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25th Jul '16 9:00:00 PM jormis29
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* Russian girl-group TATU became famous for the supposed love affair between singers Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova. Not only were the two a fake couple guided by a manager who relied on producing scandals for publicity, but they ditched the manager and the lesbian gimmick within two years of achieving fame, have both since married men, and Volkova has made comments condemning male homosexuality.

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* Russian girl-group TATU Music/{{Tatu}} became famous for the supposed love affair between singers Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova. Not only were the two a fake couple guided by a manager who relied on producing scandals for publicity, but they ditched the manager and the lesbian gimmick within two years of achieving fame, have both since married men, and Volkova has made comments condemning male homosexuality.
25th Jul '16 10:13:37 AM SomeoneElse17
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* Russian girl-group TATU became famous for the supposed love affair between singers Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova. Not only were the two a fake couple, but both have since married men, and Volkova has made comments condemning male homosexuality.

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* Russian girl-group TATU became famous for the supposed love affair between singers Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova. Not only were the two a fake couple, couple guided by a manager who relied on producing scandals for publicity, but they ditched the manager and the lesbian gimmick within two years of achieving fame, have both have since married men, and Volkova has made comments condemning male homosexuality.
25th Jun '16 5:07:25 AM StFan
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* Comedian ''Creator/JimmyCarr'' performed a sketch on 10 O'Clock Live that satirised the tax avoidance of Barclays Banks. A few months later, it emerged that Carr was himself party to a K2 tax avoidance scheme.
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* [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] is famous for its sweetness-and-light approach to children's entertainment; in fact, sometimes they [[{{Disneyfication}} overdo it.]] The actual Disney company, however, [[StepfordSmiler hides sharp teeth behind]] that [[SickeninglySweet saccharine smile]]. Just ask anyone who's ever been in a legal battle with the company, or look up what good ol' Walt himself did to staff (and trade unions) that crossed him. This can come as a bit of a shock to those who see Disney as a guardian of childhood and fair play.



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* During the release of the live-action ''HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas!'', quite a few products emerged based on the movie—which were at odds with the original story's Aesop warning against the commercialization of Christmas.
* After the movie ''[[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]'' was released, almost every fitness and weight loss company used it as a piece of their marketing strategy toward men (Look like the men of ''300''!) However, when you look at the TrainingFromHell they endure and the fact that Gerard Butler developed a problem with painkillers from the abuse his body took and even had to check into rehab (although it wasn't just the training, there was also the typical abuse any actor in an action film must endure), maybe ''300'' isn't the best movie to reference. (It's telling that most of the companies have switched over to Captain America and Thor from ''Film/TheAvengers''.)

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* During the release of the live-action ''HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas!'', ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', quite a few products emerged based on the movie—which movie -- which were at odds with the original story's Aesop warning against the commercialization of Christmas.
* After the movie ''[[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]'' ''Film/ThreeHundred'' was released, almost every fitness and weight loss company used it as a piece of their marketing strategy toward men (Look men. ("Look like the men of ''300''!) ''300''!") However, when you look at the TrainingFromHell they endure and the fact that Gerard Butler developed a problem with painkillers from the abuse his body took and even had to check into rehab (although it wasn't just the training, there was also the typical abuse any actor in an action film must endure), maybe ''300'' isn't the best movie to reference. (It's telling that most of the companies have switched over to Captain America and Thor from ''Film/TheAvengers''.''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.)



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* This joke: A man starts imparting a seminar titled "How to raise your children", after he got kids of his own he renamed it as "Suggestions for raising your children", and when his kids became teens he canceled the seminar.
* [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] is famous for its sweetness-and-light approach to children's entertainment; in fact, sometimes they [[{{Disneyfication}} overdo it.]] The actual Disney company, however, [[StepfordSmiler hides sharp teeth behind]] that [[SickeninglySweet saccharine smile]]. Just ask anyone who's ever been in a legal battle with the company, or look up what good ol' Walt himself did to staff (and trade unions) that crossed him. This can come as a bit of a shock to those who see Disney as a guardian of childhood and fair play.

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* This joke: A man starts imparting a seminar titled "How to raise your children", after he got kids of his own he renamed it as "Suggestions for raising your children", and when his kids became teens he canceled the seminar.
* [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] is famous for its sweetness-and-light approach to children's entertainment; in fact, sometimes they [[{{Disneyfication}} overdo it.]] The actual Disney company, however, [[StepfordSmiler hides sharp teeth behind]] that [[SickeninglySweet saccharine smile]]. Just ask anyone who's ever been in a legal battle with the company, or look up what good ol' Walt himself did to staff (and trade unions) that crossed him. This can come as a bit of a shock to those who see Disney as a guardian of childhood and fair play.
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* Comedian ''Creator/JimmyCarr'' performed a sketch on 10 O'Clock Live that satirised the tax avoidance of Barclays Banks. A few months later, it emerged that Carr was himself party to a K2 tax avoidance scheme.

