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** The episode "Computer Warrior Porygon"[[note]]more commonly known and referred to as "Electric Soldier Porygon"[[/note]] is known far more gaining the questionable record of "Most Photosensitive Epileptic Seizures Caused by a Television Show" from ''Guinness World Records'' for causing 700 seizures in Japan upon its initial airing, and [[BannedEpisode the resulting worldwide ban of the episode]], than the actual content itself. This extends to the Pokémon Porygon itself. [[{{Misblamed}} Despite not being the actual cause of the flashing]][[note]]it was a missile blowing up[[/note]], it's swept under the rug for no other reason than it being the Pokémon featured in the episode. Even its evolutions have been hit with it, as they've made no major appearances in the series.[[note]]Though they did have a cameo in the [[Anime/PokemonKyuremVsTheSwordOfJustice fifteenth movie's]] intro.[[/note]] After this incident, OLM, the animation studio behind ''Pokémon'', dropped all strobe lights caused by Pikachu's attacks in future episodes of the anime and re-edited the first 37 episodes to eliminate said effects.

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** The episode "Computer Warrior Porygon"[[note]]more commonly known and referred to as "Electric Soldier Porygon"[[/note]] is known far more gaining the questionable record of "Most Photosensitive Epileptic Seizures Caused by a Television Show" from ''Guinness World Records'' for causing 700 seizures in Japan upon its initial airing, and [[BannedEpisode the resulting worldwide ban of the episode]], than the actual content itself. This extends to the Pokémon Porygon itself. [[{{Misblamed}} Despite not being the actual cause of the flashing]][[note]]it was a missile blowing up[[/note]], it's swept under the rug for no other reason than it being the Pokémon featured in the episode. Even its evolutions have been hit with it, as they've made no major appearances in the series.[[note]]Though they did have a cameo in the [[Anime/PokemonKyuremVsTheSwordOfJustice fifteenth movie's]] intro.[[/note]] After this incident, OLM, the animation studio behind ''Pokémon'', dropped all strobe lights caused by Pikachu's attacks in future episodes of the anime and re-edited the first 37 episodes to eliminate said effects. This even extended to anime as a whole--ever since this snafu, any fast-paced scenes that could concievably cause seizures have to be darkened for the broadcast version.

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* Nick Kyrgios used to be praised as a bright young talent who beat Rafael Nadal at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships as a teenager. Then at the 2015 Rogers Cup during a match against Stan Wawrinka, he made a snide comment under his breath about how his countryman Thanasi Kokkinakis had banged Wawrinka's new girlfriend. His mic [[IsThisThingStillOn picked it up]], the public love for him turned to derision overnight, and ever since then 90% of all headlines about him have been about his continued controversial and attention-seeking behavior rather than about his actual tennis results.


''Keep in mind that, [[YouKeepUsingThatWord despite how it is usually used]], "controversial" is not the same thing as "offensive." You can have a completely family-friendly and non-political work that still provokes dissent, especially if the work is aiming for realism. In addition, [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment please be cautious when editing this page]].''

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''Keep in mind that, [[YouKeepUsingThatWord despite how it is usually used]], "controversial" is not the same thing as "offensive." You can have a completely family-friendly and non-political work that still provokes dissent, especially if the work is aiming for realism. In addition, Additionally, since most scandals and controversies tend to ''not'' overshadow a work or creator in the long run, only add examples if the controversy in question is still the main point of discussion about a work/creator after at least a few months (six months to be absolutely safe). Finally, [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment please be cautious when editing this page]].''


* Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' was sued months before its debut by Harper Lee's estate, who accused it of straying too far from the source material against Lee's instructions from her will. This includes some already controversial elements from ''Literature/GoSetAWatchman'' like Atticus having some racist leanings, and with Sorkin himself already being such a polarizing figure, the show has quite a hole to dig itself out of.

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* Aaron Sorkin's Creator/AaronSorkin's stage adaptation of ''Literature/ToKillAMockingbird'' was sued months before its debut by Harper Lee's estate, who accused it of straying too far from the source material against Lee's instructions from her will. This includes some already controversial elements from ''Literature/GoSetAWatchman'' like Atticus having some racist leanings, and with Sorkin himself already being such a polarizing figure, the show has quite a hole to dig itself out of.


* ''Wrestling/WrestleMania XIX'' was considered by most means a great show, with a classic main event between Wrestling/BrockLesnar and Wrestling/KurtAngle, a show-stealing battle between Wrestling/ChrisJericho and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, the long-awaited encounter between Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and Wrestling/HulkHogan, and the final match of the [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Rock]]/[[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Austin]] trilogy in what would be the latter’s final ever match. However, one match that people would rather forget would be the battle between Wrestling/TripleH and Wrestling/BookerT for the World Heavyweight Championship. The build-up to the match consisted of Triple H characterizing Booker with racist stereotypes of African-Americans, such as talking about his arrest record, referencing the stereotype of blacks being violent criminals, or telling Booker to do Spinaroonies at his order, referring to how black entertainers in the Jim Crow era were often patronized by their white audiences. He even stated that people like Booker (implying African-Americans) don’t deserve to be world champion. While all of that is bad in itself, what really makes this feud so hated is the fact that Triple H ''won the match''.
* The WCW/ECW case is mirrored by their would be successors, Wrestling/{{TNA}} and Wrestling/RingOfHonor. While RF Video decided to go with a [[SpiritualAntithesis different tone]] after being rejected by then most visible ECW cash in Wrestling/{{CZW}}, RF were still confident they could keep the revenue streams ECW brought them going simply by selling the tapes of another promotion in its place. TNA, by contrast, was formed by WCW workers who decided to go with a different model entirely due to WCW's poor reputation. Still it was ROH who managed to keep fans talking about its great matches despite one of its founders being shamed out of the promotion for his involvement in one of pro wrestling's most infamous scandals during 2004 (which was the beginning of the end of its partnership with TNA), its other founder being shamed out for poor booking decisions in 2008, seven years of financial instability directly related to these incidents and a few other controversies. TNA meanwhile was criticized [[DoubleEntendre for its very name when it started]], had its booking mocked for most of its existence, was known for Wrestling/JeffJarrett's relations with Wrestling/KurtAngle's wife in 2009, and was largely held up as an example of how not to manage finances throughout the vast majority of the 2010s despite also having many great matches to its name.

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* ''Wrestling/WrestleMania XIX'' Wrestling/WrestleMania XIX was considered by most means a great show, with a classic main event between Wrestling/BrockLesnar and Wrestling/KurtAngle, a show-stealing battle between Wrestling/ChrisJericho and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, the long-awaited encounter between Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and Wrestling/HulkHogan, and the final match of the [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Rock]]/[[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Austin]] trilogy in what would be the latter’s final ever match. However, one match that people would rather forget would be the battle between Wrestling/TripleH and Wrestling/BookerT for the World Heavyweight Championship. The build-up to the match consisted of Triple H characterizing Booker with racist stereotypes of African-Americans, African Americans, such as talking about his real life arrest record, referencing the stereotype of blacks being violent criminals, or telling Booker to do Spinaroonies at his order, referring to how black entertainers in the Jim Crow era were often patronized by their white audiences. He even stated that people like Booker (implying African-Americans) Booker, implying African Americans, don’t deserve to be world champion. While all of that is bad in itself, what really makes this feud so hated is the fact that Triple H ''won the match''.
* The WCW/ECW case is mirrored by their would be successors, Wrestling/{{TNA}} [[Wrestling/ImpactWrestling TNA]] and Wrestling/RingOfHonor. While RF Video decided to go with a [[SpiritualAntithesis different tone]] after being rejected by then most visible ECW cash in Wrestling/{{CZW}}, RF were still confident they could keep the revenue streams ECW brought them going simply by selling the tapes of another promotion in its place. TNA, by contrast, was formed by WCW workers who decided to go with a different model entirely due to WCW's poor reputation. Still Still, it was ROH who managed to keep fans talking about its great matches despite one of its founders being shamed out of the promotion for his involvement in one of pro wrestling's most infamous scandals during 2004 (which 2004, which was the beginning of the end of its partnership with TNA), TNA, its other founder being shamed out for poor booking decisions in 2008, seven years of financial instability directly related to these incidents and a few other controversies. TNA meanwhile was criticized [[DoubleEntendre for its very name when it started]], had its booking mocked for most of its existence, was known for Wrestling/JeffJarrett's relations with Wrestling/KurtAngle's wife in 2009, and was largely held up as an example of how not to manage finances throughout the vast majority of the 2010s despite also having many great matches to its name.



