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6th Feb '16 5:50:56 PM CMNT314
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* Esurance sidelined its popular animated spokesperson Erin Esurance, then later got rid of her completely, when they realized that the majority of search engine results for "Esurance" were fetishistic artwork starring Erin rather than anything having to do with car insurance.
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* Esurance sidelined its popular animated spokesperson Erin Esurance, then later [[http://priceonomics.com/how-esurance-lost-its-mascot-to-the-internet/ got rid of her completely, completely]], when they realized that the majority of search engine results for "Esurance" were fetishistic artwork starring Erin rather than anything having to do with car insurance.
5th Feb '16 8:56:52 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Gainax's approach to [[CashCowFranchise milking the franchise]], on the other hand, is the polar opposite. They've licensed production of Rei and Asuka ([[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion and now Mari]]) figures in [[FetishFuel every fetishistic outfit man has ever conceived]]. There's this mousepad, right, of Rei, head and upper body. The hand rest is over her breasts. That's tame in comparison to full body pillows. * For ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' on the other hand, [[Creator/StudioGainax Gainax]] seems to be encouraging doujinshi of the series, asking the creators to "work hard" for the upcoming Comiket 79.
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** Gainax's approach to [[CashCowFranchise milking the franchise]], on the other hand, is the polar opposite. They've licensed production of Rei and Asuka ([[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion and now later Mari]]) figures in [[FetishFuel every fetishistic outfit man has ever conceived]]. There's this mousepad, right, of Rei, head and upper body. The hand rest is over her breasts. That's tame in comparison to full body pillows. * For ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' on the other hand, ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', [[Creator/StudioGainax Gainax]] seems to be encouraging doujinshi of the series, asking the creators to "work hard" for the upcoming Comiket 79.

* Creator/{{Valve|Software}} seems at least a little aware of the massive amounts of shipping and Rule34 in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' communities, but doesn't do much outside of taking potshots or jokingly [[ShipTease Ship Teasing]] ("Beaux and Arrows" Achievement? Kill a Heavy/Medic pair with the Huntsman, a bow) in order to mess with fans. Given Valve's track-record, this isn't surprising. ** On the other hand, Gabe Newell said he was personally disgusted by people getting their hands on the leaked ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' beta and making Alyx perform fellatio on Eli. Note that he's her ''father''.
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* Creator/{{Valve|Software}} seems at least a little aware of the massive amounts of shipping and Rule34 in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' communities, but doesn't do much outside of taking potshots or jokingly [[ShipTease Ship Teasing]] ("Beaux and Arrows" Achievement? Kill a Heavy/Medic pair with the Huntsman, a bow) in order to mess with fans. Given Valve's track-record, this isn't surprising. \n** On This isn't the other hand, case with Gabe Newell Newell, who said he was personally disgusted by people getting their hands on the leaked ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' beta and making Alyx perform fellatio on Eli. Note that he's her ''father''.
5th Feb '16 11:48:24 AM N8han11
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* How did the Edd/Eddy pairing of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' happen? ''One of the storyboard artists [[(http://www.cartoonbrew.com/animators/rebecca-sugar-4363.html Rebecca Sugar, for the curious)]] drew porn of them and somehow leaked it onto the internet''.
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* How did the Edd/Eddy pairing of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' happen? ''One of the storyboard artists [[(http://www.([[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/animators/rebecca-sugar-4363.html Rebecca Sugar, for the curious)]] curious]]) drew porn of them and somehow leaked it onto the internet''.
5th Feb '16 11:47:37 AM N8han11
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* How did the Edd/Eddy pairing of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' happen? ''One of the storyboard artists [[spoiler: ([[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/animators/rebecca-sugar-4363.html Rebecca Sugar, for the curious)]]]] drew porn of them and somehow leaked it onto the internet''.
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* How did the Edd/Eddy pairing of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' happen? ''One of the storyboard artists [[spoiler: ([[http://www.[[(http://www.cartoonbrew.com/animators/rebecca-sugar-4363.html Rebecca Sugar, for the curious)]]]] curious)]] drew porn of them and somehow leaked it onto the internet''.
5th Feb '16 8:02:02 AM GF93
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* Creator/{{Valve|Software}} seems at least a little aware of the massive amounts of shipping and Rule34 in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' communities, but doesn't do much outside of taking potshots or jokingly [[ShipTease Ship Teasing]] ("Beaux and Arrows" Achievement? Kill a Heavy/Medic pair with the Huntsman, a bow) in order to mess with fans. Given Valve's track-record, this isn't surprising. Gabe Newell said he was personally disgusted by people getting their hands on the leaked ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' beta and making Alyx perform fellatio on Eli. Note that he's her ''father''.
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* Creator/{{Valve|Software}} seems at least a little aware of the massive amounts of shipping and Rule34 in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' communities, but doesn't do much outside of taking potshots or jokingly [[ShipTease Ship Teasing]] ("Beaux and Arrows" Achievement? Kill a Heavy/Medic pair with the Huntsman, a bow) in order to mess with fans. Given Valve's track-record, this isn't surprising. **On the other hand, Gabe Newell said he was personally disgusted by people getting their hands on the leaked ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' beta and making Alyx perform fellatio on Eli. Note that he's her ''father''.

