** From 2016 on, the magazine's generally anti-Brexit line has utterly outraged some anti-EU readers.
** A joke in the issue released after Bloody Sunday (where thirteen Irish marchers were shot dead by panicked British paratroopers) featured Lord Carrington talking to Reginald Maudling, saying "Six and a half brace [of game birds], eh?" "Not bad for this time of year!" The people of Derry didn't see the funny side.
** [[http://www.private-eye.co.uk/pictures/covers/full/932_big.jpg The front page]] after Diana died was banned in several shops and is still the most-sought after issue.
** Every other issue usually carries some form of letter from an outraged reader who "never normally complains" but last week's cartoon "went too far."
** The mocking of Sarah and Gordon Brown when they talked about their son dying on TV. The ''Eye's'' line, that they two were exploiting a personal tragedy for political capital, was criticized in some quarters.
** The magazine ran a spoof article after the death of Music/MichaelJackson entitled "Mad Pedophile Dead."
** The magazine was also kicked for a cartoon after a fatal bobsleigh accident showing a coffin going down a bobsleigh track.
** American readers were less than amused by a cartoon of UsefulNotes/BarackObama talking to a general (modeled on William G. Boykin) with the title "New Surge in Afghanistan?" With Obama asking "Should we send more troops to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_National_Cemetery Arlington]]?" Arguably, however, the magazine didn't intend this to be funny.
** They got quite a bit of this when they commemorated the death of MargaretThatcher with a special edition, featuring a play on a famous anti-Thatcher slogan as its cover joke.
** They also once mocked the gay rights movement as "Poove Power" in the sixties.
** Their treatment of foreigners can sometimes fall into this trope. For instance, South African president Jacob Zuma is always referred to as "Shagga Zulu" (a play on the chieftain Shaka Zulu) since his rape allegations (and subsequent "anti-HIV shower"), whilst Wendi Deng is always portrayed as speaking in a very stereotypical "Harro prease" Asian accent.
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