* Wrestling/HulkHogan was fired by WWE in 2015 after racist remarks he said about his daughter's boyfriend years prior in a sex tape became public, as well as other homophobic statements.

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* Wrestling/HulkHogan was fired by WWE in 2015 after racist remarks he said about his daughter's boyfriend years prior in a sex tape became public, as well as other homophobic statements.



* [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling's]] Bound for Glory 2018 has been overshadowed by the aftermath of the main event of [[Wrestling/JohnMorrison Johnny Impact]] vs. Wrestling/AustinAries for the Impact World Championship, which saw Aries NoSell Impact's FinishingMove the Starship Pain, point to the balcony while shouting at Impact Vice President and commentator Don Callis, and [[FlippingTheBird throw middle fingers at the crowd]].

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* [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling's]] Wrestling's Bound for Glory 2018 has been overshadowed by the aftermath of the main event of [[Wrestling/JohnMorrison Johnny Impact]] vs. Wrestling/AustinAries for the Impact World Championship, which saw Aries NoSell Impact's FinishingMove the Starship Pain, point to the balcony while shouting at Impact Vice President and commentator Don Callis, and [[FlippingTheBird throw middle fingers at the crowd]].


Bad reviews alone do not make a controversial moment, and in fact some works can be well-regarded by critics and those who watched, read, or played the work, and not all works listed here are either [[SoBadItsGood laughably bad]] or [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible just downright terrible]]. Plot-related twists are generally not what makes up the category either, even if such cases are subjective. The major qualifier is that the works would be known beyond the fans of a particular genre that there's little knowledge of some other parts of a work to the general public.

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Bad reviews alone do not make a controversial moment, and in fact some works can be well-regarded by critics and those who watched, read, read or played the work, and not all works listed here are either [[SoBadItsGood laughably bad]] or [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible just downright terrible]]. Plot-related twists are generally not what makes up the category either, even if such cases are subjective. The major qualifier is that the works would be known beyond the fans of a particular genre that there's little knowledge of some other parts of a work to the general public.



* Public cat fights between the creator and the media, critics, public, or all three (such as DearNegativeReader rants).

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* Public cat fights catfights between the creator and the media, critics, public, or all three (such as DearNegativeReader rants).



* Frequent displays of offensive, embarrassing, or questionable behavior. This includes public intoxication, impulsive offensive comments, vulgarity and rudeness, political extremism, sexual harassment, etc.

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* Frequent displays of offensive, embarrassing, or questionable behavior. This includes public intoxication, impulsive offensive comments, vulgarity vulgarity, and rudeness, political extremism, sexual harassment, etc.



* Just For Feet was a growing shoe retailer who distinguished themselves with basketball courts inside stores, an in-store snack bar, in-store appearances by professional athletes, and a large clearance section among others. Nowadays, however, they are known for being taken down by a Super Bowl commercial accused of being racist and insensitive.[[note]]It features a barefoot runner in the Kenyan desert being hunted by a Humvee of white men, who is drugged and wakes up to discover he has shoes on his feet.[[/note]] The ad, alongside accusations of accounting fraud, helped bankrupt the company, which collapsed not too long afterwards, and it's all that they're known for now. See it [[https://youtu.be/wHc3YxReNuE?t=8m8s here]].

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* Just For Feet was a growing shoe retailer who distinguished themselves with basketball courts inside stores, an in-store snack bar, in-store appearances by professional athletes, and a large clearance section among others. Nowadays, however, they are known for being taken down by a Super Bowl commercial accused of being racist and insensitive.[[note]]It features a barefoot runner in the Kenyan desert being hunted by a Humvee of white men, who is drugged and wakes up to discover he has shoes on his feet.[[/note]] The ad, alongside accusations of accounting fraud, helped bankrupt the company, which collapsed not too long afterwards, afterward, and it's all that they're known for now. See it [[https://youtu.be/wHc3YxReNuE?t=8m8s here]].



** ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' was ''just'' reaching the end of its initial run when accusations of plagirism concerning Kenji Yamamoto's soundtrack struck, and all of said music had to be taken out in every re-run and re-release and replaced with pieces from Shunsuke Kikuchi's score for [[Anime/DragonBallZ the original series]]. While Yamamoto's soundtrack for the show was already divisive, its legally obligated censorship only made things worse, with a new base emerging to try and [[SympathyForTheDevil defend]] Yamamoto's plagiarism.

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** ''Anime/DragonBallKai'' was ''just'' reaching the end of its initial run when accusations of plagirism plagiarism concerning Kenji Yamamoto's soundtrack struck, and all of said music had to be taken out in every re-run and re-release and replaced with pieces from Shunsuke Kikuchi's score for [[Anime/DragonBallZ the original series]]. While Yamamoto's soundtrack for the show was already divisive, its legally obligated censorship only made things worse, with a new base emerging to try and [[SympathyForTheDevil defend]] Yamamoto's plagiarism.



** ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' gets a lot of scrutiny from American fans because of very dodgy video transfers that have plagued all home video releases since the mid-2000's, including, among other things, cropping the whole series to 16:9. Even the first 4:3 release in a long while, made from film elements [=FUNimation=] happened to still have, got flack for excessive DVNR. It's gotten to the point where videophiles have gone on record as wanting to seek out the seven Dragon Balls to wish that [=FUNimation=] would simply import and upscale the far superior-looking Dragon Box release issued by Toei.
* The ecchi manga and [=OVA=] ''Eiken'' was near universally despised by viewers and critics, and has made virtually no impact otherwise... Well, except for the fact that the girl with the [[GagBoobs largest breasts]] is only ''11 years old''.

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** ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' gets a lot of scrutiny from American fans because of very dodgy video transfers that have plagued all home video releases since the mid-2000's, mid-2000s, including, among other things, cropping the whole series to 16:9. Even the first 4:3 release in a long while, made from film elements [=FUNimation=] happened to still have, got flack for excessive DVNR. It's gotten to the point where videophiles have gone on record as wanting to seek out the seven Dragon Balls to wish that [=FUNimation=] would simply import and upscale the far superior-looking Dragon Box release issued by Toei.
* The ecchi manga and [=OVA=] ''Eiken'' was near universally near-universally despised by viewers and critics, and has made virtually no impact otherwise... Well, except for the fact that the girl with the [[GagBoobs largest breasts]] is only ''11 years old''.



* ''Manga/KoiKaze'' is well known for being about a romance between a 27 year old man and a 15 year old girl, who are also [[BrotherSisterIncest siblings]] who were separated at a young age. Even though the series covers the topic more maturely and realistically, it's still controversial due to the premise.

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* ''Manga/KoiKaze'' is well known for being about a romance between a 27 year old 27-year-old man and a 15 year old 15-year-old girl, who are also [[BrotherSisterIncest siblings]] who were separated at a young age. Even though the series covers the topic more maturely and realistically, it's still controversial due to the premise.



** The episode "Computer Warrior Porygon"[[note]]more commonly known and referred to as as "Electric Soldier Porygon"[[/note]] is known far more gaining the questionable record of "Most Photosensitive Epileptic Seizures Caused by a Television Show" from ''Guinness World Records'' for causing 700 seizures in Japan upon its initial airing, and [[BannedEpisode the resulting worldwide ban of the episode]], than the actual content itself. This extends to the Pokémon Porygon itself. [[{{Misblamed}} Despite not being the actual cause of the flashing]][[note]]it was a missile blowing up[[/note]], it's swept under the rug for no other reason than it being the Pokémon featured in the episode. Even its evolutions have been hit with it, as they've made no major appearances in the series.[[note]]Though they did have a cameo in the [[Anime/PokemonKyuremVsTheSwordOfJustice fifteenth movie's]] intro.[[/note]] After this incident, OLM, the animation studio behind ''Pokémon'', dropped all strobe lights caused by Pikachu's attacks in future episodes of the anime and re-edited the first 37 episodes to eliminate said effects.
** ''Anime/PokemonTheMastermindOfMiragePokemon'' is more known for being associated with the controversy that followed after Pokémon USA, now known as The Pokémon Company International, fired the English voice actors that had been working on the anime since day one in favor of newer, cheaper, less well regarded ones.

