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24th Aug '16 11:56:59 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* If a musician died young, it's usually a bad idea to criticize their music (see also: DeadArtistsAreBetter) because people who ''do'' like them will treat you like you just sprouted horns and a tail. God help you if you say in public that you don't care for music made by Music/JohnLennon, {{Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison}}, Music/FreddieMercury, Music/KurtCobain, Music/JimiHendrix, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/AmyWinehouse, or countless other dead musicians.

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* If a musician died young, it's usually a bad idea to criticize their music (see also: DeadArtistsAreBetter) because people who ''do'' like them will treat you like you just sprouted horns and a tail. God help you if you say in public that you don't care for music made by Music/JohnLennon, {{Music/TheDoors [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison}}, Morrison]], Music/FreddieMercury, Music/KurtCobain, Music/JimiHendrix, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/AmyWinehouse, or countless other dead musicians.
24th Aug '16 11:56:19 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* If a musician died young, it's usually a bad idea to criticize their music (see also: DeadArtistsAreBetter) because people who ''do'' like them will treat you like you just sprouted horns and a tail. God help you if you say in public that you don't care for music made by Music/JohnLennon, Music/KurtCobain, Music/JimiHendrix, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/AmyWinehouse, or countless other dead musicians.

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* If a musician died young, it's usually a bad idea to criticize their music (see also: DeadArtistsAreBetter) because people who ''do'' like them will treat you like you just sprouted horns and a tail. God help you if you say in public that you don't care for music made by Music/JohnLennon, {{Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison}}, Music/FreddieMercury, Music/KurtCobain, Music/JimiHendrix, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/AmyWinehouse, or countless other dead musicians.
20th Aug '16 12:36:15 AM beyondthesea
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* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' receives this treatment as well, because of how big a part it was of a lot of people's childhoods. This only extends to the seven books in the main series. Refusing to acknowledge the extended canon on Pottermore is acceptable, criticizing the movies is a widespread practice, and ''Theater/HarryPotterAndTheCursedChild'' is a ContestedSequel.
19th Aug '16 11:49:10 PM beyondthesea
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** This is less true after ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', which seems to have been the straw that broke the camel's back for a lot of Whedon fans.

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** This ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' is less true after ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', which perhaps the most notable exception, and seems to have been the straw that broke the camel's back for weakened a lot of Whedon fans.fans' determination to defend most of his other works as well, though ''Firefly'' is still considered largely untouchable.
19th Aug '16 11:42:37 PM beyondthesea
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** This is less true after ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', which seems to have been the straw that broke the camel's back for a lot of Whedon fans.
17th Aug '16 6:43:14 PM Gundamforce
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** In Asia, Valve is starting to lose this status to some, due to some unpopular decisions by the company recently (ie the discontinuing of support for [=PayPal=] payments in South East Asia due to partnership with a company called e-Club, which as a result forces people to leave their home to buy e-Club cards (prepaid cash cards) from 7-Eleven (which will then hit you with a service charge and Government Service Tax while you're at it, plus there's the risk of getting mugged while on your way to 7-Eleven from the bank's ATM, since many 7-Eleven stores in the region will only accept cash), and the recent imposing of region locking which made several games NoExportForYou (you can never get VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance on Steam in Asia, for example, due to Konami's exclusivity deal with Sony making the game PS-only in Asia, and boy are they enforcing it hard) or BadExportForYou (You can only get VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII in ''Japanese'' on Steam in Asia despite many in the South East and South Asian region not being able to speak Japanese- apparently the English version of the trilogy are to remain UsefulNotes/PlayStation3-exclusive in Asia). Also, Gabe admitting to be a brony did not go well with the many fandoms who're at war with bronies[[note]]Wars that the bronies, albeit a faction of extremely obnoxious ones, started.[[/note]].