* Reportedly, one of the reasons that Dizzy (the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' character, not [[VideoGame/{{Dizzy}} the egg]]) exists is to provide a sort of porn bug zapper for the rest of the cast of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''. She's three years old with a sexy adult figure, almost naked, has wings and a tail, lines consists of {{Accidental Innuendo}}s and the most oblivious fan in the world would probably wonder if she was [[LesYay banging May]]. Thus, she provides so much low-hanging porn fruit that the creators hoped fan artists would gravitate entirely towards her and stay away from the other women in the cast. It appears to have been at least partially successful. This becomes an enormous mind screw when you take [[UnsettlingGenderReveal Bridget]] into account...
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* Reportedly, one of the reasons that Dizzy (the (The ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' character, not [[IThoughtItMeant not]] [[VideoGame/{{Dizzy}} the egg]]) exists is to provide a sort of porn bug zapper for the rest of the cast of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''. She's three years old with a sexy adult figure, almost naked, has wings and a tail, lines consists of {{Accidental Innuendo}}s and the most oblivious fan in the world would probably wonder if she was [[LesYay banging May]]. Thus, she provides so much low-hanging porn fruit that the creators hoped fan artists would gravitate entirely towards her and stay away from the other women in the cast. It appears to have been at least partially successful. This becomes an enormous mind screw when you take [[UnsettlingGenderReveal Bridget]] into account...
5th Feb '16 7:53:53 AM GF93
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* Creator/MichaelRosen thinks WebAnimation/YoutubePoop videos of him are hilarious, despite most of them turning his tales into stories of incest.
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* Creator/MichaelRosen thinks WebAnimation/YoutubePoop videos of him are hilarious, despite most of them turning his tales into stories of incest. Although he did legitimately oppose them at first, he eventually decided that they weren't causing any harm and actively started enjoying them- but does request that they're kept separate from his actual material, [[JustifiedTrope since he's a childrens' author and poet]].
1st Feb '16 9:17:52 PM bowserbros
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The Miyamoto Twitter is a parody account.
* Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto has stated on [[https://twitter.com/realshigerum/status/459436008233119744 Twitter]] "Saw a picture of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario and Luigi]] kissing one another online. Please do not do that". However, it seems that it's incest that he has an issue with, as one of the replies to that post implies that he has no issue with fanart of Luigi kissing [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]].
25th Jan '16 5:24:56 PM Josef5678
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* AOL's popular online computer sprite Connie was similarly misused, possibly a factor in AOL dropping her.
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* AOL's popular online computer sprite After AOL mascot Connie received massive amounts of Rule 34 art, she was similarly misused, possibly a factor in AOL dropping her.pulled from advertising.

** ''{{Hellsing}}'' creator Kouta Hirano started off as a hentai artist -- not only are most of the characters from ''Hellsing'' recycled from his previous works, but the plot of the first chapter as well. See BleachedUnderpants.
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** ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' creator Kouta Hirano started off as a hentai artist -- not only are most of the characters from ''Hellsing'' recycled from his previous works, but the plot of the first chapter as well. See BleachedUnderpants.

** KyotoAnimation lampshaded the practice with a ShoutOut to one of their other works. An episode of ''Anime/LuckyStar'' had the girls going to Comiket, a real-life {{doujinshi}} convention, with Konata marking all the tables she wanted to see. In the real Comiket of that year, [[http://www.alafista.com/2007/07/01/konata-comiket-list all those tables]] sold ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' {{hentai}}. What's even worse is that she recruited her friends to pick up these doujinshi for her, including titles such as ''Dripping Brigade Chief''. This is [[HilariousInHindsight only funnier]] when you remember who [[ActorAllusion voices Konata]].
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** KyotoAnimation Creator/KyotoAnimation lampshaded the practice with a ShoutOut to one of their other works. An episode of ''Anime/LuckyStar'' had the girls going to Comiket, a real-life {{doujinshi}} convention, with Konata marking all the tables she wanted to see. In the real Comiket of that year, [[http://www.alafista.com/2007/07/01/konata-comiket-list all those tables]] sold ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' {{hentai}}. What's even worse is that she recruited her friends to pick up these doujinshi for her, including titles such as ''Dripping Brigade Chief''. This is [[HilariousInHindsight only funnier]] when you remember who [[ActorAllusion voices Konata]].

