For example, Martha Stewart was pilloried at the time of her 2004 perjury trial for carrying a Birkin Bag to court with her.
Every administration feels besieged at times, pilloried by the press, misunderstood by the public.
The prime minister at the time, Tomiichi Murayama, was pilloried for what many complained was a slow response by his government.
late 13c. (attested in Anglo-Latin from late 12c.), from Old French pilori "pillory" (mid-12c.), related to Medieval Latin pilloria, of uncertain origin, perhaps a diminutive of Latin pila "pillar, stone barrier" (see pillar), but OED finds this proposed derivation "phonologically unsuitable."
c.1600, from pillory (n.). Figurative sense of "expose publicly to ridicule or abuse" is from 1690s. Related: Pilloried.