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->'''Razputin:''' If you hate the show so much, why don't you just leave?\\
'''[[StrawCritic Jasper:]]''' I just can't take my eyes off it! It's like watching the scene of a '''horrible''' car accident... [[{{Metaphorgotten}} A car accident where the victims can't act, and the paramedics forget their lines!]]
-->--''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''

There's HypeAversion, when numerous people's rabid touting of the latest masterpiece deter you from rushing out and buying it. And then there's the reverse phenomenon, when numerous people's rabid ''panning'' of the latest uber-stinker, complete with detailed lists on why you should never, ever, ''ever'' buy this piece of dung actually fill you with the masochistic urge to rush out and buy it just to see if it's ''that'' bad.

It's like hearing about the train wreck of the century: [[GoodAngelBadAngel Your better sensibilities are repulsed at the thought of it, and yet part of you wants to see that wreck in all its magnificent destruction]]. You ''want'' to see just how gloriously terrible it must be for all the high-profile people to be expressing their horror over it.

Don't feel ashamed about it; it's the natural foil to our obsession with the best of the best. Just as we want to know how high in brilliance art can rise, we also want to know how low it can sink in sheer awfulness. Plus the fact that [[SnarkBait reviews spewing bile over the many ways something stinks]] tend to be far more entertaining to read than reviews extolling the virtues of the latest OscarBait.

Distinct from NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity in that the criticism is concerning the ''quality'' of the work - rather than the ''content''. Compare and contrast JustHereForGodzilla and WatchItForTheMeme. Can make the film in question become a GuiltyPleasure for some and, if enough people [[SoBadItsGood disagree with the majority]], a CultClassic. Similar to but not quite SchmuckBait.

This just defines the fan-speak term. Examples would just lead to Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage.

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