Pokemon obviously doesn’t look like it could be offensive or controversial, after all it is a kids show about tiny monsters. Yet the series has generated outrage throughout its run. On top of complaints that it encourages cruelty to animals for its portrayal of the Pokemon being forced to fight each other, specific episodes have been particularly contentious. This included one that featured guns, one that showed a male character in a bikini with breasts and another that had a sequence that caused epileptic seizures due to flashing images.
Many people have never heard of Heil Honey, I’m Home and there is a good reason for that. The 1990 show only aired one episode as it was deemed so offensive, with the broadcaster quickly cancelling it after realizing their mistake. It was criticized by reviewers for its unpleasant content and tasteless jokes.