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* ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily'': A group of these shows up at the family's house in "My Son, the Feminist" to try to pressure them out of performing at a feminist rally. Shirley was previously on the fence, but she finds their narrow-minded, meddling behavior so infuriating that she decides to perform.


** It parodies this with Andy being a member of the group MAGG (Mothers Against Gory Games) and only allowing Peter to play MAGG-approved games, which include ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Nice City]]'', ''[[PacMan Pacifist Man]]'', ''[[Franchise/ResidentEvil Resident Good]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/EternalDarkness Eternal Lightness]]''. She also complains at one point about how Donkey Kong is not wearing pants.

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** It parodies this with Andy being a member of the group MAGG (Mothers Against Gory Games) and only allowing Peter to play MAGG-approved games, which include ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Nice City]]'', ''[[PacMan ''[[VideoGame/PacMan Pacifist Man]]'', ''[[Franchise/ResidentEvil Resident Good]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/EternalDarkness Eternal Lightness]]''. She also complains at one point about how Donkey Kong is not wearing pants.


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* Yes, that's right. A few months ago, a "fandom secret" image circulated Website/{{Tumblr}} claiming that [[YouFailLogicForever somehow]], ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' glorifies and encourages an unhealthy lifestyle of [[{{Hypocrite}} internet use]], [[HateDumb and it deserves to be rebelled against]]. Thankfully it's pretty much restricted to just the one image with no ([[ParanoiaFuel known]]) large concerted effort against the series, and everyone - including several members of ''Homestuck'''s art and music teams - just took the piss out of the claims mercilessly.


* [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%22The+Pulling+Report%22 Patricia Pulling]], mother of Irving "Bink" Pulling (who committed suicide on June 8, 1982), alleged that her son's suicide was caused by roleplaying games, a common accusation of the time (Irving Pulling was noted to be having troubles fitting in at school, and wrote "Life is a Joke" on a blackboard at school shortly before his suicide). Pulling tried to sue the principal of the high school her son attended, then got a private investigator certificate and formed B.A.D.D. (Bothered About TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons), testified as a self-proclaimed expert in "occult" and D&D, and riding [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%22satanic+day+care+center%22 a wave of "cult crimes" scare]], produced handouts for police that contained erroneous or outright false statements (such as claiming that 8% of Richmond, Virginia citizens were Satanists; she came to this conclusion by estimating 4% of teens and 4% of adults, [[YouFailStatisticsForever and adding the result]]. And a list of fantasy role-playing games, some of which weren't fantasy, or role-playing games, or at all). She has an objection to ''Tunnels and Trolls'' that it used rolls of [[NumberOfTheBeast three six-sided]] dice, so here must be something Satanic. Somehow she was allowed to get away with everything up to unauthorized and re-edited reprinting of newspapers articles and even was hired to give testimony in a court of law. Pulling died of cancer in 1997, and the anti-RPG backlash more or less died with her.

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* [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%22The+Pulling+Report%22 Patricia Pulling]], mother of Irving "Bink" Pulling (who committed suicide on June 8, 1982), alleged that her son's suicide was caused by roleplaying games, a common accusation of the time (Irving Pulling was noted to be having troubles fitting in at school, and wrote "Life is a Joke" on a blackboard at school shortly before his suicide). Pulling tried to sue the principal of the high school her son attended, then got a private investigator certificate and formed B.A.D.D. (Bothered About TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons), testified as a self-proclaimed expert in "occult" and D&D, and riding [[http://www.google.com/search?q=%2B%22satanic+day+care+center%22 a wave of "cult crimes" scare]], produced handouts for police that contained erroneous or outright false statements (such as claiming that 8% of Richmond, Virginia citizens were Satanists; she came to this conclusion by estimating 4% of teens and 4% of adults, [[YouFailStatisticsForever [[ArtisticLicenseStatistics and adding the result]]. And a list of fantasy role-playing games, some of which weren't fantasy, or role-playing games, or at all). She has an objection to ''Tunnels and Trolls'' that it used rolls of [[NumberOfTheBeast three six-sided]] dice, so here must be something Satanic. Somehow she was allowed to get away with everything up to unauthorized and re-edited reprinting of newspapers articles and even was hired to give testimony in a court of law. Pulling died of cancer in 1997, and the anti-RPG backlash more or less died with her.


