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26th Apr '17 7:24:05 AM IFwanderer
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* Despite his better track record with race issues since, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is never going to hear the end of some racist remarks that cost him a federal judgeship back in 1986. To put it in perspective, [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]], who himself will never be able to live down the racist-at-first-glance lyrics in the second verse of "One in a Million" (mentioned on the Music subpage), criticized UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump for making the appointment in the first place.
25th Apr '17 10:29:16 AM SmoCro
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*** Interestingly enough 'native' German porn tends to be pretty standard. The really dark stuff (mostly out of Berlin) has traditionally exported to the US... which might be a reason for the American assumption that German are sexually deviant; No, they are not, but they are willing to catrer to your deviancy. Also: Export-Weltmeister.
24th Apr '17 8:14:10 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* If you're the loser in a format war, that's all the mainstream will remember you for. Just ask Betamax and HD-DVD, both examples which frequently get brought up in discussions about Dolby Vision and HDR10+ whenever one gets brought up in the same discussion as the other.

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* If you're the loser in a format war, that's all the mainstream will remember you for. Just ask Betamax and HD-DVD, both examples which frequently get brought up in discussions about Dolby Vision and HDR10+ [=HDR10+=] whenever one gets brought up in the same discussion as the other.
24th Apr '17 8:13:39 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* If you're the loser in a format war, that's all the mainstream will remember you for. Just ask Betamax and HD-DVD, both examples which frequently get brought up in discussions about Dolby Vision and HDR10+ whenever one gets brought up in the same discussion as the other.
19th Apr '17 4:46:11 PM Daylight
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* FoxNews most popular and influential news personality, Series/BillOReilly has dealt with accusations of sexual harassment most of his career, (spanning two decades) and in 2016 went on record defending Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News who, himself, was involved in a major sexual harassment scandal that forced him to resign. Some cases Bill O'Reilly even settled out of court. However, it finally caught up with him when in early 2017 after numerous women began to come out and sue Bill O'Reilly after years of suffering in silence. It caused many huge advertisers to pull their sponsors from his show. In April 2017, after growing protest and more women coming out against him, Fox News fired its most popular news personality, despite ratings for his show being higher than ever.
18th Apr '17 10:21:19 PM Vovka
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* Greece is seen as a failure of a country, because of the giant debt and crisis going on in it since 2009 (it has started to die down, though).

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* Greece is seen as a failure of a country, because of the giant debt and crisis going on in it since 2009 (it has started to die down, though).2009.
4th Apr '17 6:53:56 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Pontius Pilate is only known for one thing: ordering the execution of Jesus Christ. This is especially bad as all four Gospels indicate he actually ''didn't'' order or even particularly want to execute Jesus; he only relented and let the crowd do what they wanted because [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion they would not have any other outcome]]. At least, that's what the Gospels say. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Without contesting their supposed divine inspiration or lack thereof]], biblical historians have pretty good reasons to believe otherwise (including Flavius Josephus depicting him as a quite ruthless prefect who would basically have no reason to have such qualms, or the fact that Messiah clamaints tended to consider themselves the true kings of Judea and, subsequently, to lead rebellions against Roman rule). And it certainly doesn't help that mainly blaming the Jews for the execution was pretty much the basis of centuries of Christian antisemitism, which can be considered one of the darkest examples of this trope in history.

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* Pontius Pilate is only known for one thing: ordering the execution of Jesus Christ. This is especially bad as all four Gospels indicate he actually ''didn't'' order or even particularly want to execute Jesus; he only relented and let the crowd do what they wanted because [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion they would not have any other outcome]]. At least, that's what the Gospels say. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Without contesting their supposed divine inspiration or lack thereof]], biblical historians have pretty good reasons to believe otherwise (including Flavius Josephus depicting him as a quite ruthless prefect who would basically have no reason to have such qualms, or the fact that Messiah clamaints tended to consider themselves the true kings of Judea and, subsequently, to lead rebellions against Roman rule). And it certainly doesn't help that mainly blaming the Jews for the execution was pretty much the basis of centuries of Christian antisemitism, which can be considered one of the darkest examples of this trope in history.
history. That said, recent interpretations do indicate that the events leading up to the execution really did happen--just not quite as the Gospels indicate--and an explanation of Pilate's OOC behavior can be inferred from the fact that just before Jesus's arrest Sejanus, who had according to historical records used him in a plot to install Herod Antipas as King of Judea, and was the one who had installed Pilate as prefect in the first place, had been executed for treason, leaving all of his allies, Pilate included, particularly vulnerable.
30th Mar '17 10:09:21 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* Pontius Pilate is only known for one thing: ordering the execution of Jesus Christ. This is especially bad as all four Gospels indicate he actually ''didn't'' order or even particularly want to execute Jesus; he only relented and let the crowd do what they wanted because [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion they would not have any other outcome]].\\
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Well, that's what the Gospels say. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Without contesting their supposed divine inspiration or lack thereof]], biblical historians have pretty good reasons to believe otherwise (including Flavius Josephus depicting him as a quite ruthless prefect who would basically have no reason to have such qualms, or the fact that Messiah clamaints tended to consider themselves the true kings of Judea and, subsequently, to lead rebellions against Roman rule). And it certainly doesn't help that mainly blaming the Jews for the execution was pretty much the basis of centuries of Christian antisemitism, which can be considered one of the darkest examples of this trope in history.