* ArchieComics aggressively responds to Rule 34, threatening legal action against [[FanfictionDotNet fanfiction.net]] if it didn't take down all the slash fics featuring its characters. It's not hard to see why, when you consider that the slash in question ranged from [[HoYay Archie/Jughead]] to ''[[{{Squick}} Archie/Mr.Weatherbee]]''. Archie is on the site's list of stories and authors that fanfiction is not allowed to be posted about at all. Note that [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19005_6-famous-artists-you-didnt-know-were-perverts.html Dan DeCarlo drew hundreds of erotic drawings]].
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* ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics aggressively responds to Rule 34, threatening legal action against [[FanfictionDotNet [[Website/FanfictionDotNet fanfiction.net]] if it didn't take down all the slash fics featuring its characters. It's not hard to see why, when you consider that the slash in question ranged from [[HoYay Archie/Jughead]] to ''[[{{Squick}} Archie/Mr.Weatherbee]]''. Archie is on the site's list of stories and authors that fanfiction is not allowed to be posted about at all. Note that [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19005_6-famous-artists-you-didnt-know-were-perverts.html Dan DeCarlo drew hundreds of erotic drawings]].

* The first Disney ''PowerRangers'' season, ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' includes a joke that was deleted from "Forever Red" about "the stories about [Jason and Tommy] on the Internet" and how they've been awkward ever since. After a gay porn star who looked like Austin St. John surfaced, this became HilariousInHindsight.
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* The first Disney ''PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' season, ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' includes a joke that was deleted from "Forever Red" about "the stories about [Jason and Tommy] on the Internet" and how they've been awkward ever since. After a gay porn star who looked like Austin St. John surfaced, this became HilariousInHindsight.

* After ''BrokebackMountain'' became a movie, Annie Proulx, author of the original short story, developed some CreatorBacklash due to fans mailing her their fanfic - "[[http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/sep/17/heathledger.porn They constantly send ghastly manuscripts and pornish rewrites of the story to me,]] expecting me to reply with praise and applause for [[FixFic 'fixing' the story.]]"
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* After ''BrokebackMountain'' ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' became a movie, Annie Proulx, author of the original short story, developed some CreatorBacklash due to fans mailing her their fanfic - "[[http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/sep/17/heathledger.porn They constantly send ghastly manuscripts and pornish rewrites of the story to me,]] expecting me to reply with praise and applause for [[FixFic 'fixing' the story.]]"

* How many fanfics do ''you'' know that have caused International Incidents? ''Agony In Pink'' was a ''PowerRangers'' badfic where the Pink Ranger gets tortured and killed - in ''lengthy'' detail - by a monster created by Lord Zedd. It resulted in [[http://www.auspaytv.com/archive/news99-00/n080200.txt the newsgroup it was posted on getting banned in Australia]], and is believed to be responsible for the complete removal of adult fanfic from [[FanfictionDotNet Fanfiction.Net]]. The lemon-fics returned to the site, once all the furor gradually evaporated over time, but now they're rated (by which we mean disguised) as "Mature" . However, virtually all of the original lemon-fics which got deleted by the administrators never did get posted again. Fortunately for self-proclaimed perverts everywhere, Adultfanfiction.net remains to take the burden off its shoulders. And if Fanfiction.net ever carries out its threat of banning M-rated fanfiction too (unlikely unless there's ANOTHER International Incident), well, AFF.net's rating system can take those as well.
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* How many fanfics do ''you'' know that have caused International Incidents? ''Agony In Pink'' was a ''PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' badfic where the Pink Ranger gets tortured and killed - in ''lengthy'' detail - by a monster created by Lord Zedd. It resulted in [[http://www.auspaytv.com/archive/news99-00/n080200.txt the newsgroup it was posted on getting banned in Australia]], and is believed to be responsible for the complete removal of adult fanfic from [[FanfictionDotNet [[Website/FanfictionDotNet Fanfiction.Net]]. The lemon-fics returned to the site, once all the furor gradually evaporated over time, but now they're rated (by which we mean disguised) as "Mature" . However, virtually all of the original lemon-fics which got deleted by the administrators never did get posted again. Fortunately for self-proclaimed perverts everywhere, Adultfanfiction.net remains to take the burden off its shoulders. And if Fanfiction.net ever carries out its threat of banning M-rated fanfiction too (unlikely unless there's ANOTHER International Incident), well, AFF.net's rating system can take those as well.

