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[[caption-width-right:250:It might take a while before we get [[MostAnnoyingSound that song]] out of our heads.]]

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* Although Creator/DougWalker may be slightly embarrassed by one of his first works, starring himself as a cowboy, he uploaded it to Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com anyway for all to laugh at.
** Let's not forget the poorly received sketch "Melvin: Brother of the Joker". Hell, Doug ended up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt3ylhrqxtI killing the character off]] during a donation drive, and later shared a fan-video where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QILHwuzgSpk the Joker himself reacts violently to Melvin's video]].
** WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's LetsPlay he did of ''Bart's Nightmare'' fell under this rather quickly, primarily because a) it was too {{angrish}}y and b) he was on holiday and wanted to give the fans something other than commentaries. In the following episode, the Critic ended up ''going to prison'' (one symbolically placed right next to a location from [[Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie the movie he hates more than any other]]) for making the video and publicly apologized to the masses who wanted his blood.
** This trope was {{exploited|trope}} InUniverse by Creator/MaraWilson. She showed Doug's old videos as a kid, to get {{revenge}} on WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic for mocking her work as a kid.
*** In his commentary for that very review, Doug said that he picked the very worst movies he made, as a response to people thinking the previous OldShame childhood movies he showed clips of weren't so bad.
** Rob Walker was never interested in ''WebVideo/DemoReel'', and only agreed to put the show into production because Doug had wanted to do it for five years.
** While he admits that the video was funny, Doug regrets how [[http://channelawesome.com/how-i-quit-my-job/ quit his old job]] because of how unprofessional it was.
** [[ButtMonkey Nella]] from WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick: "Rule Number One! [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick We]] don't talk about Rape Rap!"
** During interviews and episodes of ''Podcast/{{Radiodrome}}'', Creator/BradJones has expressed embarrassment over his early videos as WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob. Not only was most of his early stuff shot in very poor video quality and lighting, but he also feels his presentation was too much negative ranting and not enough comedy. Also, because he originally posted them on Website/YouTube, they're often only under 8 minutes long. Despite his embarrassment, Brad just leaves the videos as they are and actually enjoys poking fun at them in his newer, better videos.
* Many Agents in the {{Anti Cliche And Mary Sue Elimination Society}}, an organization that [[MarySueHunter hunts down]] {{Mary Sue}}s, will sometimes use Sues that they once wrote.
** The ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum has been known to feature sporkings of the writers' own badfics.
* After getting banned from the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', senior member Fishmonger asked the site to remove all of the articles, stories, and materials he had ever written for the site. Barring the [[{{Jerkass}} obvious reasoning]], some site members theorized that Fishmonger was afraid potential employers would stumble across the site.
* The first two ''ChaosFighters'' installments are set for rewrite because of this trope, namely being lower quality compared to the rest of the series.
* Rocco Botte, while he doesn't completely disown or hate {{Mega64}} Version 1, has shown to be embarrassed and apologetic for a lot of the episodes' shortcomings. This is painfully apparent in the Special Edition Commentary.
* Oancitizen of ''WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh'' wound up taking down his review of ''The Girlfriend Experience'' about a month after it went up on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, citing that he didn't care for some of the implications that he made about adult film stars and decided he didn't want it to represent him as a critic. He uploaded a commentary of the review instead, explaining the reasoning behind this.
* The crew at IncognitoCinemaWarriorsXP stopped selling copies of their first episode, ''Bride of The Gorilla'' (and never released it to {{Rifftrax}}), citing the low quality relative to subsequent episodes, elements that flat out didn't work (like a jarringly out-of-place LaughTrack) and a lack of interest in redoing the episode to bring it up to par. It's a LostEpisode now and it's staying that way. (You can't even find clips of the thing on YouTube).
* As explained in [[http://www.newgrounds.com/wiki/about-newgrounds/history their official history]], after the dot-com bubble burst in the early '00s, Website/{{Newgrounds}} had to resort to running ads for porn sites in order to keep the lights on. They are not proud of this, mainly due to the poor image it gave to the site.
