The emperor's new clothes
The fable by H. C. Andersen tells of a king who had a costly dress made for the annual parade by two foreign tailors. Unexpectedly, he learned it was invisible to ill rulers and stupid people just before looking in the mirror, his body undressed. But the gasps of admiration from others made him pretend he loved it. The parade was ending, cheers and praise galore, no one willing to admit they saw nothing until a small child’s voice asked: Why is the emperor naked?