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* NeverLiveItDown: The show received backlash for an infamous episode in which Bill Nye appeared and was forced to defend the concept of space exploration from a panel of comedians who cracked jokes about not caring about science. Whether fairly or not, viewers were left with the impression that the show was catering to the lowest common denominator, and it never really recovered from that impression.


** Larry's comments on Otto Frederick Warmbier when he was first arrested, demonstrating absolutely no sympathy for, and mocking, a man who had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for (allegedly; the video evidence is so indistinct it could literally have been anyone, and his "confession" was so full of broken english and ridiculous statements only a member of North Korea could take seriously that it was obvious it was forced) stealing a propaganda poster. He mocked Otto for being stupid enough to go to North Korea in the first place and described his begging for mercy from the DPRK as "crocodile tears". If the segment was ever funny to begin with, it decidedly isn't ''now'', seeing as Otto is now dead and all evidence points to him having been tortured via oxygen deprivation.

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** Larry's comments on Otto Frederick Warmbier when he was first arrested, demonstrating absolutely no sympathy for, and mocking, a man who had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for (allegedly; the video evidence is so indistinct it could literally have been anyone, and his "confession" was so full of broken english English and ridiculous statements only a member of North Korea could take seriously that it was obvious it was forced) stealing a propaganda poster. He mocked Otto for being stupid enough to go to North Korea in the first place and described his begging for mercy from the DPRK as "crocodile tears". If the segment was ever funny to begin with, it decidedly isn't ''now'', seeing as Otto is now dead and all evidence points to him having been tortured via oxygen deprivation.



* ToughActToFollow: Creator/StephenColbert created [[Series/TheColbertReport a pop cultural phenomenon]]. Whether or not Wilmore lived up to that is up in the air. It probably didn't since its poor ratings lead to it being cancelled and not even lasting two years.

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* ToughActToFollow: Creator/StephenColbert created [[Series/TheColbertReport The show replaced ''Series/TheColbertReport'', which had become a pop cultural phenomenon]]. Whether or not Wilmore pop-culture phenomenon upon its end. ''The Nightly Show'' never lived up to that is up in the air. It probably didn't since its poor ratings lead to it being cancelled predecessor and not even lasting two years.was canceled after 19 months. Its replacement, ''Series/TheOppositionWithJordanKlepper'', suffered a similar fate.


* InternetBackdraft:
** Wilmore's episode on [[http://tvline.com/2015/04/28/larry-wilmore-bruce-jenner-video-segment-controversy/ Bruce]] [[http://gothamist.com/2015/04/28/video_larry_wilmore_does_painfully.php Jenner]] coming out as UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}} drew a lot of ire for being at best awkward and not very funny or worse outright insensitive to transgender people.
** There was a backdraft when the panel had on an Anti-Vacciner who was largely allowed to voice their views unchallenged - the reaction was bad enough that a producer for the show had to come on and explain that they wanted to get both sides of every story, which for many wasn't good enough.
** On April 14, 2015, Larry Wilmore not only revealed that he's all for the death penalty but the panel also made several jokes about how prisoners deserve to be raped in prison and should have a sex change operation forced on them beforehand. Panel Guest Alex Wagner, the only voice of reason, walked out a this point. Internet reaction was rather cool, to put it mildly.
** When they invited beloved scientist Bill Nye to discuss water on Mars (calling this the discovery of the decade might be putting it lightly), viewers weren't happy with the panelists constant shouting of how Americans don't care, and that the only way this could be relevant was if we got [[TheRuleOfFirstAdopters Mars porn out of it]]. While, to his credit, Wilmore is clearly on Bill's side and tries to get the conversation on track, it's still mainly just his two panelists shouting at Nye. Viewers were ''not'' happy with their treatment of the subject matter and their guest.
*** Larry's not-apology a couple weeks later didn't help matters either.
*** [[http://www.adweek.com/news/television/was-moment-larry-wilmore-lost-stephen-colberts-intellectual-appeal-169712 Some]] believe that this, combined with Jon Stewart's departure from the Daily Show the previous month, resulted in a drop in viewership so severe that it ultimately lead to the show's cancellation in August of 2016.


