosby-rape-allegations Go ahead. Meme me!]]"

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* Averted with Creator/BillCosby. In light of the information about the crimes he had allegetly done (sexual harassment and rape, all of the cases now too old to prosecute), not only has his career taken a fatal nosedive, but places and TV stations that considered him a darling worthy of emulation (because of his work for the advancement of the black community) have stopped broadcasting his TV shows and are now doing their damnedest to turn him into an {{Unperson}} (a la Creator/JimmySavile) ''while he's still alive''. And then there are the four words that someone in his situation should [[TemptingFate never, ever tweet]]: "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/bill-cosby-rape-allegations Go ahead. Meme me!]]"
22nd Apr '17 9:24:01 PM thecarolinabull01
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* This seems to be WWE's mantra when it comes to Wrestling/RomanReigns. No matter how much the crowd boos and insults him, they continue to push him as a forced, cookie cutter babyface and have all but stated in interviews that as long as Roman is getting a reaction, they're going to keep doing what they're doing with him.
15th Apr '17 3:35:46 PM nombretomado
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* Discussed and Lampshaded in this SomethingPositive [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp08312004.shtml strip]].

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* Discussed and Lampshaded in this SomethingPositive ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp08312004.shtml strip]].
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