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** The episode "Computer Warrior Porygon"[[note]]more commonly known and referred to as as "Electric Soldier Porygon"[[/note]] is known far more gaining the questionable record of "Most Photosensitive Epileptic Seizures Caused by a Television Show" from ''Guinness World Records'' for causing 700 seizures in Japan upon its initial airing, and [[BannedEpisode the resulting worldwide ban of the episode]], than the actual content itself. This extends to the Pokémon Porygon itself. [[{{Misblamed}} Despite not being the actual cause of the flashing]][[note]]it was a missile blowing up[[/note]], it's swept under the rug for no other reason than it being the Pokémon featured in the episode. Even its evolutions have been hit with it, as they've made no major appearances in the series.[[note]]Though they did have a cameo in the [[Anime/PokemonKyuremVsTheSwordOfJustice fifteenth movie's]] intro.[[/note]] After this incident, OLM, the animation studio behind ''Pokémon'', dropped all strobe lights caused by Pikachu's attacks in future episodes of the anime and re-edited the first 37 episodes to eliminate said effects.
** ''Anime/PokemonTheMastermindOfMiragePokemon'' is more known for being associated with the controversy that followed after Pokémon USA, now known as The Pokémon Company International, fired the English voice actors that had been working on the anime since day one in favor of newer, cheaper, less well regarded well-regarded ones.



* The 1993-1994 and 2000-2002 [=OVAs=] of ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'' drew considerable attention in 2008 when Egyptian fundamentalists discovered shots of DIO, a non-Muslim and the BigBad, reading the Koran.[[labelnote:note]]In the original manga, DIO was reading a nondescript book with gray boxes for text. Since he was residing in Egypt, Creator/{{APPP}} decided to replace the nondescript gray boxes with the first Arabic text they could find. Unfortunately for them, the most commonly circulated Arabic text happens to be the Koran, the Muslim holy book. Since some fundamentalists, such as the ones in question, believe that only Muslims are entitled to read the Koran, the sight of a supernatural non-Muslim glancing at a few pages of it was bound to infuriate them.[[/labelnote]] As a result of this outrage, Shueisha cut off ties with A.P.P.P., circulation of the [=OVAs=] was temporarily halted to remove the Koran text, and Creator/HirohikoAraki himself was forced to redraw the original manga to replace mosques and other Muslim buildings that get harmed or destroyed with more secular constructions. The whole incident and the resulting censorship was heavily scorned by critics as "embarassing," and Shueisha's distancing from A.P.P.P. is heavily believed to be one of the leading contributors to the failure of [=A.P.P.P.'s=] 2007 film adaptation of ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood Phantom Blood]]''.

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* The 1993-1994 and 2000-2002 [=OVAs=] of ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]]'' drew considerable attention in 2008 when Egyptian fundamentalists discovered shots of DIO, a non-Muslim and the BigBad, reading the Koran.[[labelnote:note]]In the original manga, DIO was reading a nondescript book with gray boxes for text. Since he was residing in Egypt, Creator/{{APPP}} decided to replace the nondescript gray boxes with the first Arabic text they could find. Unfortunately for them, the most commonly circulated Arabic text happens to be the Koran, Quran, the Muslim holy book. Since some fundamentalists, such as the ones in question, believe that only Muslims are entitled to read the Koran, the sight of a supernatural non-Muslim glancing at a few pages of it was bound to infuriate them.[[/labelnote]] As a result of this outrage, Shueisha cut off ties with A.P.P.P., circulation of the [=OVAs=] was temporarily halted to remove the Koran text, and Creator/HirohikoAraki himself was forced to redraw the original manga to replace mosques and other Muslim buildings that get harmed or destroyed with more secular constructions. The whole incident and the resulting censorship was heavily scorned by critics as "embarassing," "embarrassing," and Shueisha's distancing from A.P.P.P. is heavily believed to be one of the leading contributors to the failure of [=A.P.P.P.'s=] 2007 film adaptation of ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood Phantom Blood]]''.



* The Ford Pinto was actually a good car with better reliability than its American competitors, but is remembered for the gas tank flaw from its first couple of years model that made it explode in rear-end collisions. Even the trope referring to exploding cars is called EveryCarIsAPinto.

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* The Ford Pinto was actually a good car with better reliability than its American competitors, competitors but is remembered for the gas tank flaw from its first couple of years model that made it explode in rear-end collisions. Even the trope referring to exploding cars is called EveryCarIsAPinto.



* Google's self driving car[=/=]AutomatedAutomobiles project is seen as this, with the [[MemeticMutation viral of officers pulling over a self-driving car]] being an issue, along with some people seeing it as ReedRichardsIsUseless technology (and by extension, JobStealingRobot). The car, which according to WordOfGod was supposed to be "cutesy" is seen as TheGrotesque by some people. It doesn't help that, in Europe, Google is better known as a search engine company. This overlaps with LuddWasRight, for some people on the blogosphere (including one now-inactive Website/{{Tumblr}} site).

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* Google's self driving self-driving car[=/=]AutomatedAutomobiles project is seen as like this, with the [[MemeticMutation viral of officers pulling over a self-driving car]] being an issue, along with some people seeing it as ReedRichardsIsUseless technology (and by extension, JobStealingRobot). The car, which according to WordOfGod was supposed to be "cutesy" is seen as TheGrotesque by some people. It doesn't help that, in Europe, Google is better known as a search engine company. This overlaps with LuddWasRight, for some people on the blogosphere (including one now-inactive Website/{{Tumblr}} site).



* The concept of an electric car in general has been overshadowed by controversy since the attempts by many major companies to produce them in the '90s. The cars flopped, but conspiracy theories grew that the automotive industry deliberately mismarketed and sabotaged their own efforts in order to continue making money via the oil industry. While it's generally agreed now that the technology to create a decent electric car wasn't quite there at the time, the oil industry ''did'' directly campaign against electric cars in their marketing and literature. Much of this perception has stuck around today and contributes to the criticism against the Tesla.

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* The concept of an electric car car, in general general, has been overshadowed by controversy since the attempts by many major companies to produce them in the '90s. The cars flopped, but conspiracy theories grew that the automotive industry deliberately mismarketed and sabotaged their own efforts in order to continue making money via the oil industry. While it's generally agreed now that the technology to create a decent electric car wasn't quite there at the time, the oil industry ''did'' directly campaign against electric cars in their marketing and literature. Much of this perception has stuck around today and contributes to the criticism against the Tesla.



* Creator/DakariKingMykan was already considered a terrible fanfiction writer to begin with, but his ''several'' run-ins with moderators, different fandoms, critics, and the like have made him a laughingstock. Mykan's ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'' is remembered more for his numerous rants about how much he hates ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' and its reputation than the fact that it's a fanfic at all. His works involving ''MLP'' in the first place are also more remembered for the insane lengths Mykan is willing to go to torture Princess Cadance for being HappilyMarried (having her kill her roboticized brother, making her suffer nightmares, [[spoiler:killing off Twilight Sparkle (which is another issue altogether), making her miscarry and become infertile]], etc.). ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsFailure #10'' has become especially infamous for [[spoiler:the beheading of Flurry Heart]] for this exact purpose.

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* Creator/DakariKingMykan was already considered a terrible fanfiction writer to begin with, but his ''several'' run-ins with moderators, different fandoms, critics, and the like have made him a laughingstock. Mykan's ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'' is remembered more for his numerous rants about how much he hates ''My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic'' and its reputation than the fact that it's a fanfic at all. His works involving ''MLP'' in the first place are also more remembered for the insane lengths Mykan is willing to go to torture Princess Cadance for being HappilyMarried (having her kill her roboticized brother, making her suffer nightmares, [[spoiler:killing off Twilight Sparkle (which is another issue altogether), making her miscarry and become infertile]], etc.). ''Fanfic/FriendshipIsFailure #10'' has become especially infamous for [[spoiler:the beheading of Flurry Heart]] for this exact purpose.



* Fan fiction author [[http://skythehedgehog47.deviantart.com Sky the Hedgehog 47]] is more known for his vitriolic and often profanity laden rants, his political views, and his defensive reactions to criticism than for the fact that he's a fanfic author at all.

