succès de scandale

succès de scandale

[syk-seduh skahn-dal]
French.
success won by reason of topical, usually scandalous, subject matter rather than by merit and critical respect.
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succès de scandale (syksɛ də skɑ̃dal)
 
n , pl succès de scandale
success of a play, book, etc, because of notoriety or its scandalous character
 
[literally: success of scandal]

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