Twerking, 9/11 product tie-ins and a certain shutdown make our list. Meet the people, companies and governments who came up with these doozies.
Sexting before a campaign Favored at first to advance in his political comeback, Anthony Weiner ran with gusto to become New York’s mayor. Then the Democratic politician found himself in a déjà vu moment – beset by the same kind of sexting scandal that prompted his resignation from Congress in 2011. Voters were in no mood for forgiveness, casting him aside in September. Brendan McDermid/Reuters