34. Hoi, Hoi, Hoi!
Last year, Solar energy company SolarWorld caused a stir by sending a card to its German clients with an image of a caricatured Asian Santa, complete with squinty eyes and FuManchu. A Chinese-American man in Oregon got a copy of the card and sent a strongly worded letter to his senators, urging them to discontinue doing business with the company. SolarWorld issued an apology, but not before the card and the story hit the Internet. Not all press is good press after all.