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14th May '18 7:21:22 AM Njein
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* Such examples include totalitarian dictators with cults of personality and enduring popularity (chiefly UsefulNotes/JosefStalin and UsefulNotes/MaoZedong), the victims of said popular dictators (including the UsefulNotes/{{Holocaust}}), USA's 'Virginia Tech' shootings, the USA's various other school and university massacres, 11/13/15 in Paris, and 9/11.

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* Such examples include totalitarian dictators with cults of personality and enduring popularity (chiefly UsefulNotes/JosefStalin and UsefulNotes/MaoZedong), the victims of said popular dictators (including the UsefulNotes/{{Holocaust}}), USA's 'Virginia Tech' shootings, the USA's various other school victims of mass shootings such as Sandy Hook or Columbine, and university massacres, 11/13/15 in Paris, and survivors of terrorist attacks such as 9/11.
6th May '18 4:36:37 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Disney/ToyStory'' fandom is full of people who will rip you to shreds for daring to say that you're not a fan. Sure, it was a huge part of many people's childhoods... but if it wasn't a big part of ''yours'', an army of ''Toy Story'' fans will tell you you're objectively wrong for liking whatever fandom you liked more as a child. Not everyone was the perfect age to grow up with Andy when the movies were originally released, and the fans that were can't seem to acknowledge that the movies, especially [[Disney/ToyStory3 the third]], don't have quite the same emotional impact if you don't see yourself in Andy.

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* The ''Disney/ToyStory'' ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' fandom is full of people who will rip you to shreds for daring to say that you're not a fan. Sure, it was a huge part of many people's childhoods... but if it wasn't a big part of ''yours'', an army of ''Toy Story'' fans will tell you you're objectively wrong for liking whatever fandom you liked more as a child. Not everyone was the perfect age to grow up with Andy when the movies were originally released, and the fans that were can't seem to acknowledge that the movies, especially [[Disney/ToyStory3 [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 the third]], don't have quite the same emotional impact if you don't see yourself in Andy.
23rd Apr '18 9:50:37 AM Otherworlds
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* Generally, homicide victims are more mourned than suicide victims. But this is not always the case. Most notably it was completely inverted in 2012, in which the two most prominent deaths of ordinary teenagers were Travyon Martin in February and Amanda Todd in October. Although Martin was a homicide victim and Todd a suicide victim, Todd was painted a completely sympathetic figure whereas Martin's public image was more divisive. This is because while the former was a bullying victim who was DrivenToSuicide, many people, even though they do mourn for the latter as well, believe that his death was an accident by a neighborhood watchman trying to stop a small robbery.

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* Generally, homicide victims are more mourned than suicide victims. But this is not always the case. Most notably it was completely inverted in 2012, in which the two most prominent deaths of ordinary teenagers were Travyon Martin in February and Amanda Todd in October. Although Martin was a homicide victim and Todd a suicide victim, Todd was painted a completely sympathetic figure whereas Martin's public image was more divisive. This is because while the former latter was a bullying victim who was DrivenToSuicide, many people, even though they do mourn for the latter former as well, believe that his death was an accident by a neighborhood watchman trying to stop a small robbery.
9th Apr '18 8:40:54 PM Loekman3
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* There's a lot of places on the internet where criticizing or heaven forbid making fun (outside of WebOriginal/DragonBallZAbridged, which is an AffectionateParody) of ''Anime/DragonBall'' will get your head ripped off. It was a massive part of so many people's childhoods, just don't go there.

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* There's a lot of places on the internet where criticizing or heaven forbid making fun (outside of WebOriginal/DragonBallZAbridged, WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged, which is an AffectionateParody) of ''Anime/DragonBall'' will get your head ripped off. It was a massive part of so many people's childhoods, just don't go there.
5th Apr '18 12:48:13 PM Cavery210
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* There's a lot of places on the internet where criticising or heaven forbid making fun of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' will get your head ripped off. It was a massive part of so many people's childhoods, just don't go there.

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* There's a lot of places on the internet where criticising criticizing or heaven forbid making fun (outside of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' WebOriginal/DragonBallZAbridged, which is an AffectionateParody) of ''Anime/DragonBall'' will get your head ripped off. It was a massive part of so many people's childhoods, just don't go there.



** Same thing with the original ''Film/StarWars'' trilogy (though the edits made to later prints tend to be the target of mockery, the films as a whole are this trope).

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** Same thing with the original ''Film/StarWars'' trilogy (though the edits made to later prints GeorgeLucasSpecialEdition versions tend to be the target of mockery, the films as a whole are this trope).



* A lot of Soviet movies/animation get this treatment, accompanied by NostalgiaFilter. Don't even try to question the morals behind movies or consider them outdated. Also don't even try to suggest a possibillity, that a comedian funnier than Nikulin-Vitsyn-Margunov trio may exist, just don't. That being said, post-Soviet-Union movies/animation in Russia is very much an AcceptableTarget , especially Russian Hollywood.