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* Pontius Pilate is only known for one thing: ordering the execution of Jesus Christ. This is especially bad as all four Gospels indicate he actually ''didn't'' order or even particularly want to execute Jesus; he only relented and let the crowd do what they wanted because [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion they would not have any other outcome]].\\
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At least, that's what the Gospels say. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Without contesting their supposed divine inspiration or lack thereof]], biblical historians have pretty good reasons to believe otherwise (including Flavius Josephus depicting him as a quite ruthless prefect who would basically have no reason to have such qualms, or the fact that Messiah clamaints tended to consider themselves the true kings of Judea and, subsequently, to lead rebellions against Roman rule). And it certainly doesn't help that mainly blaming the Jews for the execution was pretty much the basis of centuries of Christian antisemitism, which can be considered one of the darkest examples of this trope in history.
30th Mar '17 9:59:56 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* Played with in regards to ''Chicago Tribune'' political analyst Arthur S. Hemming. While many today remember him mainly for the infamous "Dewey Defeats Truman" gaffe, it wasn't exactly memorable back then except that Harry S Truman was photographed smiling triumphantly while holding the paper with the erroneous headline, and when Hemming died his obituary made no mention of the incident.
28th Mar '17 1:33:09 PM merotoker
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* Paul von Hindenburg will forever be remembered as the guy who invited UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler into chancellorship during his tenure as President of the Weimar Republic, either out of secret fascistic sympathies or blissful naivety in Hitler's character. What many ignore is his extensive military career in WorldWarOne and his political doings preceding Hitler (he wasn't called the "[[CaptainErsatz Ersatzkaiser]]" for nothing).

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* Paul von Hindenburg will forever be remembered as the guy who invited UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler into chancellorship during his tenure as President of the Weimar Republic, either out of secret fascistic sympathies or blissful naivety in Hitler's character. What many ignore is his extensive military career in WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and his political doings preceding Hitler (he wasn't called the "[[CaptainErsatz Ersatzkaiser]]" for nothing).



* Thanks to the "Daisy Girl" ad, Barry Goldwater is now chiefly remembered as an advocate of potentially apocalyptic nuclear war, and for losing a Presidential election over it. That he suppressed the ad after its initial broadcast [[StreisandEffect apparently didn't help matters]].
** He isn't even particularly remembered for having basically invented the modern conservative movement in the United States, because conservatives tend to credit this to [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan other people]].

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* Thanks to the "Daisy Girl" ad, Barry Goldwater is now chiefly remembered as an advocate of potentially apocalyptic nuclear war, and for losing a Presidential election over it. That he suppressed the ad after its initial broadcast [[StreisandEffect apparently didn't help matters]].
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matters]]. He isn't even particularly remembered for having basically invented the modern conservative movement in the United States, because conservatives tend to credit this to [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan other people]].



* Despite his better track record with race issues since, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is never going to hear the end of some racist remarks that cost him a federal judgeship back in 1986. To put it in perspective, [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]], who himself will never be able to live down the racist-at-first-glance lyrics in the second verse of "One in a Million" (mentioned on the Music subpage), criticized Creator/DonaldTrump for making the appointment in the first place.

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* Despite his better track record with race issues since, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is never going to hear the end of some racist remarks that cost him a federal judgeship back in 1986. To put it in perspective, [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]], who himself will never be able to live down the racist-at-first-glance lyrics in the second verse of "One in a Million" (mentioned on the Music subpage), criticized Creator/DonaldTrump UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump for making the appointment in the first place.