* HarsherInHindsight: When dealing with the Creator/BillCosby rape allegations, Wilmore asked, "I just have to ask: Why don't we believe these women?" A recent deposition by Cosby had him admit to getting drugs for that purpose.

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When dealing with the Creator/BillCosby rape allegations, Wilmore asked, "I just have to ask: Why don't we believe these women?" A recent later deposition by Cosby had him admit to getting drugs for that purpose.


** The show's biting attacks against racism have garnered greater acclaim after the June 2015 AME church mass shooting by a white supremacist, when right-wing media sources, most notably FoxNews, [[ImplausibleDeniability tried to deny that the shooter was motivated by racism]] despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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** The show's biting attacks against racism have garnered greater acclaim after the June 2015 AME church mass shooting by a white supremacist, when right-wing media sources, most notably FoxNews, Creator/FoxNewsChannel, [[ImplausibleDeniability tried to deny that the shooter was motivated by racism]] despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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*** Larry's not-apology a couple weeks later didn't help matters either.


** Larry's comments on Otto Frederick Warmbier when he was first arrested, demonstrating absolutely no sympathy for, and mocking, a man who had been sentenced to 15 year's hard labor in North Korea for (allegedly; the video evidence is so indistinct it could literally have been anyone, and his "confession" was so full of broken english and ridiculous statements only a member of North Korea could take seriously that it was obvious it was forced) stealing a propaganda poster. He mocked Otto for being stupid enough to go to North Korea in the first place and described his begging for mercy from the DPRK as "crocodile tears". If the segment was ever funny to begin with, it decidedly isn't ''now'', seeing as Otto is now dead and all evidence points to him having been tortured via oxygen deprivation.

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** Larry's comments on Otto Frederick Warmbier when he was first arrested, demonstrating absolutely no sympathy for, and mocking, a man who had been sentenced to 15 year's years of hard labor in North Korea for (allegedly; the video evidence is so indistinct it could literally have been anyone, and his "confession" was so full of broken english and ridiculous statements only a member of North Korea could take seriously that it was obvious it was forced) stealing a propaganda poster. He mocked Otto for being stupid enough to go to North Korea in the first place and described his begging for mercy from the DPRK as "crocodile tears". If the segment was ever funny to begin with, it decidedly isn't ''now'', seeing as Otto is now dead and all evidence points to him having been tortured via oxygen deprivation.


** Larry's comments on Otto Frederick Warmbier when he was first arrested, demonstrating absolutely no sympathy for, and mocking, a man who had been sentenced to 15 year's hard labor in North Korea for (allegedly; the video evidence is so indistinct it could literally have been anyone) stealing a propaganda poster. He mocked Otto for being stupid enough to go to North Korea in the first place and described his begging for mercy from the DPRK as "crocodile tears". If the segment was ever funny to begin with, it decidedly isn't ''now'', seeing as Otto is now dead and all evidence points to him having been tortured via oxygen deprivation.

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** Larry's comments on Otto Frederick Warmbier when he was first arrested, demonstrating absolutely no sympathy for, and mocking, a man who had been sentenced to 15 year's hard labor in North Korea for (allegedly; the video evidence is so indistinct it could literally have been anyone) anyone, and his "confession" was so full of broken english and ridiculous statements only a member of North Korea could take seriously that it was obvious it was forced) stealing a propaganda poster. He mocked Otto for being stupid enough to go to North Korea in the first place and described his begging for mercy from the DPRK as "crocodile tears". If the segment was ever funny to begin with, it decidedly isn't ''now'', seeing as Otto is now dead and all evidence points to him having been tortured via oxygen deprivation.


