Political Schadenfreude

Leader distrust and political parody is expressed through mockery

Implications - Political parody has existed for as long as government systems have been in place. This concept is married with the dark, ruthless style of humor on the Internet in political schadenfreude. Distrust for political figureheads is seen communicated in a more mocking tone, allowing skeptical consumers to indulge in the idea of bringing powerful figures down to a level lower than their own.
SCORE 4.2
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200,489 Total Clicks
Nov 12 - May 13
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Flipping-Off Leader Ads - The Reporters Without Borders 2013 Campaign Addresses Controversial Issue
SCORE 6.9
Warm 30,583 Clicks Pub: May 7, 13
Flipping-Off Leader Ads
The Reporters Without Borders 2013 Campaign Addresses Controversial Issue
The Reporters Without Borders 2013 ad campaign centers around a very inappropriate gesture, especially when coming from world leaders. A couple of years ago the nonprofit organization depicted... [More]
Naughty Political Portraits - Emily Deutchman's 'Presidents with Boob Faces' Are Comic
SCORE 5.5
Warm 7,191 Clicks Pub: Nov 7, 12
Naughty Political Portraits
Emily Deutchman's 'Presidents with Boob Faces' Are Comic
Artist Emily Deutchman’s ‘Presidents with Boob Faces’ Tumblr page pokes fun at American political representatives. The 44-long series of watercolors etches nipples on to the iconic... [More]
Presidential Villain Parody Toys - These Villian Toys Humorously Integrate Politics and Pop Culture
SCORE 3.5
Mild 3,223 Clicks Pub: Feb 4, 13
Presidential Villain Parody Toys
These Villian Toys Humorously Integrate Politics and Pop Culture
These presidential parody toys of iconic villains are humorous and very well depicted. Most importantly they are indcredibly well named. The set of toys features George W. Bush as Zom-Bush, Nixon as... [More]
Comic-Styled Political Parodies - Cartoonist Ward Sutton Congressional Leaders into Cartoon Characte
SCORE 3.7
Mild 2,376 Clicks Pub: Feb 1, 13
Comic-Styled Political Parodies
Cartoonist Ward Sutton Congressional Leaders into Cartoon Characte
Political cartoons are a witty addition to several major publications and cartoonist Warn Sutton takes things to the next level by creating hilarious congress comics. Featuring President Obama and... [More]
Political Dubstep Commercials - This Official Ad for the State of the Union Address is Musical
SCORE 3.9
Mild 460 Clicks Pub: Feb 14, 13
Political Dubstep Commercials
This Official Ad for the State of the Union Address is Musical
Perhaps in an attempt to drum up interest among teenagers and youth, the White House has joined the plethora of companies that have created dubstep commercials. The official government-funded ad... [More]
Politician Mocking Condiments - The Margaret Thatcher Marmite Mock Up Product Design Divides Opinion
SCORE 1.4
Untested 1,745 Clicks Pub: Apr 19, 13
Politician Mocking Condiments
The Margaret Thatcher Marmite Mock Up Product Design Divides Opinion
The Margaret Thatcher Marmite mock-up product design is sure to divide opinion, just like the Iron Lady herself. The political career of the late former British PM was shrouded in controversy, so it... [More]
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