* Creator/GoNagai has, unsurprisingly, always been a favorite target of the PTA and other moral guardians, right from the start when his first major series, ''Harenchi Gakuen'', became a nation-wide hit. They even went as far as having Magazine/ShonenJump, the magazine in which ''Harenchi Gakuen'' was serialized, banned in certain parts of Japan. When Magazine/ShonenJump finally gave in to the pressure and decided to cancel the series, Nagai took [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome revenge in his own way]] by having all the characters [[TakeThatCritics viciously killed by the PTA]].

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* Creator/GoNagai has, unsurprisingly, always been a favorite target of the PTA and other moral guardians, right from the start when his first major series, ''Harenchi Gakuen'', became a nation-wide hit. They even went as far as having Magazine/ShonenJump, the magazine in which ''Harenchi Gakuen'' was serialized, banned in certain parts of Japan. When Magazine/ShonenJump finally gave in to the pressure and decided to cancel the series, Nagai took [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome revenge in his own way]] way by having all the characters [[TakeThatCritics viciously killed by the PTA]].



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* In 2003, Brazilian TV show host Gilberto Barros made some TV reports for his TV show ''Bom Dia Brasil'', claiming that the games ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' and ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' were Satanic, calling ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' "The Devil's Card Game". On 5th June 2003, he dedicated his whole time slot to that subject, and the next day, thousands of children across Brazil had their cards confiscated, torn apart or burned by worried parents and teachers. He kept doing similar reports on video games as well, like ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}}''. However, he would later say he was sorry for his reports and reveal he only did them for the ratings, but only after departing from TV and moving to radio.[[note]]There is no footage of those reports on Internet, however.[[/note]]


* The Watchdogs in Creator/MarvelComics are an extremist satire. A terrorist organization at least partially led by ComicBook/TheRedSkull, they oppose pornography, obscenity, sex education, abortion, homosexuality, and the teaching of evolutionary theory, but choose to express their beliefs through morally questionable (and outright evil) methods, including vandalism, arson, intimidation, assault, kidnapping, brainwashing, and murder, Most often they are foes of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.

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* The Watchdogs in Creator/MarvelComics are an extremist satire. A terrorist organization at least partially led by ComicBook/TheRedSkull, the ComicBook/RedSkull, they oppose pornography, obscenity, sex education, abortion, homosexuality, and the teaching of evolutionary theory, but choose to express their beliefs through morally questionable (and outright evil) methods, including vandalism, arson, intimidation, assault, kidnapping, brainwashing, and murder, Most and are most often they are foes of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica.


* Creator/GoNagai has, unsurprisingly, always been a favorite target of the PTA and other moral guardians, right from the start when his first major series, ''Harenchi Gakuen'', became a nation-wide hit. They even went as far as having Magazine/ShounenJump, the magazine in which ''Harenchi Gakuen'' was serialized, banned in certain parts of Japan. When Magazine/ShounenJump finally gave in to the pressure and decided to cancel the series, Nagai took [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome revenge in his own way]] by having all the characters [[TakeThatCritics viciously killed by the PTA]].

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* Creator/GoNagai has, unsurprisingly, always been a favorite target of the PTA and other moral guardians, right from the start when his first major series, ''Harenchi Gakuen'', became a nation-wide hit. They even went as far as having Magazine/ShounenJump, Magazine/ShonenJump, the magazine in which ''Harenchi Gakuen'' was serialized, banned in certain parts of Japan. When Magazine/ShounenJump Magazine/ShonenJump finally gave in to the pressure and decided to cancel the series, Nagai took [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome revenge in his own way]] by having all the characters [[TakeThatCritics viciously killed by the PTA]].


