Stupidity of the year: Innocence of Muslims
The above protests took place over a crass movie that was produced in the US depicting the life of Prophet Mohammed. While that was a great act of stupidity, why did someone dub it into Arabic? Why did the protestors destroy their property in their own countries? That alone ended up making the YouTube view count go from mere hundreds to many millions.
Image: Muslims protest against the low-budget film titled 'Innocence of Muslims' in Kabul. The film sparked protests world-over, and also resulted in clerics issuing a fatwa against the filmmaker.