* Paul Reubens, who portrayed the nutty man-child Pee-Wee Herman, will likely never be remembered for anything other than his arrest for indecent exposure in 1991 which pretty much blacklisted him in the film industry (it didn't help that rumors circulated that he wanted to shake off his image as Pee-Wee), made worse by his later arrest for possession of child pornography (what he actually had was kitsch memorabilia) in 2002. (Charges were later dropped in a plea bargain.) The jokes have never completely died off, but happily for Reubens, it seems like enough fans are willing to forgive him that a Broadway revival of Pee-Wee's stage show was both a critical and financial success and he teamed up with Netflix to make a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure''.

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* Paul Reubens, Creator/PaulReubens, who portrayed the nutty man-child Pee-Wee Herman, will likely never be remembered for anything other than his arrest for indecent exposure in 1991 which pretty much blacklisted him in the film industry (it didn't help that rumors circulated that he wanted to shake off his image as Pee-Wee), made worse by his later arrest for possession of child pornography (what he actually had was kitsch memorabilia) in 2002. (Charges were later dropped in a plea bargain.) The jokes have never completely died off, but happily for Reubens, it seems like enough fans are willing to forgive him that a Broadway revival of Pee-Wee's stage show was both a critical and financial success and he teamed up with Netflix to make a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure''.



* Barbara Walters asking Creator/KatharineHepburn what kind of tree she would be. This doesn't even really make sense. If you watch the actual interview, you'll see Hepburn was the one to bring up the idea that she was a tree, Walters followed it up by asking her what kind, and Hepburn answered without any apparent sign of annoyance (her answer was oak, by the way). Somehow, Walters ended up spending the next thirty years being mocked for asking such a silly question.
** Well, that and the SNL spoof with "Baba Wawa", lampooning a case of ElmuhFuddSyndwome Walters had early in her career.
* Possibly (in part) thanks to the documentary ''Tantrums And Tiaras'', EltonJohn is perhaps just as well known for his [[HairTriggerTemper public outbursts and rantings]] as his image or music. Well, that or [[RetailTherapy overspending]].
** His admission to [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll having taken drugs and alcohol]] and being a bulimic and [[AnythingThatMoves sex addict]] from 1975 to 1990 is [[ZigzaggedTrope a mixed bag]], in that Elton still willingly discusses the fact, particularly [[ScareEmStraight to warn others against self-destruction]], but it seems that it created a morbid fascination about his vices that envelopes anything else in his life or career in that time period, as can be seen in many YouTube comment sections of his videos. It doesn't help matters when live performances from his addiction period surface on the site, showing how seriously his intoxication has affected his performances at the time.
*** Relatedly, Elton possessed a powerful tenor vocal range and frequent use of falsetto singing up until the end of 1986, when nodules formed in his throat from the effects of bulimia and substance-fueled overuse and misuse. Surgery to save Elton's voice proved successful, but led to a [[VocalEvolution lowering of his vocal range to the baritone register]] and reduced use of the higher registers. This has led to a BrokenBase in his fandom for those who miss his higher range and falsettos post-1986, particularly as falsetto singing had been such a trademark of his early work. His few trips to falsetto range when singing classic songs known for displaying that range (especially on "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road") have proved a trainspotting sport for YouTube commenters. ("Ooh! Falsetto on 1:32!")

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* Barbara Walters asking Creator/KatharineHepburn what kind of tree she would be. This doesn't even really make sense. If you watch the actual interview, you'll see Hepburn was the one to bring up the idea that she was a tree, Walters followed it up by asking her what kind, and Hepburn answered without any apparent sign of annoyance (her answer was oak, by the way). Somehow, Walters ended up spending the next thirty years being mocked for asking such a silly question.
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question. Well, that and the SNL spoof with "Baba Wawa", lampooning a case of ElmuhFuddSyndwome Walters had early in her career.
* Possibly (in part) thanks to the documentary ''Tantrums And Tiaras'', EltonJohn Music/EltonJohn is perhaps just as well known for his [[HairTriggerTemper public outbursts and rantings]] as his image or music. Well, that or [[RetailTherapy overspending]].
** His admission to [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll having taken drugs and alcohol]] and being a bulimic and [[AnythingThatMoves sex addict]] from 1975 to 1990 is [[ZigzaggedTrope [[ZigZaggingTrope a mixed bag]], in that Elton still willingly discusses the fact, particularly [[ScareEmStraight to warn others against self-destruction]], but it seems that it created a morbid fascination about his vices that envelopes anything else in his life or career in that time period, as can be seen in many YouTube comment sections of his videos. It doesn't help matters when live performances from his addiction period surface on the site, showing how seriously his intoxication has affected his performances at the time.
*** Relatedly, Elton possessed a powerful tenor vocal range and frequent use of falsetto singing up until the end of 1986, when nodules formed in his throat from the effects of bulimia and substance-fueled overuse and misuse. Surgery to save Elton's voice proved successful, but led to a [[VocalEvolution lowering of his vocal range to the baritone register]] and reduced use of the higher registers. This has led to a BrokenBase in his fandom for those who miss his higher range and falsettos post-1986, particularly as falsetto singing had been such a trademark of his early work. His few trips to falsetto range when singing classic songs known for displaying that range (especially on "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road") have proved a trainspotting sport for YouTube Website/YouTube commenters. ("Ooh! Falsetto on 1:32!")



