Chris Morris loves pissing off the British media, if his 2001 satirical special, Brass Eye, is any indication. In the piece, he examined the way that the media handles the reporting of pedophilia by suggesting that they get hysterical and sensational, which angered journalists, politicians, and the general public. After airing the special, Channel 4 reportedly received over 3,000 complaints, and overnight Morris became one of the most hated men in the UK.

Channel 4 defended the show, however, saying that Morris was mocking the media, not the victims.