Apple product fan and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres isn't above
poking a bit of fun at her gadgets of choice. On a clip Monday,
Ellen DeGeneres spoofed the iPhone commercials, showing that the
interface can at times be clunky with simple chores like
a headache.Apparently Apple wasn't very amused. In
a video Tuesday, Ellen said that Apple contacted her and was upset by
the fake commercial.Now you don't want to mess with Apple.
The company is more than willing to sue anybody -- asHTC
knows far too well. And the company has already shown
that it isn't a big fan of satire; in fact, it's App store developer
anti-satire provisions in it.So in a long nervous
apology, Ellen says that she really loves Apple products and that
they're easy to use. She even personally apologizes to the old
Apple chief himself, Steve Jobs.The video of that apology
(which also contains the original faux commercial) can be found
here.Hopefully Apple accepts the forced apology and
doesn't sue. And hopefully someday they can learn to take a
joke. For a company that for years made
fun of its chief competitor, Microsoft, Apple seems to have
pretty thin skin.
quote: you could say just about anything in the name of satire without fear of legal reprisal?