** Larry's comments on Otto Frederick Warmbier when he was first arrested, demonstrating absolutely no sympathy for, and mocking, a man who had been sentenced to 15 year's hard labor in North Korea for (allegedly; the video evidence is so indistinct it could literally have been anyone) stealing a propaganda poster. If the segment was ever funny to begin with, it decidedly isn't ''now'', seeing as Otto is now dead and all evidence points to him having been tortured via oxygen deprivation.

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** Larry's comments on Otto Frederick Warmbier when he was first arrested, demonstrating absolutely no sympathy for, and mocking, a man who had been sentenced to 15 year's hard labor in North Korea for (allegedly; the video evidence is so indistinct it could literally have been anyone) stealing a propaganda poster. He mocked Otto for being stupid enough to go to North Korea in the first place and described his begging for mercy from the DPRK as "crocodile tears". If the segment was ever funny to begin with, it decidedly isn't ''now'', seeing as Otto is now dead and all evidence points to him having been tortured via oxygen deprivation.

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** Larry's comments on Otto Frederick Warmbier when he was first arrested, demonstrating absolutely no sympathy for, and mocking, a man who had been sentenced to 15 year's hard labor in North Korea for (allegedly; the video evidence is so indistinct it could literally have been anyone) stealing a propaganda poster. If the segment was ever funny to begin with, it decidedly isn't ''now'', seeing as Otto is now dead and all evidence points to him having been tortured via oxygen deprivation.


* DontShootTheMessage: Some viewers don't like the fact that Larry wears his opinion on his sleeve much more than either Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert generally did, making the show often come off as operating on a very aggressive case of BlackAndWhiteMorality (no pun intended), even if they agree with a lot of what he's saying.

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* DontShootTheMessage: Some viewers don't like the fact that Larry wears his opinion on his sleeve much more than either Jon Stewart Creator/JonStewart or Stephen Colbert Creator/StephenColbert generally did, making the show often come off as operating on a very aggressive case of BlackAndWhiteMorality (no pun intended), even if they agree with a lot of what he's saying.



* HarsherInHindsight: When dealing with the Bill Cosby rape allegations, Wilmore asked, "I just have to ask: Why don't we believe these women?" A recent deposition by Cosby had him admit to getting drugs for that purpose.

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* HarsherInHindsight: When dealing with the Bill Cosby Creator/BillCosby rape allegations, Wilmore asked, "I just have to ask: Why don't we believe these women?" A recent deposition by Cosby had him admit to getting drugs for that purpose.


* ToughActToFollow: Creator/StephenColbert created [[Series/TheColbertReport a pop cultural phenomenon]]. Whether or not Wilmore lived up to that is up in the air. It probably didn't since it's recent poor ratings lead to it being cancelled and not even lasting two years.

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* ToughActToFollow: Creator/StephenColbert created [[Series/TheColbertReport a pop cultural phenomenon]]. Whether or not Wilmore lived up to that is up in the air. It probably didn't since it's recent its poor ratings lead to it being cancelled and not even lasting two years.


* ToughActToFollow: Creator/StephenColbert created [[Series/TheColbertReport a pop cultural phenomenon]]. Whether or not Wilmore lived up to that is up in the air.

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* ToughActToFollow: Creator/StephenColbert created [[Series/TheColbertReport a pop cultural phenomenon]]. Whether or not Wilmore lived up to that is up in the air. It probably didn't since it's recent poor ratings lead to it being cancelled and not even lasting two years.

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*** [[http://www.adweek.com/news/television/was-moment-larry-wilmore-lost-stephen-colberts-intellectual-appeal-169712 Some]] believe that this, combined with Jon Stewart's departure from the Daily Show the previous month, resulted in a drop in viewership so severe that it ultimately lead to the show's cancellation in August of 2016.


* ToughActToFollow: Creator/StephenColbert created [[Series/TheColbertReport a pop cultural phenomenon]]. Whether or not Wilmore can live up to that is still up in the air.

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* ToughActToFollow: Creator/StephenColbert created [[Series/TheColbertReport a pop cultural phenomenon]]. Whether or not Wilmore can live lived up to that is still up in the air.

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