Opinion: Has the New iPad Mini Parody Gone Too Far?
October 22, 2012 11:45 PM
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The iPad Mini is expected to be announced Oct. 23
You probably thought Apple CEO Tim Cook would
announce the iPad Mini on Oct. 23
, but a new video has Steve Jobs' ghost doing the job while rap battling other tech giants that dare to challenge the new iDevice.
The video, created by Mondo Media, is a parody video that makes fun of Apple, the iPad Mini and Apple's rivals.
The video opens with Tim Cook, who is portrayed as a fannypack-wearing, unhip Apple leader who attempts to rap about the iPad Mini's announcement. The audience's disapproval brings
back from the grave in the form of a ghost, who takes over the show in an epic rap battle with the likes of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Jobs' ghost later performs a rather inappropriate action to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and continues to rub the iPad Mini in everyone's face.
Some could say the video is disrespectful and goes a bit too far -- even for a parody -- while others have gotten a laugh out of it and moved on. Personally, I chuckled a couple of times throughout the video, but thought it was kind of ridiculous overall (in a "not-that-entertaining" sort of way). I don't agree with making fun of the dead, but let's be honest -- there is
worse on the Internet.
What do you think?
, which is the 7.85-inch version of the iPad, is expected to be announced Oct. 23.
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Gone too far?
10/23/2012 4:28:40 PM
I'm all for free speech.
And you know where the off switch is.
No-one puts a gun to your head and says "watch this"
RE: Gone too far?
10/24/2012 12:04:51 AM
Exactly, there is no such thing as "too far" when it comes to free speech.
Just because something offends you doesn't mean that others don't have the right to say it.
RE: Gone too far?
10/24/2012 8:09:44 AM
Since the video is described as a parody, I don't see the problem. Sure, we can perhaps label it as mildly offensive - to someone somewhere. Even advocating Evolution will be distressingly offensive to someone somewhere.
Luckily, free speech is not curtailed by such concerns...
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