Most Controversial TV Show Episodes of All Time

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For various reasons, these are some of the most controversial TV episodes that ever aired. Many of them are still banned from airing on network TV to this day!

While it is pretty commonplace to see TV shows with homosexual characters now, back in the 90s it was really rare. So when Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet in an episode of her sitcom "Ellen", it caused a huge controversy. Sponsors actually pulled their advertisements from the show and ABC even received a bomb threat! Ultimately, the show was canceled within a year, but Ellen paved the way for those who would come after her with her brave move.