* Rob Schneider was one of the most popular comedy actors of the late '90s and early 2000s, but today is best remembered for being lampooned in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "The Biggest Douche in the Universe." (when not for being one of the guys whose career only continues due to friend Adam Sandler, who produced all the movies Schneider was the main actor between 1999 and 2006)

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* Rob Schneider was one of the most popular comedy actors of the late '90s and early 2000s, but today is best remembered for being lampooned in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "The Biggest Douche in the Universe." (when not for being one of the guys whose career only continues due to friend Adam Sandler, Creator/AdamSandler, who produced all the movies Schneider was the main actor between 1999 and 2006)



* Ever since his alcohol issues became public knowledge, Creator/MelGibson has been the butt of [[Creator/RickyGervais Ricky Gervais']] jokes for years. At the 2016 Golden Globes, Ricky brought up the infamous "sugar tits" comment, which first made headlines '''in 2006'''.

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* Ever since his alcohol issues became public knowledge, Creator/MelGibson has been the butt of [[Creator/RickyGervais Ricky Gervais']] Creator/RickyGervais' jokes for years. At the 2016 Golden Globes, Ricky brought up the infamous "sugar tits" comment, which first made headlines '''in 2006'''.



* Ted [=McGinley=] is often referred to in the context of JumpTheShark, as in "This show is doomed because he joined the cast." Even those who enjoy his work and think well of him have made such jokes. The basis for this is due to him being a cast member on ''Series/HappyDays'' and ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' during their SeasonalRot phases, with the old Jump the Shark website really popularizing the sentiment years ago. Of course, viewers have noted in [=McGinley=]'s defense that the two cited shows were already going downhill before he joined up (with Fonzie's infamous shark jump happening three years before the fact). [=McGinley=] has had a good sense of humor about it, such as joining in the Jump the Shark parody in the last episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.

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* Ted [=McGinley=] is often referred to in the context of JumpTheShark, JumpingTheShark, as in "This show is doomed because he joined the cast." Even those who enjoy his work and think well of him have made such jokes. The basis for this is due to him being a cast member on ''Series/HappyDays'' and ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' during their SeasonalRot phases, with the old Jump the Shark website really popularizing the sentiment years ago. Of course, viewers have noted in [=McGinley=]'s defense that the two cited shows were already going downhill before he joined up (with Fonzie's infamous shark jump happening three years before the fact). [=McGinley=] has had a good sense of humor about it, such as joining in the Jump the Shark parody in the last episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.



* [[Series/TheSteveHarveyShow Steve]] [[Series/FamilyFeud Harvey]] will likely never live down accidentally crowning the wrong winner at Miss Universe 2015. It's become so wide-spread that when Creator/WarrenBeatty made an equally embarrassing gaffe at [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward the 2017 Academy Awards]], Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel immediately quipped that he blamed Steve for all of this.
** To be fair, [[SelfDeprecation Harvey has taken it in stride]], [[https://twitter.com/IAmSteveHarvey/status/836204191857127424 joking on Twitter]] that Beatty could call him for advice on damage control, and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming was even invited back to host Miss Universe 2016]].

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* [[Series/TheSteveHarveyShow Steve]] [[Series/FamilyFeud Harvey]] will likely never live down accidentally crowning the wrong winner at Miss Universe 2015. It's become so wide-spread that when Creator/WarrenBeatty made an equally embarrassing gaffe at [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward the 2017 Academy Awards]], Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel immediately quipped that he blamed Steve for all of this.
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this. To be fair, [[SelfDeprecation Harvey has taken it in stride]], [[https://twitter.com/IAmSteveHarvey/status/836204191857127424 joking on Twitter]] that Beatty could call him for advice on damage control, and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming was even invited back to host Miss Universe 2016]].



