History Main / NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity

20th Mar '17 3:38:07 PM Lawman592
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** ''Duel in the Sun'' a highly sexualized melodrama by Creator/KingVidor, produced by David O. Selznick was mockingly called "Lust in the Dust" by Catholic groups, which naturally led to a huge number of Catholics to see the film.

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** ''Duel in the Sun'' ''Film/DuelInTheSun'' a highly sexualized western melodrama by Creator/KingVidor, produced by David O. Selznick was mockingly called "Lust in the Dust" by Catholic groups, which naturally led to a huge number of Catholics to see the film.
15th Mar '17 1:18:02 PM SnowHesher
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* In [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball American football]], San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick shocked the country when he remained seated during the NationalAnthem of a pre-season game. He told the media in the locker room after the game that he was doing it to peacefully protest the recent [[PoliceBrutality police killings of unarmed African Americans]], with no punishment happening to the police officers in question. This sparked an outrage by many Americans at first. But after many racist comments against Kaepernick, and more unarmed African Americans being killed, people began to defend his right to protest, including President UsefulNotes/BarackObama and other political figures. People in football and other sports began joining his [[FollowTheLeader silent protest]], sparking a debate about freedom of expression. His sports jersey which wasn't selling much, became the number 1 selling jersey for weeks. And Kaepernick, who was in danger of getting kicked off the team before he started his protest, was able to earn his starting job back, much to the disappointment of his detractors. Unfortunately, [[http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/poll-main-reason-for-nfl-ratings-drop-due-to-players-kneeling-during-anthem/ the national anthem protests led to many fans not tuning in to NFL games and the ratings went down by 12%]]. Meanwhile, Kaepernick has fueled more controversy with several MalcolmXerox esque actions such as wearing Black Panther Party apparel, praising Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and [[http://sports.yahoo.com/news/after-starting-protest-of-status-quo-colin-kaepernick-didnt-vote-150157168.html refusing to exercise his right to vote during the 2016 election]]. He has also played rather poorly since earning his job back, with an NFL worst 66.2 passer rating among current starters and failing to win a single game thus far.

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* In [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball American football]], San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick shocked the country when he remained seated during the NationalAnthem of a pre-season game. He told the media in the locker room after the game that he was doing it to peacefully protest the recent [[PoliceBrutality police killings of unarmed African Americans]], with no punishment happening to the police officers in question. This sparked an outrage by many Americans at first. But after many racist comments against Kaepernick, and more unarmed African Americans being killed, people began to defend his right to protest, including President UsefulNotes/BarackObama and other political figures. People in football and other sports began joining his [[FollowTheLeader silent protest]], sparking a debate about freedom of expression. His sports jersey which wasn't selling much, became the number 1 selling jersey for weeks. And Kaepernick, who was in danger of getting kicked off the team before he started his protest, was able to earn his starting job back, much to the disappointment of his detractors. Unfortunately, [[http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/poll-main-reason-for-nfl-ratings-drop-due-to-players-kneeling-during-anthem/ the national anthem protests led to many fans not tuning in to NFL games and the ratings went down by 12%]]. Meanwhile, Kaepernick has fueled more controversy with several MalcolmXerox esque actions such as wearing Black Panther Party apparel, praising Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and [[http://sports.yahoo.com/news/after-starting-protest-of-status-quo-colin-kaepernick-didnt-vote-150157168.html refusing to exercise his right to vote during the 2016 election]]. He has also played rather poorly since earning his job back, with an NFL worst 66.2 passer rating among current starters and failing to win a single game thus far. In March 2017, after becoming a fee agent, Kaepernick announced that the next season he would stand for the National Anthem, likely in an attempt to maximize his value. As of yet, not a single NFL team has shown any interest in signing Kaepernick.
8th Mar '17 10:15:21 AM HighCrate
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* ''VideoGame/HuniePop'' could've easily passed under the radar if it weren't for a number of negative reviews from reviewers [[BiasSteamroller suspected of having bias issues]] (including one negative mention by one journalist who admitted to having never actually played the game.) This, combined with an article declaring that an uncensored patch that was released violated Steam's [=ToS=] (it didn't) and an attempted smear campaign directed at the developer got the game enough attention that it rocketed up to #7 on the sales list shortly after and [[CriticalDissonance was met with a lot of praise from those who bought it.]]