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* Fan fiction Fanfiction author [[http://skythehedgehog47.deviantart.com Sky the Hedgehog 47]] is more known for his vitriolic and often profanity laden profanity-laden rants, his political views, and his defensive reactions to criticism than for the fact that he's a fanfic author at all.



* ''FanFic/TheGrimEdventuresOfEdEddNEddy'' is still a relatively popular fan fic series, but it's hard not to bring up [[TheDragon the Hollow]]. The character debuted not long after author Technomaru had an apparently nasty breakup with fellow fan fiction writer Creator/EmmaIveli, and her introductory chapter opens with an author's note insulting her and a scene in which her in-story avatar is killed off and the AuthorAvatar brushes it off with little thought. The Hollow is all but outright stated to be Emma, her character can best be described as a loser who obsessively watches ''Series/{{CSI}}'' (a show the author hates), she's called "evil" and "ugly" by the protagonists, and the fic itself seem to allude to events preceding the breakup. Given the [[TakeThat implications of it all]], fan outrage was probably inevitable. In Technomaru's defense, he eventually patched things up with Emma, brought the Hollow back to life, introduced a character named after Emma who eventually joins the heroes, and has made it clear that he considers this character an OldShame.

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* ''FanFic/TheGrimEdventuresOfEdEddNEddy'' is still a relatively popular fan fic fanfic series, but it's hard not to bring up [[TheDragon the Hollow]]. The character debuted not long after author Technomaru had an apparently nasty breakup with fellow fan fiction writer Creator/EmmaIveli, and her introductory chapter opens with an author's note insulting her and a scene in which her in-story avatar is killed off and the AuthorAvatar brushes it off with little thought. The Hollow is all but outright stated to be Emma, her character can best be described as a loser who obsessively watches ''Series/{{CSI}}'' (a show the author hates), she's called "evil" and "ugly" by the protagonists, and the fic itself seem seems to allude to events preceding the breakup. Given the [[TakeThat implications of it all]], fan outrage was probably inevitable. In Technomaru's defense, he eventually patched things up with Emma, brought the Hollow back to life, introduced a character named after Emma who eventually joins the heroes, and has made it clear that he considers this character an OldShame.



* [=ThisCrispyKat=] is a profilic fan artist in several furry fandoms on Website/DeviantArt, especially the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' and ''Franchise/CareBears'' franchises. However, every conversation involving her has since come down to the fact that much of her art features Nazi-themes and characters, which still today no one can agree on if it's satire or not.

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* [=ThisCrispyKat=] is a profilic prolific fan artist in several furry fandoms on Website/DeviantArt, especially the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' and ''Franchise/CareBears'' franchises. However, every conversation involving her has since come down to the fact that much of her art features Nazi-themes and characters, which still today no one can agree on if it's satire or not.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' is mostly well known for its decades long stint in DevelopmentHell, the director, Creator/RichardWilliams, being removed from his own pet project by the completion bond company brought on to complete it, being finished in a vastly different form in Australia and South Africa under the title ''The Princess and the Cobbler'', and receiving an edited and partially re-dubbed North American release by Creator/MiramaxFilms under the title ''Arabian Knight''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' is mostly well known for its decades long decades-long stint in DevelopmentHell, the director, Creator/RichardWilliams, director Creator/RichardWilliams being removed from his own pet project by the completion bond company brought on to complete it, being finished in a vastly different form in Australia and South Africa under the title ''The Princess and the Cobbler'', and receiving an edited and partially re-dubbed North American release by Creator/MiramaxFilms under the title ''Arabian Knight''.



* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' is an interesting case. The film was supposed to invoke this, as it was an adult [=CGI=] film that intended to [[AnimationAgeGhetto break the stigma of animation being just for kids]], and its [[AudienceAlienatingPremise rather grotesque premise]]. Instead, it became far more infamous after the revelations of the film's TroubledProduction, in particular Greg Tiernan's mistreatment of the staff working on the film.
* Skydance Animation serves as one of the newly added divisions of film studio Skydance Media. Formed in 2017 through a multi-year partnership with Ilion Animation Studios, the new division gained recognition as a potential contender for producing future high quality animated films. However, they came under immediate fire in January 2019, when it was announced that Creator/{{Pixar}} founder and former Disney executive John Lasseter was made head of the division. As Lasseter was struck with multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and sexist behavior less than two years prior, Skydance was met with heavy criticism for being willing to work with him, let alone having him be head of one of their divisions. As a result, both the division and Skydance Media as a whole lost a lot of support from most of the public. It got to the point where Skydance publicly disclained any responsibility for Lasseter's sexual misconduct, past, present and future, and went out of its way to ensure in its contract with Lasseter that he would remain on his best behavior from here on out.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' is an interesting case. The film was supposed to invoke this, as it was an adult [=CGI=] film that intended to [[AnimationAgeGhetto break the stigma of animation being just for kids]], and its [[AudienceAlienatingPremise rather grotesque premise]]. Instead, it became far more infamous after the revelations of the film's TroubledProduction, in particular particular, Greg Tiernan's mistreatment of the staff working on the film.
* Skydance Animation serves as one of the newly added divisions of film studio Skydance Media. Formed in 2017 through a multi-year partnership with Ilion Animation Studios, the new division gained recognition as a potential contender for producing future high quality animated films. However, they came under immediate fire in January 2019, when it was announced that Creator/{{Pixar}} founder and former Disney executive John Lasseter was made head of the division. As Lasseter was struck with multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and sexist behavior less than two years prior, Skydance was met with heavy criticism for being willing to work with him, let alone having him be head of one of their divisions. As a result, both the division and Skydance Media as a whole lost a lot of support from most of the public. It got to the point where Skydance publicly disclained disclaimed any responsibility for Lasseter's sexual misconduct, past, present and future, and went out of its way to ensure in its contract with Lasseter that he would remain on his best behavior from here on out.



** This also cost them Creator/EmmaThompson, who'd been set to star in one of the films placed under Lasseter's supervision, and then quit over his hiring even before she'd been announced to be in the film, leading to even more attention being placed on the issue. And then she published an open letter condemning them for forcing all their employees into a choice between working with a person they may find morally reprehensible or losing their jobs.

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** This also cost them Creator/EmmaThompson, who'd been set to star in one of the films placed under Lasseter's supervision, supervision and then quit over his hiring even before she'd been announced to be in the film, leading to even more attention being placed on the issue. And then she published an open letter condemning them for forcing all their employees into a choice between working with a person they may find morally reprehensible or losing their jobs.



* Axxel is generally agreed to be a good luchador. Unfortunately for him, since his 1993 debut, he's been less known for his talent than for his uncle's, Hijo del Santo's, attempts to kill his career for initially being billed as Nieto del Santo. Despite managing to keep his career going for twelve years, most of the better known promotions have refused to book Axxel for fear of his uncle's backlash, resulting in much less exposure than a luchador of his experience would usually have.

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* Axxel is generally agreed to be a good luchador. Unfortunately for him, since his 1993 debut, he's been less known for his talent than for his uncle's, Hijo del Santo's, attempts to kill his career for initially being billed as Nieto del Santo. Despite managing to keep his career going for twelve years, most of the better known better-known promotions have refused to book Axxel for fear of his uncle's backlash, resulting in much less exposure than a luchador of his experience would usually have.



* Wrestling/ChrisBenoit was once one of the most respected professional wrestlers on the planet. However, that changed in June 2007, when he was found dead in his home alongside his family. Local police concluded that Benoit [[PaterFamilicide strangled his wife and son to death before killing himself]] afterwards. Benoit’s reputation was forever tarnished by the incident, with WWE going all out to [[UnPerson avoid ever mentioning him again]] and, after his brain was revealed to be comparable to an Alzheimer’s patient, speculation running rampant if WWE was culpable in turning a blind eye to his brain damage.
* In June 2007, WWE's Wrestling/{{Vengeance}} pay-per-view was relaunched as Vengeance: Night of Champions. At the time, WWE had nine championships, and this PPV was the first time that all of them were defended in the same night. But hardly anybody remembers that, because what they ''do'' remember is that Wrestling/JohnMorrison, then known as Johnny Nitro, unexpectedly won the ECW Championship because he was booked in place of Benoit, who no-showed the event due to the aforementioned murder-suicide that took place during the time frame. Morrison has, at least for some fans, [[NeverLiveItDown yet to live down]] the fact that he rose to main event status in WWE entirely because of this tragedy.
* John Morrison and Wrestling/{{Melina}}'s backstage heat overshadows most of the things they've accomplished in their wrestling careers. Melina slightly moreso, since Morrison has gotten some of his recognition back due to his work in Wrestling/LuchaUnderground.