** This can be exponentially worse with sex-related crimes, where even an accusation is something you might never be able to live down. And even if you're guilty only of something relatively minor, like public exposure, there's the sex offender registry to ensure you'll spend the rest of your life trying to convince new neighbors and bosses that you're not [[{{PedoHunt}} some kind of serial child rapist]].

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** This can be exponentially worse with sex-related crimes, where even an accusation is something you might never be able to live down. And even if you're guilty only of something relatively minor, like public exposure, there's the sex offender registry to ensure you'll spend the rest of your life trying to convince new neighbors and bosses that you're not [[{{PedoHunt}} [[PaedoHunt some kind of serial child rapist]].



* Anyone that goes on a game show and [[EpicFail fails so horribly]]. You can bet that random strangers that run into those people will cheerfully remind them how bad they failed and even friends and family members can get in on the act if it was that bad (such as losing all the money they collected instead of checking out early to keep what they won). Thanks to the internet, these epic fails will remain for eternity for everyone to see. Parodied in the Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "I Lost on Jeopardy":

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* Anyone that goes on a game show and [[EpicFail fails so horribly]]. You can bet that random strangers that run into those people will cheerfully remind them how bad they failed and even friends and family members can get in on the act if it was that bad (such as losing all the money they collected instead of checking out early to keep what they won). Thanks to the internet, Internet, these epic fails will remain for eternity for everyone to see. Parodied in the Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "I Lost on Jeopardy":



** General Benedict Arnold is so infamous for his plot to betray West Point to the British in the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution American War of Independence]] that his name is still synonymous with "traitor" in the United States. [[note]] See for yourself: if you type "Benedict Arnold" into a search bar on ThisVeryWiki, the first result is the trope page for the {{Turncoat}} trope.[[/note]] But his many, many acts of valor ''before'' his betrayal, when he was one of the most important American military figures in the war--most notably in the Saratoga Campaign, where his actions largely led to the war's turning point--are brought up comparatively little. It doesn't help that the monuments to his actions [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Monument tend not to mention his name]].

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** General Benedict Arnold is so infamous for his plot to betray West Point to the British in the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution American War of Independence]] that his name is still synonymous with "traitor" in the United States. [[note]] See for yourself: if you type "Benedict Arnold" into a search bar on ThisVeryWiki, [[Wiki/TVTropes This Very Wiki]], the first result is the trope page for the {{Turncoat}} trope.[[/note]] But his many, many acts of valor ''before'' his betrayal, when he was one of the most important American military figures in the war--most notably in the Saratoga Campaign, where his actions largely led to the war's turning point--are brought up comparatively little. It doesn't help that the monuments to his actions [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Monument tend not to mention his name]].



* Pontius Pilate is only known for one thing: ordering the execution of Jesus Christ. This is especially bad as all four Gospels indicate he actually ''didn't'' order or even particularly want to execute Jesus; he only relented and let the crowd do what they wanted because [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion they would not have any other outcome]].
** Well, that's what the Gospels say. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Without contesting their supposed divine inspiration or lack thereof]], biblical historians have pretty good reasons to believe otherwise (including Flavius Josephus depicting him as a quite ruthless prefect who would basically have no reason to have such qualms, or the fact that Messiah clamaints tended to consider themselves the true kings of Judea and, subsequently, to lead rebellions against Roman rule). And it certainly doesn't help that mainly blaming the Jews for the execution was pretty much the basis of centuries of Christian antisemitism, which can be considered one of the darkest examples of this trope in history.

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* Pontius Pilate is only known for one thing: ordering the execution of Jesus Christ. This is especially bad as all four Gospels indicate he actually ''didn't'' order or even particularly want to execute Jesus; he only relented and let the crowd do what they wanted because [[ConvictedByPublicOpinion they would not have any other outcome]].
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Well, that's what the Gospels say. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Without contesting their supposed divine inspiration or lack thereof]], biblical historians have pretty good reasons to believe otherwise (including Flavius Josephus depicting him as a quite ruthless prefect who would basically have no reason to have such qualms, or the fact that Messiah clamaints tended to consider themselves the true kings of Judea and, subsequently, to lead rebellions against Roman rule). And it certainly doesn't help that mainly blaming the Jews for the execution was pretty much the basis of centuries of Christian antisemitism, which can be considered one of the darkest examples of this trope in history.



