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23rd Apr '18 12:54:14 PM Scifimaster92
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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Allison Mack's apparent involvement in a sex cult hidden in NXIVM brought a lot of controversy to the series. It doesn't help that Kristin Kreuk is a former member of NXIVM. As a result, many people either has turned on the series or can no longer see Chloe Sullivan as an adorable or well-intentioned girl.

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Allison Mack's apparent involvement in a sex cult hidden in NXIVM brought a lot of controversy to the series. It doesn't help that Kristin Kreuk is a former member of NXIVM. NXIVM, and although she has made it clear that she had no involvement in the sex trafficking operation and has publically denounced the organization, it is very likely that her career will be permanently tarnished as a result. As a result, many people either has turned on the series or can no longer see Chloe Sullivan as an adorable or well-intentioned girl.girl.
* Actor Creator/KevinSorbo, star of ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'', is nowadays better known for his [[TheFundamentalist extremist Christian views]] than for his acting, effectively rendering him PersonaNonGrata among the sci-fi[=/=]fantasy community.
23rd Apr '18 12:04:13 AM SkylaNoivern
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** It's rather impossible to discuss "A Streetcar Named Marge" without discussing an infamous scene that contains a very harsh TakeThat at UsefulNotes/NewOrleans, which angered those from the aforementioned city (or Louisiana), which led to an apology in the next episode. It didn't help that the episode eventually ran into TooSoon territory after Hurricane Katrina.

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* "Some Enchanted Evening" is better known for its TroubledProduction that nearly led to the producers of the show cancelling it. It was originally intended to be the pilot of the show ([[TheArtifact hence the fact it starts off with an introduction of the family in room one and lacks an opening scene]] CouchGag), but when animated by Creator/{{AKOM}} overseas, it ended up being a disaster and had to be held off as the season finale.
** It's rather impossible to discuss "A Streetcar Named Marge" without discussing an infamous scene that contains a very harsh TakeThat at UsefulNotes/NewOrleans, which angered those from the aforementioned city (or Louisiana), which Louisiana) and led to an apology in the next episode. It didn't help that the episode eventually ran into TooSoon territory after Hurricane Katrina.
22nd Apr '18 1:01:06 PM DoctorCooper
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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Allison Mack's apparent involvement in a sex cult hidden in NXIVM brought a lot of controversy to the series. It doesn't help that Kristin Kreuk is a former member of NXIVM. As a result, many people either has turned on the series or can no longer see Chloe Sullivan as an adorable or well-intentioned girl.
21st Apr '18 4:21:55 PM AFreakyDude
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* TNA Victory Road 2009 is perhaps one of the worst shows TNA has ever had, but the pinnacle of this debacle will be Series/{{Survivor}}’s Jenna Morasca and Sharmell’s wretched match.
* Victory Road 2011 is not much better. This is the night that is forever known as the night when a stoned off his ass Wrestling/JeffHardy wrestled Wrestling/{{Sting}} in a minute and a half long main event.
21st Apr '18 7:59:33 AM Pren
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* Among Creator/WilliamShakespeare's works, the most polarizing in modern times are ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' and ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'', which are well known for their notoriously unflattering depictions of women and Jews, respectively. Modern productions of both typically add some sort of twist to reduce the uncomfortableness, up to and including staging the plays, intended to be comedies, as tragedies with the female and Jewish characters as {{Doomed Moral Victor}}s. ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'' is also well-known for being an extremely dark and violent EvilVersusEvil revenge tragedy very much unlike any of the Bard's other works, including the only [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape scene]] he ever wrote and even cannibalism.