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* Wrestling/ChrisBenoit was once one of the most respected professional wrestlers on the planet. However, that changed in June 2007, when he was found dead in his home alongside his family. Local police concluded that Benoit [[PaterFamilicide strangled his wife and son to death before killing himself]] afterwards. afterward. Benoit’s reputation was forever tarnished by the incident, with WWE going all out all-out to [[UnPerson avoid ever mentioning him again]] and, after his brain was revealed to be comparable to an Alzheimer’s patient, speculation running rampant if WWE was culpable in turning a blind eye to his brain damage.
* In June 2007, WWE's Wrestling/{{Vengeance}} pay-per-view was relaunched as Vengeance: Night of Champions. At the time, WWE had nine championships, and this PPV was the first time that all of them were defended in on the same night. But hardly anybody remembers that, because what they ''do'' remember is that Wrestling/JohnMorrison, then known as Johnny Nitro, unexpectedly won the ECW Championship because he was booked in place of Benoit, who no-showed the event due to the aforementioned murder-suicide that took place during the time frame. Morrison has, at least for some fans, [[NeverLiveItDown yet to live down]] the fact that he rose to main event status in WWE entirely because of this tragedy.
* John Morrison and Wrestling/{{Melina}}'s backstage heat overshadows most of the things they've accomplished in their wrestling careers. Melina slightly moreso, more so, since Morrison has gotten some of his recognition back due to his work in Wrestling/LuchaUnderground.



* The 2014 and 2015 Wrestling/RoyalRumble matches are remembered for the ''tremendous'' {{Internet Backdraft}}s that ensued. In both matches, a homegrown [[CreatorsPet pet project]] of Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and his associates won, Wrestling/{{Batista}} and Wrestling/RomanReigns, respectively, despite the fact that the crowd overwhelmingly wanted [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] to win the match; unfortunately, Bryan wasn't even in the 2014 match and was quickly eliminated in 2015. The 2014 Rumble is also remembered for being the final straw that led to Wrestling/CMPunk quitting WWE the day afterwards, while the 2015 edition is also remembered for a spot in which older stars Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/{{Kane}} eliminated/buried other beloved {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s like Wrestling/DolphZiggler and Wrestling/DeanAmbrose from the match as well, to thunderous chants of "PLEASE RETIRE!".
* Japanese female star Yoshiko is mainly known for the incident in 2015 where she brutally beat down fellow female wrestler Act Yasukawa in a shoot fight, breaking several bones in her face. Yasukawa was forced to retire shortly afterwards. Yoshiko herself would briefly retire before returning in 2016. As such, the controversy still lingers over her.

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* The 2014 and 2015 Wrestling/RoyalRumble matches are remembered for the ''tremendous'' {{Internet Backdraft}}s that ensued. In both matches, a homegrown [[CreatorsPet pet project]] of Wrestling/VinceMcMahon and his associates won, Wrestling/{{Batista}} and Wrestling/RomanReigns, respectively, despite the fact that the crowd overwhelmingly wanted [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]] to win the match; unfortunately, Bryan wasn't even in the 2014 match and was quickly eliminated in 2015. The 2014 Rumble is also remembered for being the final straw that led to Wrestling/CMPunk quitting WWE the day afterwards, afterward, while the 2015 edition is also remembered for a spot in which older stars Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/{{Kane}} eliminated/buried other beloved {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s like Wrestling/DolphZiggler and Wrestling/DeanAmbrose from the match as well, to thunderous chants of "PLEASE RETIRE!".
* Japanese female star Yoshiko is mainly known for the incident in 2015 where she brutally beat down fellow female wrestler Act Yasukawa in a shoot fight, breaking several bones in her face. Yasukawa was forced to retire shortly afterwards.afterward. Yoshiko herself would briefly retire before returning in 2016. As such, the controversy still lingers over her.



* Perhaps the only thing fans and wrestling insiders will remember about Wrestling/{{AAA}}'s Triplemanía XXV is the incident where Sexy Star legitimately injured Wrestling/{{Rosemary}} by popping her arm out of place with an armbar, as well as the ensuing uproar it caused within the wrestling industry. The story people were supposed to come away telling was legendary MaskedLuchador Dr. Wagner Jr. getting unmasked. What didn't help was that the Reinas division in general wasn't being too well received at the time, after Ayako Hamada had a lackluster run ended by Taya Valkyrie, who was then anticlimactically stripped of the belt before it was given to Star, who then decided to make a big scene while under the figurative microscope. It should be note that, outside of a few appearances in [[Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} SHIMMER Women Athletes]] a few months afterwards under her real name, Dulce García, Star hasn't wrestled again anywhere.

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* Perhaps the only thing fans and wrestling insiders will remember about Wrestling/{{AAA}}'s Triplemanía XXV is the incident where Sexy Star legitimately injured Wrestling/{{Rosemary}} by popping her arm out of place with an armbar, as well as the ensuing uproar it caused within the wrestling industry. The story people were supposed to come away telling was legendary MaskedLuchador Dr. Wagner Jr. getting unmasked. What didn't help was that the Reinas division division, in general general, wasn't being too well received at the time, after Ayako Hamada had a lackluster run ended by Taya Valkyrie, who was then anticlimactically stripped of the belt before it was given to Star, who then decided to make a big scene while under the figurative microscope. It should be note noted that, outside of a few appearances in [[Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} SHIMMER Women Athletes]] a few months afterwards afterward under her real name, Dulce García, Star hasn't wrestled again anywhere.



* Ty Cobb. While he is one of the greatest baseball player of all time, his reputation suffers from allegations of racism and violence, largely stemming from a couple of biographies that were released following his death that were later largely discredited.[[note]]Cobb's reputation as an extremely violent man was fanned by his first biographer, sportswriter Al Stump, whose stories about Cobb have been discredited as sensationalized, and in some part proven to be entirely fictional. While it is held that Cobb did have racist views early on his life, his views on race evolved and mellowed after his retirement from baseball.[[/note]]

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* Ty Cobb. While he is one of the greatest baseball player players of all time, his reputation suffers from allegations of racism and violence, largely stemming from a couple of biographies that were released following his death that were later largely discredited.[[note]]Cobb's reputation as an extremely violent man was fanned by his first biographer, sportswriter Al Stump, whose stories about Cobb have been discredited as sensationalized, and in some part proven to be entirely fictional. While it is held that Cobb did have racist views early on his life, his views on race evolved and mellowed after his retirement from baseball.[[/note]]



* Cyclist Lance Armstrong, winner of a record breaking 7 Tour de France contests. All stripped afterwards when it turned out he had used a complicated and water tight system to use doping. It seems unlikely he will ever be trusted again.
* Tonya Harding, a promising figure skater able to pull extremely difficult tricks that few were able to back then, like the triple axel jump, apparently ordered an attack on fellow figure skater Nancy Kerrigan with a telescoping baton so she could defeat her rival that way.[[note]]She has always claimed it was not her idea, but her abusive and obsessive ex-husband's.[[/note]] The case came out afterwards and she was sentenced guilty to racketeering, stripped of all her titles, and banned from figure skating for life. Since then, she only gets in the news media for the kind of behavior you wouldn't want to become famous for; it doesn't help that, whether innocent or not, she has [[{{Jerkass}} some serious character flaws]] that make it difficult for her to endear herself to the public. She continues to have some fans though, especially among people who believe her to be the victim of a smear campaign, or for TakingTheHeat for something ''her husband'' ordered ''someone else'' to do. Biopic ''Film/ITonya'' even states once it gets to the period "now this is what you all paid for..."

