Harsher in Hindsight/Web Original

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  • Yaoi-tastic crossover fan-flash Anime Munters at one point shows Hetalia's Japan waist deep in water. Cue the "Dude, Not Funny" comments thanks to the 2011 tsunami.
  • More 9/11 premonitions on the Dark Roasted Blend website.
  • When The Nostalgia Critic was doing his take on the 1998 Godzilla movie, the bombing of the World Trade Center is mentioned in the film's dialogue. NC is about to comment on it, but good taste prevailed and the joke was aborted.
    • Later, he complained about Splinter in the CG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie sounding like "Mr. Miyagi if he smoked a million Marlboros". Splinter was voiced by Mako (see Western Animation, below), who died shortly after the film was completed, with Walker's comments inciting a massive backlash. He later apologized, saying he didn't know anything about the actor, but commented on how bad the Marlboro line looked after learning that Mako died of cancer.
    • There was also his review of Ponyo, where the main character's hometown in Japan is flooded by a massive tsunami. A Running Gag throughout the entire review was him trying not to make the connection the 2011 tsunami.
  • The Nostalgia Chick got a hell of a lot bitching for her Schedule Slip in 2010. Then it got revealed she had an abortion in December 2009 and was spending most of her time doing a documentary about it for her final year in school. Give the woman credit for even being around as much as she was and making funny internet reviews. [1]
  • Spoony's Twitter poems and declarations of love to his girlfriend Scarlett became harder to look at after they broke up in March 2011.
    • Spoony featured Macho Man Randy Savage at the end of a video, promptly blew him up supposedly killing him. A day later Randy Savage had his car crash..
  • A fangame based on My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, Story of the Blanks, has Apple Bloom encountering a village of ponies cursed to eternal undeath for their slaughter of any ponies who earn their Cutie Marks. When the second season of the show rolled around, there came an episode titled "The Cutie Pox", involving a mysterious incurable disease that causes its victims to develop multiple Cutie Marks and locks them into inescapable activity (with implied eventual death by exhaustion). All of a sudden, the village's activities take on a new light...
  • Chase Melendez, a Youtube humorist (known primarily for his criticism of Confused Matthew , which included a nine part video response to CM's 2001 review), posted a video blog titled "Rumors of Chase's Death Greatly Exaggerated". Then he dies a few days later of (what is rumored to be, though his obituary doesn't state what his exact cause of death was) an accidental drug overdose. Yikes...
  • WatchMojo release Top 10 Infamous Mass Shootings in the U.S. on December 5, 2012, a week prior to the Sandy Hook Shooting. The Canadian-based web program did acknowledge the events following the posting.
    • A sequel called Top 10 Infamous Mass Shootings Outside the U.S. was released on June 3, 2013 on the anniversary of the mass shooting in Cumbria, England, though the most infamous mass shooting in their native Montréal was featured. However, this was made harsher thanks three months later Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya three months later.
  1. Of course some people have started going the other extreme and gone into White Knighting mode. Fun.