33 Pop Culture Ridiculous Controversies

We asked our readers to bring us some pop culture controversies that will make you slap your head in disbelief, and gave the most ridiculous 100 bucks. We hope you have your ibuprofen on hand.

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Entry by ralphmiller

The Kinks' Lola was inspired by a night with a black transvestite. It was banned by the BBC... because the lyrics mentioned Coca-Cola CRACKEDCoN

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Entry by Mad Mann

When the Rolling Stones performed their song Let's Spend The Night Together on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1967. Ed said the title was too risque and

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Entry by ETangonan

it's SUPER! Boy During the airing of the George Reeves 'SUPERMAN' show, the actors would advertise Kellogg's cereal, in character, Kelloyg's for comme

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Entry by stgcomm

When Lucille Ball- married to Desi Arnaz both in real life and on I LoVE Lucy- was expecting her first child, Ricky, in 1952... CBS censors would not

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Entry by MelJel

After photographer Robert Mapplethorpe died in 1989, a solo exhibit of his photos went on tour in his honor. This photo, however, was ruled OBSCENE an

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Entry by EmilioGomez

The Black Eyed peas song Let's Get It Started was originally named let's Get Retarded but its title was changed to avoid offending the mentally ch

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Entry by Mad Mann

In 1970, An EI Paso, Not because of any Texas radio station dirty lyrics they banned all records heard... because by Bob Dylan from they couldn't make

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Entry by Kent_Allard

In his book, Milt Josefsberg says it was nearly impossible to get bathroom humor on the Jack Benny radio program. One scene was written where Jack ask

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Entry by Adogg1991

After the 9/11 attacks, Clear Channel sent 1200 a list of 165 songs to its plus radio stations and asked them not to play those songs. Here are some o

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Entry by SallyB

IAPOLAPETK ..by pieces Images of Rihanna's of cloth. underboob have been covered up in Dublin... ORACKEDO COM

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Entry by Nirgal

In 2011, a Spanish man omplained to his daughter's school for making her read... DRACULA He said it's an Anti-Christian book because Dracula drinks bl

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Entry by foxjasond

CRACKED.COM C WAKR Alan Freed, the DJ best known for coining the term Rock and Roll, hosted a nationally televised music show on ABC that was abrupt

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Entry by Mad Mann

CRAGKED.GON THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE RUN OF I DREAM of JEANNIE BARBARA EDEN WAS NOT ALLOWED TO SHOW HER NAVEL. MEANING SOMEONE HAD TO HAVE SAID: MELONS P

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Entry by stgcomm

Fonzie sure was attached to his motorcycle on Happy Days. That's because ABC wanted it that way. They thought that his trademark leather jacket made h

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Entry by maluba

Through all six seasons of CHIPS, Ponch and Jon were not allowed to draw their firearms, no matter how dangerous their situation became. That's whY, i

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Entry by LucyVanPelt

2012 WAS BANNED IN NORTH KOREA BECAUSE THE YEAR 2012 COINCIDED WITH KIM IL SUNG'S 100TH BIRTHDAY AND A MOVIE WHICH DEPICTED THE YEAR IN A NEGATIVE LIG

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKED COM THE 1974 TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE WAS NOT BANNED BY BBFC FOR ITS VIOLENCE.... BUT FOR USING THE WORD CHAINSAW IN THE TITLE

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In some television edits of Army of Darkness, the line I'm Bad Ash and you're Good Ash. the word Ash is completely deleted. This would make the vi

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Entry by SqueakyPickle

After coming out, Ellen kissed a woman in an episode of her show ABC rated the episode TV-14 and placed a warning: Due to adult content, parental dis

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CRACKEDcO When a tidal wave threatened the set of SPRINGFIELD The SPRINGFIELD SQUARES SQUARES guest star BARRY WHITE'S offer of: Everyons ta come uf m

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Entry by ChevySpoons

MAD No. 166 40 April CHEAP 74 THE NUMBER ONE ECCH MAGAZINE So many ...Mad ended up retailers keeping all the refused unsold copies. to carry Later, Ma

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Entry by LucyVanPelt

AFTER JUSTIN TIMBERLAK EXPOSED JANET. JACKSON'S BREAST DURING A LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE SUPER BOWL, THE EFEDERALCOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION TIGHTENED IT

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Entry by Taimajin

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Entry by runner-runner

This is what Simon makes McClane walk through Harlem wearing in the bowdlerized version of Die Hard 3. T So, to avoid offending anyone, the movie was

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Entry by mattspire

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

THE BRITS HAD TAKEN ISSUE AGAINST LEFT 4 DEAD'S NEW GAME POSTER BUT BECAUSE TWO FINGERS SHOWN WITH THE BACK OF THE HAND IS AS OFFENSIVE AS A DIRECT FU

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Entry by Nirgal

In MOGAMBO, Grace Kelly' cheats her on husband, Donald Sinden, with Clark Gable. Since the Spanish Francoist authorities didn't want to promote adulte

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Entry by Urkelbot666

In the 1968 Star Trek episode All our Yestersaysy, Gene Roddenberry was forced to cover an actress's belly button. In a TV pilot for the series Genesi

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Entry by runner-runner

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Entry by LucyVanPelt

PRIOR TO ITS FIRST PUBLICATION IN 1000 THIE PICTURE o DORIAl GRAY WAS CENSORED. REMOVING. AMONG OTHER THINGS. SEVERAL PASSAGES ALLUDING TO HOMOSEXUALI

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Entry by Ted E.

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Entry by Rutledal

Upon its release Life of Brian was banned in Norway on grounds of blasphemy. It was later released for audiences above 218 with an added text reassuri

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Entry by Nirgal

A picture book about a and tango couple of male penguins that adopt a stray egg and makes raise a three hatchling, was, according to the American Libr