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* Among Creator/WilliamShakespeare's works, the most polarizing in modern times are ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew'' and ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'', which are well known for their notoriously unflattering depictions of women and Jews, respectively. Modern productions of both typically add some sort of twist to reduce the uncomfortableness, up to and including staging the plays, intended to be comedies, as tragedies with the female and Jewish characters as {{Doomed Moral Victor}}s. Even within Shakespeare's own lifetime there was a TakeThat play called ''The Tamer Tamed'' where Katherine's abuser gets a taste of his own medicine from his next wife. ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'' is also well-known for being an extremely dark and violent EvilVersusEvil revenge tragedy very much unlike any of the Bard's other works, including the only [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape scene]] he ever wrote and even cannibalism.
18th Apr '18 8:51:55 AM PF
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** The Walker brothers themselves got caught up in controversy in late March of 2018 when complaints of mistreatment by their upper management, up to and including allegedly turning a blind eye to a rape committed by one of the site's producers, came to light.
* Website/ChannelAwesome as a whole became engulfed in controversy after a document titled: "[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFkR__B3Mk9EYQglvislMUx9HWvWhOaBP820UBa4dA/mobilebasic Not So Awesome]]" came to light, listing numerous grievances with the company, including alleged aggressive and misogynistic behavior by [=CEO=] Mike Michaud, sexual misconduct allegations towards former [=CFO=] Mike Ellis and at least one producer, preferal treatment towards Creator/DougWalker and giving him say in several corporate decisions, and reports of general mismanagement. The company's attempts to contain the controversy only made things worse. Almost all of the content creators have left, [=#ChangeTheChannel=] has been trending on Twitter, and Channel Awesome has had their reputation ruined.
* The late Justin "Creator/JewWario" Carmical was quickly dragged into the "Not So Awesome" controversy when an anonymous source came forward stating that the unknown producer who had sexually assaulted her and another Jane Doe was in fact him. Infamously, Channel Awesome's "response" to the controversy (which consisted of them trying to debunk the points made in the "Not So Awesome" document detailing all of the mismanagement occurring at the company) had a screencap of a conversation about a person exiled from the company; the date and sloppy editing of the name mentioned allowed people to put the pieces together and figure out [=JewWario=] was the person exiled from the company. Given the very positive treatment he had and the tributes he received over the years after his death, [[InternetBackdraft this only helped the already-huge flames grow even higher]].

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** The Walker brothers themselves got caught up in controversy in late March of 2018 when complaints of mistreatment by their upper management, up to and including allegedly turning a blind eye to a rape committed by one of the site's producers, came to light.
* Website/ChannelAwesome as a whole became engulfed in controversy after a document titled: "[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WZFkR__B3Mk9EYQglvislMUx9HWvWhOaBP820UBa4dA/mobilebasic Not So Awesome]]" came to light, listing numerous grievances with the company, including alleged aggressive and misogynistic behavior by [=CEO=] Mike Michaud, sexual misconduct allegations towards former [=CFO=] Mike Ellis and at least one producer, preferal treatment towards Creator/DougWalker and giving which gave him a say in several corporate decisions, and reports of general mismanagement. The company's attempts to contain the controversy only made things worse. Almost all of the content creators have left, [=#ChangeTheChannel=] has been trending trended on Twitter, and Channel Awesome has had their reputation ruined.
* The late Justin "Creator/JewWario" Carmical was quickly dragged into the "Not So Awesome" controversy when an anonymous source came forward stating that the unknown producer who had sexually assaulted her and another Jane Doe was in fact him. Infamously, Channel Awesome's "response" to the controversy (which controversy, which consisted of them trying to debunk the points made in the "Not So Awesome" document detailing all of the mismanagement occurring at the company) company, had a screencap of a conversation about a person exiled from the company; the date and sloppy editing of the name mentioned allowed people to put the pieces together and figure out [=JewWario=] that it was the person exiled from the company. [=JewWario=]. Given the very positive treatment he had and all the tributes he received over the years after following his death, [[InternetBackdraft this only helped added more fuel to the already-huge flames grow even higher]].fire]].