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* A lot of Soviet movies/animation get this treatment, accompanied by NostalgiaFilter. Don't even try to question the morals behind movies or consider them outdated. Also don't even try to suggest a possibillity, possibility, that a comedian funnier than Nikulin-Vitsyn-Margunov trio may exist, just don't. That being said, post-Soviet-Union movies/animation in Russia is very much an AcceptableTarget , especially Russian Hollywood.



** This also applies to any 3D Zelda game, particularly ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''. In the latter case, even saying that its [[FandomRivalry greatest fandom rival]] ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' is a better game will get you murdered by the fandom. Hell, ''Ocarina of Time'' is probably the ''least'' immune to criticism nowadays due to a combination of SeinfeldIsUnfunny and HypeBacklash though the above still applies.

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** This also applies to any 3D Zelda game, particularly ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' and Mask]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''.Waker]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]''. In the latter case, even saying that its [[FandomRivalry greatest fandom rival]] ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' is a better game will get you murdered by the fandom. Hell, ''Ocarina of Time'' is probably the ''least'' immune to criticism nowadays due to a combination of SeinfeldIsUnfunny and HypeBacklash though the above still applies.
18th Mar '18 11:57:29 PM RAMChYLD
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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. That TV station that took him to court so they can take the Reading Rainbow brand back and succeeded? Many of his fans speculate that station will be producing a flop and [=LeVar=] will not be affected that badly. True enough, [=LeVar=]'s project just had to undergo a minor rebrand. On the other hand, time will tell if [=WNED=]'s actions would get them into InternetBackdraft crossfire, with several tropers commenting that [=WNED=] are not only despicable, but are asking for it.

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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. That TV station that took him to court so they can take the Reading Rainbow brand back and succeeded? succeeded, claiming that [=LeVar=] had mistakenly thought that he had bought the rights to the series? Many of his fans speculate that station will be producing a flop and [=LeVar=] will not be affected that badly. True enough, As of March 2018, [=LeVar=]'s project just had to undergo a minor rebrand. On the other hand, time will tell if [=WNED=]'s actions would get them into InternetBackdraft crossfire, with several tropers commenting that [=WNED=] are not only despicable, but are asking for it.
trouble, and oh, no announcement since August 2017.
18th Mar '18 11:55:53 PM RAMChYLD
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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. That TV station that took him to court so they can take the Reading Rainbow brand back and succeeded? Many of his fans speculate that station will be producing a flop and [=LeVar=] will not be affected that badly. True enough, [=LeVar=]'s project just had to undergo a minor rebrand, while the TV station, who claimed that they were developing a revival of the show, saw ''their'' project being stuck in DevelopmentHell.

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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. That TV station that took him to court so they can take the Reading Rainbow brand back and succeeded? Many of his fans speculate that station will be producing a flop and [=LeVar=] will not be affected that badly. True enough, [=LeVar=]'s project just had to undergo a minor rebrand, while rebrand. On the TV station, who claimed other hand, time will tell if [=WNED=]'s actions would get them into InternetBackdraft crossfire, with several tropers commenting that they were developing a revival of the show, saw ''their'' project being stuck in DevelopmentHell.
[=WNED=] are not only despicable, but are asking for it.
18th Mar '18 11:45:47 PM RAMChYLD
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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. That TV station that took him to court so they can take the Reading Rainbow brand back and succeeded? Many of his fans speculate that station will be producing a flop and [=LeVar=] will not be affected that badly. True enough, [=LeVar=]'s project just had to undergo a minor rebrand, while the TV station has yet to do anything with the brand that they recovered.

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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. That TV station that took him to court so they can take the Reading Rainbow brand back and succeeded? Many of his fans speculate that station will be producing a flop and [=LeVar=] will not be affected that badly. True enough, [=LeVar=]'s project just had to undergo a minor rebrand, while the TV station has yet to do anything with the brand station, who claimed that they recovered.
were developing a revival of the show, saw ''their'' project being stuck in DevelopmentHell.
18th Mar '18 11:34:57 PM RAMChYLD
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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. That TV station that took him to court so they can take the Reading Rainbow brand back and succeeded? Many of his fans speculate that station will be producing a flop and [=LeVar=] will not be affected that badly. True enough, [=LeVar=]'s project just had to undergo a minor rebrand, while the supposed reboot is stuck in DevelopmentHell since the case hearing.

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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. That TV station that took him to court so they can take the Reading Rainbow brand back and succeeded? Many of his fans speculate that station will be producing a flop and [=LeVar=] will not be affected that badly. True enough, [=LeVar=]'s project just had to undergo a minor rebrand, while the supposed reboot is stuck in DevelopmentHell since TV station has yet to do anything with the case hearing.
brand that they recovered.
18th Mar '18 11:32:52 PM RAMChYLD
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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.

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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.
2009. That TV station that took him to court so they can take the Reading Rainbow brand back and succeeded? Many of his fans speculate that station will be producing a flop and [=LeVar=] will not be affected that badly. True enough, [=LeVar=]'s project just had to undergo a minor rebrand, while the supposed reboot is stuck in DevelopmentHell since the case hearing.
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