* [=AnimalGuy001=] got a lot of hate for his top 10 most overrated Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, which was one of his first works. In a video he decided that fans could choose which video (or series of video's) was the worst video he ever made. It turned out to be his top 10 most overrated Pokemon video. When he was talking about this video he said:
-->I really hate this video. Out of all of the works I made this is the one I simply can't stand.
* Judging from [[https://twitter.com/Linkara19/status/376817044328415232 this Twitter conversation]], [[WebVideo/AtoptheFourthWall Linkara]] is not a fan of the ''Angel Armor'' book series he wrote as a teenager, and was especially disappointed to learn that both books can be found on Amazon.com.
** He's also admitted, in his episode on Sinnamon #1, that he hates most of the badly lit/blurry early episodes like Sinnamon #11.
* [=Mr.AspiringActor=], an ex-video reviewer on Youtube, has admitted to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11TLRHbD9dc not caring much]] for his first series, [=Mr.AspiringActor Presents=], very much except for a few episodes.
* Many longtime tropers are ashamed of the former Troper Tales and FetishFuel sections of the site, and for good reason. The entries there were [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement so... uh, off-color]], giving ''way'' TooMuchInformation about the tropers who posted there, that they damn near dragged this site's reputation down to the level of [[{{Imageboards}} 4chan]]. Thankfully, they were removed, and they will never come back.
* Creator/AchievementHunter has a few incidents that are considered Old Shames by them:
** During the height of the fad, Ray Narvaez, Jr. had gone around spouting out "YOLO!". He's since stopped it and regrets doing so.
** The "Connect the Hots" incident is this for Geoff and Gavin in which one of their [[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries "Let's Build"]] episodes had them discussing a game they did involving driving and hot women. However, people got quite pissed off about it, comparing the game to out and out ''stalking'' and forcing the two to admit they messed up and they removed all videos referencing the "game".
** Their Let's Play for ''CardGame/MagicTheGathering'' was so boring, they deleted the videos and promised it would never see the light of day again.
** Their Let's Play for ''VideoGame/{{Fuel}}'' is also this to some of the group, seeing as it was a major case of LeaveTheCameraRunning.
** Ryan Haywood isn't too proud of his brief stint as a professional teen model. He's also prone to saying things during Lets Plays that he later regrets. It doesn't help that whenever he does this, Creator/RoosterTeeth makes a shirt out of it that his fellow Achievement Hunters promote heavily.
*** He ''very'' quickly became annoyed by the phrase "I'm still in the air!", though he has since (mostly) gotten over it.
*** He also deeply regrets saying "[[ItMakesSenseInContext Give me your milk!]]" It ''definitely'' doesn't help that the other Hunters pranked him by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euwwOobEgRE changing his gamertag to it when he wasn't looking]].
* WebVideo/NickonAquaMagna isn't fond of his review of ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' mostly because the only reason he did it was to attack the game and the people who liked it.
* ToddInTheShadows admitted in 2011 that he wasn't proud of this first two reviews. He also apparently isn't fond of his Ke$ha videos either.
* Jon Jafari deleted one of his WebVideo/JonTron videos on Youtube, "Top 10 Overrated Games", because of all the whopping backdraft he caught for it. He lampshades this during his Mighty Max review. And for some reason, he decide to privatize "[[http://ech.wikia.com/wiki/Apples_and_BREAKS Apples and BREAKS]]", which consisted of him simply mourning his accidentally broken Nintendo DS console.
* Daniel Sulzbach, AKA [[WebVideo/MrRepzion Mr Repzion]], used to be pro-life, and once made a video promoting this view. Now that he is pro-choice, that video is an Old Shame of his. [[note]] Since abortion is a very controversial topic, when editing this, make sure that you keep the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement in mind. [[/note]]
* Know Your Meme had the [[SarcasmMode BRILLIANT]] idea to start a "Cringeworthy" article. It got permanently locked from all form of posting due to [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cringeworthy rampant dickery]].