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* ''VideoGame/HuniePop'' could've easily passed under the radar if it weren't for a number of negative reviews from reviewers [[BiasSteamroller suspected of having bias issues]] who objected to the game's concept (including one negative mention by one journalist who admitted to having never actually played the game.) This, combined with an article declaring that an uncensored patch that was released violated Steam's [=ToS=] (it didn't) and an attempted smear campaign directed at the developer got the game enough attention that it rocketed up to #7 on the sales list shortly after and [[CriticalDissonance was met with a lot of praise from those who bought it.]]
6th Mar '17 5:26:57 PM Jhonny
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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 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 sights 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 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 sights 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.)
6th Mar '17 2:15:28 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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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 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 sights targeting them with rather absurd accusations started to pop up. Almost overnight, the treatment of this obscure group because 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.)
* Music/2LiveCrew wasn't much to write home about when their career started, at least not until a Florida sheriff made shutting them down a huge priority for his administration. Predictably, they blew up.

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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 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 sights targeting them with rather absurd accusations started to pop up. Almost overnight, the treatment of this obscure group because 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.)
* Music/2LiveCrew Music/TwoLiveCrew wasn't much to write home about when their career started, at least not until a Florida sheriff made shutting them down a huge priority for his administration. Predictably, they blew up.
* 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 record a song that would be banned from the radio, because there's NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity. The band came up with "Timothy", a powerful, youth-friendly EarWorm about ''[[LyricalDissonance cannibalism]]''. Radio stations banned the song, and it quickly blew
up.
3rd Mar '17 1:46:02 PM Groudon199
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' would never have found its popularity with older fans, particularly on the internet, had it not been for these [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/the-end-of-the-creator-driven-era.html two]] [[http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/09/my-little-homophobic-racist-smarts-shaming-pony/ articles]]. Both articles decry the show for various reasons, which prompted the /co/ board on 4chan to see if really was so bad, causing it to take off in online popularity.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' would never have found its popularity with older fans, particularly on the internet, had it not been for these [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20150906062451/http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/the-end-of-the-creator-driven-era.com/ideas-commentary/the-end-of-the-creator-driven-era-29614.html two]] [[http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/09/my-little-homophobic-racist-smarts-shaming-pony/ articles]]. Both articles decry the show for various reasons, which prompted the /co/ board on 4chan to see if really was so bad, causing it to take off in online popularity.
22nd Feb '17 7:23:25 PM gewunomox
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* Music/{{Eminem}}'s enormous popularity was fueled by the amount of people protesting him (especially at the Grammies) constantly. He got hate from both sides of the political spectrum; the bible thumping Christians on the right and from gay rights groups like GLAAD and feminist groups on the left for his supposedly homophobic lyrics and for songs like "Kim" and "Stan" being accused of promoting violence against women, respectively. And he knows it; he said at an awards show that "Every time a critic pans me, I sell more records so I really want to thank you people." In an inversion, this is largely considered the reason he got [[AwardSnub snubbed]] of the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2000 (the first time a hardcore rap album was nominated for it) losing to '''SteelyDan'''. The Academy would have done anything to avoid the controversy of having to actually give him the award in the midst of the protests. To Em's credit, he toned down the misogyny and homophobia later in his career, even coming out as supporting gay rights.