* Norman Mailer had to deal with the embarrassment of being known as "the young man who can't spell fuck" after the multiple appearances of the word "fug" in his book ''The Naked and the Dead''.
** There's also the matter of him attempting to parole a violent criminal because he could write well. The criminal - Jack Abbott - went to jail after killing while on parole.

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* Norman Mailer had to deal with the embarrassment of being known as "the young man who can't spell fuck" after the multiple appearances of the word "fug" in his book ''The Naked and the Dead''.
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Dead''. There's also the matter of him attempting to parole a violent criminal because he could write well. The criminal - Jack Abbott - went to jail after killing while on parole.



** Ditto Carthage. What makes this really unfair is that nobody really knows if the stories of child sacrifice are actually true, or [[WrittenByTheWinners just Roman propaganda]]

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** Ditto Carthage. What makes this really unfair is that nobody really knows if the stories of child sacrifice are actually true, or [[WrittenByTheWinners just Roman propaganda]]propaganda]].



* UsefulNotes/McDonalds is obviously not a healthy place to eat often, though the fast food chain has attempted to offer healthy alternatives. Despite this, opponents of the chain will always regard it as the place where everyone gets obese and how there were several lawsuits from people trying to sue because the food made them fat.
** The lawsuits from people who became obese or burned themselves from drinking hot coffee caused the fast food chain to have [[CaptainObvious nutrition labels telling you how unhealthy their food is and how their coffee is obviously hot]] just to prevent future lawsuits from repeating history.

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* UsefulNotes/McDonalds is obviously not a healthy place to eat often, though the fast food chain has attempted to offer healthy alternatives. Despite this, opponents of the chain will always regard it as the place where everyone gets obese and how there were several lawsuits from people trying to sue because the food made them fat.
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fat. The lawsuits from people who became obese or burned themselves from drinking hot coffee caused the fast food chain to have [[CaptainObvious nutrition labels telling you how unhealthy their food is and how their coffee is obviously hot]] just to prevent future lawsuits from repeating history.



** Hoover losing '''50 million pounds''' in an air line ticket give-away with purchase of a vacuum.

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** Hoover losing '''50 million pounds''' in an air line airline ticket give-away with purchase of a vacuum.



* Creator/{{Atari}} will never live down the release of ''VideoGame/ETTheExtraterrestrial'' on the coveted Atari 2600, a game whose spectacularly bad sales and reception contributed to UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983, and [[GenreKiller nearly destroyed the viability of the industry altogether]]. Its failure was inevitable, since not only did Atari give only one programmer six weeks to make the entire game, but they made 12 million copies of the game, at a time when there were only 10 million UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} consoles. So great was its failure that Atari buried the unsold cartridges along with countless other unsold games and consoles in a New Mexico landfill, where it would remain buried for decades after.

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* Creator/{{Atari}} will never live down the release of ''VideoGame/ETTheExtraterrestrial'' ''VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' on the coveted Atari 2600, a game whose spectacularly bad sales and reception contributed to UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983, and [[GenreKiller nearly destroyed the viability of the industry altogether]]. Its failure was inevitable, since not only did Atari give only one programmer six weeks to make the entire game, but they made 12 million copies of the game, at a time when there were only 10 million UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} consoles. So great was its failure that Atari buried the unsold cartridges along with countless other unsold games and consoles in a New Mexico landfill, where it would remain buried for decades after.



* Rottweilers will never live down their portayal in ''Film/TheOmen1976'' - they are always thought of as savage death-machines. In fact, they are some of the calmest and most intelligent breeds around, more likely to ignore an outsider than attack them. When they do attack, it is usually because of neglect (their "hellhound" portrayal has, naturally, led to some of the worst sorts buying them as guard dogs, which compounds the problem) or aggression on the part of humans. The reason attacks are sometimes fatal is not because they are inherently savage, but because they are ''really really really strong.'' There is a saying among owners: "There are few bad rottweilers, but many bad owners."

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* Rottweilers will never live down their portayal portrayal in ''Film/TheOmen1976'' - they are always thought of as savage death-machines. In fact, they are some of the calmest and most intelligent breeds around, more likely to ignore an outsider than attack them. When they do attack, it is usually because of neglect (their "hellhound" portrayal has, naturally, led to some of the worst sorts buying them as guard dogs, which compounds the problem) or aggression on the part of humans. The reason attacks are sometimes fatal is not because they are inherently savage, but because they are ''really really really strong.'' There is a saying among owners: "There are few bad rottweilers, but many bad owners."



