Comedy arising from insulting beloved or well-liked public figures
Chorus: Blame Canada! Blame Canada!Fully aware that this Needs a Better Name, but nothing else came to me. It's easy enough to laugh at people everyone hates. Generally, their actions provide cause enough for satire, ridicule, and, most importantly, insult. However, it can be just as funny to insult well-loved figures, albeit for different reasons. This often carries a Crosses the Line Twice kind of vibe, with the additional helping of coming way out of left field. Given that many of the figures who fall "victim" to this are often Sacred Cows, that makes it all the more shocking, and, ideally, hilarious. After all, who expects anybody to say, "Mr. Rogers? Fuck that guy!" To qualify for this trope, the figure must be a) generally well-liked and noncontroversial, with only minimal dissent and b) outright insulted, not just parodied or criticized. Seen It a Million Times, Needs More Examples
Sheila: With all their hockey hullabaloo...
Mrs. Cartman: And that bitch Anne Murray too!
— South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, "Blame Canada"