(plural argumenta ad crumenam)
This fallacy is notably prevalent in art, movie, video game, or music criticism in the form "you can try to criticize product x, but it makes millions, so it must have some merit." Examples:
- If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?
- I think Mary is a good role model. She’s pretty rich so she must be doing something right.
- This new law is a good idea. Most of the people against it are riff-raff who make less than $20,000 a year.
- argumentum ad lazarum