* Lemmings. For the false assumption that they commit mass suicide, no less. What really happens is that some species of lemmings do mass migrations, and the migrating lemmings aren't smart enough to realize that some rivers and lakes are too wide to swim across, so they drown before getting to the other side.
** This was ''not'' helped by Creator/{{Disney}} production studios hearing the claims, and the production staff, while shooting a documentary, [[ExecutiveMeddling decided to capture it on-screen... even if they had to]] [[http://www.snopes.com/disney/films/lemmings.asp herd the lemmings off the cliff to do so]].
* Thanks to the Lindy Chamberlain case, [[AustralianWildlife Dingoes]] are infamous worldwide for [[EatsBabies eating babies]].
** And Australians in general were left with the stigma of thinking a bereaved family member must have murdered the dead person themselves if they don't look sufficiently broken up.

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* Lemmings. For the false assumption that they commit mass suicide, no less. What really happens is that some species of lemmings do mass migrations, and the migrating lemmings aren't smart enough to realize that some rivers and lakes are too wide to swim across, so they drown before getting to the other side.
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side. This was ''not'' helped by Creator/{{Disney}} production studios hearing the claims, and the production staff, while shooting a documentary, [[ExecutiveMeddling decided to capture it on-screen... even if they had to]] [[http://www.snopes.com/disney/films/lemmings.asp herd the lemmings off the cliff to do so]].
* Thanks to the Lindy Chamberlain case, [[AustralianWildlife [[UsefulNotes/AustralianWildlife Dingoes]] are infamous worldwide for [[EatsBabies eating babies]].
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babies]]. And Australians in general were left with the stigma of thinking a bereaved family member must have murdered the dead person themselves if they don't look sufficiently broken up.



* Similarly, Apatosaurus is never going to live down the whole "Brontosaurus" debacle. That happened when one Othniel Charles Marsh, eager to earn some points in the "Bone Wars", dubiously claimed a new genus based on fossil remains that only qualified as a new species in the Apatosaurus genus. The non-existent dinosaur ended up becoming not just a [[StockDinosaurs popular dinosaur]], but a by-word in the public lexicon for ''any'' sauropod dinosaur. [[note]]Incidentally, [[UsefulNotes/MozillaFirefox Firefox's]] spell checker does not recognize Apatosaurus as a word. The word it recommends you change it to? ''Brontosaurus''. Our point has been made.[[/note]]
** In 2015, paleontologists [[http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-brontosaurus-is-back1/ revisited the issue]] and concluded that ''Brontosaurus'' was the proper generic name after all, but that means that it will probably be forever known as that dinosaur that didnít exist even though it did.

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* Similarly, Apatosaurus is never going to live down the whole "Brontosaurus" debacle. That happened when one Othniel Charles Marsh, eager to earn some points in the "Bone Wars", dubiously claimed a new genus based on fossil remains that only qualified as a new species in the Apatosaurus genus. The non-existent dinosaur ended up becoming not just a [[StockDinosaurs popular dinosaur]], but a by-word in the public lexicon for ''any'' sauropod dinosaur. [[note]]Incidentally, [[UsefulNotes/MozillaFirefox Firefox's]] spell checker does not recognize Apatosaurus as a word. The word it recommends you change it to? ''Brontosaurus''. Our point has been made.[[/note]]
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[[/note]] In 2015, paleontologists [[http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-brontosaurus-is-back1/ revisited the issue]] and concluded that ''Brontosaurus'' was the proper generic name after all, but that means that it will probably be forever known as that dinosaur that didnít exist even though it did.



* White South Africans and Apartheid.
** And for anyone who thinks that's justified, remember that there were quite a few white South Africans who opposed apartheid. And [[Literature/CryTheBelovedCountry wrote passionately against it]] and even gave up their lives fighting it (see the movie ''A World Apart'').

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* White South Africans and Apartheid.
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Apartheid. And for anyone who thinks that's justified, remember that there were quite a few white South Africans who opposed apartheid. And [[Literature/CryTheBelovedCountry wrote passionately against it]] and even gave up their lives fighting it (see the movie ''A World Apart'').



