John Allison: The last thing anyone expects, when they have introduced a character who is a kind of grotesque version of a world superstar, is for that superstar to die. It is entirely possible that Michael Jackson sat down to read Scary Go Round yesterday, began to turn slowly purple at what he saw, and collapsed clutching his arm. Actually I know that isn't true. Jackson was on record (citation needed) as more of a Dresden Codak man.
In Cuanta Vida: "If I killed 'em, they'ed replace 'em with someone faster." Poor, poor Liam.
Sometime in 2010, ITN reported on an Indonesian boy, then 2 years old, who started smoking at the age of 18 months.
In July 2013, ParentDish UK had an article headlined "Parents who smoke 'deprive their kids of food, clothes and presents to fund habit'".
VG Cats had a small gag, in its 26th comic, about Elmo getting caught in a sex scandal. Years later, it turned out that Elmo's puppeteer, who had the job when the strip was published and ultimately had it for over 30 years, might have been a statutory rapist and had to resign.
Mulberry had a 2015 BANG! Magazine-exclusive story, "My Fat Lady", that comes off as this after the release of Ghostbusters (2016). The comic has Mulberry help Melissa McCarthy re-develop a less self-shameful sense of humor, earning the movie a reception as glowing as that of Ghostbusters (1984). The hopes that Ghostbusters would boast one of McCarthy's least crude performances would eventually come true, but it would only earn a So Okay, It's Average critical reception and box office performancenote a 73% Rotten Tomatoes score vs. the original's 97%, and a worldwide gross that covered the production budget, but not advertising.