* Mike Matei of ''TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' made a video in 2012 in which he plays ''{{VideoGame/Minecraft}}'' with an animated Inspector Gadget. Suffice to say, the video was poorly received, so much in fact that it was taken off both the Cinemassacre website and their YouTube channel. Mike later said that the video was meant to be crappy, but most see this as an excuse as to why it sucked so much.
* LetsPlay/{{Turpster}} is not a fan of the old "Turpstervision" song (a parody of the Chuckle Brothers' introduction, "Chucklevision") that he did for an old show of his. This is in no small part because the other members of the LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}}, LetsPlay/{{Sips}} and LetsPlay/HatFilms in particular, find it hilarious, to the point that they added it as a taunt on their custom ''VideoGame/PropHunt'' server. The video was initially viewable by all, but was later made private (though it was far too late to stop reuploads, and by now the fanbase is well aware of it; they've grown to love it for being SoBadItsGood).
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQP73dAq7jc#t=1013&channel=BlazeFox89 this video]], LetsPlay/LewisBrindley admits that he is ''not'' a fan of the "Wizard Gandy" map that he and LetsPlay/SimonLane did as part of the ''Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries''. They both found the map frustrating, badly-written, filled with poor ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' references, and just generally unplayable to the point that [[Music/{{Area 11}} Sparkles*]] (himself not a fan of the miniseries) had to edit out over an hour of the duo raging; this was his ''first'' editing job to boot, so he understandably wasn't that happy. In an ironic twist, people started flooding in to watch the episode again shortly after.
* The LetsPlay/{{Yogscast}} in general do not seem to be as fond of their time with WebVideo/GameChap as they once were. While the groups initially got on, a public falling-out has caused LetsPlay/LewisBrindley to openly bash them on the 2014 livestreams.
* [[LetsPlay/DuncanJones "Duncan's]] Park" was apparently the topic of much good-natured teasing among the Yogscast. The series was based on a very buggy mod and got mediocre views, and Duncan abandoned it mid-way. The embarrassment hung on because they had printed ''a lot'' of t-shirts for fans of the series, and wound up trying to sell them at every convention. Apparently as of 2015, on-camera ribbing by Kim and Sjin has led to the shirts finally selling out.
* LetsPlay/HatFilms are somewhat loathe to admit that there used to be four members of Hat Films originally, hence the name '''HAAT Films'''. Whereas Smiffy later replaced Nathan Asheman after he left (who the group are on good terms with and talk about positively), there is another unnamed member that they don't talk about. Given the fact that the anonymous person was inspiration for the "Director Trott" video, it seems that they had a bad falling out.
* {{Website/Reddit}} used to have several small subreddits like /r/creepshots that were, essentially, creepy threads used by scumbags to distribute every thing from stalkerish photos of women to ''child porn''. The users were appropriately horrified and demanded that the staff purge those threads. The mods [[LawfulStupid refused for the reason that doing so would break their own rules regarding freedom of speech]]. After media attention forced them to purge the threads, the site's management is deeply embarrassed over their failure to properly deal with them, especially because it gave the site and it's users a poor reputation that Reddit is still struggling to move past, which in turn led to the site and it's users frequently being insulted and harassed by communities like Something Awful. Because of this, the site's moderation is ''much'' stricter than it used to be, in order to prevent illegal threads like that from cropping up again.
** Reddit has also disowned violentacrez, a once well-liked, popular, and trusted Redditor who turned out to be a creepy jerkass who participated in the above-mentioned creepthreads.
* [[Creator/{{Egoraptor}} Arin Hanson]] said in Episode 29 of the ''Series/GameGrumps'' ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' walkthrough that he did several GagDub videos of ''Anime/YuGiOh'' before comedy dubs were a popular thing, which he didn't feel proud of and then took down from YouTube.
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