Occasionally it fizzles out, sometimes it takes on dimensions of its own.
When something you helped make takes on the dimensions you originally intended to lampoon, you know it has well and truly become bigger than its creators.
No one is at fault. You can blame those involved who didn't get it, you can blame observers for not understanding, or you can blame yourself for being so stupid as getting involved in something that had the potential to spiral out of its original confines.
All you can do is laugh.
But when you get persecuted for a manifestation of your creation you had no say in, then something has to be fucking done.