Gandhi said – “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind!” But, there are very few people who actually believe in this. This article discusses top 10 awesomely passive aggressive ways people got revenge.
1. Use of Star Wars to Insult Saudi Monarch
It was in the year of 2007 that the king of Saudi Arabia was going to visit UK for an engagement with Queen Elizabeth II. But, since he was the leader of such a country where nothing was right, whether it was government, human rights or anything, British Welsh guards did not want to perform for him on his arrival. But they could not break the protocol. So, they performed for the king on the most apropos song – The Imperial March. His reputation was trashed and the entire world knew about it except the king himself.
2. Sweary Poem by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a popular personality. In 2010, when a bill was vetoed by Tom Ammiano, there was a message on the left hand side which bears the words – “Fuck You!” according to the rumors, Ammiano had previously accused the Governator that he was lying about his policies. This happened when Arnold was giving a fundraiser speech. Although Arnold dismissed the matter as just a coincidence, he winked while making his statement.
3. Ebert and Siskel had to Suffer
Ronald Emmerich, a famous movie director was being criticized by two critics continuously. These two critics were none other than Gene Siskel and Robert Ebert. This hurt Emmerich and he decided to teach them a lesson by casting two actors in his next movie – “Godzilla.” These two actors had an appearance exactly similar to the two critics. Ebert was depicted as an argumentative person and Siskel was depicted as Ebert’s sycophantic lackey.
4. Bear bought by Lord Byron
It was in the year 1805 that Lord Byron took admission in the Cambridge Trinity College. He loved his dog very much and hence asked the college authorities to let the dog stay with him. But college authorities showed him a rule that dogs were strictly not allowed to stay in the college campus. In response to this, Lord Byron went out, bought a bear and returned to college. When college authorities asked him to keep the animal away, he told them that he would keep it away when there would be a rule that bears are not allowed in the campus.
5. George Lucas Sold his Land
George Lucas wanted to build a special effects workshop in his area so that high-income jobs could be created and unemployment could be reduced. But his rich neighbors did not want him to do so as it would create light pollution. So, Lucas sold his entire property to Marin Community Foundation so that low-income housing could be constructed there. Neighbors could not do anything to stop this.
6. Michael Crichton Took Revenge Personally
It was in the year 2004 that State of Fear was published, a work of Michael Crichton. This book was about global warming. This book was liked by everyone except the scientific community. A critic Michael Crowley said that Michael has been supporting hostile attitude towards established scientists. Michael took it personally and in his next book, titled “Next,” he depicted a character named Mick Crowley who raped a two year old child even when he had a small penis.
7. A Colorful House was a Part of Revenge
The Westboro Baptist Church had been unpopular for its “God Hates Fags” signs everywhere. When anybody died who did not belong to their race, these signs popped up. In 2013, they were surprised to see that the home across the street had been painted in several colors. Aaron Jackson was the man behind it. He created an anti-bullying organization in this house and spent $83,000. These colors were of the LGBT flag.
8. Bank of America was Foreclosed
It was in the year 2011 that Bank of America accused a family of not re-paying their mortgage. But the family did not even mortgaged and they had no contacts with the Bank of America. In the court, the matter was resolved and bank was asked to pay $2534 to the family, but the bank did not pay. Family then, after consulting with their lawyers, appeared in front of the bank armed with a truck to strip the bank. Later on, bank manager paid the family.
9. South Korea Blasts K-Pop North
In the year 2010, North Koreans attacked an island within the boundaries of South Korea. But, South Korea did not tolerate this nuisance and attacked the North Korea again. They established their FM Radio station and blasted North Koreans with its K-Pop music, which stands for Korean Pop music.
10. Gustav Klimt Created Nuda Veritas
Gustav Klimt was a renowned painter who specialized in painting female form. But, almost all the institutions and authorities regarded his work as pornographic instead of appreciating it. So, he painted “Nuda Veritas.” In this painting, a young woman is painted naked, and she is holding a mirror. The quote above this figure said – “If you cannot please everyone with your deeds and your art, please only a few. To please many is bad.” This definitely taught a lesson to all the critics who could not understand the true worth of his art.