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* Music/{{Eminem}}'s enormous popularity was fueled by the amount of people protesting him (especially at the Grammies) constantly. He got hate from both sides of the political spectrum; the bible thumping Christians on the right and from gay rights groups like GLAAD and feminist groups on the left for his supposedly homophobic lyrics and for songs like "Kim" and "Stan" being accused of promoting violence against women, respectively. And he knows it; he said at an awards show that "Every time a critic pans me, I sell more records so I really want to thank you people." In an inversion, this is largely considered the reason he got [[AwardSnub snubbed]] of the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2000 (the first time a hardcore rap album was nominated for it) losing to '''SteelyDan'''.'''Music/SteelyDan'''. The Academy would have done anything to avoid the controversy of having to actually give him the award in the midst of the protests. To Em's credit, he toned down the misogyny and homophobia later in his career, even coming out as supporting gay rights.
14th Feb '17 8:42:16 AM LaptopGuy
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* To make an incredibly long story incredibly short, [[GodwinsLaw many compare]] ''Creator/DonaldTrump'' to '''''UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler'''''. [[http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/2016-national-gop-primary He also has the majority vote in the Republican primary polls]]. Trump on the whole is notorious for exploiting this trope, as even his failures (such as buying up an airline that only got worse until it had to go bankrupt under his hand) add to his media visibility. The value of the "Trump" brand is insanely high in part due to both the good and bad press he has made for himself through his various involvements. [[SubvertedTrope It seemed that Trump's luck would eventually come to an end]] when a videotape of him saying incredibly sexist things on the set of ''Access Hollywood'' was released, setting off an immediate firestorm from both left and right-wingers, [[DoubleSubversion but that didn't stop him from winning the 2016 election]], which put a [[FlameBait notorious nod on the public media]] for [[GoneHorriblyRight setting off the fires to get him even more noticeable]].
** Trump's controversies rubbed off onto Megyn Kelly as well. Prior to Trump spewing sexist comments at her at the 2015 Republican National Convention, Kelly's FoxNews program ''The Kelly File'' was overshadowed by long-runners ''The O'Reilly Factor'' and ''Hannity'', in large part because Kelly was considered more "liberal" compared to Republican loyalists Creator/BillOReilly and Sean Hannity. After the RNC controversy, Kelly began overshadowing her aforementioned competition and became a feminist icon as well. In 2017, Kelly left Fox News for NBC News.
4th Feb '17 5:56:48 AM GoblinCipher
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* An Australian eatery named their new (extremely sugary and fattening) dessert [[BlackComedy 'Diabetes']]. Extremely PC and easily offended MoralGuardians had a meltdown, demanding that they change the name. The Facebook post announcing the name exploded, and sure enough, many people commented with something along the lines of "get a sense of humour! Thanks for letting me know this place exists, I've booked a table for tomorrow", some even referencing this trope by name. The restaurant's Facebook page gained at least 200 likes during the furor.[[note]]The restaurant briefly pulled the dessert from the menu, then brought it back under a new name after receiving requests for it.[[/note]]
** A similar thing happened a few months afterwards with a burger restaurant in New South Wales. A post was made on their Facebook page [[http://images.goodfood.com.au/2014/11/11/5973995/Article%20Lead%20-%20narrow6308213311k2i9image.related.articleLeadNarrow.353x0.11k2hh.png1415646810504.jpg-300x0.jpg mocking a vegan customer]], which, like the 'Diabetes' post from the above story, promptly exploded. Offended vegans left negative reviews on the Facebook page and Trip Advisor (most of the Trip Advisor reviews have since been removed), some even sending the owner death threats. As many consider vegans to be an AcceptableTarget, the protest was mocked. People flocked to the Facebook page to watch it all unfold and support the owners, resulting in the page gaining more than 1,000 new likes. A few news sites posting articles on the protest gave the restaurant even more exposure. According to the owner, business increased significantly in the months after the incident, and it has remained popular since then. Many of the new and existing customers left sarcastic comments thanking the protesters for giving the place publicity.

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* An Australian eatery named their new (extremely sugary and fattening) dessert [[BlackComedy 'Diabetes']]. Extremely PC and easily offended MoralGuardians had a meltdown, demanding that they change the name. The Facebook post announcing the name exploded, and sure enough, many people commented with something along the lines of "get a sense of humour! Thanks for letting me know this place exists, I've booked a table for tomorrow", some even referencing this trope by name.exploded,. The restaurant's Facebook page gained at least 200 likes during the furor.[[note]]The restaurant briefly pulled the dessert from the menu, then brought it back under a new name after receiving requests for it.[[/note]]
** A similar thing happened a few months afterwards with a burger restaurant in New South Wales. A post was made on their Facebook page [[http://images.goodfood.com.au/2014/11/11/5973995/Article%20Lead%20-%20narrow6308213311k2i9image.related.articleLeadNarrow.353x0.11k2hh.png1415646810504.jpg-300x0.jpg mocking a vegan customer]], which, like the 'Diabetes' post from the above story, promptly exploded. Offended vegans left negative reviews on the Facebook page and Trip Advisor (most of the Trip Advisor reviews have since been removed), some even sending the owner death threats. As many consider vegans to be an AcceptableTarget, the protest was mocked. People people flocked to the Facebook page to watch it all unfold and support the owners, resulting in the page gaining more than 1,000 new likes. A few news sites posting articles on the protest gave the restaurant even more exposure. According to the owner, business increased significantly in the months after the incident, and it has remained popular since then. Many of the new and existing customers left sarcastic comments thanking the protesters for giving the place publicity.
4th Feb '17 5:30:30 AM GoblinCipher
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* Music/2LiveCrew wasn't much to write home about when their career started, at least not until a Florida sheriff made shutting them down a huge priority for his administration. Predictably, they blew up.
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