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* Comedian ''Creator/JimmyCarr'' performed ''Videogame/NiNoKuni'' places a sketch great deal of emphasis on 10 O'Clock Live the moral that satirised you should follow your dreams. Unfortunately, the tax avoidance ten-year-old protagonist and his best friend live in 1950s UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, even if it's only ever referred to by its nickname "Motor City". They dream of Barclays Banks. A few months later, it emerged that Carr was himself party to a K2 tax avoidance scheme.designing cars. One look at how the American car industry in general and [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Detroit in particular]] fared since the 1950s tells an entirely different story regarding what happens when you follow your dreams than the game intended.




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* ''Videogame/NiNoKuni'' places a great deal of emphasis on the moral that you should follow your dreams. Unfortunately, the ten-year-old protagonist and his best friend live in 1950s UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, even if it's only ever referred to by its nickname "Motor City". They dream of designing cars. One look at how the American car industry in general and [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Detroit in particular]] fared since the 1950s tells an entirely different story regarding what happens when you follow your dreams than the game intended.
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20th Jun '16 7:08:06 AM rjd1922
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* After the movie ''[[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]'' was released, almost every fitness and weight loss company used it as a piece of their marketing strategy toward men (Look like the men of 300!) However, when you look at the Training from Hell they endure and the fact that Gerard Butler developed a problem with painkillers from the abuse his body took and even had to check into rehab (although it wasn't just the training, there was also the typical abuse any actor in an action film must endure), maybe 300 isn't the best movie to reference. (It's telling that most of the companies have switched over to Captain America and Thor from The Avengers.)

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* After the movie ''[[Film/ThreeHundred 300]]'' was released, almost every fitness and weight loss company used it as a piece of their marketing strategy toward men (Look like the men of 300!) ''300''!) However, when you look at the Training from Hell TrainingFromHell they endure and the fact that Gerard Butler developed a problem with painkillers from the abuse his body took and even had to check into rehab (although it wasn't just the training, there was also the typical abuse any actor in an action film must endure), maybe 300 ''300'' isn't the best movie to reference. (It's telling that most of the companies have switched over to Captain America and Thor from The Avengers.''Film/TheAvengers''.)
9th Jun '16 1:53:51 PM hamza678
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* ''Music/MichaelJackson's'' reputation as a true eccentric was seen for years as just a funny bunch of quirks that his genuine talent and extensive charity work, especially with children, balanced out. Then he was accused of molesting a young, male friend in 1993. He settled a civil suit out-of-court (and made a payout to a maid who had similar claims regarding her son) and supporters claim the evidence against him was sketchy all along, but his career was never quite the same; a second round of child molestation accusations that resulted in a court trial came along in 2003. While he was declared not guilty in 2005, his career never even approached his former heights until he died, at which time his popularity again rose and it became risky to say anything about his checkered past. Even then, the Drugs Are Bad theme in his film {{Moonwalker}} is soured by the revelation that he was a prescription drug addict for decades, as that was how he died.

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* ''Music/MichaelJackson's'' reputation as a true eccentric was seen for years as just a funny bunch of quirks that his genuine talent and extensive charity work, especially with children, balanced out. Then he was accused of molesting a young, male friend in 1993. He settled a civil suit out-of-court (and made a payout to a maid who had similar claims regarding her son) and supporters claim the evidence against him was sketchy all along, but his career was never quite the same; a second round of child molestation accusations that resulted in a court trial came along in 2003. While he was declared not guilty in 2005, his career never even approached his former heights until he died, at which time his popularity again rose and it became risky to say anything about his checkered past. Even then, the Drugs Are Bad DrugsAreBad theme in his film {{Moonwalker}} ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}'' is soured by the revelation that he was a prescription drug addict for decades, as that was how he died.
1st Jun '16 8:31:55 AM JamesAustin
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** Main/{{WrestleCrap}} brought up another one; when interviewed on [[Wrestling/SteveAustin Stone Cold's]] podcast, Wrestling/TripleH was asked why Wrestling/{{Chyna}} has never been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, despite being a big part of the Attitude Era, with him replying it was due to her being a porn actress and WWE not wishing to be associated with that. However, as the writer pointed out, Sunny is in the Hall of Fame and she did/has done porn, and Jimmy Snuka (possibly) murdered someone, so he comes off looking like a hypocrite.