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* Cyclist Lance Armstrong, winner of a record breaking record-breaking 7 Tour de France contests. All were stripped afterwards afterward when it turned out he had used a complicated and water tight watertight system to use doping. It seems unlikely he will ever be trusted again.
* Tonya Harding, a promising figure skater able to pull extremely difficult tricks that few were able to back then, like the triple axel jump, apparently ordered an attack on fellow figure skater Nancy Kerrigan with a telescoping baton so she could defeat her rival that way.[[note]]She has always claimed it was not her idea, but her abusive and obsessive ex-husband's.[[/note]] The case came out afterwards afterward and she was sentenced guilty to racketeering, stripped of all her titles, and banned from figure skating for life. Since then, she only gets in the news media for the kind of behavior you wouldn't want to become famous for; it doesn't help that, whether innocent or not, she has [[{{Jerkass}} some serious character flaws]] that make it difficult for her to endear herself to the public. She continues to have some fans though, especially among people who believe her to be the victim of a smear campaign, or for TakingTheHeat for something ''her husband'' ordered ''someone else'' to do. Biopic ''Film/ITonya'' even states once it gets to the period "now this is what you all paid for..."



* Despite Michael Schumacher being the driver with most victories and titles in [[UsefulNotes/FormulaOne F1]], he still more remembered for his controversial actions in some races, especially in the finale of 1997 season when he tried to wreck Jacques Villeneuve for win the championship. [[LaserGuidedKarma He failed, ended in the gravel trap and after the race he was excluded from the championship]].
* During his very short [=F1=] career, Nelson Piquet, Jr. became infamous as he's remembered for the “crashgate scandal” in 2009 season, when deliberate crashed in the wall, forcing the safety car and helping his team mate, Fernando Alonso, won the race. Unlike many cases listed here, he has since made a name for himself in many racing categories (including NASCAR, which had an infamous reputation for being very hard for drivers coming from open-wheel racing background to adapt), including winning the inaugural Formula E season, so it's not too bad for Piquet, Jr. at the end.
* Ryan Lochte was known for being one of the best swimmers in the world, winning multiple Olympic medals. Then during the 2016 Rio Olympics, he, along some other swimmers, drunkenly vandalized a gas station bathroom and caused a confrontation with a security guard. After the fact, Lochte made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint to cover up the incident, and returned to America, leaving the other swimmers involved to deal with the fallout in Rio. Once the attempted cover-up came to light, nearly any mention of Lochte in the media referenced the incident.
* Double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius is nowadays more known for shooting his girlfriend dead than his track career.

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* Despite Michael Schumacher being the driver with most victories and titles in [[UsefulNotes/FormulaOne F1]], he still more remembered for his controversial actions in some races, especially in the finale of 1997 season when he tried to wreck Jacques Villeneuve for win winning the championship. [[LaserGuidedKarma He failed, ended in the gravel trap and after the race race, he was excluded from the championship]].
* During his very short [=F1=] career, Nelson Piquet, Jr. became infamous as he's remembered for the “crashgate scandal” "crashgate scandal" in the 2009 season, when deliberate crashed in the wall, forcing the safety car and helping his team mate, teammate, Fernando Alonso, won the race. Unlike many cases listed here, he has since made a name for himself in many racing categories (including NASCAR, which had an infamous reputation for being very hard for drivers coming from open-wheel racing background to adapt), including winning the inaugural Formula E season, so it's not too bad for Piquet, Jr. at the end.
* Ryan Lochte was known for being one of the best swimmers in the world, winning multiple Olympic medals. Then during the 2016 Rio Olympics, he, along with some other swimmers, drunkenly vandalized a gas station bathroom and caused a confrontation with a security guard. After the fact, Lochte made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint to cover up the incident, and returned to America, leaving the other swimmers involved to deal with the fallout in Rio. Once the attempted cover-up came to light, nearly any mention of Lochte in the media referenced the incident.
* Double amputee Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius is nowadays more known for shooting his girlfriend dead than his track career.



* Marion Jones was a superstar track and field runner in the '90s with lots of charm and charisma. Famous for winning five medals in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. However, rumors began to spread that she was using steroids after the medical company Balco was exposed for giving many famous athletes illegal drugs that were undetectable by drug test back then. Jones was one of the athletes named. [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty She was successfully able to deny it]], until she was caught up in a insurance fraud racket. She made a deal to confess using steroids in order to reduce jail time. Her medals were stripped and she is now known as one of the greatest Olympic tragedies.

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* Marion Jones was a superstar track and field runner in the '90s with lots of charm and charisma. Famous for winning five medals in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. However, rumors began to spread that she was using steroids after the medical company Balco was exposed for giving many famous athletes illegal drugs that were undetectable by drug test back then. Jones was one of the athletes named. [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty She was successfully able to deny it]], until she was caught up in a an insurance fraud racket. She made a deal to confess to using steroids in order to reduce jail time. Her medals were stripped and she is now known as one of the greatest Olympic tragedies.



* The steroid era has tainted numerous baseball players' legacies due to them either admitting to taking steroids, were caught, or were believed to have done so. Some of the most notably examples includes: Jose Canseco, Sammy Sosa, Mark [=McGwire=], Rafael Palmeiro, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Alex Rodriguez.

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* The steroid era has tainted numerous baseball players' legacies due to them either admitting to taking steroids, were caught, or were believed to have done so. Some of the most notably notable examples includes: include Jose Canseco, Sammy Sosa, Mark [=McGwire=], Rafael Palmeiro, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Alex Rodriguez.



*** Following the death of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' creator Stephen Hillenburg, a petition was made to have the song "Sweet Victory," one of the show's most iconic musical numbers, played during the Super Bowl halftime as a tribute to him. Despite the petition having reached its goal, and numerous teases that the NFL would indeed include the song in their halftime, the most glaring being that it was played prior to the game, "Sweet Victory" was never actually sung. This received widespread outrage from not only ''[=SpongeBob=]'' fans, but the animation community as a whole who felt that the NFL and [=PepsiCo=] disrespected Hillenberg's legacy and made the efforts to get them to have "Sweet Victory" sung for the halftime feel pointless. There was, however, a brief animation of Squidward introducing the actual halftime singers, [[note]]Music/Maroon5, with special appearances from Music/TravisScott and Big Boi[[/note]] but many didn't think it was nearly enough, in addition to looking more like an incredibly blatant case of BaitAndSwitch.

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*** Following the death of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' creator Stephen Hillenburg, a petition was made to have the song "Sweet Victory," one of the show's most iconic musical numbers, played during the Super Bowl halftime as a tribute to him. Despite the petition having reached reaching its goal, and numerous teases that the NFL would indeed include the song in their halftime, the most glaring being that it was played prior to the game, "Sweet Victory" was never actually sung. This received widespread outrage from not only ''[=SpongeBob=]'' fans, but the animation community as a whole who felt that the NFL and [=PepsiCo=] disrespected Hillenberg's legacy and made the efforts to get them to have "Sweet Victory" sung for the halftime feel pointless. There was, however, a brief animation of Squidward introducing the actual halftime singers, [[note]]Music/Maroon5, with special appearances from Music/TravisScott and Big Boi[[/note]] but many didn't think it was nearly enough, in addition to looking more like an incredibly blatant case of BaitAndSwitch.



* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' was scheduled for a much hyped relaunch into the world of Tabletop RPGs during their Renaissance during the late [[TheNewTens New Tens]]. Things were looking up for the owners at White Wolf, with a launch that could rival ''Dungeons and Dragons'' in popularity. [[https://web.archive.org/web/20180708153619/http://www.dogwithdice.com/whitewolfaredead/ Then people discovered some unfortunate]] ties to Alt-Right ideology in the test material and Quickstart guide. White Wolf was slow to address the storm of anger brewing on internet, and the the article's writer claimed to have been contacted by White Wolf's attorneys with a threat of lawsuits if the article wasn't taken down. [[StreisandEffect This went as well as could be expected.]] Soon the TTRPG community associated Fifth Edition with Alt-Right ideology, and White Wolf rushed out an apology, claimed the whole thing was a coincidence, and included a denunciation of the Alt-Right in the main rulebook.

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* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' was scheduled for a much hyped much-hyped relaunch into the world of Tabletop RPGs during their Renaissance during the late [[TheNewTens New Tens]]. Things were looking up for the owners at White Wolf, with a launch that could rival ''Dungeons and Dragons'' in popularity. [[https://web.archive.org/web/20180708153619/http://www.dogwithdice.com/whitewolfaredead/ Then people discovered some unfortunate]] ties to Alt-Right ideology in the test material and Quickstart guide. White Wolf was slow to address the storm of anger brewing on internet, and the the article's writer claimed to have been contacted by White Wolf's attorneys with a threat of lawsuits if the article wasn't taken down. [[StreisandEffect This went as well as could be expected.]] Soon the TTRPG community associated Fifth Edition with Alt-Right ideology, and White Wolf rushed out an apology, claimed the whole thing was a coincidence, and included a denunciation of the Alt-Right in the main rulebook.