* ''The Sun'', a British tabloid newspaper, is well known for this. In 2008 it led a successful campaign to force social networking site Facebook to remove an application which allowed users to virtually "shank" (knife) friends. It also led a moral crusade in 1992 against the horror movie ''Film/ChildsPlay 3'' which, it was argued, was responsible for the murder of 2-year-old James Bulger because the family of one of the 10-year-old killers had rented the movie shortly beforehand. Police could find no evidence of this and said so in a press statement, but the newspaper led a nationwide campaign for anyone with a copy of the film to destroy it and for shopkeepers to remove it from shelves. ''Child's Play 3'' was later suggested as a possible inspiration for another murder, which allowed ''The Sun'' to say "See? We were right."

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* ''The Sun'', a British tabloid newspaper, is well known for this. In 2008 it led using ThinkOfTheChildren in various campaigns to boost circulation. Examples include a successful 2008 campaign again Website/{{Facebook}} to force social networking site Facebook to remove the removal of an application which allowed users to virtually "shank" (knife) friends. It also led friends, and a moral crusade in 1992 campaign against the horror movie ''Film/ChildsPlay 3'' which, it was argued, was responsible for ''Film/ChildsPlay3'', which they tied to the murder of 2-year-old James Bulger because a toddler by two boys. Hypocritically, however, they had no problems publishing topless pictures of sixteen and seventeen year old girls in their popular "Page Three" section from 1970 up until 2003, when a change in the family law banned topless pictures of one of the 10-year-old killers had rented the movie shortly beforehand. Police could find no evidence of this and said so in a press statement, but the newspaper led a nationwide campaign for anyone with a copy of the film to destroy it and for shopkeepers to remove it from shelves. ''Child's Play 3'' was later suggested as a possible inspiration for another murder, which allowed ''The Sun'' to say "See? We were right." under eighteen.


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** One particularly noteworthy attack was the [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3588/3341901662_998f5a0cfa.jpg Ban These Evil Games]] front page from back in 2004, when they linked a child's murder to video gaming in general, describing them as "Poisoning Young Minds." They were irritating enough that {{Radiohead}} recorded a song making fun of them.

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** One particularly noteworthy attack was the [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3588/3341901662_998f5a0cfa.jpg Ban These Evil Games]] front page from back in 2004, when they linked a child's murder to video gaming in general, describing them as "Poisoning Young Minds." They were irritating enough that {{Radiohead}} Music/{{Radiohead}} recorded a song making fun of them.


* The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) were the infamous self-appointed moral crusaders against any kind of fun in music in the 1980s, formed by Tipper Gore and other wives of influential people when she was scandalized by lyrics to the Music/{{Prince}} song "[[PurpleRain Darling Nikki]]" (a full account of the history behind the PMRC is given on Jello Biafra's spoken word recording [[http://www.emusic.com/album/Jello-Biafra-High-Priest-Of-Harmful-Matter-Tales-From-The-Tria-MP3-Download/10739423.html High Priest of Harmful Matter]]). Their aim was soon set at the LA glam scene and metal in general, but although they lost influence, many others eventually took up the moral crusade against metal music, with equally stupid arguments ranging from a (false) accusation of backward lyrics in Judas Priest songs to blaming the recent Virginia Tech killings on the fact that the killer wrote a play which had the same name as a Music/GunsNRoses song. Many metal bands have written songs about the PMRC and censorship -- Music/{{Megadeth}} in particular have written several. Even more infamous was the day the PMRC called Dee Snider, front man for Music/TwistedSister, to testify, expecting him to make himself look foolish and further promote their cause. Snider showed up still in makeup from the previous night's show, hair teased and huge, dressed in ripped and torn clothing, possibly even hungover, with his notes in a crumpled wad. However, appearances are deceiving: Dee Snider is a very literate and eloquent man, with a strong sense of the poetic. He proceeded to verbally abuse the entire PMRC, up to and including implications that Tipper Gore was a closet sadomasochist, visibly angering Al Gore to the point of near incoherence. This was possibly the most epic defeat ever handed to the PMRC.

