21 (Hated At First) Iconic Pieces Of Pop Culture

A lot of us crazy kids like to look at what we consider pop culture staples through rose-tinted glasses. But it turns out we have a short memory for the things we love -- if we recalled back to when they debuted, we might see them a bit differently. Because, surprisingly, a lot of things we think of as well received today, were pretty hated in their time.

To help illustrate this, our readers dug through the annals of time on some of the most iconic staples of pop culture today to see what we really though about them back in the day. The winner is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by Paka

21 (Hated At First) Iconic Pieces Of Pop Culture

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Entry by davlee1991

CRACKED Too Long. Too Difficult. Slows Momentum. Nobody wants to see Judy Garland singing in a barnyard. Cut the song from the film. -Paraphrased th

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Entry by Nordy

Twister was seen THE GAME THAT TIES YOU UP IN KNOTS as too sexual when created, fvister OA it was first with Sears saying it wasn't appropriate for th

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Entry by sixtyeight

In the early years of impSO The Simpsons, the show was not appreciated by parents' groups and BAR conservative people because Bart was a HAME DON'T re

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Entry by ChevySpoons

When it was first released in 1975... THE BOGKSY MORROR POTRE SEom ... Was with a flop conventional audiences. It when studio was saved a executive ha

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Entry by Jordan Rudow

OAVINUN iuHU Old-fashioned melodramatics. I think the film is a reflection of a most unpleasantmind, a mean, sly, sadistic little mind. More mise

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Stevie Ray Vaughan; #12 on Rolling Stone's '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time'. revolutionised blues guitar and cited by countless players as an inf

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Entry by CDO9

Controversy over casting choices predates the internet era. When Viven Lelgh was given the role of Scarlett O'Hara, the United Daughters of the Confed

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Before it was used in Disney's Fantasia, lgor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), about human sacrifice in prehistoric Rus

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Entry by whoiswillo

WHEN TOM CRUISE WAS CAST AS LESTAT IN THE FILM ADAPTATION OF ANNE RICE'S NOVEL INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, RICE CALLED THE CHOICE 'BIZARRE' ADDING 'IT

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Entry by Kevin King

WHEN MICHAEL KEATON wAS CAST As BATMAN IN THE LATE 80' ANS SENT OVER SO.DO OMPLAINT LETTERS TO WARNR BROS TUOIOS. SAYING THAT KEATON WAS A COMDIAN AND

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Entry by Vincent Pall

THING THE John Carpenter's 1982 film is today widely considered to be one of the greatest sci-fi/horror films of all time. Its atmosphere, filled with

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Entry by whoiswillo

GRACKEDOOM WHEN DANIEL CRAIG WAS CAST AS JAMES BOND FOR CASINO ROYALE, FANS AND CRITICS QUESTIONED THE CHOICE. FANS QUESTIONED EVERYTHING FROM CRAIG's

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Entry by Michael Voll

Whenproposedforthe 1889 world Fair, critics called the Eiffel Tower... A truly tragic street lamp A gigantic black factory - Leon Bloy chimney... t

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Entry by mkad

Until the Victorian era Christmas trees were viewed as pagan symbols and thus offensive to most Amenicans and much of the English speaking woRId. In M

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Entry by JimMarkus

The Big Lebowski wasn't always lauded as a wild success. Tons of critics hated The Dude, man. Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, m

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Entry by Scott Laffey

Seinfeld Test audiepces hated An NBC research memo categorized the pilot as weak and included comments that None of the supporting cast was particu

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The Wrist Watch Invented 1868 First considered too dainty for men to wear 1 10 2 3 .8 4 The widespread use of wrist or 'trench' watches in WWI saw t

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CRACKEDco The Spock we know almost didn't make it to air. NBC feared the pointy- eared, arched-browed alien would be seen as SATANIC THE 'DENL and

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Entry by Jordan Rudow

Concord, Massachusetts was home to some of the greatest American literary figures in the 19th century - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Loui

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Entry by JPK

21 (Hated At First) Iconic Pieces Of Pop Culture

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