* Theater director Julie Taymor won the Best Musical Tony for her adaptation of ''Theatre/TheLionKing'', has adapted Shakespeare and Greek tragedies, made a foray into film with the CultClassic [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] tribute ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'', and throughout all her work has received acclaim for her use of elaborate costumes and puppets. What's she best known for these days? Her major mishandling of her ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' adaptation ''[[Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark Turn Off the Dark]]'', which was plagued by, in addition to bad writing and [[PrimaDonnaDirector prima donna antics by Taymor herself]], numerous accidents involving the aforementioned elaborate props and costumes, some of which even resulted in serious injuries. In the end, she was unceremoniously given the boot from her own show, and has done little of note since.

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* Theater director Julie Taymor won the Best Musical Tony for her adaptation of ''Theatre/TheLionKing'', has adapted Shakespeare and Greek tragedies, made a foray into film with the CultClassic [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] tribute ''Film/AcrossTheUniverse'', and throughout all her work has received acclaim for her use of elaborate costumes and puppets. What's she best known for these days? Her major mishandling of her ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' adaptation ''[[Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark Turn Off the Dark]]'', which was plagued by, in addition to bad writing and [[PrimaDonnaDirector prima donna antics by Taymor herself]], numerous accidents involving the aforementioned elaborate props and costumes, some of which even resulted in serious injuries. In the end, she was unceremoniously given the boot from her own show, show and has done little of note since.



* While ''Theatre/{{Carousel}}'' has several individual songs that have become classics, such as "If I Loved You," if you haven't seen it yourself, most likely the only thing you know about the actual plot is its extreme level of ValuesDissonance: the main character is a sympathetically-portrayed [[DomesticAbuse wife-beater]], and the play includes a scene where his wife defends his actions.

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* While ''Theatre/{{Carousel}}'' has several individual songs that have become classics, such as "If I Loved You," You", if you haven't seen it yourself, most likely the only thing you know about the actual plot is its extreme level of ValuesDissonance: the main character is a sympathetically-portrayed [[DomesticAbuse wife-beater]], and the play includes a scene where his wife defends his actions.



* The Schlitterbahn water park chain experienced controversy in August 2016 after the death of a ten year old boy (the son of a local politician) on the tallest waterslide in the world (called "Verrückt") at its Kansas City location, thus leading to the permanent shutdown of the slide. But it got worse after an indictment of park higher-ups was released in 2018. It implied that the slide's designer had no official engineering degree, the ride was known to be dangerous well before the fatality happened, and it was [[http://www.kansascity.com/news/article206605804.html intentionally kept that way]] so the park could chase money from TV networks regarding their record-breaking attraction. Time will tell if the chain sees decreased attendance from this.

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* The Schlitterbahn water park chain experienced controversy in August 2016 after the death of a ten year old ten-year-old boy (the son of a local politician) on the tallest waterslide in the world (called "Verrückt") at its Kansas City location, thus leading to the permanent shutdown of the slide. But it got worse after an indictment of park higher-ups was released in 2018. It implied that the slide's designer had no official engineering degree, the ride was known to be dangerous well before the fatality happened, and it was [[http://www.kansascity.com/news/article206605804.html intentionally kept that way]] so the park could chase money from TV networks regarding their record-breaking attraction. Time will tell if the chain sees decreased attendance from this.



** The webcomic is more well known for the "[[ConvenientMiscarriage CADbortion]]" arc which is legendary for its MemeticMutation and MoodWhiplash and writer Tim Buckley's online behavior than anything else. Accusations of being a ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' knockoff haven't helped, and likely played a part in the comic's {{Retool}}.

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** The webcomic is more well known for the "[[ConvenientMiscarriage CADbortion]]" arc which is legendary for its MemeticMutation and MoodWhiplash and writer Tim Buckley's online behavior than anything else. Accusations of being a ''WebComic/PennyArcade'' knockoff haven't helped, helped and likely played a part in the comic's {{Retool}}.



* The ''Sonic'' webcomic ''Other M'', once extremely popular, now is mostly remembered for being written by [[AscendedFanboy future Archie]] ''Sonic'' writer Ian Flynn, and for having one of the villains be [[RonTheDeathEater Knuckles]], who is portrayed as an AbsoluteXenophobe. This move received much scorn, and has literally overshadowed every other plot element, including the fact that it takes place in an AlternateUniverse.

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* The ''Sonic'' webcomic ''Other M'', once extremely popular, now is mostly remembered for being written by [[AscendedFanboy future Archie]] ''Sonic'' writer Ian Flynn, and for having one of the villains be [[RonTheDeathEater Knuckles]], who is portrayed as an AbsoluteXenophobe. This move received much scorn, scorn and has literally overshadowed every other plot element, including the fact that it takes place in an AlternateUniverse.


* In early February 2018, internet users found the Twitter account of Kazuyoshi Yaginuma, long-renowned for his work on a number of high-profile anime, most notably his direction of the anime adaptation of ''Manga/RecoveryOfAnMMOJunkie'', only to find that [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2018-02-09/recovery-of-an-mmo-junkie-director-causes-controversy-with-anti-semitic-tweets/.127409 he's a virulent Neo-Nazi]] who had been posting and endorsing anti-Semetic and pro-Hitler content since joining Twitter in 2011. Needless to say, discussions surrounding him revolve less on the merits of his artistic output and more on his beliefs and the ethics of supporting the works he contributed to despite them, with ''MMO Junkie'' being hit the hardest.
* The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise is better known for the sheer amount of legal trouble that the franchise was involved with in the states [[NoExportForYou thanks to Harmony Gold]].

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* In early February 2018, internet users found the Twitter account of Kazuyoshi Yaginuma, long-renowned for his work on a number of high-profile anime, most notably his direction of the anime adaptation of ''Manga/RecoveryOfAnMMOJunkie'', only to find that [[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2018-02-09/recovery-of-an-mmo-junkie-director-causes-controversy-with-anti-semitic-tweets/.127409 he's a virulent Neo-Nazi]] who had been posting and endorsing anti-Semetic anti-Semitic and pro-Hitler content since joining Twitter in 2011. Needless to say, discussions surrounding him revolve less on the merits of his artistic output and more on his beliefs and the ethics of supporting the works he contributed to despite them, with ''MMO Junkie'' being hit the hardest.
* The ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise is better known for the sheer amount of legal trouble that the franchise was involved with in the states United States [[NoExportForYou thanks to Harmony Gold]].


* Web artist Shaddai Prejean, better known by his online username "Shadman", is undoubtedly one of ''the'' most controversial webcomic artists on the internet. While [[ReclusiveArtist very little is known about Shadman's actual personality or life]], he gained infamy for his ''highly'' disturbing RuleThirtyFour webcomics and general artwork that consists of every fetish, kink, and[=/=]or sexual interest known to humanity. Though what especially makes Shadman a polarizing figure is that fact that a lot of said artwork tend to feature underage characters, either original or from various pieces of media; he also drew in one instance ''incredibly'' suggestive art of a ''real-life'' minor. For these reasons, it's not uncommon for Shadman to receive accusations of being a sex offender.
* When Dave Cheung's name is brought up, it tends to be in the context of one or more of the following topics: a very clumsy attempt to tell people to stop demanding explicit material in ''Chugworth Academy'', drawing an incredibly demeaning comic about Jade Raymond (which he yelled at the [=DeviantART=] mods over when they yanked it), or the entirety of ''US Angel Corps'''s first iteration, a murder porn comic infamous for its deeply misogynistic overtones, graphic gory violence, and fetishization of rape, necrophilia, and suffering in general; while it was done primarily on commission, it was still Cheung's idea to begin with.