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* The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) were the infamous self-appointed moral crusaders against any kind of fun in music in the 1980s, formed by Tipper Gore and other wives of influential people when she was scandalized by lyrics to the Music/{{Prince}} song "[[PurpleRain "[[Film/PurpleRain Darling Nikki]]" (a full account of the history behind the PMRC is given on Jello Biafra's spoken word recording [[http://www.emusic.com/album/Jello-Biafra-High-Priest-Of-Harmful-Matter-Tales-From-The-Tria-MP3-Download/10739423.html High Priest of Harmful Matter]]). Their aim was soon set at the LA glam scene and metal in general, but although they lost influence, many others eventually took up the moral crusade against metal music, with equally stupid arguments ranging from a (false) accusation of backward lyrics in Judas Priest songs to blaming the recent Virginia Tech killings on the fact that the killer wrote a play which had the same name as a Music/GunsNRoses song. Many metal bands have written songs about the PMRC and censorship -- Music/{{Megadeth}} in particular have written several. Even more infamous was the day the PMRC called Dee Snider, front man for Music/TwistedSister, to testify, expecting him to make himself look foolish and further promote their cause. Snider showed up still in makeup from the previous night's show, hair teased and huge, dressed in ripped and torn clothing, possibly even hungover, with his notes in a crumpled wad. However, appearances are deceiving: Dee Snider is a very literate and eloquent man, with a strong sense of the poetic. He proceeded to verbally abuse the entire PMRC, up to and including implications that Tipper Gore was a closet sadomasochist, visibly angering Al Gore to the point of near incoherence. This was possibly the most epic defeat ever handed to the PMRC.


* The TV broadcast of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' was canceled due to a few very vocal South Korean busybodies taking umbrage at the portrayal of their country and characterizing it as a right-wing political tract; thanks to MisplacedNationalism, this has led to some truly ''nasty'' anti-Korean backlash from some fans. Korea wasn't scheduled to show up in the anime anyway!

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* The TV broadcast of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' was canceled due to a few very vocal South Korean busybodies taking umbrage at the portrayal of their country and characterizing it as a right-wing political tract; thanks to MisplacedNationalism, UsefulNotes/MisplacedNationalism, this has led to some truly ''nasty'' anti-Korean backlash from some fans. Korea wasn't scheduled to show up in the anime anyway!


* Stephen Conroy, the current Australian Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (ie. [[CaptainObvious head government internet guy]]) has made plans, approved by the Federal Government which he is a part of, to force mandatory censorship on the Internet at the ISP level for ''all'' Internet users in Australia, in which the government gets to ''decide what is appropriate and what isn't''. Even worse, ''what is and isn't blocked will be kept secret'' (as a guide, it's very similar what China and Iran have in place). This ''despite'' the fact that every test conducted thus far has shown blanket filters to be complete pants when it comes to actually achieving anything, and almost unanimous, vitriolic opposition to the idea on all fronts. Following the 2010 Election, the filter is DeaderThanDisco. The Labor Party could only remain in power by creating a coalition government with three Independent and one Greens MP. As all four of these men oppose the filter, and the Liberal/National Coalition has remained steadfast in their opposition to the filter, it's not even going to make it to the Senate. Hasn't stop Conroy talking about it every chance he can get.

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* Stephen Conroy, the current Australian Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (ie. [[CaptainObvious head government internet guy]]) has made plans, approved by the Federal Government which he is a part of, to force mandatory censorship on the Internet at the ISP level for ''all'' Internet users in Australia, in which the government gets to ''decide what is appropriate and what isn't''. Even worse, ''what is and isn't blocked will be kept secret'' (as a guide, it's very similar what China and Iran have in place). This ''despite'' the fact that every test conducted thus far has shown blanket filters to be complete pants when it comes to actually achieving anything, and almost unanimous, vitriolic opposition to the idea on all fronts. Following the 2010 Election, the filter is DeaderThanDisco.effectively dead in the water. The Labor Party could only remain in power by creating a coalition government with three Independent and one Greens MP. As all four of these men oppose the filter, and the Liberal/National Coalition has remained steadfast in their opposition to the filter, it's not even going to make it to the Senate. Hasn't stop Conroy talking about it every chance he can get.


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