** The episode "Extra Large Medium" is best known for the controversy of a female character with Down syndrome who mentions that her mother is a former governor of Alaska, which strongly implies that her mother is UsefulNotes/SarahPalin, the only woman to have served in the office of governor in the state (Palin actually is the mother of a child with Down syndrome).
** The episode "Life of Brian" is one of the most controversial episodes of the show, because of its premise of having Brian be run over by a car and killed and being replaced by the character of Vinny, a stereotypical Italian. The episode, and Vinny himself, proved to be so unpopular with fans that Brian was revived and brought back three episodes later, a move which proved to be just as controversial as "The Life of Brian", if not more so, either because it was seen as caving in too easily to the complaints, or because some people considered that AnimationLeadTime meant that they probably had the idea of Brian being brought back to begin with, which made them perceive the whole thing as a stunt.



** The episode "Extra Large Medium" is best known for the controversy of a female character with Down syndrome who mentions that her mother is a former governor of Alaska, which strongly implies that her mother is UsefulNotes/SarahPalin, the only woman to have served in the office of governor in the state. Palin actually is the mother of a child with Down syndrome.



** The episode "Life of Brian" is one of the most controversial episodes of the show because of its premise of having Brian be run over by a car and killed and being replaced by the character of Vinny, a stereotypical Italian American. The episode, and Vinny himself, proved to be so unpopular with fans that Brian was revived and brought back three episodes later, a move which proved to be just as controversial as "The Life of Brian", if not more so, either because it was seen as caving in too easily to the complaints, or because some people considered that AnimationLeadTime meant that they probably had the idea of Brian being brought back to begin with, which made them perceive the whole thing as a stunt.



** "No Good Read Goes Unpunished" is an episode that instantly became controversial due to a scene where the camera shifts on a picture of Apu during a scene where Marge and Lisa talk about ValuesDissonance. Many felt this was a jab directed at the criticism levied against Apu.

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** "No Good Read Goes Unpunished" is an episode that instantly became controversial due to a scene where the camera shifts on a picture of Apu during a scene where when Marge and Lisa talk about ValuesDissonance. Many felt this was a jab directed at the criticism levied against Apu.
17th Apr '18 2:00:02 PM PF
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* One of the ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'' specials has [[spoiler:Darling Charming]] delivering CPR to [[spoiler:Apple White]] in a way that greatly resembles a kiss. It has yet to be confirmed if it's romantic or not, however many fans interpreted it as such. Many others, however, insist that it was just CPR. The scene in question ended up sparking debates on what's acceptable to put in children's cartoons.

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* One of the ''Toys/EverAfterHigh'' specials has [[spoiler:Darling Charming]] delivering CPR to [[spoiler:Apple White]] in a way that greatly resembles a kiss. It has yet to be While it hasn't been confirmed if rather it's romantic or not, however many fans interpreted it as such. Many others, Others, however, insist that it was just CPR. The scene in question As a result, this ended up sparking debates on what's acceptable to put in children's cartoons.
17th Apr '18 1:56:44 PM PF
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** The episode "Keystone Motel" is remembered for the U.K. broadcast getting rid of every reference to Ruby and Sapphire being in a relationship.

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** The episode "Keystone Motel" is remembered for the U.K. UK broadcast getting rid of every reference to Ruby and Sapphire being in a relationship.
17th Apr '18 1:56:09 PM PF
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* [=ThisCrispyKat=] is a profilic fan artist in several furry fandoms on Website/DeviantArt, especially the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' and ''Franchise/CareBears'' franchises. However, every conversation involving her has since come down to the fact that for a time, much of her art was heavily (later revealed to be satire) Nazi-themed.

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* [=ThisCrispyKat=] is a profilic fan artist in several furry fandoms on Website/DeviantArt, especially the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' and ''Franchise/CareBears'' franchises. However, every conversation involving her has since come down to the fact that that, for a time, much of her art was heavily (later Nazi-themed.[[note]]This was later revealed to be satire) Nazi-themed.satire.[[/note]]
17th Apr '18 11:31:34 AM SkylaNoivern
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* [=GameLife=] was once celebrated for being the first [=YouTube=] channel centered towards gaming, with talks of making the channel into a television show. Nowadays, they're not known for anything but the fact that the founder of the channel was arrested after threatening to shoot up his ex-girlfriend's school a day right after the Virginia Tech shooting.
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