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** Main/{{WrestleCrap}} ''Website/{{WrestleCrap}}'' brought up another one; when interviewed on [[Wrestling/SteveAustin Stone Cold's]] Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin's podcast, Wrestling/TripleH was asked why Wrestling/{{Chyna}} has never been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, despite being a big part of the Attitude Era, with him replying it was due to her being a porn actress and WWE not wishing to be associated with that. However, as the writer pointed out, Sunny is in the Hall of Fame and she did/has done porn, and Jimmy Snuka (possibly) murdered someone, so he comes off looking like a hypocrite.
11th Apr '16 7:46:48 AM rjd1922
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* Derek Savage's [[CantTakeCriticism actions towards his critics]] make the anti-bullying message of his film ''Film/CoolCatSavesTheKids'' very ironic.
6th Apr '16 10:59:55 AM rjd1922
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* The ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series is about the romance between Ordinary High-School Student Bella Swan and a brooding, hundred-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. While it wasn't written as a religious story, it attracted a large fandom among conservative Christians due to the chaste nature of the series, with Bella waiting until marriage before sleeping with Edward, though only because he forced her to, and choosing to give birth to her dhampir baby even in the face of it possibly killing her, and attempts by her husband, doctor, and best friend trying to force her to abort it. (The author, not coincidentally, is a devout Mormon.) It is still unknown how the final film in the series, ''Breaking Dawn Part 2'', was affected by the revelation that Creator/KristenStewart (who played Bella) cheated on her then-fiance Creator/RobertPattinson (who played Edward) with the director of her film ''Snow White and the Huntsman''.

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* The ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series is about the romance between Ordinary High-School Student OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Bella Swan and a brooding, hundred-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. While it wasn't written as a religious story, it attracted a large fandom among conservative Christians due to the chaste nature of the series, with Bella waiting until marriage before sleeping with Edward, though only because he forced her to, and choosing to give birth to her dhampir baby even in the face of it possibly killing her, and attempts by her husband, doctor, and best friend trying to force her to abort it. (The author, not coincidentally, is a devout Mormon.) It is still unknown how the final film in the series, ''Breaking Dawn Part 2'', was affected by the revelation that Creator/KristenStewart (who played Bella) cheated on her then-fiance Creator/RobertPattinson (who played Edward) with the director of her film ''Snow White and the Huntsman''.
6th Apr '16 10:59:27 AM rjd1922
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* The ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series is about the romance between Ordinary High-School Student Bella Swan and a brooding, hundred-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. While it wasn't written as a religious story, it attracted a large fandom among conservative Christians due to the chaste nature of the series, with Bella waiting until marriage before sleeping with Edward, though only because he forced her to, and choosing to give birth to her dhampir baby even in the face of it possibly killing her, and attempts by her husband, doctor, and best friend trying to force her to abort it. (The author, not coincidentally, is a devout Mormon.) It is still unknown how the final film in the series, ''Breaking Dawn Part 2'', was affected by the revelation that Kristen Stewart (who played Bella) cheated on her then-fiance Robert Pattinson (who played Edward) with the director of her film ''Snow White and the Huntsman''.

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* The ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series is about the romance between Ordinary High-School Student Bella Swan and a brooding, hundred-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. While it wasn't written as a religious story, it attracted a large fandom among conservative Christians due to the chaste nature of the series, with Bella waiting until marriage before sleeping with Edward, though only because he forced her to, and choosing to give birth to her dhampir baby even in the face of it possibly killing her, and attempts by her husband, doctor, and best friend trying to force her to abort it. (The author, not coincidentally, is a devout Mormon.) It is still unknown how the final film in the series, ''Breaking Dawn Part 2'', was affected by the revelation that Kristen Stewart Creator/KristenStewart (who played Bella) cheated on her then-fiance Robert Pattinson Creator/RobertPattinson (who played Edward) with the director of her film ''Snow White and the Huntsman''.
6th Apr '16 10:56:09 AM rjd1922
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* The ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series is about the romance between Ordinary High-School Student Bella Swan and a brooding, hundred-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. While it wasn't written as a religious story, it attracted a large fandom among conservative Christians due to the chaste nature of the series, with Bella waiting until marriage before sleeping with Edward, though only because he forced her to, and choosing to give birth to her dhampir baby even in the face of it possibly killing her, and attempts by her husband, doctor, and best friend trying to force her to abort it. (The author, not coincidentally, is a devout Mormon.) It is still unknown how the final film in the series, Breaking Dawn Part 2, was affected by the revelation that Kristen Stewart (who played Bella) cheated on her then-fiance Robert Pattinson (who played Edward) with the director of her film Snow White and the Huntsman.

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* The ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' series is about the romance between Ordinary High-School Student Bella Swan and a brooding, hundred-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. While it wasn't written as a religious story, it attracted a large fandom among conservative Christians due to the chaste nature of the series, with Bella waiting until marriage before sleeping with Edward, though only because he forced her to, and choosing to give birth to her dhampir baby even in the face of it possibly killing her, and attempts by her husband, doctor, and best friend trying to force her to abort it. (The author, not coincidentally, is a devout Mormon.) It is still unknown how the final film in the series, Breaking ''Breaking Dawn Part 2, 2'', was affected by the revelation that Kristen Stewart (who played Bella) cheated on her then-fiance Robert Pattinson (who played Edward) with the director of her film Snow ''Snow White and the Huntsman.Huntsman''.
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