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** In Asia, Valve is starting to lose this status to some, due to some unpopular decisions by the company recently (ie the discontinuing of support for [=PayPal=] payments in South East Asia due to partnership with a company called e-Club, which as a result forces people to leave their home to buy e-Club cards (prepaid cash cards) from 7-Eleven (which will then hit you with a service charge and Government Service Tax while you're at it, plus there's the risk of getting mugged while on your way to 7-Eleven from the bank's ATM, since many 7-Eleven stores in the region will only accept cash), and the recent imposing of region locking which made several games NoExportForYou (you can never get VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance on Steam in Asia, for example, due to Konami's exclusivity deal with Sony making the game PS-only in Asia, and boy are they enforcing it hard) or BadExportForYou (You can only get VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII in ''Japanese'' on Steam in Asia despite many in the South East and South Asian region not being able to speak Japanese- apparently the English version of the trilogy are to remain UsefulNotes/PlayStation3-exclusive in Asia). Also, Gabe admitting to be a brony did not go so well with the many fandoms who're at war with bronies[[note]]Wars that the bronies, albeit a faction of extremely obnoxious ones, started.[[/note]].bronie haters.
17th Aug '16 6:41:43 PM Gundamforce
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Culturally, attacking Muhammad is one of the big no-nos in Islam, like the case with Ataturk in Turkey. Even displaying an image of him is pretty taboo [[note]](some people didn't get the memo stating "political cartoon =/= idolatry" in the West)[[/note]], since it also runs into the general creed on not depicting people or even animals in some parts of Muslim faith. Notably, however, this doesn't extend to most of the Western world, which has precipitated a load of conflicts recently and usually ends up with the artist in question being threatened with a fatwa proclaiming their death[[note]] Or actual arson[[/note]].

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Culturally, attacking Muhammad is one of the big no-nos in Islam, like the case with Ataturk in Turkey. Even displaying an image of him is pretty taboo [[note]](some people didn't get the memo stating "political cartoon =/= idolatry" in the West)[[/note]], since it also runs into the general creed on not depicting people or even animals in some parts of Muslim faith. Notably, however, this doesn't extend to most of the Western world, which has precipitated a load of conflicts recently and usually ends up with the artist in question being threatened with a fatwa proclaiming their death[[note]] Or death (or actual arson[[/note]].
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It's generally not a good idea to make fun of any sort of disability. If you do, expect anything from DudeNotFunny to people wanting to chew you out/kick your butt. Note, however, that persons with disabilities can and do poke fun at ''themselves'' (Josh Blue, for instance, has cerebral palsy and gets good laughs at its expense.) It's also okay to satirize negative portrayals of disability in order to show that the people who made the original piece are bigots. For example, a recent Autism Speaks infomercial has gotten this '''in spades.'''

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It's generally not a good idea to make fun of any sort of disability. If you do, expect anything from DudeNotFunny to people wanting to chew you out/kick your butt. Note, however, that persons with disabilities can and do poke fun at ''themselves'' (Josh Blue, for instance, has cerebral palsy and gets good laughs at its expense.) It's also okay to satirize negative portrayals of disability in order to show that the people who made the original piece are bigots. For example, a recent Autism Speaks infomercial has gotten this '''in spades.'''



* A {{YKTTW}} entry [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=4q2vung4zbdyavwdhgysvukt# was made to make a trope that notes this]], but it's been in [[DevelopmentHell limbo]] for some reason.

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* A {{YKTTW}} entry [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=4q2vung4zbdyavwdhgysvukt# was made to make a trope that notes this]], but it's been in [[DevelopmentHell limbo]] for some reason.
18th Jul '16 7:14:44 PM eroock
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!!Examples:

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'''The deceased in general'''

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'''The !!'''The deceased in general'''



'''Survivors of a tragedy'''

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'''Survivors !!'''Survivors of a tragedy'''



'''People who have gone into space'''

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'''People !!'''People who have gone into space'''



'''Military Servicemen and Servicewomen'''

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'''Military !!'''Military Servicemen and Servicewomen'''



'''Humanitarian activists, professions and/or anyone who puts their life in jeopardy to help others'''

Keep in Mind, it takes [[MomentOfAwesome guts]] for someone to put themselves at risk, and even a [[FearlessFool foolish one]] deserves some respect if the goal is to protect someone else. The same goes for humanitarian organizations like Amnesty International, the Red Cross, Unicef, Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund, Human Rights Watch, ... as well as internationally respected humanitarian activists like UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi, Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez, Oskar Schindler, Bob Geldof, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, Albert Schweitzer, Desmond Tutu, UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev, the 14th Dalai Lama,... Cynical people tend to dismiss their actions as ''square'' or ''they only do it to get attention'', but the truth of the matter is that they at least try to do something right, spend a lot of time and energy doing so and lead far more admirable lives than most of us.

