In 2006, Autism Speaks released a documentary, "Autism Everyday" which caused controversy because a mother talked about how she contemplated murdering her Autistic daughter and herself.
2. A flight simulator game named “SimCopter” gained controversy when it was discovered that a designer had inserted an easter egg that generated shirtless “himbos” (male bimbos) in Speedo trunks who hugged and kissed each other and appear in great numbers on certain dates, such as Friday the 13th. Their fluorescent nipples were drawn with a special rendering mode usually reserved for fog-piercing runway landing lights, so they could easily be seen from long distances in bad weather. The egg caused hundreds of himbos to swarm and crowd around the helicopter, where they would be slashed up by the blades, and then needed to be air-lifted to the hospital—which earned the player easy money.
3. In 2010, Colyton School in New Zealand generated controversy over a possum-tossing contest. Students would shoot the possums (an invasive pest in New Zealand) and then see how far they could chuck the marsupial's carcasses.
4. During a game on March 11, 2007, former NBA player Scot Pollard created a minor controversy when he looked into the camera during a 20-second timeout and said: "Hey kids, do drugs." The light on top of the camera was not working. Pollard said it to get a laugh out of the people in the media truck.
5. Back in the 4th season of The Simpsons, they were dragged into a controversy with one of its songs bashing New Orleans. The next week, a chalkboard gag was made saying "I will not defame New Orleans."
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The 1978 World Chess Championship was mired by a number of bizarre controversies involving hypnosis, mirror glasses, and blueberry yogurt.
7. The Rolling Stones' record company mistakenly included a comma in the title for their single “Paint It Black” (Paint It, Black), leading to a controversy over its racial interpretation.
8. Uta Pippig became the first woman to cross the finish line during the 1996 Centennial Boston Marathon. Her win caused a great deal of controversy as she continued the race even after losing control of her bowels and beginning to menstruate.
9. The Vietnam Memorial was designed by Maya Lin, a 21-year-old Yale undergraduate. Once it was revealed that she was Asian a controversy arose, with Ross Perot calling her an "Egg Roll" and forcing Lin to defend her design in front of Congress.
10. In 1992, BBC released a horror mockumentary (Ghostwatch) on Halloween night that was presented as live television and caused a huge controversy because many people believed it was real and there were several case reports of people, mainly children, who suffered PTSD like effects from watching it.
11Roadkill Gummy candy
Candy company Trolli introduced the "Roadkill Gummy candy", a series of sweets shaped like flattened snakes, chickens and squirrels with track marks on their bodies. The product was pulled from stores due to controversy.
12. In 1993, a Canadian farmer named Robert Latimer sparked a national controversy on the ethics of euthanasia after killing his daughter Tracy who was suffering from severe mental and physical disabilities.
13. The font "Wingdings" has been involved in 2 controversies, including one where if the user typed "NYC" the font would render "Skull", "Star of David" (Jewish Star), and "Thumbs Up."
14. The 2011 World Scrabble Championship descended into controversy when one player Chollapat Itthi-Aree demanded that another player Ed Martin be strip-searched into a restroom to check his skivvies for the missing letter-tile "G."
15. “The Eisenhower Baseball Controversy” refers to a series of allegations that Dwight D. Eisenhower played minor league baseball under an alias prior to joining the United States Military Academy.
The characters known as "The Twins" from The Matrix Reloaded stirred controversy because they were seen as emblematic of Hollywood's "negative portrayal of characters with albinism."
17. From 1975 to 1977 Mattel produced a Barbie named "Growing Up Skipper" that grew breasts, a slimmer waist and grew an inch taller when you turned its left arm, which led to controversy over the sexualization of the doll.
18. The game Resistance: Fall of Man faced controversy from the Church of England due to it featuring the Manchester Cathedral as a battleground.
19. In response to the controversy over a scene in the music video The Bad Touch in which two gay men are beaten with baguettes, Jimmy Pop said: "I will give any gay man two tickets to the musical of his choice if he could describe exactly who's going to become violent based on that scene."
20. George Patton was involved in a controversy where he risked the lives of 300 men in a mission to liberate POW camp OFLAG XIII-B where his son-in-law John K. Waters was imprisoned.
In 2008, a Yale student named Aliza Shvarts created controversy by allegedly videotaping her own self-induced abortions and calling it 'art.'
22. One of the earliest video game to cause controversy was Gotcha in 1973 over the controls being perceived as pink rubber bulges meant to represent breasts that were squeezed in order to control the action.
23. In 2009, Mattel released 'Sugar Daddy Ken' doll aimed at collectors. When faced with controversy and protest, Mattel claimed the name of the dog included in the playset was "Sugar", thus making Ken "Sugar's Daddy".
24. Insertion of a beer bottle into the rectum of a Serbian farmer (Dorđe Martinovich) caused a major ethnic and political controversy in Serbia in 1985 and contributed to the collapse of Yugoslavia.
25. Since the release of 'Captain Phillips', there has been controversy over its portrayal of Phillips, with several crew members claiming that he was not the hero presented in the film and that he was at least partly at fault for an "insistence on being fast and making money.