** When BenedictCumberbatch found out about the ''significant'' amount of explicit SlashFic and FanArt and being produced for the show, [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1684328/benedict-cumberbatch-sherlock-holmes-fan-fiction.jhtml his reaction]] consisted mostly of being very flattered by the depictions of his character. Bear in mind that Ben "found out" about the porn from MartinFreeman. He (and his partner Amanda Abbington) lurk on Tumblr, and he shares what he finds with the rest of the cast.
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** When BenedictCumberbatch Creator/BenedictCumberbatch found out about the ''significant'' amount of explicit SlashFic and FanArt and being produced for the show, [[http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1684328/benedict-cumberbatch-sherlock-holmes-fan-fiction.jhtml his reaction]] consisted mostly of being very flattered by the depictions of his character. Bear in mind that Ben "found out" about the porn from MartinFreeman.Creator/MartinFreeman. He (and his partner Amanda Abbington) lurk on Tumblr, and he shares what he finds with the rest of the cast.
25th Jan '16 4:52:05 PM Josef5678
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* LinkinPark frontmen Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda were asked on a radio show if they were aware of the fanfiction written about them (called "[[PortmanteauCoupleName Bennoda]]"). Chester seems to fine with it, even amused by it, Mike on the other hand managed to avoid answering the question altogether.
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* LinkinPark Music/LinkinPark frontmen Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda were asked on a radio show if they were aware of the fanfiction written about them (called "[[PortmanteauCoupleName Bennoda]]"). Chester seems to fine with it, even amused by it, Mike on the other hand managed to avoid answering the question altogether.

* On that same note, Epic Games is fully aware that people have noticed a HoYay subtext present between the main characters of their ''GearsOfWar'' series, Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago, and have included achievement names with mocking titles such as "Dom-curious."
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* On that same note, Epic Games is fully aware that people have noticed a HoYay subtext present between the main characters of their ''GearsOfWar'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' series, Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago, and have included achievement names with mocking titles such as "Dom-curious."

** He did once draw actual Rule34 of his own comic. [[CrackPairing Of Lil' Cal and Colonel Sassacre]]. For the record, the former is a ventriloquist's dummy and the second is a parody of MarkTwain.
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** He did once draw actual Rule34 of his own comic. [[CrackPairing Of Lil' Cal and Colonel Sassacre]]. For the record, the former is a ventriloquist's dummy and the second is a parody of MarkTwain.Creator/MarkTwain.

** Creator/AllisonPregler is fine with fanfic, but [[https://twitter.com/Obscurus_Lupa/status/215287821894819843 draws the line at Rule 34.]]
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** Creator/AllisonPregler is fine with fanfic, but [[https://twitter.com/Obscurus_Lupa/status/215287821894819843 draws the line at Rule 34.]]

* Giancarlo Volpe, the producer of GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries not only knows about it, [[http://giancarlovolpe.tumblr.com/post/33175234361/hello-fanterns-do-you-have-some-old-razer-aya but has actually made something of a joke about it]]
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* Giancarlo Volpe, the producer of GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' not only knows about it, [[http://giancarlovolpe.tumblr.com/post/33175234361/hello-fanterns-do-you-have-some-old-razer-aya but has actually made something of a joke about it]]

* For the episode ''Recap/SouthParkS19E6TweekXCraig'' the producers of ''Recap/SouthPark'' specifically asked fans to submit their Craig/Tweek fanart to be used in exactly this fashion.
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* For the episode ''Recap/SouthParkS19E6TweekXCraig'' "[[Recap/SouthParkS19E6TweekXCraig Tweek x Craig]]"'' the producers of ''Recap/SouthPark'' ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' specifically asked fans to submit their Craig/Tweek fanart to be used in exactly this fashion.
16th Jan '16 5:39:04 PM Josef5678
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* Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto has stated on [[https://twitter.com/realshigerum/status/459436008233119744 Twitter]] "Saw a picture of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario and Luigi]] kissing one another online. Please do not do that". However, it seems that it's incest that he has an issue with, as some of the replies to that post imply that he has no issue with fanart of Luigi kissing [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Link]].
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* Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto has stated on [[https://twitter.com/realshigerum/status/459436008233119744 Twitter]] "Saw a picture of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario and Luigi]] kissing one another online. Please do not do that". However, it seems that it's incest that he has an issue with, as some one of the replies to that post imply implies that he has no issue with fanart of Luigi kissing [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]].
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