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'''Humanitarian !!'''Humanitarian activists, professions and/or anyone who puts their life in jeopardy to help others'''

Keep in Mind, it takes [[MomentOfAwesome guts]] for someone to put themselves at risk, and even a [[FearlessFool foolish one]] deserves some respect if the goal is to protect someone else. The same goes for humanitarian organizations like Amnesty International, the Red Cross, Unicef, Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund, Human Rights Watch, ... as well as internationally respected humanitarian activists like UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi, Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez, Oskar Schindler, Bob Geldof, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, Albert Schweitzer, Desmond Tutu, UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev, the 14th Dalai Lama,... Cynical people tend to dismiss their actions as ''square'' or ''they only do it to get attention'', but the truth of the matter is that they at least try to do something right, spend a lot of time and energy doing so and lead far more admirable lives than most of us.
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'''Administrators and Moderators of a Community'''

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'''[[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mister Rogers]]'''

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'''Lèse majesté'''

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'''Dictators'''

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'''Dictators'''
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'''Mustafa Kemal Ataturk'''

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'''Muhammad'''

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'''Muhammad'''
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'''{{Jesus}}'''

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'''{{Jesus}}'''
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'''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'''

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'''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'''
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'''The Emperor and the Imperial Family of Japan'''

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'''The !!'''The Emperor and the Imperial Family of Japan'''



'''Children in General''':

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'''Children !!'''Children in General''':



'''The Elderly'''

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'''Persons With Disabilities'''

It's generally not a good idea to make fun of any sort of disability. If you do, expect anything from DudeNotFunny to people wanting to chew you out/kick your butt. Note, however, that persons with disabilities can and do poke fun at ''themselves'' (Josh Blue, for instance, has cerebral palsy and gets good laughs at its expense.) It's also okay to satirize negative portrayals of disability in order to show that the people who made the original piece are bigots. For example, a recent Autism Speaks infomercial has gotten this '''in spades.'''

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'''Persons !!'''Persons With Disabilities'''

It's generally not a good idea to make fun of any sort of disability. If you do, expect anything from DudeNotFunny to people wanting to chew you out/kick your butt. Note, however, that persons with disabilities can and do poke fun at ''themselves'' (Josh Blue, for instance, has cerebral palsy and gets good laughs at its expense.) It's also okay to satirize negative portrayals of disability in order to show that the people who made the original piece are bigots. For example, a recent Autism Speaks infomercial has gotten this '''in spades.'''
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'''People who excel at school subjects'''

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'''People !!'''People who excel at school subjects'''



'''Creator/LeVarBurton'''

Like Mister Rogers and Bill Nye above, it is considered to be extremely bad taste to mock [=LeVar=] Burton. He is widely regarded as the figurehead of literacy in the United States by means of inspiring the love of reading and science through Series/ReadingRainbow. This is especially true after PBS completely cut funding for the program back in 2009.

'''Music/TheBeatles'''

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'''Creator/LeVarBurton'''

!!'''Creator/LeVarBurton'''

Like Mister Rogers and Bill Nye above, it is considered to be extremely bad taste to mock [=LeVar=] Burton. He is widely regarded as the figurehead of literacy in the United States by means of inspiring the love of reading and science through Series/ReadingRainbow. This is especially true after PBS completely cut funding for the program back in 2009.

'''Music/TheBeatles'''
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'''Works and Creators of any work that is considered as "TrueArt"'''

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'''Works !!'''Works and Creators of any work that is considered as "TrueArt"'''



'''Yotsuba'''

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'''Yotsuba'''
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'''NationalAnthems'''

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'''NationalAnthems'''
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'''Pets'''

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'''Pets'''
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'''OnceAcceptableTargets'''

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'''OnceAcceptableTargets'''
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'''Really, anyone (and anything) in some places'''

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'''Really, !!'''Really, anyone (and anything) in some places'''
18th Jul '16 6:59:08 PM eroock
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'''Once Acceptable Targets'''

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'''Once Acceptable Targets'''
'''OnceAcceptableTargets'''
28th Jun '16 9:35:45 AM Sharlee
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* In ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon'', when David realizes that he'd transformed and killed six people the night before, he tries to get himself arrested so he won't be able to rampage when the full moon rises again. His attempt consists of insults shouted in a public square:
-->"Queen Elizabeth is a man! Prince Charles is a pagan! Winston Churchill was bullshit!"
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