10 Of The Most Controversial Comedies Of All Time



When it comes to comedic hits, there seems to be a push to try and be edgy, yet there are people that still come out and voice how offended they are at certain movies. It’s hard to know where to draw the line when it comes to having a product that doesn’t offend people, but there’s other creators that simply don’t care. They’ll create something they enjoy and they’ll let the hatred bubble up. Here are some examples of the most controversial comedies ever released on the big screen.

Tropic Thunder

The 2008 comedy had issues when it was released. One was the recurring use of the world “retard,” which at the time was just becoming controversial to use as it was considered derogatory. A bigger issue was the use of blackface for Robert Downey Jr.’s character.

National Lampoon’s Animal House

Highlighting sex and drinking with young adults was controversial at the time, but the 1978 comedy hit made John Belushi a star. Now, there’s been an uncountable amount of college-themed movies that try to copy the classic.