* [[TheFifties The 1950s]] have so far never managed to - and probably never will - live down being boring and uptight. The decade that gave us ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'', [[HellBentForLeather the motorcycle subculture]], and rock and roll still gets stereotyped as the antithesis of all those things. Of course, it doesn't help that the mainstream pop culture of that time tended to fall back on a lot of RuleAbidingRebel tendencies. Another minus is the generation that came of age in the Fifties - the Silent Generation - who are now in their 70s and 80s for the most part and who [[FormerTeenRebel with the passage of time have become utterly intolerant of modern pop culture]], ''very'' conservative politically (they heavily backed John [=McCain=], Mitt Romney, and Creator/DonaldTrump for President), and contemptuous of teenagers and their behavior. In other words, ''[[StopBeingStereotypical exactly like the stereotype of how people acted in the '50s]]!'' The 1950s will probably also never live down the stereotype as the decade where racism and misogyny (particularly segregation for the former, and a StayInTheKitchen attitude for the latter) were not only common, [[ValuesDissonance but encouraged]]. Yes, even though they [[SinsOfOurFathers inherited those attitudes from previous generations]], and made landmark efforts to correct them. When it comes to civil rights, any decade is going to look bad coming right before...

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* [[TheFifties The 1950s]] have so far never managed to - and probably never will - live down being boring and uptight. The decade that gave us ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'', [[HellBentForLeather the motorcycle subculture]], and rock and roll still gets stereotyped as the antithesis of all those things. Of course, it doesn't help that the mainstream pop culture of that time tended to fall back on a lot of RuleAbidingRebel tendencies. Another minus is the generation that came of age in the Fifties - the Silent Generation - who are now in their 70s and 80s for the most part and who [[FormerTeenRebel with the passage of time have become utterly intolerant of modern pop culture]], ''very'' conservative politically (they heavily backed John [=McCain=], Mitt Romney, and Creator/DonaldTrump UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump for President), and contemptuous of teenagers and their behavior. In other words, ''[[StopBeingStereotypical exactly like the stereotype of how people acted in the '50s]]!'' The 1950s will probably also never live down the stereotype as the decade where racism and misogyny (particularly segregation for the former, and a StayInTheKitchen attitude for the latter) were not only common, [[ValuesDissonance but encouraged]]. Yes, even though they [[SinsOfOurFathers inherited those attitudes from previous generations]], and made landmark efforts to correct them. When it comes to civil rights, any decade is going to look bad coming right before...



* [[TurnOfTheMillennium The first decade of the 2000s]] is commonly associated with things like the WarOnTerror and unrest with the [[TheFundamentalist Religious Right]] in the United States, but it's also commonly associated with being a decade known for continuing the DarkerAndEdgier attitude of the 1990s what with musical genres like NuMetal and Music/{{Emo}} becoming mainstream, and some of the media of the era is also associated with portraying a more cynical attitude compared to previous decades.

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* [[TurnOfTheMillennium The first decade of the 2000s]] is commonly associated with things like the WarOnTerror TheWarOnTerror and unrest with the [[TheFundamentalist Religious Right]] in the United States, but it's also commonly associated with being a decade known for continuing the DarkerAndEdgier attitude of the 1990s what with musical genres like NuMetal and Music/{{Emo}} becoming mainstream, and some of the media of the era is also associated with portraying a more cynical attitude compared to previous decades.



* Any school shooting will invariably become a ''major'' one of these for that school. The school itself will not be blamed for causing it ([[NewMediaAreEvil rock music, video games, TV]], and/or [[DoesntLikeGuns guns]] will be blamed instead), but suffice to say that unless you yourself actually go or went to that school, the shooting will likely be the only reason you know it exists.
** The Dunblane shooting is slowly shaking this, thanks to the fame of its most notable survivor - UsefulNotes/{{tennis}} star Andy Murray.
* The ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'' will never live down how [[GodwinsLaw it once supported Hitler's Nazis]]; some people argue that it still ''does''.
** Not to mention being the {{Trope Namer|s}} for "PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad!" and other sensationalist headlines.

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* Any school shooting will invariably become a ''major'' one of these for that school. The school itself will not be blamed for causing it ([[NewMediaAreEvil rock music, video games, TV]], and/or [[DoesntLikeGuns guns]] will be blamed instead), but suffice to say that unless you yourself actually go or went to that school, the shooting will likely be the only reason you know it exists.
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exists. The Dunblane shooting is slowly shaking this, thanks to the fame of its most notable survivor - UsefulNotes/{{tennis}} star Andy Murray.
* The ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'' will never live down how [[GodwinsLaw it once supported Hitler's Nazis]]; some people argue that it still ''does''.
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''does''. Not to mention being the {{Trope Namer|s}} for "PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad!" and other sensationalist headlines.
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