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* Web artist Shaddai Prejean, better known by his online username "Shadman", is undoubtedly one of ''the'' most controversial webcomic artists on the internet. While [[ReclusiveArtist very little is known about Shadman's actual personality or life]], he gained infamy for his ''highly'' disturbing RuleThirtyFour webcomics and general artwork that consists of every fetish, kink, and[=/=]or sexual interest known to humanity. Though what especially makes Shadman a polarizing figure is that fact that a lot of said artwork tend tends to feature underage characters, either original or from various pieces of media; he also drew in one instance drew ''incredibly'' suggestive art of a ''real-life'' minor. For these reasons, it's not uncommon for Shadman to receive accusations of being a sex offender.
* When Dave Cheung's name is brought up, it tends to be in the context of one or more of the following topics: a very clumsy attempt to tell people to stop demanding explicit material in ''Chugworth Academy'', drawing an incredibly demeaning comic about Jade Raymond (which he yelled at the [=DeviantART=] mods over when they yanked it), or the entirety of ''US Angel Corps'''s first iteration, a murder porn murder-porn comic infamous for its deeply misogynistic overtones, graphic gory violence, and fetishization of rape, necrophilia, and suffering in general; while it was done primarily on commission, it was still Cheung's idea to begin with.


** The other was the discovery of a depiction of Sappho, a historical lesbian poet, as an Amazon whose job is to keep other Amazons in line ''via rape''. This was widely seen as an insult to the LGBT community. The ''I Will Survive'' meme was dropped like a hot potato, and Borba became a virtual pariah.

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** The other was the discovery of a depiction of Sappho, a historical lesbian poet, as an Amazon whose job is to keep other Amazons in line ''via rape''. This was widely seen as an insult to the LGBT community. The ''I Will Survive'' meme was dropped like a hot potato, and Borba became a virtual pariah.

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* Australian rugby player Israel Folau has become better known for posting about his staunch homophobic views twice on Website/{{Instagram}} than for his rugby career.

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** ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' gets a lot of scrutiny from American fans because of very dodgy video transfers that have plagued all home video releases since the mid-2000's, including, among other things, cropping the whole series to 16:9. Even the first 4:3 release in a long while, made from film elements [=FUNimation=] happened to still have, got flack for excessive DVNR. It's gotten to the point where videophiles have gone on record as wanting to seek out the seven Dragon Balls to wish that [=FUNimation=] would simply import and upscale the far superior-looking Dragon Box release issued by Toei.


*** Following the death of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' creator Stephen Hillenburg, a petition was made to have the song "Sweet Victory," one of the show's most iconic musical numbers, played during the Super Bowl halftime as a tribute to him. Despite the petition having reached its goal, and numerous teases that the NFL would indeed include the song in their halftime, the most glaring being that it was played prior to the game, "Sweet Victory" was never actually sung. This received widespread outrage from not only ''[=SpongeBob=]'' fans, but the animation community as a whole who felt that the NFL disrespected Hillenberg's legacy and made the efforts to get them to have "Sweet Victory" sung for the halftime feel pointless. There was, however, a brief animation of Squidward introducing the actual halftime singers, [[note]]Music/Maroon5, with special appearances from Music/TravisScott and Big Boi[[/note]] but many didn't think it was nearly enough, in addition to looking more like an incredibly blatant case of BaitAndSwitch.

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*** Following the death of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' creator Stephen Hillenburg, a petition was made to have the song "Sweet Victory," one of the show's most iconic musical numbers, played during the Super Bowl halftime as a tribute to him. Despite the petition having reached its goal, and numerous teases that the NFL would indeed include the song in their halftime, the most glaring being that it was played prior to the game, "Sweet Victory" was never actually sung. This received widespread outrage from not only ''[=SpongeBob=]'' fans, but the animation community as a whole who felt that the NFL and [=PepsiCo=] disrespected Hillenberg's legacy and made the efforts to get them to have "Sweet Victory" sung for the halftime feel pointless. There was, however, a brief animation of Squidward introducing the actual halftime singers, [[note]]Music/Maroon5, with special appearances from Music/TravisScott and Big Boi[[/note]] but many didn't think it was nearly enough, in addition to looking more like an incredibly blatant case of BaitAndSwitch.


* G1 Supercard was marked as the first Non-WWE event at the Madison Square Garden where Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and Wrestling/RingOfHonor do a joint show together with the likes of Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada, Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi, Wrestling/TetsuyaNaito, Wrestling/KotaIbushi, etc. will be forever overshadowed where [[Wrestling/EnzoAndCass Enzo Amore and Big Cass]] infamously ''invaded'' the garden after the finish of the "Winner Takes All" tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship and ROH World Tag Team Championship where the [[Wrestling/BulletClub Guerillas of Destiny]] won the match and Enzo and Cass both jumped at the Bricoe Brothers and Bully Ray in a brawl before security kicked both the duo out of the arena. Mind you this is not the first time Enzo did the same antics on a event months ago at Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2018.
* The Class of 2019 of Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame will be forever overshadowed where a deranged "fan" tackled Wrestling/BretHart by passing the security during the acceptance speech of the Hart Foundation's induction with the late Jim Neidhart (His daughter Nattalya representing him) which got the cameras cut live and social media filmed the rest of this incident saw the aformentioned fan being demolished by wrestlers and colleagues in the attendance like Wrestling/{{Edge}}, Creator/RondaRousey and Tyson Kidd raced to protect Bret and Travis Browne (Ronda's husband), Dash Wilder of Wrestling/TheRevival and David Boy Smith Jr. legitimately beat the crap out of the guy on the face. This huge incident caused this as a blackmark to the Hall of Fame in general.

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* G1 Supercard was marked as the first Non-WWE event at the Madison Square Garden where Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and Wrestling/RingOfHonor do a joint show together with the likes of Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada, Wrestling/HiroshiTanahashi, Wrestling/TetsuyaNaito, Wrestling/KotaIbushi, etc. will be forever overshadowed where [[Wrestling/EnzoAndCass Enzo Amore and Big Cass]] infamously ''invaded'' the garden after the finish of the "Winner Takes All" tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship and ROH World Tag Team Championship where the [[Wrestling/BulletClub Guerillas of Destiny]] won the match and Enzo and Cass both jumped at the Bricoe Brothers and Bully Ray in a brawl before security kicked both the duo out of the arena. Mind you this is not the first time Enzo did the same antics on a event months ago at Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 2018.
* The Class of 2019 of Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame class of 2019 will be forever be overshadowed where thanks to a deranged "fan" who tackled Wrestling/BretHart by passing while the security during the latter was giving his acceptance speech of the Hart Foundation's induction with the late Jim Neidhart (His daughter Nattalya representing him) which got the cameras cut live and social media filmed the rest of this incident saw the aformentioned fan being demolished by induction. This led to several wrestlers and colleagues in the attendance like Wrestling/{{Edge}}, Creator/RondaRousey and Tyson Kidd raced to protect Bret and Travis Browne (Ronda's husband), Dash Wilder of Wrestling/TheRevival and David Boy Smith Jr. legitimately beat beating the crap out of the guy on before he was escorted out of the face. This huge incident caused this as a blackmark to the Hall of Fame in general. building by security.


* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fan film ''WebVideo/PreludeToAxanar'' and its sequel ''Star Trek: Axanar'' are infamous due to the actions of its creator Alec Peters, which included stealing from donor money, using the name and image of actor Tony Todd to promote the film months after the actor had officially quit the project, and essentially using the ''Star Trek'' brand name to buy his way into being legitimate. The latter resulted in a lawsuit from CBS/Paramount that led to the companies [[FanworkBan imposing severe restrictions on the content and production values of future fan productions]] (which itself is a different can of worms), further tarnishing his reputation.

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* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fan film ''WebVideo/PreludeToAxanar'' and its sequel ''Star Trek: Axanar'' are infamous due to the actions of its creator Alec Peters, which included stealing from donor money, using the name and image of actor Tony Todd Creator/TonyTodd to promote the film months after the actor had officially quit the project, and essentially using the ''Star Trek'' brand name to buy his way into being legitimate. The latter resulted in a lawsuit from CBS/Paramount that led to the companies [[FanworkBan imposing severe restrictions on the content and production values of future fan productions]] (which itself is a different can of worms), further tarnishing his reputation.


* [=ThisCrispyKat=] is a profilic fan artist in several furry fandoms on Website/DeviantArt, especially the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' and ''Franchise/CareBears'' franchises. However, every conversation involving her has since come down to the fact that much of her art features Nazis, which still today no one can agree on if it's satire or not.

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* [=ThisCrispyKat=] is a profilic fan artist in several furry fandoms on Website/DeviantArt, especially the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' and ''Franchise/CareBears'' franchises. However, every conversation involving her has since come down to the fact that much of her art features Nazis, Nazi-themes and characters, which still today no one can agree on if it's satire or not.

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